The Different Types of Dock Buffers

When a delivery arrives at a warehouse, the lorry is guided into a loading bay where the stock can be safely and efficiently unloaded and transported inside. In fact, there are a variety of different pieces of loading bay equipment that busy warehouse operators can invest in, such as dock buffers. These are resilient devices that are designed to absorb the impact of a lorry in order to prevent damage and injury. Read on as we go over some of the different types that are available…

Standard Dock Buffers

As the most basic design on the market, a standard dock buffer is made to a high standard of quality at an affordable price in order to ensure that all business owners are able to reap the benefits of impact absorption. They are typically made from composite reinforced rubber and can be purchased in both rectangular and L-shaped designs in a variety of different sizes.

Sliding Dock Buffers

Many vehicles now use air suspension which means that standard dock buffers can be easily and accidentally damaged when the lorry backs onto the buffer and the suspension rises/falls during the loading or unloading process. Luckily, a sliding buffer system accounts for this phenomenon by allowing the buffers to rise up and down with the suspension of the vehicle.

Polyethylene Dock Buffers

When it comes to functionality and safety, a polyethylene fronted buffer is the most effective option on the market. In fact, they are well-known for their aesthetical design which does not compromise their ability to reduce wear and tear thanks to the high molecular weight of the polyethylene material, which can withstand daily impacts without degradation. Here at ABC Industrial, we want to promote safety and efficiency when it comes to loading and unloading delivery vans at a warehouse. After all, a dock buffer is the most effective loading bay tool on the market and every business owner should consider making an investment in one. To find out more information about dock buffers and how they can work hand in hand with our roller shutters, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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