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Mark Thiel

Dock Seals | Salt Lake


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

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

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

  • Energy conservation: Dock seals can generate a rapid return on investment by slashing your building’s heating and cooling costs.
  • Safety: wet concrete is slippery and hazardous. Defending your dock against the elements makes it a safer workplace.
  • Comfort: no one relishes working in inclement weather like snow or rain. The morale, productivity and comfort of your team will elevate when your doors are sealed.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other pests away from your building while defending it against harsh weather.
  • Security: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: trailers at your dock can provide 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 exterior side of your dock door frames. When a trailer pushes against it, the foam compresses, creating a secure seal that shields your warehouse from the outside climate. 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: Foam side and head pads are used in this style of dock seal. For applications with uniform truck heights and conventional dock parameters, it’s one of the most widely used and practical dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This type of dock seal is employed when your facility has highly variable truck heights and door heights. It has foam side pads wrapped in fabric. This type of seal generally has either an adjustable or fixed head curtain. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can provide a tighter seal and increase its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: A once common configuration, this kind 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 wide ranging truck heights and door dimensions.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: As the name suggests, this seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal’s shape and extended overhang make it well suited for bigger door dimensions. The design and protrusion are intended to seal the trailer’s sides instead of the back. This allows for better entry and exit to the trailer’s rear. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header is used on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a trailer arrives at a loading dock bay, the inflatable seal inflates with the help of a blower mechanism. These seals are typically part of an interlock solution with the leveler and door, and will inflate only when the door and dock leveler are in the correct positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of configurations and dimensions.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal possibilities for your warehouse, call a loading dock equipment expert at Welch Equipment now!

Welch Equipment Company Salt Lake City

2181 3200 W
West Valley City, UT 84119

(801) 972-9272

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