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How a Loading Dock Leveler Should Work

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Loading dock levelers must perform to specific standards to maintain the high levels of safety and reliability you expect from your day-to-day operations. When yours doesn’t, the important function it fulfills is lost, causing you to lose time and money to a tweaked or malfunctioning leveler.

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Loading Dock Leveler

In order to operate to theory and work effectively, your loading dock leveler’s individual components must all be functioning correctly. Any parts that aren’t doing their job will affect the operation of the entire machine, potentially compromising the safety of your operations or just making your job more difficult. Even a small problem can eventually become a big one if you ignore it, so note any deficiencies in operation right away.

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If your leveler is not performing to its theory, you should consider getting in serviced. We will ensure that it is performing at peak efficiency, so that the leveler platform operates smoothly, rests where it is supposed to, supports the weight of goods and workers during the unloading process, and retracts when you are finished.

If your loading dock leveler isn’t doing its job correctly, it is probably time to get it serviced. The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC will ensure that your leveler is repaired quickly, so that you don’t further impact your operational efficiency or increase the eventual costs of repair by letting a small malfunction turn into a serious problem.

We service New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Westchester and Rockland. Call 973-471-4060 for more information or to make a same-day service appointment to repair your loading dock today. You can also email info@dockndoor.com to inquire about services or make an appointment.

For our 24-hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

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Protect Against Rust or Reduced Life Expectancy

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Find out how The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC can provide you with extra protection on your doors--giving you peace of mind now and for years to come.

Protect Against Rust or Reduced Life Expectancy

When you are in the market for a new garage door, you may not realize how different a door can be from one company to another. In fact, many local door companies may provide you with a door that has raw, galvanized steel and no protective coating. While you may save some money up front by buying one of these doors, you will experience a reduced life expectancy—in fact, some rusting may occur within the first five years.

However, The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC offers a number of ways to protect your door and extend the expected life. A few of these include:

  • Standard – Our polyester, two-coat system with a polyester based top coat that provides excellent protection.
  • PowderGuard Premium – This is a weather resistant polyester two-coat system with based top coat—available in 197 colors with custom color match for excellent options in color.
  • PowderGuard Zinc – This zinc enriched powder coat provide protection against corrosion and outperforms both hot and cold dipped galvanized steel. 197 colors and color match available for your convenience.
  • PowderGuard Industrial – This textured powder coat provides a thicker, more scratch resistant coat for added product protection. It also comes with all our color options.

Our powder coatings are available in up to 197 colors—so you can get the style you desire as well as the function. If you’d like to learn more about these options, call or contact us at The Overhead Door Company. One of our experts would be happy to help you make a decision that can protect your door and keep your door performing its function and looking great for years to come!

Don't struggle with a door that will rust and weaken over time. Check out the great options at The Overhead Door Company.

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

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Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

When choosing the best loading dock lights to protect your facility there are a few different key factors to keep in mind. To ensure that you are getting the proper dock lights at the best price follow these helpful tips.

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Know your type:

  • The Folding Arm - With it's incredible design, construction and performance, the Tri Lie loading dock light offers flexibility at a great price. You can choose from a 40 inch or 60 inch extension to illuminate a greater area.
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  • The Double Strut - When looking for a stronger model that can hold in a horizontal position the Double Strut model is your best bet. This design features bronzed sintered barings for all rotating points, 1 1/2 inch 14 gauge square tubing that will easily prevent sagging and easily adjustable pivot friction to help hold any position. The safety-yellow finish on the lamp head and struts offer an extra level of protection as well.
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  • High Pressure Sodium - To get more light out of the same sources or to use fewer lamps to achieve a similar illumination, The Overhead Door Company offers all of our dock lights with a high pressure sodium head upgrade. These heads give you a whopping 500w of power and up to 24,000 hours of life with an energy usage of just 50w. You can easily conserve energy and save money all at the same time.
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  • Fan Accessory - It's also a good idea to add the convenience of air cooling to intensely warm work areas on all DL series lights.  
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For all of your loading dock equipment needs you can count on The Overhead Door Company to provide the best options on the market at an unbeatable value. We offer equipment and services for help with loading dock maintenance, shipping dock lights, loading dock repair and much more. 

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

 

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Great Reasons to Attach a Canopy to Your Loading Dock

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 07:52 PM

Great Reasons to Attach a Canopy to Your Loading Dock

Have you ever tried to accept or ship a big order in the rain? Your staff gets wet, your products get wet and the entire situation is downright unpleasant or even unsafe. Luckily, there is a simple solution. Attach a commercial canopy to your loading docks and protect your workers and shipments from the rain. There are other benefits too.

