Dock Seals | Los Angeles, CA

dock seals

Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in Los Angeles.

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

Call us today at (562) 944-8067

If you’re looking for dock seals, Raymond West distributes a wide spectrum of choices to serve your needs.

Dock seals can help you sustain a consistent environment on your loading dock and safeguard products 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 generate a rapid return on investment by reducing your facility's energy expenses.
  • Safety: damp concrete is slippery and hazardous. Defending your dock against the elements makes it a safer workplace.
  • Morale: no one enjoys working in inclimate weather like rain or snow. The productivity, morale and comfort of your employees will elevate when you add door seals.
  • Merchandise protection: Seals keep rodents and other vermin away from your facility and shield it against precipitation, wind and harsh temperatures.
  • Building security: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your building.
  • Temporary storage: docked trailers can provide short term, secure, temperature-controlled extensions of your warehouse.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are typically fabric-wrapped foam panels that are mounted on the outside of your loading dock door frames. When a trailer is backed up, the foam compresses, forming a secure seal that blocks wind and precipitation. Seals are typically used on smaller door openings, and they can mitigate air flow on your loading dock with about 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: Foam side and head pads are applied in this type of dock seal. For applications with consistent truck heights and standard dock requirements, it's among the most prevalent and efficient dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This style of dock seal is used when your warehouse has a wide range of truck heights and opening 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 help to better seal the trailer and improve its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this type of seal is no longer in demand due to the difficulty of maintaining the moving parts. This seal, similar in use to a "Head Curtain," is best used for variable truck heights and door dimensions.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: This seal has “L” shaped side pads, as the name implies. The seal's configuration and expanded protrusion make it ideal 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 enhanced access to the trailer's rear. A “curtain” or “fixed head” header is used on this type of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck arrives at a bay door, the inflatable seal inflates with the help of a blower mechanism. These seals are usually part of an interlock solution with the door and/or dock leveler, and will only inflate once the leveler and door are in the appropriate positions. Inflatable seals come in a host of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal options for your warehouse, call a material handling professional at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Los Angeles facility serves much of Los Angeles County, including Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, La Mirada, Downey, Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, Montebello, El Monte, Rosemead, Alhambra, South Gate, Lynwood, Compton, Westmont, Gardena, Torrance, Carson, San Pedro, La Habra, City of Industry, Walnut, Inglewood, Hawthorne and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Los Angeles Material Handling Equipment Supplier

9939 Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 944-8067