Dock Seals | Long Beach, CA

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Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in Long Beach.

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

Call us today at (562) 444-1222

If you’re in the market for dock seals, Raymond West provides a wide spectrum of options for almost any application.

Dock seals allow you to maintain a controlled atmosphere on your loading dock and protect shipments from weather as they move in and out of 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 reducing your building’s energy expenditures.
  • Safety: rain soaked concrete is slippery and hazardous. Defending your dock against the elements makes it a safer workplace.
  • Morale: nobody appreciates working in harsh conditions like rain or snow. The morale, productivity and comfort of your workers will be enhanced if your doors are sealed.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rodents and other pests out of your building while defending it against the elements.
  • Security: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your warehouse.
  • Short term storage: docked trailers can serve as short term, secure, environmentally-controlled extensions of your facility.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are typically fabric-covered foam panels that are mounted on the outside of your dock door surrounds. When a trailer pushes against it, the foam compacts, making a firm seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are typically used on smaller door openings, and they can control air flow on your loading dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: A foam-filled side and head pad are applied in this style of dock seal. For applications with consistent truck heights and conventional dock parameters, it's one of the most widely used and effective dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This style of dock seal is employed when your facility has a lot of variation in truck heights and door heights. It has foam-filled side pads. Most of these types of seals use either a stationary or adjustable head curtain. Optional foam-filled curtains can create a more airtight seal and increase its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this kind of seal is no longer in demand due to improvements in technology. This seal, similar in function to a "Head Curtain," is well suited for variable trailer heights and door sizes.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: Named for its configuration, this type of seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal's design and extended protrusion make it perfect for larger door openings. The shape and extended overhang are intended to seal the trailer's sides as opposed to the back. This allows for easier access to the trailer's opening. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header can be utilized on this category of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck is backed up to the bay door, the inflatable seal balloons with the help of a blower mechanism. These seals are typically part of an interlock solution with the leveler and door, and will only inflate once the door and leveler are in the proper positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of configurations and dimensions.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal options appropriate for your warehouse, get in touch with a material handling expert at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Long Beach service area includes Long Beach, North Long Beach, Wilmington, San Pedro, Lomita, Torrance and nearby surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Long Beach Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Long Beach
(562) 444-1222