How to prevent wear on sectional doors in loading docks due to friction

One of the problems that industries encounter in loading docks is the wear of sectional doors, especially in the last meter down to the ground. Rushing has never been a good companion, and trucks often rub against the sides of the doors during loading and unloading. This can eventually lead to a malfunction, especially in areas with high logistic movement.

One solution to prevent wear on sectional doors is to install a protection system in front of them. By placing bollards in front, we can avoid direct contact between pallet jacks or forklifts and the door, thus preventing potential damage in the future. This method will protect the door guides.

Although bollards solve this problem, it is always a good idea to equip your loading dock with accessories and protections that will extend its lifespan, increase safety, and improve efficiency. These may include guide tubes, traffic lights, bumpers or protective stops, truck restraints, or inflatable or retractable dock shelters, among other elements.

Advantages of sectional industrial doors

Sectional industrial doors are designed to be used in areas where goods or vehicles enter industrial and commercial premises, as they provide high thermal and acoustic insulation. They have a safety system that complies with DIN 13241-1 standards, preventing the door from falling in the event of a spring or cable break.

Thanks to their ability to open vertically upwards, with panels moving horizontally or vertically below the ceiling if the building allows it, this type of door can always be installed. It also fits perfectly with the structure, ensuring a high level of functionality and space optimization. Due to their characteristics, sectional doors are the most practical and secure solution for loading and unloading tasks.

If you have experienced wear on sectional doors due to the friction of forklifts or pallet jacks and want to prevent further damage, feel free to contact us for advice.

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