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Mark Thiel

Dock Seals | Colorado Springs


If you’re in the market for dock seals, Welch Equipment has a wide variety of options for almost any application.

Dock seals can assist in maintaining a consistent environment on your loading dock and shield goods from weather as they enter and exit your warehouse.

Are dock seals really needed? There are many benefits to adding them, including:

  • Energy savings: Dock seals can quickly pay for themselves by slashing your warehouse’s climate control expenses.
  • Safety: damp concrete is slick and hazardous. Protecting your dock from inclement weather makes it a much safer place to be.
  • Employee well-being: nobody appreciates working in harsh conditions like snow or rain. The comfort, morale, and productivity of your team will elevate if you add door seals.
  • Merchandise protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other vermin out of your building and shield it against precipitation, wind and harsh temperatures.
  • Peace of mind: Seals assist with keeping unauthorized people out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: trailers at your dock can provide temporary, secure, environmentally-controlled extensions of your facility.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are usually fabric-wrapped foam panels that are fastened to the outside of your dock door frames. When a trailer pushes against it, the foam compacts, creating a secure seal that blocks wind and precipitation. Seals are usually used on smaller door openings, and they can mitigate air flow on your loading dock with about 90% efficiency.

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

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This type of dock seal is put to use when your facility has highly variable truck heights and door heights. It has foam side pads wrapped in fabric. Most of these types of seals use either a stationary or adjustable head curtain. Foam-filled curtains, which are available as an option, can provide a tighter seal and increase its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this type of seal is no longer in demand due to improvements in technology. This seal, similar in function to a “Head Curtain,” is best used for wide ranging truck heights and door dimensions.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: This seal has “L” shaped side pads, as the name implies. The seal’s configuration and increased overhang make it ideal for larger door dimensions. The configuration and extended overhang are engineered to seal the trailer’s sides as opposed to the back. This permits easier entry and exit to the trailer’s back end. A “curtain” or “fixed head” header may be utilized on this kind of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck arrives at a bay door, the inflatable seal inflates with the help of a blower. These seals are usually used in conjunction with an interlock solution with the leveler and door, and will only inflate once the door and leveler are in the correct positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To learn more about dock seal options appropriate for your facility, get in touch with a material handling professional at Welch Equipment now!

Welch Equipment Company Colorado Springs

4445 Northpark Dr # 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 5994-497

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