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Mark Thiel

Dock Seals | Denver


If you’re in search of new dock seals, Welch Equipment distributes a wide spectrum of choices for nearly any requirement.

Dock seals can assist in maintaining a consistent environment on your loading dock and protect shipments from weather as they enter and exit your facility.

Are dock seals really needed? Consider the following advantages:

  • Energy savings: Dock seals can yield substantial cost savings by lowering your facility’s climate control expenses.
  • Safety: rain soaked concrete is slippery and dangerous. Protecting your dock from inclement weather makes it a safer workplace.
  • Employee well-being: no one enjoys working in extreme weather like snow or rain. The morale, productivity and comfort of your employees will be enhanced when you seal your doors.
  • Cargo protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other pests out of your facility and shield it against precipitation, wind and harsh temperatures.
  • Peace of mind: Seals assist with keeping thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: trailers at your dock can act as short term, secure, environmentally-controlled expansions your building.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are usually fabric-covered foam panels that are fastened to the outside of your dock door frames. When a trailer is backed up, the foam compacts, creating a secure seal that shields your warehouse from the outside climate. Seals are generally used on smaller door openings, and they can control air flow on your dock with about 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: A foam-filled side and head pad are utilized in this style of dock seal. For applications with consistent truck heights and common dock parameters, it’s among the most common and effective dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This kind of dock seal is used when your warehouse has a wide range of trailer heights and door heights. It has foam-filled side pads. A stationary or adjustable fabric head curtain sized for specific trailer types is common for the seal. Foam-filled curtains, which are available as an option, can help to better seal the trailer and enhance its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Frequently seen in the past, this type of seal is no longer in demand due to improvements in technology. This seal, which functions similarly to a “Head Curtain,” is well suited for variable trailer heights and door dimensions.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: This seal has “L” shaped side pads, as the name implies. The seal’s shape and increased overhang make it ideal for bigger door openings. The shape and protrusion are engineered to seal the trailer’s sides rather than the back. This permits easier access to the trailer’s opening. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header can be used on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck is backed up to the dock door, the inflatable seal inflates with the assistance of a blower. These seals are generally a component of an interlock solution with the leveler and door, and will inflate only when the leveler and door are in the correct positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal possibilities for your facility, get in touch with a warehouse equipment expert at Welch Equipment today!

Welch Equipment Company Denver

5025 Nome St
Denver CO 80239

(303) 393-8181

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