Dock Seals | Portland, OR

dock seals

Raymond West supplies loading dock seals in the Portland area.

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

Call us today at (800) 675-2500

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

Dock seals allow you to maintain a consistent environment on your loading dock and safeguard products from weather as they enter and exit your warehouse.

Do you really need to seal your docks? Consider the following advantages:

  • Energy conservation: Dock seals can generate a rapid return on investment by slashing your warehouse’s energy costs.
  • Safety: damp concrete is slick and dangerous. Protecting your dock from the elements makes it a safer workplace.
  • Comfort: nobody appreciates working in inclimate weather like snow or rain. The morale, productivity and comfort of your team will improve if your doors are sealed.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rodents and other pests out of your building and shield it against the elements.
  • Peace of mind: Seals help keep thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your warehouse.
  • Temporary storage: trailers can act as temporary, secure, environmentally-controlled additions to your building.

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 dock door frames. When a trailer is backed up, the foam gets squeezed, creating a tight seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are generally used on smaller door openings, and they can control air flow on your dock with up to 90% efficiency.

Fixed Head Dock Seal: A foam-filled side and head pad are utilized in this type of dock seal. For applications with consistent truck heights and common dock requirements, it's one of the most common and efficient dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This style of dock seal is used when your warehouse has a lot of variation in trailer heights and door heights. It has side pads that are filled with foam. A stationary or adjustable fabric head curtain sized for specific trailer types is common for the seal. 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 advances in seal technology. This seal, which functions similarly to a "Head Curtain," is best used for wide ranging truck heights and door sizes.

L-Shaped Dock Seal: This seal has “L” shaped side pads, as the name implies. The seal's design and increased overhang make it ideal for bigger door openings. The design and extended overhang are built to seal the trailer's sides rather than the back. This permits enhanced entry and exit to the trailer's rear. A “curtain” or “fixed head” header may be used on this category of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck arrives at a loading dock bay, the inflatable seal balloons with the assistance of a blower. These seals are usually used in conjunction with an interlock system with the leveler and door, and will inflate only when the leveler and door are in the correct positions. Inflatable seals come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To learn more about dock seal options appropriate for your facility, call a material handling expert at Raymond West now!

Raymond's Portland service operation includes all of Western Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gladstone, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, Woodburn, Salem, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Longview, Kelso and surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Portland Material Handling Equipment Supplier

3148 NE 181st Ave
Portland, OR 97230
(800) 675-2500