The loading dock is one of the most critical parts of any facility. These humble ports are the gateways between your business and your customers, so it’s essential that they are outfitted with well-designed, functional equipment to ensure that operations are always running at peak efficiency. S.W. Betz can handle all of your loading dock equipment needs from installation to maintenance and service. Here are some of the most essential pieces of loading dock equipment that every facility should have.
It’s difficult to navigate a trailer into a loading dock, making the potential for damage to the dock high. Dock bumpers are built to solve this problem. Manufactured in laminated or rubber varieties, this equipment provides a safety cushion between a trailer and your building. Custom design is critical – one-size-fits-all will not work in this situation, which is why S.W. Betz offers complete customization for the dock bumpers which we offer.
Dock seals create a weatherproof seal between the loading dock and the delivery truck. This helps reduce energy costs of your facility by making it easier to maintain its internal climate.
Aluminum Dock Boards
The aluminum dock board is another piece of simple, yet essential, loading dock equipment that will expedite your load-in and load-out processes and streamline your processes. If you deal primarily with lighter loads (<15,000 pounds), aluminum dock boards will serve as an ideal bridge between your loading dock and delivery trucks.
Steel Dock Boards
If your facility handles heavier loads (<60,000 pounds), steel dock boards can help. These serve the same purpose as aluminum dock boards but are engineered with steel, giving them more strength.
Dock levelers bridge the gap between trailers and the loading dock to streamline your processes. Whether you need mechanical dock levelers or hydraulic ones, they can help your facility be more efficient and promote safety.
Need Loading Dock Equipment? Contact S.W. Betz!
The S.W. Betz Company, Inc. has been providing businesses in Maryland and beyond with all of their essential Weighing, Material Handling, Dock, and Warehouse equipment since 1933. We also offer warehouse layout and design logistics solutions from experienced, knowledgeable experts.
We carry a variety of top warehouse equipment brands to help with your design logistics, such as Wesco, Magliner, Cogan, Quantum Storage Systems, and more.
If you would like to learn more about mezzanine gates or you have further questions, please contact S.W. Betz by calling 410-574-1414 or 800-332-0322 today! You can count on the S.W. Betz Company to work with you and provide you with our extensive knowledge of the industry.