The Different Types of Dock Shelters

The Different Types of Dock Shelters

Large warehouses that specialise in the loading and unloading of stock from large vehicles often choose to invest in tools that allow workers to carry out their role in the most efficient and safest way. After all, reversing a lorry into the loading bay of a warehouse where it can be secured into placed using a dock shelter promotes security at a surprisingly affordable price. Read on as the team here at ABC Industrial go over the top three types of dock shelters that we stock…

Rigid Dock Shelters

Businesses that are energy conscious tend to opt for the ever-popular rigid dock shelter because they are able to conserve as much energy as possible during the sealing process.  For example, the lorry reverses into the shelter, which has flexible sides, and is then sealed into place in order to provide weather protection. In addition to this, rigid dock shelters also ensure that workers are operating in a safe environment at all times.

Retractable Dock Shelters

Sometimes a warehouse may have an influx of different vehicles that differ in terms of height and width which means that a retractable dock shelter is the most effective solution. In fact, they are incredibly versatile and are designed in order to retract on impact and absorb the force of a lorry as it attaches to the loading bay, reducing the damage that is inflicted on a building. As a result, retractable dock shelters are incredibly durable and offer excellent value for money.

Inflatable Dock Shelters

Although energy conservation is necessary, certain types of stock, such a food produce, are temperature sensitive. As a result, an inflatable dock shelter is recommended because they provide the most effective sealing capability in order to meet the demands of loading and unloading chilled or frozen food. In addition to this, inflatable dock shelters can also conform to a variety of different heights and widths which makes them incredibly versatile.

A dock shelter works by forming a seal around a lorry in order to ensure that it is secured in place and safe to climb aboard to unload the stock inside. In addition to this, they can also reduce damage, ensure that temperature sensitive stock remains uncontaminated and provide weather protection during the loading and unloading process. To find out more information about our types of dock shelters and other loading bay equipment, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

Posted: 17-01-2020