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In addition to protecting your dock from rain or snow, these canopies also provide shade. You know that certain time of the day when the sun beats down so hard that it’s nearly impossible to work? The glare and heat can both make it hard to work. Luckily, a good dock canopy will make a big difference in this case too. Whether the day is rainy or sunny, a good canopy will make the workday more pleasant for all of your employees--making this an excellent investment in employee satisfaction.

Check out the different sizes and types of canopies that are available at The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC. We can create a fixed canopy in nearly any configuration. Whether you have a standard loading dock, or your dock is more uniquely designed, we can help. Call us and let us give you an estimate as to what it will take to give you shade and protection over your loading dock area. If you already have a canopy and need repairs or replacement, we do that too. We want to help you!

While a canopy is a very important piece of loading dock equipment, there are many other important loading dock accessories too. Look into the benefits of loading dock ramps too--utilizing these tools together can help streamline your entire shipping and receiving process. Call or contact us at The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and NYC and let us help you find the loading dock accessories you need.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

 

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Types of Loading Dock Levelers

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 04:50 PM

Types of Loading Dock Levelers

Loading dock levelers are one of the most important additions you can make to your dock.

The right leveler makes every shipment simpler, 
prevents damage to valuable equipment
and promotes loading dock safety.

There are many different types of dock levelers. Learn more about these different types so you can make the right choice when it comes to loading dock equipment for your structure.
 

Hydraulic Dock Levelers

Adjustable hydraulic dock levelers are a great option for many loading dock areas. These levelers are built for durability even under heavy traffic conditions. There are a number of different options available at The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands and NYC, check out the push button models that make hydraulic levelers simple.

Hydraulic Dock Leveler


Mechanical Dock Levelers

A mechanical dock level has a simple chain operation. These levelers are ideal when you need a budget-friendly leveler that will provide years of great service. A mechanical leveler works under nearly any condition, even in hot or cold weather.

Mechanical Dock Leveler

Edge-of-Dock Levelers

This style of leveler is the industry standard in surface-mounted dock leveler. The up-front cost of these levelers is low, but you don’t sacrifice quality. One of the “Top-of Dock”, hydraulic or mechanical edge-of-dock levelers from The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands and NYC will last you for years and stand up to heavy use.

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Truck Levelers

Today’s trucks come in so many different styles. Our hydraulic truck levelers make it easy and safe to unload from trucks that may be wider, longer or lower than your loading dock. The right leveler can make every transport quicker, easier and safer for you and your staff.

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As you can see, these dock levelers are an important addition to your loading dock that make every shipment you send out or receive much easier. You may also consider adding bumpers to your dock too--these can protect both your structure and the trucks that are in and out of your dock. Learn more about loading dock bumpers and other accessories, then call or contact The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC and let us help you make your loading docks as safe and functional as possible.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 1-201-273-7605

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

 

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Loading Docks - The Basics

Posted by Elizabeth Aceves on Fri, Oct 04, 2013 @ 02:42 PM

Loading Dock Equipment

Your loading dock equipment may seem like just a slab of concrete. However, there are so many elements of the loading dock area that can make it a great place to work.

If you have the right loading dock equipment,
each and every order you ship or receive
will go much smoother and be easier to work with.

Check out all these essential loading dock equipment options that we offer here at The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC and find out how to get the most you can from your loading dock.

Dock Levelers

Dock levelers correct height differences between your loading dock and trucks that arrive for shipping or delivery. With more options in cargo vehicles today, it is important you have a quality levelers to make your deck easy to access.
 Dock Levelers

Dock Seals

Dock seals are a big energy saver and can protect cargo loads that cannot handle shifts in temperature. Even if you already have a seal on the dock, you may want to look at some of the newer options--today’s seals are better than ever.
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Dock Shelters

Another energy saving option is a dock shelter. This can provide the ultimate in energy savings and protect your valuable loads from inclement weather.

Dock Shelter

Loading Dock Lights

Unfortunately, not every load is delivered from 9 to 5. The right dock lighting can make those late night or early morning loads much easier for your loading dock staff.
 Loading Dock Lights

Dock Canopies

A simple dock canopy provides protection from the rain and other elements. This will keep your staff and cargo dry.

Canopies

Dock Bumpers

Protect your building and delivery fleet by adding dock bumpers. The right bumpers can make a big difference!

 

You know The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC is the best place for buying loading dock equipment, but did you know we provide maintenance plans too? It is very important you keep these pieces properly maintained so you don’t run into a breakdown at an inopportune time. Give us a call and let us help you make the right decisions as far as maintaining the pieces you have and adding new equipment to your loading dock area.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 
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We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

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