Dock Seal & Dock Shelter Selection Criteria
The first and most important aspect of successful dock seal and dock shelter installation is proper selection. Improper consideration of the selection criteria not only results in a poor installation, but can lead to damage and reduced efficiency.
The following selection criteria must be considered.
1. Configuration of trucks and trailers to be sealed.
2. Dock approach grade.
3. Size of the overhead door.
4. Dock bumper projection.
5. Dock height.
6. Dock enclosure mounting surface.
Configuration of trucks and trailers to be sealed, dimensions to be considered.
1. Normal width of trucks and trailers to be serviced.
2. Normal height of trucks and trailers to be serviced.
3. Truck and trailer obstructions, i.e. rear bumper projection, handles, gutter etc.
4. Normal truck and trailer bed heights.
Total Dock Bumper Projection
The difference from the face of the building wall to the front face of the dock bumper, is the total dock bumper projection.
On decline/incline dock approach grades, remember the dock bumper must project sufficiently to prevent the potential for truck and trailer impact damage to the building wall and the dock foundation.
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Proper Loading Dock Equipment Selection
Contact us today for help you with proper loading dock equipment selection for your loading dock equipment application. We can help you in properly select and specify dock seals, dock shelters, rail shelters, dock levelers; hydraulic dock levelers and mechanical dock levelers, truck restraints, and your loading dock equipment needs, to meet your unique needs.