Dock Seals | Orange County, CA

dock seals

Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in Orange County.

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

Call us today at (714) 790-9300

If you’re looking for dock seals, Raymond West has a spectrum of options for nearly any requirement.

Dock seals can assist in maintaining consistent climate conditions on your loading dock and protect shipments from weather as they move in and out of your building.

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 reducing your facility's climate control expenditures.
  • Safety: damp concrete is slippery and dangerous. Protecting your dock from harsh conditions makes it a safer workplace.
  • Employee well-being: nobody relishes working in harsh conditions like rain or snow. The morale, productivity and comfort of your workers will elevate if you add door seals.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rodents and other pests away from your warehouse and protect it from harsh weather.
  • Security: Seals help keep unauthorized people out of your facility.
  • Short term storage: docked trailers can act as temporary, secure, environmentally-controlled additions to your warehouse.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are typically fabric-wrapped foam panels that are fastened to the outside of your loading dock door surrounds. When a trailer is backed up, the foam gets squeezed, making a firm seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are typically used on smaller door openings, and they can mitigate air flow on your dock with about 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: A foam-filled side and head pad are used in this type of dock seal. For applications with unvarying truck heights and standard dock requirements, it's among the most prevalent and practical dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This type of dock seal is used when your facility has a lot of variation in trailer 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 help to better seal the trailer and improve its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this type of seal has fallen out of favor due to improvements in technology. This seal, similar in use to a "Head Curtain," is ideal for wide ranging 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 well suited for larger door dimensions. The configuration and extended overhang are engineered to seal the trailer's sides rather than the back. This permits better access to the trailer's rear. A “curtain” or “fixed head” header is utilized on this category of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a trailer is backed up to the bay door, the inflatable seal enlarges with the help of an air pump. These seals are generally part of an interlock solution 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 variety of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To find out more about dock seal options appropriate for your facility, get in touch with a material handling expert at Raymond West now!

Raymond West's Orange County service area includes Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Orange County Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Orange County, CA
(714) 790-9300