Vertical loading dock bumpers come in a variety of lengthsamir khan
Vertical loading dock bumpers come in a variety of lengths. The rubber-nylon plies are formed together under high pressure between 6” steel angles or flat plates for welded applications. The loading dock bumpers are mounted to the concrete of the loading dock using lag bolts or other heavy securing devices. In some applications loading dock bumpers are welded to the dock sill with steel flat plates. Vertical Loading dock bumpers will cover an area of up to 36”. This will give added building protection from a range of truck heights at your loading dock both known and unknown.
Loading docks are elevated loading and loading points that should meet up with the trailer floor. When a truck backs up to the dock, it is likely that an impact force will be generated between the truck and the loading dock, leading to dock and building and foundation damage. To put a stop to impact damage, a loading dock bumper is installed at the dock sill. Loading dock bumpers are usually made of laminated or extruded rubber and can be covered by a steel plate. When mounted to a metal frame to absorb the shock of contact between the truck and Loading dock.
Trucks arrive to your loading dock with varying heights and lengths. Heights can vary as much as 6″ to 8″ (12″ if air-ride trailer suspension) in height from empty to fully loaded, this is called “float”. Knowing the heights of trucks coming into your dock including the potential float is helpful when selecting your loading dock bumpers. A great way to combat varying truck height, float and an irregular model carrier that may come to your dock is with a vertical dock bumper. If many different trucks are to be received vertical loading dock bumpers could be a best fit option.