Overhead doors, dock doors, high-speed doors, refrigeration doors. Just about every warehouse and plant feature them and every warehouse and plant relies on them. These doors are one of the most underappreciated but also one of the most important parts of any facility. Because if these doors are damaged or broken, that will cause a domino effect of issues throughout the shop.
If a cold storage facility’s high-speed doors or door panels are damaged and unable to close properly, that could mean thousands of dollars in costs. Not only to fix the door but to also halt all work and potentially losing product to heat exposure.
If a manufacturing facility’s overhead dock door is busted during a load, that could result in having to close off that bay and being down a door for shipments. It could also mean a large increase in heating or cooling costs for the facility as the open air is flowing into the building.
If a storage facility’s side sliding dock doors are damaged and unable to close, that could result in the doors having to be left open overnight and could expose the facility to potential theft.
There are plenty of situations that could arise from damaged overhead doors or door tracks. And it’s not just the cost to get the door damage fixed but to also get operations up and running again. No business wants to deal with costs like that, especially from preventable accidents. But how do you prevent overhead door damage? That’s simple. Add Ideal Shield’s line of dock door safety solutions.
The Cadillac of overhead door protection. Ideal Shield’s Goal Post Guardrail is a vertical protection system that is made from 6″ steel posts and a 4″ schedule 40 steel crossbar. The system arrives in three sections and requires no welding, sanding, or painting, making it a quick and simple installation. Add on extra features including Guardrail wings for extended protection or ask about our sensor capabilities for automatic openings.
Ideal Shield’s Guardrail systems are one of a kind. Made from 100% American-made steel and sleeved in HDPE plastic, the Standard Guardrail and Heavy-Duty Guardrail is designed to withstand multiple impacts from full-sized forklifts while maintaining its structure and eliminating basic maintenance costs. Installation options include cored-in, base plate, or removable applications.
One of the newer additions to Ideal Shield’s dock door safety solutions, the HD Swing Gate is a gamechanger for facility protection. Designed from our Heavy-Duty Guardrail, the HD Swing Gate features a new and improved Side-Slide locking pin to ensure your gate and gated area is properly secure from forklifts or other facility vehicles.
If you want to go more simple with your overhead door protection or want to add extra protection around the shipping and loading areas, we have one of the best Steel Bollard selections on the market. From simple Core-In or Base Plate Bollards to Removable Bollards, Collapsible Bollards, and Crash Bollards, Ideal Shield has you covered. Not to mention, the long line of available Bollard Cover options to complete the Bollard but can also do Galvanized or Powder Coated Bollards as well.
Overhead and Dock Door gearbox component protection can be overlooked but is as important as the door in most circumstances. If a forklift, hi-lo, or anything impacts the gearbox, that could cause the door to not function properly. That is why it’s important to keep the components protected with the Vertical Lift Stanchions.
Ideal Shield specializes in manufacturing high-quality American-made guarding systems for any and all facility needs. For more information on the capabilities or protection options, please contact our experienced sales team today to learn more!