The use of dock seals and shelters is now commonplace – they are used to protect goods and employees from the elements for example or to keep a temperature controlled facility at the correct temperature while the doors are open during the necessary loading and unloading operations. There is the added bonus of reducing energy costs by reducing the loss of expensive warm or cooled air.
Cushion seals are also known as dock pads. They provide a better seal than dock shelters but are less tolerant of a varying vehicle fleet. The height can be varied by using a deeper head pad or curtain, Armo also makes wedge shaped pads that are wider at the front than they are at the back thus closing a door opening that is slightly too wide.
Cushion seals are made using high density closed cell foam encased in heavy duty PVC - some models also have wear plates in addition to the front material to increase the durability of the seal. When the vehicle reverses on to the cushion seal it compresses the foam as far as the dock buffers allow thus creating a seal between the vehicle and the building.
Commonly cushion seals are 300 mm wide and the internal clear opening size is approximately 2250 mm wide x 2500 mm high, they are installed at warehouse floor level.
Cushion seals are mainly used on temperature controlled stores where the compression of the pad gives a tighter seal and maintains the tight control of temperature and energy losses that this type of facility demands.
The Armo Cushion Seal can keep the correct temperature while the doors are open during the necessary loading and unloading operations.
About Armo (UK)
Armo (UK) has been delivering Armo SpA's manufactured products directly to UK customers since 2004. Armo SpA is market leader in Europe for lifting tables, dock levellers & loading bay equipment.
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