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Dock Levellers, Shelters & Associated Equipment

To complement our range of industrial doors and to ensure we can provide the 'total package' we supply and install our range of dock equipment.

 Foam Pad Dock Seal - Model DR 100 Foam Pad Dock Seal

The dock seal is a cost effective answer to sealing the rear of a vehicle to a loading bay, thereby protecting the conditions inside the building from adverse conditions outside.

We have three options:

Model DR 100

Specification

The main cover is constructed from one piece of 900g/mē PVC coated polyester fabric with no transverse seams top or bottom, which alleviates splitting problems due to high usage. The covers have air vents to allow air to exhaust on compression.

Stitched to the front face of the cover and extending 50mm down each side and ends is a single piece of hardwearing 1500g/mē neoprene coated nylon which forms the main wear area to the seal.

A lightweight polyether foam with a good recovery rate is used for the core of the pad seals. The foam pads are bonded to either a 50mm treated timber backboard or a galvanized steel profile depending on customer requirements.

Head and side pad standard profile is 300mm square with a height to suit building/vehicle parameters. The side pads may be bevelled for use on wide doorways and tapered for vehicle approaches that are not level.

Each side pad has a high visibility guide stripe stitched full height to the front face, to help the docking vehicle to locate centrally to the doorway.

 DR101 overlap wear pleats

DR 101 overlap wear pleats

Model DR 101

The Model 101 is similar to the Model 100 except for:

Stitched to the front face of the cover, with two rows of heavy duty bonded nylon thread, are wear plates made from 1500g/mē neoprene coated nylon, attached in a 100% overlap configuration to give maximum wear capabilities.

A high visibility vehicle guide strip is sewn to the bottom six wear plates of each side to aid docking.

Structural Requirements

As the vehicle reverses on to the pads, the pressure stresses from the vehicle are transmitted to the building. Therefore it is paramount that a structurally sound fitting area is provided that is both flat and in the same plane to all three sides and able to sustain the load.

Options

Deeper head pads
Wider side pads
Extra reinforcement
Galvanized steel hood
Taper to take vehicle tilt
Full range of mounting systems

Models DRM 100 & 101 Mobile Head Dock Seal

The adjustable Head Dock Seal is the secure and effective answer to sealing the rear of vehicles with a wide height variation to a loading dock.

The pad system is built to fit the structural opening while interfacing within the size parameters of the vehicle.

The head pad runs in steel tracks between the side pads over the length of its adjustment. The head pad is suspended by a full width blind, which is attached to a spring counter balanced roller for smooth height adjustment. The blind also forms a seal when the head pad is below the door lintel.

DRM 101 has reinforced pleats for longer life.

Standard types have sprung barrel operation. Electrically operated versions are also available.

The specification for either model is the same as the Model DR 100 or DR 101 Foam Pad Dock Seal.

Options:

Electrically operated
Wider barrel side pads
Extra reinforcement
Galvanized steel hood
Taper to take vehicle tilt

A colour leaflet, showing dimensions, is available on request.

Inflatable Dock Seals

Inflatable dock shelters provide the ultimate level of insulation between the external and internal environments.

We have four options:

 Model DR 400

Model DR 400

Model DR 400

This is the most widely used type of inflatable shelter and is recommended where there is a wide variation in height and where vehicles may have a tail lift and rear roller or slide over doors. Extra wide doorways may also be accommodated.

Specification

 DR400 - Diagram showing inflated side seals to vehicle

DR400 - Diagram showing inflated side seals to vehicle

The shelter is inflated by a fan motor to seal the head and side bags against both sides and the top of the vehicle body. The head and side bags are made of 1000 denier Cordura, a heard wearing waterproof material with a high tear resistance, manufactured from woven nylon coated with polyurethane. Heavy duty 2-ply PVC, 3.5mm thick is used for the storage curtains.

The side bags have an integral lower return bag to complete the seal at the bottom of the vehicle body.

