Inflatable shelter and seals for loading docks
The Alapont Logistics inflatable dock shelters provide perfect sealing by inflating themselves around the docked vehicle, which makes them ideal for applications within the food industry.
It establishes an airtight seal between truck and warehouse, making it an essential link in the transfer of perishable products that need to maintain the cold chain. Maximum thermal and hygienic insulation and great energy saving.
In rest position, the inflatable dock shelter is completely retracted behind the side structures, giving the vehicle driver the possibility to use the complete width of the loading bay when backing into it. In addition, yellow front line indicators further facilitate the dock-in navigation.
Stable collision protectors at the ramp height prevent shelter damages.
At Alapont Logistics Solutions we have two models of inflatable shelters: Inflatable Standard Shelter and Inflatable Plus Shelter.
- The flaps are made of polyester with a top layer made of PVC. The special fabric for the sides makes them more flexible lengthwise, while maintaining rigidity in the width.
- The side flaps are equipped with warning bands that guide the driver when the truck is approaching.
How it works?
When a truck stops inside the shelter, the motor can be activated and the gap between the wall of the warehouse and the truck becomes completely sealed. The cushions are kept under pressure throughout the loading or unloading process.
On finishing, they are deflated by pressing the button. The top cushion is rolled up and unrolled using a tubular motor, and the sides by means of the retraction system. When this process is complete, the truck is able to exit the platform and the dock freely.
The steel structure covered by a continuous fabric prevents cracks, leaks and drafts.
The cushions of the inflatable dock shelter for the loading dock are only inflated when the truck is perfectly positioned.
The tubular motor (shelter plus) rolls up the top cushion once the truck has completed the loading and unloading tasks.
Inflatable dock shelter Plus
The Inflatable dock shelter Plus of Alapont Logistics USA is especially recommended for logistics centers with high traffic, since it has a higher inflatable cushion collection speed than the usual inflatable. In addition, it is capable of adapting to the size of the vehicle that will carry out the loading and unloading in the warehouse, therefore, this model is suitable for all types of transport.
It is the ideal solution for warehouses that require greater tightness, have high merchandise traffic and different models of transport vehicles.
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