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Dock Seals | Grand Junction


If you’re in search of new dock seals, Welch Equipment provides a range of choices to serve your needs.

Dock seals allow you to maintain a controlled atmosphere on your loading dock and shield shipments from weather as they move in and out of your facility.

Are dock seals really needed? Consider the following advantages:

  • Energy savings: Dock seals can generate a rapid return on investment by lowering your warehouse’s heating and cooling expenses.
  • Safety: damp concrete is slippery and treacherous. Protecting your dock from inclement weather makes it a safer workplace.
  • Employee well-being: no one enjoys working in harsh conditions like snow or rain. The productivity, morale and comfort of your employees will be enhanced when you seal your doors.
  • Merchandise protection: Seals keep rodents and other vermin away from your warehouse and protect it from the elements.
  • Building security: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: trailers at your dock can serve as temporary, secure, temperature-controlled extensions of your warehouse.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are generally fabric-wrapped foam panels that are fastened to the exterior side of your loading dock door frames. When a trailer pushes against it, the foam compresses, making a tight seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are generally used on smaller door openings, and they can limit air flow on your loading dock with about 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: Foam side and head pads are utilized in this kind of dock seal. For applications with unvarying truck heights and common dock parameters, it’s among the most prevalent and effective 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 foam-filled side pads. This type of seal generally has either an adjustable or fixed 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, which functions similarly to a “Head Curtain,” is ideal 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 extended protrusion make it well suited for larger door dimensions. The design and extended overhang are engineered to seal the trailer’s sides rather than the back. This enables enhanced access to the trailer’s rear. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header is employed on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck is backed up to the dock door, the inflatable seal enlarges with the assistance of a blower. These seals are generally used in conjunction with an interlock system with the door and/or dock leveler, and will only inflate once the door and leveler are in the appropriate positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of configurations and dimensions.

Dock Seals Near Me

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

Welch Equipment Company Grand Junction

2381 1/2 River Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

(970) 245-4655

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