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The Crawford VL3016 vertical lifting fabric door is especially designed for extreme industrial environments where doors are exposed to moisture, dust and very high or low temperatures, or where the door opening is large. The unique design and structure offers durability, tightness, energy efficiency, operational reliability and minimum maintenance. Every door is individually designed to meet application requirements, for example wind load.

Standard product features

Door leaf thickness:

160 mm.


Bottom, side and top seal.

Safety features:

  • Safety arresters.
  • Optical safety edge.



- Standard fabric:

The standard door-leaf fabric is a single sheet of heavy duty vinyl-coated polyester. The fabric is resistant to mechanical abrasion and sparks generated from mechanical processes such as welding. The standard fabric is available in nine standard colours, however other colours are available on request.

- Arctic fabric:

The arctic fabric replaces the standard fabric in environments where the temperature can be as low as -45ºC. It is only available in blue (RAL 5010).

- Sound-reduction fabric:

The sound-reduction fabric is for use in environments where the transmission of sound through the door must be reduced. It is installed on both sides of the door leaf.

- Heat-resistant fabric:

The heat-resistant fabric replaces the standard fabric on the inside of the door leaf when there is a requirement to contain heat and/ or chemical hazards. It is available with three different coatings dependant on the environment where it is going to be used.

- Security fabric:

The security fabric is for use in environments where security is important. It is similar to the standard fabric with the addition of galvanized steel wires inside the fabric. It is installed on both sides of the door leaf behind the standard fabric.

For further details regarding specific fabric properties, consult manufacturer's literature.


  • Operating speed (normal): 0.2–0.3 m/s.
  • Wind load resistance: 0.7–1.6 kPa, Class 3–5 depending on door size.
  • Sound reduction (standard): 15 dB Rw (ISO 717).
  • Water penetration resistance: Class 3 (0.11 kPa).
  • Air permeability (to EN 13241): 12 m³/m/h, Class 2.

Environmental tolerance:

  • Heat and cold resistance: -35°C to +70°C.
  • Atmospheric humidity: Below dew point.
  • Presence of particles: <1000 μg/m³ air.
  • Mechanical load, blasting: Not directly aimed.
  • Differential pressure, closed door: Class 3 (EN 12424, temporary 0.7 kPa).
  • Wind speed, in motion: < 20 m/s.
  • Acidity: Condensate at 5<pH<9.
  • Explosive fumes or dust: No occurrence.

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Product reference

Crawford VL3016 Vertical Lifting Fabric Door

Door leaf

[Arctic fabric]
[Heat resistant fabric]
[Polyester fabric]
1100 dtex with plasticized PVC coating. As standard.
[Security fabric]
[Sound reduction fabric]

Clamp strip covers

[Not required]


 - Height:
[ ______ ]
 - Width:
[ ______ ]


[RAL 1001]
[RAL 1003]
[RAL 3001]
[RAL 5005]
[RAL 6009]
[RAL 7004]
[RAL 7016]
[RAL 9016]
[Translucent white]

Vision panels

[Not required]

Header box protective cladding

[Not required]
For corrosive or dirty environments, insert requirements.


[Access control]
[Automated operation]
[Electrical operator]


[Guide rails]
[Heating element for cables]
[Jambs for protection and insulation]
[Wind deflectors]

Manufacturer details

Unit 9 ,
Windmill Business Village,
Middlesex, TW16 7DY
Tel +44 (0)333 006 3443
Fax +44 (0)1932 750897
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