If you look around at current trends in architecture, repurposed shipping containers are all the rage. ISO containers (also known as intermodal containers) are used to store and move materials and products efficiently and securely in the global containerized intermodal freight transport system. "Intermodal" indicates that the container can be moved from one mode of transport to another (from rail, to truck, to ship) without unloading and reloading the contents of the container. Lengths of containers vary from 8 to 56 feet (2.438 to 17.069 m) and heights from 8 feet (2.438 m) to 9 feet 6 inches (2.896 m). There are about 17 million intermodal containers in the world of varying types to suit different cargoes.
In recent years, ISO containers have started being used for countless applications outside of the shipping world. From architectural and commercial projects to small restaurants and bars, a container that has “open sides” can make for endless usage possibilities. The fact that the Hydroswing® hydraulic door is pre hung in its very own load bearing frame, allowed the evolution and growing use of ISO shipping containers. Meet the ISO DOOR™ by Hydroswing®. The Patent Pending system is built around our renowned single panel Hydroswing® hydraulic door. Sized accordingly, a hydraulic door can be fitted to the ISO shipping container on either of the sides, ends or top and can also be used for "cross-dooring" between containers for shelter buildings.
The plug-and -play ISO DOOR™ simply locks on to side, ends (or links between sides or ends) of the ISO shipping container, utilizing the ISO tandemlok quick attach. And you have an instant “bar in a box” or any other kind of “pop up” establishment you can think of. This is the “missing link” for fast, sustainable, and portable businesses. Our ISO door is instant re-purposing of the old shipping container. With the same single panel strength the Hydroswing® Door offers, the ISO DOOR™ made a quantum leap into ISO containers.
Other industries interested in this unique door system are disaster relief, mining and exploration, specialized shelter manufacturers, Special Forces, oil tanker/vessel protection services and most obviously, shipping companies for ease of loading/unloading product into containers. The ISO DOOR™ system is undergoing review for full ISO certification so as to be able to enter the ISO shipping process and enable integration for containers fitted or modified to be shipped simply as a normal container… this is a logistical planner’s dream.
Hydroswing® breaks the barriers once again…