Proper insulation and energy efficiency are critical for cold storage. Not only are you protecting your products, but you’re also working to lower your bottom line. Every degree change counts, and with the right dock equipment you’ll have the tools you need to maintain environmental control over your loading dock while ensuring cold air isn’t escaping through gaps. Achieve both peace of mind and energy efficiency with Serco energy-saving loading dock equipment made specifically for cold storage operations:
Vertical loading dock levelers allow operators to maintain complete control over environmental efficiency, safety, cleanliness and security, making them ideally suited for climate-controlled facilities that require close monitoring of temperature changes. Vertical-storing levelers equipped with the Thermal Guard Package are ideal for maintaining the thermal envelope at the cold storage loading dock.
Recessed vehicle restraints with LED communication lights provide an ideal solution for safety at cold storage loading docks. The Serco SLP Series Recessed Restraint and VSL Series Vertical-Storing Dock Leveler make a particularly effective combination. For operations using lift gates on the backs of trailers, powered wheel chocking systems are an effective alternative.
Serco integrated controls give you the unique opportunity to combine all your loading dock devices into one easy-to-use compact panel, while also enabling you to sequence the operation of that equipment to run in a particular order or in an automated sequence — ideal in cold storage to prevent the door from being left opened for example.
Integrate your Serco loading dock equipment with an advanced supply chain logistics software to maintain complete control of your operations, helping you minimize energy loss, increase productivity and solve challenges directly from a single computer interface.
The Serco Thermal Guard Package allows trailer doors to swing open into the building after the trailer is docked, providing facilities with the ability to save money through lower energy bills, loss prevention and increased productivity. The Thermal Guard Package includes an enhanced hinged bottom pad, bumper covers and extended bumper gussets (to work with 10’ wide doors) to provide greater sealing capability, as well as an extra dock bumper mounted on the face of the dock to better protect the building.
Conventional Wood Framing
Serco SteelTM Galvanized Steel Framing
Building Wall Pressure
Solid mass (1-1/2″ thick) wood frame doesn’t yield as seal is compressed. Building damage may occur.
Solid mass is replaced with compressible foam on steel frame. Less chance of building damage.
Susceptible to rotting, splitting, cracking and warping.
No rotting, splitting, cracking and warping.
Method of Cover Attachment
Staples and nails rust and, over time, create weak spots in the wood.
Plated TEK screws with load-spreading washers in steel provide stronger, more durable hold.