Dock Seals | San Francisco Bay Area

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Raymond West supplies loading dock seals throughout the Bay Area.

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

Call us today at (800) 675-2500

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

Dock seals can assist in maintaining a consistent environment on your loading dock and protect goods from weather as they move in and out of your building.

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

  • Energy savings: Dock seals can quickly pay for themselves by reducing your building’s heating and cooling costs.
  • Safety: wet concrete is slick and dangerous. Defending your dock against harsh conditions makes it far more secure for your employees.
  • Employee well-being: nobody relishes working in harsh conditions like snow or rain. The morale, productivity and comfort of your workers will be enhanced if you add door seals.
  • Freight protection: Seals keep rodents and other vermin out of your facility while defending it against the elements.
  • Building security: Seals assist with keeping thieves, vandals and vagrants out of your building.
  • Short term storage: docked trailers can serve as short term, secure, climate-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 dock door surrounds. When a trailer is backed up, the foam compacts, creating a tight seal that keeps the weather out. Seals are usually applied to smaller door openings, and they can limit air flow on your 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 prevalent and efficient dock seals.

Head Curtain Dock Seal: This type of dock seal is put to use when your facility has a wide range of 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. Foam-filled curtains are also available, which can help to better seal the trailer and enhance its energy efficiency.

Adjustable Head Pad: Frequently seen in the past, this type of seal has fallen out of favor due to advances in seal technology. This seal, similar in function to a "Head Curtain," is ideal for wide ranging trailer 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 overhang make it ideal for larger door openings. The design and extended overhang are built to seal the trailer's sides as opposed to the back. This permits enhanced entry and exit to the trailer's back end. A “fixed head” or “curtain” header can be employed on this kind of seal.

Inflatable Seal: When a truck is backed up to the loading dock bay, the inflatable seal balloons with the assistance of an air pump. These seals are generally a component of an interlock solution with the door and/or dock leveler, and will inflate only when the leveler and door are in the appropriate positions. Inflatable seals come in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

Dock Seals Near Me

To get more information on dock seal possibilities suitable for your facility, contact a loading dock equipment expert at Raymond West now!

Raymond West's Fremont facility serves all of the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Richmond, Vallejo, Concord, Pleasanton, Livermore and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | San Francisco Bay Area Material Handling Equipment Supplier

41400 Boyce Rd
Fremont, CA 94538
(800) 675-2500