How to choose the loading bay equipment that the dock requires?

Below, we offer you a basic guide of five steps to follow for the design, planning and construction of the logistics loading and unloading dock in an efficient and safe way.  It is necessary to consider a multitude of day by day changing new products and to choose the most appropriate logistics equipment for the characteristics and functions of each loading dock.

Before starting the planification, it is necessary to consider a few factors. Whether there are one or more loading docks to be built, it is essential to study the correct location, establishing the space available, the area for approaching the dock and manoeuvring the trucks, as well as the operation area. It is important to consider which types of loading vehicles will operate at the dock (container transport, trailer, trucks, vans, etc.), the turning radius of the larger vehicle, the direction of traffic through the logistics area, the situation of load relative to ground level, slope, and visibility. Let us advise you

To correctly choose the equipment for the loading dock, it is necessary to consider both the type of industry and the merchandise. Each industry needs a loading point with specific features and functions that will guarantee the efficiency of its operation and the protection of the merchandise.

There are some standard logistics systems and others that are more specific, for example: refrigerated loading docks where it is vital to maintain the cold chain of the products produced, loading docks for the food sector, outdoors loading docks, completely airtight loading docks for pharmaceutical industry, docks for loading bays or for small vehicles such as vans. Angel Mir has a wide range of loading bay equipment for each of these applications, for this reason the company manufactures its doors and dock levellers with different options and finishes: galvanised steel, stainless steel 304 and 316 (for environments with a high degree of corrosion), painted, etc. You can see it here

Five steps to choose the loading bay equipment:

1.- To select the dock leveller

2.- To choose the correct industrial door

3.- Models of dock shelters

4.- Safety elements for the loading dock

5.- Accessories that increase the durability of the logistics platform

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