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Mark Thiel

Dock Seals | Albuquerque


If you’re in the market for dock seals, Welch Equipment provides a wide spectrum of options for nearly any requirement.

Dock seals can assist in maintaining a consistent environment on your loading dock and protect goods from weather as they move in and out of your building.

Are dock seals really needed? Consider the following advantages:

  • Energy savings: Dock seals can quickly pay for themselves by reducing your warehouse’s climate control costs.
  • Safety: rain soaked concrete is slippery and treacherous. Defending your dock against inclement weather makes it far more secure for your employees.
  • Comfort: no one relishes working in extreme weather like rain or snow. The morale, productivity and comfort of your workers will be enhanced when you add door seals.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other vermin away from your facility and shield it against the elements.
  • Peace of mind: Seals assist with keeping thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your warehouse.
  • Short term storage: trailers can serve as temporary, secure, environmentally-controlled extensions of your warehouse.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are usually fabric-wrapped foam panels that are fastened to the exterior side of your dock door frames. When a trailer is backed up, the foam gets squeezed, creating a tight seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are usually applied to smaller door openings, and they can mitigate air flow on your dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: A foam-filled side and head pad are utilized in this kind of dock seal. For applications with unvarying truck heights and standard dock requirements, it’s one of the most common and practical dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This style of dock seal is used when your warehouse has highly variable truck heights and door heights. It has side pads that are filled with foam. Most of these types of seals use either a stationary or adjustable head curtain. Foam-filled curtains, which are available as an option, can create a more airtight seal and improve its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this category of seal has fallen out of favor due to improvements in technology. This seal, similar in function to a “Head Curtain,” is best used for variable truck heights and door sizes.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: As the name suggests, this seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal’s configuration and extended protrusion make it ideal for bigger door dimensions. The configuration and extended overhang are engineered to seal the trailer’s sides as opposed to the back. This allows for better entry and exit to the trailer’s back end. A “curtain” or “fixed head” header is employed on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck arrives at a loading dock bay, the inflatable seal balloons with the assistance of a blower mechanism. These seals are usually used in conjunction with an interlock solution with the door and/or dock leveler, and will inflate only when the door and leveler are in the correct positions. Inflatable seals come in a host of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal options suitable for your warehouse, call a material handling expert at Welch Equipment today!

Welch Equipment Company Albuquerque

5830 Midway Park Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 822-8043

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