Dock Seals | Calexico, CA

dock seals

Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in Calexico.

We are backed by one of the largest service and parts operations in California.

Call us today at (760) 768-8700

If you’re in search of new dock seals, Raymond West has a diverse range of choices for nearly any requirement.

Dock seals allow you to maintain consistent climate conditions on your loading dock and protect shipments from weather as they move in and out of your warehouse.

Are dock seals really necessary? Here are some points to consider:

  • Energy conservation: Dock seals can quickly pay for themselves by slashing your warehouse’s heating and cooling expenses.
  • Safety: wet concrete is slick and hazardous. Defending your dock against the elements makes it a safer workplace.
  • Employee well-being: no one enjoys working in inclimate weather like snow or rain. The comfort, morale, and productivity of your workers will be enhanced if you add door seals.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other vermin out of your facility and protect it from precipitation, wind and harsh temperatures.
  • Security: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your facility.
  • Temporary storage: trailers at your dock can serve as short term, secure, climate-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 loading dock door surrounds. When a trailer pushes against it, the foam compresses, creating a tight seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are typically applied to smaller door openings, and they can limit air flow on your loading dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: Foam side and head pads are used in this kind of dock seal. For applications with uniform truck heights and standard dock parameters, it's one of the most common and practical dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This kind of dock seal is put to use when your warehouse has highly variable truck heights and opening heights. It has foam side pads wrapped in fabric. A stationary or adjustable fabric head curtain sized for specific trailer types is common for the seal. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can help to better seal the trailer and enhance its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: A once common configuration, this kind of seal has fallen out of favor due to advances in seal technology. This seal, similar in function to a "Head Curtain," is ideal for variable trailer heights and door sizes.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: As the name suggests, this seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal's shape and extended overhang make it perfect for larger door dimensions. The shape and protrusion are engineered to seal the trailer's sides instead of the back. This permits easier access to the trailer's rear. A “curtain” or “fixed head” header may be used on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a trailer is backed up to the loading dock bay, the inflatable seal balloons with the help of a blower mechanism. These seals are typically used in conjunction with an interlock system with the door and/or dock leveler, and will inflate only when the door and dock leveler are in the appropriate positions. Inflatable seals come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To find out more about dock seal possibilities appropriate for your facility, call a material handling professional at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Calexico facility serves Imperial County and Yuma County, Including Calexico, Brawley, El Centro, San Luis, Yuma and surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Calexico Material Handling Equipment Supplier

285 Rood Rd
Calexico, CA 92231
(760) 768-8700