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Mechanical vs Hydraulic Dock Leveler - Which is better?

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 10:23 AM

Your loading dock is an essential part of your work flow, and it is vital to ensure you achieve maximum productivity while maintaining safe operations. Those are just two reasons that the team at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC carefully selects special loading dock equipment to enhance the functioning of your loading dock

One of the most important additions for your loading dock is a properly designed and constructed dock leveler. We work only with the industry’s leading providers of loading dock levelers and equipment, such as McGuire. This highly respected firm produces arange of loading dock levelers to fit every work environment and budget.

When you consider upgrading your own loading dock, you may have questions about what type you should consider: hydraulic, air-powered, or mechanical. One of the benefits of the Overhead Door turnkey approach to solving our customers’ needs is assisting in such decisions. We will help you understand the various advantages and cost factors involved with each of your loading dock decisions, especially when it comes to loading dock levelers.

When You Demand the Very Best

If your application includes demanding heavy-duty dock leveling with maximum flexibility, you are probably best-served with a hydraulic dock leveler. For example, the H Autodok® Pit Leveler without compromise, utilizing such features as:

Hydraulic Dock Levelers by McGuire 

  • Structural steel framing
  • Integrated control panels
  • Full-width rear hinge
  • Full-range telescoping toe guards

These and other unique features ensure you receive long-term reliable service for all your dock leveling needs.

 

Mechanical Dock Levelers by McGuire

However, you also will find many of these features in the more affordable MP Mechanical Pit Leveler. These loading dock levelers come in standard capacities of 25K, 30K, 35K, 40K, 45K and 55K CIR (Comparative Industry Rating), making them a great choice for less demanding environments. Another great advantage of the mechanical pit leveler is the minimal maintenance needed for low lifetime ownership costs.

Contact us at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC for more information concerning your loading dock leveler needs.

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For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 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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What is a Hydraulic Dock Leveler?

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Sat, May 07, 2016 @ 07:37 AM

If you rely on your loading dock for receiving or sending out shipments, you know how vital it is to keeping traffic flowing efficiently. Even if you operate with a captive fleet, having the right dock leveler is often essential to safe and reliable use of your loading dock.

As loading dock equipment specialists, the highly experienced professionals at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYCwill help you evaluate the best options to ensure your loading dock operates at the highest level of efficiency. Whether you need to update your loading dock leveler, have to find new dock and door guards, are considering the addition of seals and shelters, or want to add more dock lights, you’ll find we work with the most reliable vendors in the industry.

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McGuire is recognized as a leading provider of state-of-the-art loading dock levelers. They offer you a wide selection of options, including:

Additionally, there are a number of solutions you can choose within each category for the dock leveler that best meets your requirements. For example, the H Autodok® Pit Leveler will meet the most demanding work environments, and operates with push button simplicity.

If you prefer the air powered unit, the MA Air Powered Pit Leveler is a superior choice for light to medium applications, and can accommodate some heavy-duty needs. Another efficient solution is the MP Mechanical Pit Leveler that meets any budget while delivering long-term reliability and trouble-free use.

We offer a number of specialty levelers and edge of dock levelers that offer creative solutions to your unique needs.

Call on us for all your loading dock needs, and find out just how much productivity the right loading dock leveler adds to your operations. We install and maintain all of your loading dock and rolling door needs to factory specifications.

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

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

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Designer Canopy-type Bifold Garage Doors

Posted by Maria Lacanlale on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 03:44 PM

Designer Canopy-type Bifold Garage Doors for all Building applications has been manufactured for over 30 years by Schweiss Doors.  Aside from being the top choice of architects, homeowners and engineers, Schweiss Doors has also earned “brand name” recognition in different industries worldwide. 

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What do they offer?

  • Smooth and Safe Installation with no headroom loss
  • Ensure that the design specifications of hydraulic doors and lift Bi-fold doors will fit your building perfectly

Schweiss Doors continue to bring new quality products to customers with their Hydraulic One piece door.   

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Benefits of Schweiss  Hydraulic One Piece Door:

  • Simple and unique design
  • Real money saver! The Hydraulic One Piece Door require no headroom loss!
  • Can be an alternative to Bifold door
  • Easy to install and operate with the push of button
  • Easy to insulate, swings out to provide a canopy when the door is open

They offer a wide variety of optional features and their doors are custom built, you won't have to design your structure around the door. Below you can find various pictures of Designer Canopy-type Bifold  Garage Doors by Schweiss doors.

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Pictured above is a 1950's brick building turned into the new home of Red Bull Energy drink. A section of the building's original roof was turned into a courtyard. A seamless connection between the interior space and the courtyard was accomplished by the designer glass bifold door.

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Unique metal perforated and hydraulic one piece canopy door can be seen in the next picture. A top of the line Schweiss Hydraulic Designer Door graces this Under Armor storefront in Baltimore, Maryland

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 Hydraulic door in Sway, Thai Restaurant in Austin, Texas. As you can see, the Hydraulic door matches the architectural structure of the restaurant. 

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 One of a kind 4 star Carriage House on the lakeshore of property of Sid Morris, Cornelius, NC. It houses R44 helicopter, which gets to the carriage house by landing on a helipadn the end of his 200' dock.

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 Newmarket Operations HQ has 20 Schweiss Bifold Liftstrap glass 19 ft. x 21.3 ft. Adding to the attractiveness are large etched door numbers on the glass of each door.

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 The Unique Bifold door in NY storefront adds a feeling of distinction and security.

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Below are pictures of Four Designer Bifold doors in Riveredge, Park.  The Designer Bifold have an exterior cladding of cedar slats 3 1/2" x 3/4". Pressure treated wood was also added to screw the cedar slats to.

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 Schweiss Lift-Strap Bifold  in New Mettal Shutter House  Manhattan.  The designer door fit seamlessly into their living room and owners have the abilty to change the feel of the room with the push of a button.

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Moving Porch, Why not? A hydraulic moving porch which has been featured on many tv shows because of its very unique design.When strong Schweiss cylinders open this big door, it lifts an entire patio deck with it.

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Not just typical security doors, below is a picture of 5' wide by 11' tall custom-designed door made exclusively for Old Navy retail stores in Dallas, Texas allows the storefront in malls to standout as modern design

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Breath taking view made possible by a 17' x 16' operable window built into the side of the Guthrie theater's Endless Bridge, an observation platform that cantilevers 178' outward from the theater's fourth floor lobby on the Mississippi River side.

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A 20'-wide by 9'-high bifold door at AT&T Stadium in San Francisco, CA, gives a vital function by securing a critical storage area within the ballpark's fan recreation area.

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A 25'-wide by 14'-tall glass designer bifold door installed in Kenyon College.

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 The Presence of  Bifold doors measuring 9'-tall glass doors - two of which are 14' wide can be seen in Standford University

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Nine designer-style bifold doors from Scweiss measuring from 18' to 45' wide and when closed, are featured around the perimeter of the Harley-Davidson Cycle Project showroom in Maui, HI.

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A 4' 6-1/2" x 6' 7" custom One-Piece Hydraulic Door placed at the back of the lake home owned by Gene and Carol Buboltz. A special feature of the dooris the remote controlled handicap accessibility.

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Custom set of Schweiss Bifold Doors provide extraordinary dining experience at TGI Fridays!

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Watch Schweiss Hydraulic doors in action on the video below.

 


 

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