Dock gate range
29 October 2018
For many years the A-SAFE team have been conducting site surveys and installations at customers' logistics sites around the world.
According to the company, loading dock bay doors rarely have the strength to contain the forces of an impact by a vehicle and the resulting damage is costly to repair in time and resource and the potential sheer drop presents a risk to pedestrians and vehicles.
A-SAFE's patented Dock Gate range is designed to offer significant impact protection in a manually operated solution – necessitated by the environment in which it is implemented.
“Whereas traditional steel solutions lose any efficacy at lower weights; the flexibility of the A-SAFE Memaplex polymer technology means that the extreme forces of impact by heavy vehicles can be mitigated in a solution that is still light enough to be operated by hand,” A-SAFE’s product manager said.
Each member of the Dock Gate family has its own particular specifications so that customers can be sure they get the right product for the right scenario.
The iFlex Dock Gate offers heavy duty impact protection for standard loading bays between 2.4m and 2.5m wide. It will take enough force to contain a 12000 Joules impact: the equivalent of a 7 tonne forklift truck travelling at 4mph.
On occasion loading dock bays are wider than the standard. For this, the iFlex Dock Gate XL will cover bays from 2.5m – 3m wide, distancing the supporting bollards from the edges thereby reducing the potential for damage whilst still containing a 7000 Joules impact: the equivalent of a 4 tonne forklift truck travelling at 4mph.
Where reliance is on hand-powered cages and pump trucks travelling at up to 4mph, the eFlex Dock Gate will contain a 4000 Joules impact – more than enough to prevent costly damage to dock door and warehouse infrastructure by up to 2.5 tonne weight.