How to choose the protection dock bumpers
One of the best components to prevent damage to the loading dock are dock bumpers. The purpose of these bumpers is to protect the area of the loading dock when it receives the impact of the truck during the docking maneuver, thus avoiding damage to the dock façade, the frame, the door, the ramp or even the floor of the industrial unit where usually cracks appear produced by the continuous impact if the appropriate dock bumper is not installed.
In order for a protection bumper to carry out its task correctly, it must be robust, with a high absorption capacity, and very resistant and longer lasting at the same time, since over time it will receive impacts from trucks, in addition to the vertical movement of the truck body during loading and unloading of merchandise, and consequently its deterioration will be relevant. Therefore, we design and manufacture protection bumpers that offer great resistance to impacts and, in addition, have a long life, which reduces the need to replace them over time, resulting in long-term economic savings. If the dock bumper is combined with a truck guide, the same point of impact (the protection bumper) is always matched, and the box will fit perfectly into the established gap, thus also extending the useful life of the dock shelter.
Another important function of the protection bumpers is that they maintain the correct distance between the lip of the ramp and the truck for perfect docking.
Recommendations for use of each dock bumper type at loading bay:
We have 11 types of loading dock bumpers so you can find the one that best suits your needs.
If you have any questions about which bumper you need, contact us and we will make a personalized proposal according to your requirements.