Alapont Logistics loading dock shelters protect from cold, wind and heat. The ensure the maximum thermal insulation andgreat energy saving. They establish 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.
We have three types of insulating shelters. Depending on the degree of airtightness required, one model or another is recommended.
Alapont retractable dock shelters provide great weather protection. They adapt to different types of trucks and goods, and to the building’s degree of exposure to the outside. They prevent the passage of air, water or gases and contribute to energy savings.
Thanks to its retractable structure with vertical movement, if a truck performs an incorrect manoeuvre, the shelter can pivot upwards to prevent damage to the truck and to itself. Resistance to moisture, to abrasion and to the ageing caused by sunlight.
The Alapont inflatable dock shelters are the most effective and durable way to ensure airtightness in loading and unloading docks thanks to the concertina-shaped inflatable cushions that fit around the truckperfectly. Specially designed for places with major differences between outside and inside temperatures, as is the case of climate-controlled warehouses. Suitable for trailers and trucks only.
Inflatable plus shelter
The Plus inflatable dock shelter is the inflatable shelter with bellows and guiding from Alapont. It is especially recommended for logistics centres with heavy traffic in terms of loading and unloading, since it has a higher inflatable cushion retraction speed than the regular inflatable. In addition, it is capable of adapting to the size of the vehicle that is going to load and unload in the warehouse, so this model is suitable for all types of transports.
It is the ideal solution for warehouses that require greater airtightness, and have a great deal of goods traffic with different models of transport vehicles.
Retractable or inflatable loading dock shelter?
Where is the building located? What goods are usually handled there? Or what type of trucks carry out these loading and unloading operations? These are some of the questions you have to ask yourself before deciding on one type or another of dock door shelter.
If your building requires exhaustive temperature control so that the cold chain is not interrupted, at Alapont Logistics Solutions we recommend the inflatable dock shelter, since it is the most effective option for guaranteeing the airtightness of climate controlled loading docks.
If, on the contrary, you don’t need a rigorous control of the temperature in your warehouse, the retractable dock shelter is a good option, because they provide great weather protection.