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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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Repairing Your Loading Dock Leveler

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Your loading dock leveler provides a valuable service to your daily operations. Namely, it creates a smooth and level surface between the loading dock and a vehicle, allowing for safer and more efficient loading or unloading of goods. This “bridge” between the truck and dock not only makes your job easier, it ensures safety, reliability and standardization in your operations, so you can’t afford to wait if you need leveler repair.

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If you aren’t yet in need of repair, you should consider instituting a maintenance program. An efficient, reliable dock leveler maintenance routine can minimize the chances of dock board repair costing you a lot of money or knocking out your operations for a long period of time. It also increases efficiency and reliability of your operations, extends equipment life and lessens wear and tear, and reduces the chances of malfunction.

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Regular maintenance also helps you establish a relationship with professional experts, so that you know who to call in an emergency. Moreover, it puts you on a priority list so that if your loading dock leveler does ever malfunction, you won’t have to wait to get help, nor tie up your maintenance personnel to fix the problem.

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We provide replacement, maintenance and dock levelator repair services for a wide variety of leveler types, including mechanical leveler, hydraulic leveler and others. If you need dock lift repair, don’t wait to give us a call. The smooth operation of your daily routine depends on it.

We do loading dock repairs in New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland. For more information or to make an appointment to repair your loading dock today, 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.

 

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Preparing the Opening

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

When you’re planning to install a commercial garage door, you want to do it right the first time. That’s why we’ve included a handy list of steps and instructions to make sure you can easily measure twice, cut once and be on your way without a headache. Below you’ll find step by step measurements and explanations that will reduce the chances of mishap and increase your speed, efficiency and accuracy, so make sure to read carefully.

Preparing The Opening

We will start by discussing what you need to do to ensure that your garage door will fit seamlessly into the space prepared for it, and that that space will be able to support the door throughout its operational lifetime. This includes the materials of which the jamb and header must be constructed, some notes on weather stripping, and important facts to keep in mind depending on situation, such as low temperature.

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Then we will move on to a discussion of various space requirements to ensure that, once installed, the garage door can move freely, open all the way and will not get stuck. The first of these is headroom requirement, which is the amount of room needed above the door. The second is backroom requirement, as measured from the door to the back of the garage. The last is side room requirement. Depending on your track size and other factors, your room requirements will vary, so pay close attention to them.

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Lastly we will end with a breakdown of parts so that you know everything you need before beginning installation. It is a good idea to match up this parts list with the parts you have before beginning the install process. That way, if you need to make an adjustment, you don’t have to halt work to do it. Ready?

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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Top 12 Benefits of Side Folding Grilles/Doors

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Side folding grilles offer many security benefits, some of which you've never even thought of! For the curious or the unconvinced, this post lists out 12 of the top benefits.

Top 12 Benefits of Side Folding Grilles/Doors

Some areas just don’t have the right layout to afford a big, heavy door that closes at night. Yet certain high-value businesses such as banks, jewelry stores, document printers or electronics shops, to name a few, still need heavy security during off hours to protect against vandalism or theft.
 
Enter the side-folding door or grille, which you can install easily, requiring only a small amount of wall space for anchoring on each side. It provides top-notch protection for valuables and sensitive information, but opens and closes easily so any employee can operate it. These doors provide a versatile solution for inner spaces, such as those inside malls or hotels, as well as outer exits, and work for retail, industrial and commercial settings of all kinds.

 

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  • EZ's Side Folding by Overhead Door has a clear anodized aluminum pocket door with turn catch that gives a modern commercial finish. Rolling/Coiling leaves a gap in the ceiling.
  • EZ's Side Folding by Overhead Door requires zero floor space when built into 6 inch stud wall.
  • EZ's Side Folding by Overhead Door has a steel  framed pocket that can support headers for smaller openings-the only "headers supporting" Side Folding Grille/Door in the industry.
  • ADA locking height is standard at 42 inches - perfectly in line with the ADA standards of 15 inches off the floor to no higher than 48 inches. Rolling/Coiling locking is on the bottom bar, on the floor.
  • Side Folding Emergency Egress Door has true push - outward action, Rolling/Coiling goes up - does not meet outward  requirement code
  • Side Folding can flow almost any layout that can imagine i.e. special radius curves, neo-angels, circles - Rolling/Coiling can only be straight. Overhead Door is the only company that makes special curves "in house" in just days - not weeks.
  • Inside or outside comers do not need post/column when using Side Folding, keeping the opening  clear from obstacles of view, Rolling/Coiling will always require post/columns.
  • Side Folding can be 100's of feet wide without support posts. Rolling/Coiling as with corners need support post/columns to make large straight layouts.
  • Side Folding requires only 1 1/2 inches of headroom for the track and never requires a bottom track. Rolling will require 10 to 20 inches headroom.
  • Servicing Side Folding Security Grille/Door will only require dropping on piece of track from the ceiling-Rolling/Coiling may require removal of the ceiling area entirely around the counterbalance assembly to service the product.
  • Side Folding never needs motor assisted operation, no matter  the size, even over 100 feet wide. Rolling/Coiling will need a motor over 16 feet wide.
  • Any width Side Folding can fit i  almost any high-rise buildings freight elevator, Rolling/Coiling is limited if the Grille/Door is wider than 10 feet, it will not fit it in most freight elevators and would require a major cost to install on the higher floors.

You can find more information here.

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