The body is manufactured from 50mm thick insulated panel clad both sides with plastic coated galvanized steel sheet. The standard colour to both sides of the panels is white. Other colours are available as an option.

The fan is powered by a 0.18 kW 415V 3 Phase electric motor. Inflation time is between 10 and 15 seconds. Standard control panel is an on-off switch. The control is switched on to inflate the air bags after the vehicle has docked. The fan runs continually while the loading/unloading operation takes place.

After the fan is deactivated, a counterbalance system deflates the head bag and an internal retraction system deflates the side bags, which return behind storage curtains.

Options

Colour match
Safety systems
Wheel guides
Ground mounted
Draught curtains
Loading lights

Model DR 500

This model is suitable where there is a wide variation in vehicle height and the vehicles in use may have 'barn' type doors where a gap is created between the sides of the vehicle and the open doors. In these cases, conventional inflatables and static shelters do not seal the vehicle to the building.

The side elements of this shelter inflate straight out from the rear of the building onto the rear of the vehicle while the head seal inflates down onto the vehicle roof.

Specification

DR500 - Diagram shows air seals inflated, sealing the space between the vehicle and building

DR500 - Diagram shows air seals inflated, sealing the space between the vehicle and building

The head and side bags are manufactured from 1000 denier Cordura.

The head seal is mounted on a backboard complete with a counterbalanced roller retraction system to return the deflated bag to the stored position behind the PVC storage curtain. The whole assembly is mounted under a 50mm thick insulated panel coated both sides with a white 'Plastisol' coated galvanized steel sheet. The roof is supported on galvanized steel brackets at either end, which are bolted back to the building.

The side seals are mounted on lightweight galvanized steel profiles. The side bags have an internal retraction system storing them flat against the building when deflated.

The side bags inflate straight out to seal the back of the vehicle giving minimal loading stresses to the building structure. The counterbalance weight for the head seal runs vertically behind one of the side seals. A high visibility vehicle guide stripe is stitched to the lower face of the side seals.

The fan is powered by a 0.18 kW 415V 3 Phase electric motor. Inflation time is between 10 and 15 seconds. Standard control panel is an on-off switch. The control is switched on to inflate the air bags after the vehicle has docked. The fan runs continually while the loading/unloading operation takes place. The fan should be switched off prior to the vehicle leaving.

Options

Colour matching
Safety systems
Wheel guides
Ground mounted
Draught curtains
Loading lights

Model DR 700

This model is recommended where there is a wide variation in vehicle height and where vehicles may have tail lift and/or rear roller or slide over doors. It is not recommended where vehicles have 'barn' type doors. It is ideal where space is an issue and where aesthetics are not. Up to two metres in height variation can be accommodated using the DR 700 dock shelter.

Specification

DR700 - Diagram shows cross-section of compressed side seals in contact with vehicle

DR700 - Diagram shows cross-section of compressed side seals in contact with vehicle

The head and side bags are manufactured from 1000 denier Cordura.

This is dock level mounted unit, which has no projections beyond the dock bumper when deflated. The side seals have a negligible load factor on the building surface. The inflatable head seal is mounted on an insulated panel, which forms the roof with a standard projection of 750mm. The head bag is retracted by means of a counterweight and is hidden behind a 3.5mm thick PVC storage curtain when retracted.

The inflatable side seals are mounted on to galvanized steel 'top hat' sections and will wrap around the vehicle sides when inflated and will store flat against the building when deflated. The counterbalance weight will run vertically behind one of the side seals.

The head seal is mounted on a backboard complete with a counterbalanced roller retraction system to return the deflated bag to the stored position behind the PVC storage curtain. The whole assembly is mounted under a 50mm thick insulated panel coated both sides with a white 'Plastisol' coated galvanized steel sheet. Supported on galvanized steel brackets at each end, which are bolted back to the building.

An electric fan motor is mounted on the underside of the roof and is connected to the inflatable head bag. The fan is powered by a 0.18 kW 415V 3 Phase electric motor. Inflation time is between 10 and 15 seconds. Standard control panel is an on-off switch. The control is switched on to inflate the air bags after the vehicle has docked. The fan runs continually while the loading/unloading operation takes place. The fan should be switched off prior to the vehicle leaving.

