Chances are, the building you work in has one or more loading docks. Most businesses need loading docks for shipping and receiving large orders. As facilities get bigger, they typically feature more loading docks. And nowadays, most loading docks can be improved upon. The most integral part of the dock is it’s door, and too many docks use doors that are costing them money.
Most dock doors are steel roll up doors that are slow moving, easily damaged, and use motors that can break and cause injury. The best option for businesses with dock doors is to replace them with the PerforMax MaxDock™.
MaxDock uses a single piece rubber curtain
The biggest and most obvious distinguishing factor of the MaxDock is that it features a single piece rubber curtain. Without any gaps between panels, this design eliminates air and light infiltration that is the norm with steel dock doors. This provides better insulation and increased energy savings for your facility right off the bat, all while drastically improving the interior and exterior aesthetic of your building. The rubber curtain looks clean and fits in well in any application. This rubber curtain also provides the benefit of longevity. Often, dock doors can be damaged by forklifts, other vehicles, or people crashing into the doors. When that happens, metal is bent or ripped, the door tracks are damaged, and someone needs to come out to repair the door. Parts and labor for dock door repairs can add up very quickly, easily into the thousands of dollars. MaxDock, however, is impactable. If someone crashes into it with a forklift, it is designed to break away from its guides, reverse, and reset itself. Then, it will work again as if it had never been hit. This can save enormous amounts of money over steel doors in repair and replacement door costs.
MaxDock has a better motor
Most loading dock doors use motors with springs, belts, pulleys, or other parts that can wear down and break over time. The MaxDock™ however, uses a springless direct drive motor withinnovative technology that has minimal moving parts and requires less maintenance. It is rated for one million cycles, a massive increase over the ratings for traditional motors that often don’t even get to 25,000 cycles. MaxDock’s direct drive motor also features an inertia brake – meaning that if the motor were to ever fail or lose power, the door would not fall onto anyone below. The inertia brake virtually eliminates the risk of injury due to a falling door.
Other dock doors don’t stack up
All of these great qualities of the MaxDock™ add up – other doors just can’t compete. They aren’t as good at maintaining your interior temperature because of gaps and lack of insulation. Their slow operation lets air out when you want it to be kept in. They break easily, need maintenance often, and aren’t impactable. They freefall when they fail and have lots of moving parts that can cause injury. The MaxDock solves all of these problems and more. For any distribution facility, the best thing you can do is think about your long-term productivity and efficiency and transform your dock with a MaxDock door today.