Loading Dock and Door Installation
Loading Dock Services
Because a properly installed and maintained loading dock is vital to the efficiency of your business, you need a dock equipment company that can provide the best products and services. Here at Aaron Overhead Doors, our commercial technicians have the experience to install, repair, and maintain dock equipment and perform safety inspections. Trust us to ensure the productivity of your commercial or industrial business by installing the best loading dock equipment and completing all necessary repairs.
What is Loading Dock Equipment?
Commercial and industrial buildings use loading docks to load and unload trucks with ease and safety. To make this process even more efficient, manufacturers install dock equipment like bumpers, levelers, hooks, and more. All of these accessories help your truck loading dock to operate with the most convenience for your business and safety for your employees. To increase the performance of your shipping and receiving process, loading dock equipment installation, repair, and maintenance are important. To give you the best dock equipment services, our highly trained technicians install Blue Giant commercial products.
Loading Dock Installation
There are numerous important parts to a productive and safe loading dock for your business. This means there are a lot of equipment choices to consider during the loading dock design process. For example, if you need dock plates for lighter loads or the more durable dock boards for larger vehicles like forklifts. Or, what kind of dock bumper will best protect your dock area if a truck accidentally backs into it. To ensure you choose the best equipment for your dock, trust our commercial technicians. They can take loading dock width and loading dock height measurements, installing the most fitting gear. Our commitment to helping with your dock planning will create the best finished product for your business.
- Dock Bumpers
- Dock Levelers
- Vehicle Restraint Systems
- Dock Boards
- Dock Lights
- Air Curtain
- Dock Plates
- Dock Hooks
- Safety Equipment
A dock leveler is one of the most important elements to a productive loading bay because it helps facilitate the ease of loading and unloading trucks. Because a properly functioning dock leveler ensures the smooth transition of materials between a truck and the loading dock, they need to be installed with the best workmanship and expertise. That is why you should trust our dock equipment installation experts to complete your dock leveler install.
Although the standard loading dock height is between 48-52 inches, truck heights vary. That is why your warehouse dock needs a dock leveler. They are called dock levelers because they operate on a hydraulic, air-powered, or mechanical lift to meet the height of the incoming truck. We sell and install five types of Blue Giant dock levelers:
- Hydraulic Pit Leveler
- Air-Bag Pit Leveler
- Mechanical Pit Leveler
- Edge of Dock Leveler
- Vertical Hydraulic Leveler
To increase the temperature and pest control of your warehouse, an air curtain is a great finishing touch for your dock. Installed above the dock entrance, it creates a wall of air. This constant air stream keeps your air conditioning or heating inside while preventing outside temperatures from impacting your warehouse conditions. The air curtain also prevents pests and pollutants from entering the space. These functions ensure that your business remains comfortable, clean, and free of pests.
Dock Safety Equipment
Warehouse docks are busy, fast-paced areas, full of large equipment and moving trucks that could injure an employee or customer. That is why it is important that you outfit your dock with the best safety equipment. Without dock safety accessories like barriers, truck restraint systems, and dock safety lights, your loading area can become an extremely dangerous place. To prevent an accident, trust the experts at Aaron Overhead Doors to outfit your dock with excellent dock safety equipment. We train our commercial technicians to install all this equipment with a high level of caution and efficiency. This ensures that your loading dock is ready to both protect your interests and maintain your business’ productivity.
Dock safety barriers are a cost effective, simple addition to your loading dock that go a long way to prevent unnecessary accidents. They are retractable, net or metal barriers that stretch across the opening of your dock. When in place, they prevent run away equipment, forklifts, or products from rolling out of your opening.
Dock Safety Lights
Because the interior of large trucks can be dark during the loading and unloading process, dock safety lights are an important element of your dock safety equipment. With bright light bulbs and extendable arms, your employees can easily place the lights wherever they’re needed and remove them at the job completion. This creates a safe and OSHA compliant work environment for your employees.
Truck Restraint Systems
Truck restraint systems serve the vital function of locking incoming and outgoing trucks in place while they are loaded or unloaded. Designed simply, they can secure a vehicle weighing up to 35,000 lbs, then be easily disconnected at the end of the project. From Blue Giant, we install four types of vehicles restraints including hydraulic, mechanical, electric, and wheel chocks.
Loading Dock Repair
Because docks are a high activity area with dangerous machinery, an experienced technician needs to complete the repairs quickly. Our commercial technicians have years of experience in the field and can usually be at your business within a day. This ensures that your dock repairs are resolved in no time so your business can function at full productivity again. Although we only sell and install Blue Giant loading dock equipment, we can service and repair all brands. So no matter your issue or parts manufacturer, give us a call so we can get you back to work.
We offer a wide range of loading dock repair services. Whether you need your dock leveler spring replaced or repair to your dock lip extension, we are ready to help. With fully stocked repair vehicles, extensive commercial experience, and a speedy turnaround time, our technicians can usually diagnose and repair your issue within one appointment. Our full range of repair and replacement services include:
Dock Equipment Maintenance
Without effective, regular loading dock maintenance, the productivity and thus profitability of your business will not be at its best. Old machinery, unnoticed wear, and equipment bearing heavy loads will eventually cause inconvenient damage. This could create a total halt in your business and leave you behind on shipments or service jobs. Instead of taking this risk, allow us to perform annual maintenance on all your dock equipment. With our thorough equipment inspection and testing on your schedule, we can help prevent avoidable damage in the future.
Our maintenance inspection will clean to prevent rusting, check for wear, and lubricate moving parts for smooth operation. Each of these steps ensure that all your loading dock equipment operates at its best for as long as possible. Specifically, our maintenance check includes:
- Inspecting all structural welds and joints
- Cleaning out debris
- Checking fluid levels (if applicable)
- Looking for worn hinge points
- Lubricating where necessary
- Inspecting each part for proper operation
If we find damaged or worn parts, we will also offer you affordable replacement from our fully stocked trunks or a speedy turnaround time on ordered equipment. No matter the issue with your loading dock, we are here to help, ensuring that your business continues to operate with the most productivity and profit.
If you need help with dock planning or if your loading dock needs repair, maintenance, or new parts installation, contact us. Our experienced commercial technicians can diagnose issues with your current dock space or recommend new loading dock equipment. We will help you create and maintain the dock for your business, designed specifically to increase your productivity and keep your employees safe.