Options

Colour matching
Safety systems
Wheel guides
Draught curtain for floor mounted versions
Loading lights
Traffic lights

Model DR 800

This model is recommended where vehicles have 'barn' type doors and are of similar height. The whole seal inflates out from the building to seal the back of the vehicle.

DR 800 can be retro-fitted without the need for the substantial steelwork which would be required for foam pad seals.

Specification

DR800 - Diagram shows air seals inflated, sealing the space between the vehicle and building

DR800 - Diagram shows air seals inflated, sealing the space between the vehicle and building

The head and side bags are manufactured from 1000 denier Cordura.

The transverse head and vertical side seals are mounted on lightweight galvanized steel profiles. The inflatable bags have an internal retraction system storing them flat against the building when deflated.

The side bags inflate straight out to seal the back of the vehicle giving minimal loading stresses to the building structure. A high visibility vehicle guide stripe is stitched to the lower face of the side seals.

The seals are inflated by an electric fan powered by a 0.18 kW 415V 3 Phase electric motor. The fan can be mounted above or to the side of the seals depending on site requirements. Inflation time is between 10 and 15 seconds. Standard control panel is an on-off switch. The control is switched on to inflate the air bags after the vehicle has docked. The fan runs continually while the loading/unloading operation takes place. The fan should be switched off prior to the vehicle leaving.

Options

Colour matching
Safety systems
Wheel guides
Ground mounted
Draught curtains
Loading lights

A colour leaflet, showing dimensions, is available on request.

Dock Shelters

Dock shelters are suitable for use when vehicles of varying heights are employed. The shelter forms a seal between the building and the vehicle, thereby reducing the heat or cold loss through an open doorway.

We have two models of dock shelter.

DR 200 Dock Shelter

This model is available in five different versions, with or without adjustable head system to cater for a wider range of vehicles.

Non projecting
Draught curtain
Dock level
Ground level
Hygiene Model DR 200 H

Specification

The vertical side and horizontal head frames are constructed from galvanized steel box section, covered with either a translucent plastic material, a polyester based PVC fabric or a 'Plastisol' coated steel sheet.

The vertical side and horizontal head are constructed from a 900g/mē polyester based PVC coated fabric with front face pockets constructed from a 1500g/mē nylon based neoprene coated fabric. Alternatively, 3.5mm thick PVC material with high wear resistance can be used for the side and head curtains.

All three frames are finished with aluminium angle to the front edges. The complete shelter sits on steel support frames.

The standard size for this shelter is 3500mm wide x 3500mm high. The side curtains are 650mm and the head curtain s a 1200mm standard size. The shelter has a standard projection of 600mm and sits on support brackets 1200mm above ground level.

Options

Corner cushions
Draught curtains
Loading lights
Traffic lights
Wheel guides
Safety systems

 DR300 Retractable Dock Shelter DR 300 Retractable Dock Shelter

Simple, universal and effective, the DR 300 offers a general purpose seal to cater for most applications.

It is designed to recoil on impact, thereby extending the shelter life.

The DR 300 is available in dock mounted or ground mounted with or without an adjustable head.

Specification

Manufactured with a 60mm x30mm galvanized steel box section main frame with 30mm x 30mm galvanized steel box section cantilever arms bolted to the front and back side beams and pivoted at each end to allow the shelter to retract against the building in the event of vehicle impact.

The side and roof frames are clad in a 600g/mē flexible PVC/polyester. Two vertical sides and one transverse head curtain are manufactured from 3.5mm thick PVC/polyester and seal against the top and sides of the vehicle body. This material has two inner cores of linear woven polyester coated with a hardwearing compound of PVC, which gives an inherent spring to the fabric.

