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November 25, 2017

Everything You Need for Your Dock

DAK Equipment & Engineering is your go-to source for warehouse equipment, and that includes everything that you need for your dock. Your dock is an important hub in your warehouse. It’s the transfer station where items need to go out and come in safely and where transportation meets your storage. Optimizing your dock space can help you minimize the number of steps your workers need to take to get items safely in and out of the door, maximize quality control within the warehouse, and make receiving and shipping easier and more profitable than ever before. It might seem like a small area of your warehouse, but it’s likely the busiest and most important one.

Dock equipment should help you do all of the jobs of the dock safer and more efficiently than ever. We’ve helped warehouses across the country find the dock equipment that they need and we’re ready to do the same thing for you. No two docks are the same, but there are certain things we routinely recommend to warehouse managers to help improve their docking areas. Check out these suggestions and see if they might be right for your dock! If they are, you can purchase them by giving our team a call or contacting us through our website.

Great Items That Can Benefit Your Docking Area

Dock Boards

Dock boards are usually made of aluminum or another metal and often have bumpers along the edge to help guide equipment. They help create a small ramp for hand trucks and other equipment to get on and off of trucks or pallets. They make it easier and safer to load or unload trucks. We carry all sizes of dock boards, including the mini curb jumpers. Anything you can do to make getting items on and off of trucks easier is going to increase your productivity!

Dock Plates

These are similar to dock boards, but won’t have the additional structure of bumpers along the edge and are instead a flat piece of metal (usually aluminum). Like dock boards, they’ll have locking legs or other mechanisms underneath to give you the height you need to safely move product on and off of the truck. Talk to one of our project managers to determine if a dock board or a dock plate is the right choice for your space.

Bumpers

Protect your building from damage with dock bumpers. We carry corner, wall, and I-beam bumpers for your dock. Not only will bumpers help keep your building safe, but they’ll help prevent damage to trucks that are backed up too far, too. They can act as a guide for drivers to let them know when and where to stop. You’ll be glad you put them in place, and your drivers will be, too.

Lifts

Give your workers a lift! Our motorized lifts make it easy to get up and down to load and unload equipment and materials, eliminate the risk of injury on ladders. Lifts can also make it easier for your team to load or unload inventory on higher shelves. We offer one-person and two-person lifts in numerous options so you can find the exact lift you need. Lifts can be used throughout the warehouse, too, making them an investment in the entire operation and not just the dock.

Lighting

Light up your dock day or night and give workers the visibility they need to get the job done. Better visibility can lead to faster order picking and fewer worker injuries. It can even help eliminate strain injuries such as headaches and neck aches. The right lighting is a must for a warehouse, and the dock is no exception to this rule. Make sure you have the lighting you need for both day and night activities at the dock, too, so productivity doesn’t go down when the sun does.

Seal Shelters

Eliminate pesky drafts and moisture from your dock with air curtains and dock seals from DAK. Your dock is a major opening to your warehouse. If you don’t seal it properly, you could be leaving your inventory vulnerable to the elements as well as pests like mice and ants. It can also make it a lot more expensive to heat and cool your warehouse. Make sure your doors are sealed correctly to keep the bad stuff out and the good stuff in.

Strip Doors

Regulate temperatures without impeding the flow of traffic through strip doors. Strip doors are a great alternative to leaving a door open all the time or having a door that’s opening and closing constantly. Strip doors allow workers and machinery to move through freely, eliminating the time-wasting tasks of opening and closing a door frequently. They also allow visibility, so workers and machinery operators can see what’s going on beyond a doorway.

Trailer Jacks

If you are moving pallets around regularly at your dock, you need to get a pallet jack. Pallet jacks can help you move pallets quickly without the need for a forklift, giving more of your workers the ability to move items when needed and clear space without firing up the forklift. Pallet jacks are easy to operate and investing in a good one means you’ll have a reliable way to move pallets for the next decade or more.

Looking for More for Your Dock?

 

There are plenty of other dock accessories and equipment for sale in the DAK online store! Head over there and add what you need to your order for wholesale pallet racks. We’ll ship it all to you as quickly as possible so you can start enjoying the top quality materials and equipment from DAK! You need to make sure your dock has everything it needs in order to function at peak productivity; it’s the hub of your warehouse and the better it works, the better your entire warehouse will function.

Have questions about an item you see in our store or can’t find something you need? Give us a call at 630-516-1115 and we’ll get you the information you need or help you locate a product. Our project managers are available to help you overhaul your dock and increase your productivity and your bottom line!

 
 
 
 

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