Upgrade our Economy Loading-Dock Seal with our Overlapping Wear Pleats, and you’re providing that dock seal with extra protection against wear and tear.
Overlapping Wear Pleats are individually sewn onto the face of a dock seal. What they protect against is the up-and-down movement of a truck against the dock-seal pads during cargo loading or unloading – as heavy forklifts move in and out of the truck.
The individual Overlapping Wear Pleats themselves move up and down, independently of each other, as the truck moves up and down, thus reducing friction against the dock-seal pads. The pleats also accommodate imperfections at the rear of a truck. All of this dramatically extends the life of a dock seal.
We know that most of your dock-seal wear will be at the top and the bottom of the pads, at the hinge points. So, in most cases, we’ll sew two Overlapping Wear Pleats at the top and two at the bottom. Of course, if you like, we’ll install a full covering of Overlapping Wear Pleats. Remember: we custom-build everything to your specifications and needs.
For further details and ordering information on our Overlapping Wear Pleats, contact the Dock Seal Pros by email or at 260.745.1616.