Facilities that handle heavy loads such as paper, automotive parts or steel require durable loading dock equipment that can stand up to the extreme size and weight of these goods, while maintaining the flexibility and productivity necessary for high-volume traffic. Additionally, these larger loads can also put your loading dock crew at a greater risk for injury, making operational efficiency and safety more important than ever. These Serco products have built a reputation for conquering the special application needs of larger loads:
Powered restraints are designed to engage the rear impact guard on trailers equipped with interior/exterior LED lights, optimizing communication and safety for both dock workers and drivers. This makes them the best vehicle restraint choice for many heavy industrial loading needs. Some facilities may require powered wheel chocking systems with interior/exterior LED lights to accommodate trailers without an ICC bar or those that have special configurations that aren’t compatible with RIG-style restraints.
Since larger doors are required to accommodate bigger, heavier industrial loads, dock shelters are the most efficient choice for keeping the industrial loading dock dry and productive. However, the type of dock seal or shelter that works best can vary by loading requirements.
Two types of doors are particularly valuable for heavy industrial docks: powered sectional doors can improve operational efficiency, and heavy-duty, damage-resistant, impactable doors can take the abuse of heavy loads to minimize downtime.
With a Serco master control panel, you can fully integrate operations for loading dock levelers, vehicle restraints, overhead doors and other dock equipment into one convenient compact panel. The result is greater security, better environmental control and a loading dock that’s easier to manage and runs more smoothly.
Do you know what’s happening in your loading dock and yard right now? With 4SIGHT logistics software, you’ll have the ability to monitor activity in your yard and on the loading dock in real-time, increasing productivity and efficiencies through automated dock scheduling and gate operations.