Framework

The roof frame is constructed from 60mm x 30mm electro-galvanized steel box section forming front and rear transverse cross beams. The front beam is 100mm lower that the rear to allow water run-off. 30mm x 30mm galvanized steel box sections are pivoted at each end connect the front and rear vertical beams of the side frames to each other. Vehicle impact causes the front beam to retract back to the building, with the cantilever arms causing the front beam to rise as well as retract. When the misaligned vehicle clears the shelter it will automatically return to the original position under its own weight.

Sides and roof are covered in a waterproof 610g/mē flexible PVC fabric.

Each side curtain has vehicle guide markers for safe operation.

Options

Draught curtains
Wheel guides
Corner cushions
Adjustable head
Safety systems
Bollards
Traffic lights
Loading lights

A colour leaflet, showing dimensions, is available on request.

Insulated Loading Pods

 Insulated Loading Pods Are your requirements for a loading bay where none exists?
Is there a need to increase your capacity for loading and unloading without encroaching on your storage space?
Is minimum disruption to your operations vital while work is carried out?

An add on dock pod is the answer to all these needs.

An add on dock pod is the easy, cost effective way to expand your loading bay operations.

Add on dock pods are individually designed and have a complete range of options to suit the operational needs of your warehouse.

Specification

The loading pod is an insulated free-standing unit, which can be bolted onto the outside of a warehouse building.

The pod is equipped with a dock leveller.

A sectional door can be fitted with any of our seals or shelters to suit the operational requirements.

Options

Dock seals
Dock shelters
Inflatable dock shelters
Dock levellers
Wheel guides
Dock bumpers

A colour leaflet, showing dimensions, is available on request.

Vehicle Detection Buffer (VDB) system

 Vehicle Detection Buffer (VDB) system

Open position showing hingeplate forward

 Vehicle Detection Buffer (VDB) system

Closed position on dock with vehicle parked

Dock Buffer Systems

We offer three different types of buffer:

Standard dock buffers

Constructed of reinforced rubber composite these are available in both rectangular and L shaped in a range of sizes.

Sliding buffer systems

To overcome the problems of buffers being damaged due to vehicles being raised and lowered on air suspension we have a sliding buffer system.

This travels up and down with the vehicle.

Vehicle detection buffer (VDB) systems

This buffer has an integral system that sends a signal to other dock equipment such as traffic lights, doors, inflatable shelters, etc.

The VDB creates a positive link between loading bay operation and vehicle movements, thus ensuring a safer working environment.

A colour leaflet, showing dimensions, is available on request.

 Dock Leveller Dock Leveller

Electro-Hydraulic Hinged lip Pit-mounted type.

Suitable for vehicles with UK tail lifts.
Leveller deck is designed to flex laterally by 100mm in each direction to compensate for vehicle tilt, while remaining extremely rigid longitudinally.
Supplied with a 2-button control panel consisting of single operating button and an emergency stop button.
Safety is assured by a pressure lock valve within the single ram, which prevents the platform descending under load if the vehicle inadvertently pulls away or in event of hose failure.

A set of kerb angles will be delivered separately for casting in by the contractor prior to installation of the leveller.

SPECIFICATION

Capacity 10,000kg static; 6,000kg dynamic
Platform width 2000mm
Platform length To customer requirement - or see below for standard lengths
Lip 430mm long, hinged
Platform material Steel non-slip
Driving lift cylinder Electric / Hydraulic
Driving lip cylinder Electric / Hydraulic
Electric motor .75kW
Electric motor voltage 380V / 50 Hz - 3ph
Operational voltage 24AC
Protection grade Minimum IP55
Maintenance strut Included
Hydraulic safety features Pipe break valves, Overload valves
Extra security Sectional door connection
Finish Anti-corrosive finish - RAL 5010 Blue or other as required
Above dock operation +300mm
Below dock operation -300mm
Standard platform lengths 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, 4000 and 4500mm

Options

Insulated deck to prevent condensation and icing
Anti-skid coating
Below dock operation for last pallet loading
Integrated control panels to interlock associated equipment

A colour leaflet, showing dimensions, is available on request.


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