Dock Seals | Oxnard / Ventura / Camarillo

dock seals

Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in Ventura County.

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

Call us today at (805) 667-0888

If you’re in the market for dock seals, Raymond West provides a wide range of options for nearly any requirement.

Dock seals can assist in maintaining a consistent environment on your loading dock and safeguard 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 yield substantial cost savings by reducing your facility's energy expenses.
  • Safety: rain soaked concrete is slippery and hazardous. Protecting your dock from inclimate weather makes it a much safer place to be.
  • Morale: nobody appreciates working in extreme weather like snow or rain. The productivity, morale and comfort of your workers will be enhanced when you seal your doors.
  • Cargo protection: Seals keep rats, mice and other vermin out of your facility and protect it from harsh weather.
  • Peace of mind: Seals help keep unauthorized people out of your building.
  • Short term storage: trailers at your dock can provide temporary, secure, environmentally-controlled extensions of your facility.

Dock Seals Come in a Variety of Different Designs

Dock seals are usually fabric-wrapped foam panels that attach to the outside of your dock door surrounds. When a trailer is backed up, the foam compacts, making a tight seal that blocks wind and precipitation. Seals are usually applied to smaller door openings, and they can mitigate air flow on your loading dock with up to 90% efficiency.

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

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This style of dock seal is employed when your facility has a wide range of truck heights and opening heights. It has foam-filled side pads. Most of these types of seals use either a stationary or adjustable head curtain. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can help to better seal the trailer and improve its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Once popular, this category of seal has fallen out of favor due to improvements in technology. This seal, similar in use to a "Head Curtain," is best used for variable truck heights and door sizes.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: As the name suggests, this seal has “L” shaped side pads. The seal's design and expanded protrusion make it ideal for larger door openings. The design and extended overhang are engineered to seal the trailer's sides as opposed to the back. This allows for enhanced access to the trailer's rear. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header can be utilized on this category of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck is backed up to the dock door, the inflatable seal balloons with the help of a blower. These seals are usually part of an interlock system with the leveler and door, and will inflate only when the leveler and door are in the proper positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To learn more about dock seal possibilities appropriate for your warehouse, contact a material handling professional at Raymond West now!

Raymond West's Oxnard / Ventura service area includes Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Ventura, Santa Paula, Westlake Village, Simi Valley and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Oxnard Material Handling Equipment Supplier

Ventura County, CA
(805) 667-0888