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Thursday, 18 January 2018

DOCK SEAL CANOPIES | SHIPPING AND RECEIVING, MILTON | CASE STUDY

Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Don't you hate getting gusts of rain/snow in and around your loading dock? Dock levelers become slippery, products get damaged, overall leaving you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.. That's what this high-volume shipping facility was faced with as the cold weather began to hit.
Warehouse-Shipping-Loading-Dock-Doors | Shipping Facility, Milton | Wilcox Door
 
With their busiest season underway, they couldn't risk any slow-downs! Although all 51 dock seals were in great condition, we were challenged to provide a solution that prevented the ingress of rain and snow. Truck staging was often less than ideal so a solution was needed that would also take that into account.


Solution:
Dock Canopies were the most effective solution. Wilcox supplied and installed canopies to fit the existing building fa├žade recesses. However, timing was tight as the project was to be completed in just under a month.


 
The canopies were designed to fit over the existing dock seals which helped to speed up the installation process and resulted in a tighter seal for the openings. With our technicians working around the clock, the installation was complete in just over a week!

 
 

Considering it's been quite the wet winter, there has been ample opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of the canopies. We are pleased to say that they have exceeded expectations!
 
Warehouse-Shipping-Loading-Dock-Doors | Shipping Facility, Milton | Wilcox Door

 
 
Sales Representative:
Nelson Raposo, GTA East
905-274-5850 x.340
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CRANE MOTOR DRIVE REPAIR | MATERIALS-HANDLING DEVICES, TORONTO | CASE STUDY

In for an overhaul!

Our Hamilton division (Richards-Wilcox Custom Systems-Cranes) received this 0511 Crane Motor Drive to be repaired as it stopped working. 


 
This crane is used at a wastewater treatment plant. For materials-handling equipment in your facility, contact a representative at 905-523-7727. Providing safe, efficient means of moving heavy materials is our specialty with over 90 years of experience.
 
 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

WEATHER SEALS AND TRACK GUARDS | MATTRESS WAREHOUSE, MISSISSAUGA | CASE STUDY

'Tis the season for cold drafts!

Challenge:
White light and cold drafts of air coming in and around the loading docks and doors. This impacted worker's efficiency, not to mention increased heating costs as the space needed to be heated more often.
Damaged door tracks also created inefficient use of some doors and docks as it was too difficult to open and close the doors.
 
Damaged-Door-Tracks | Overhead Sectional Door | Wilcox Door

Damaged-Door-Tracks | Overhead Sectional Door | Wilcox Door

Damaged-and-Worn-Dock-Seals | Loading Dock Door | Wilcox Door

Solution:
Our representative, Andrew, coordinated new perimeter weather seals along the doors and docks. Thus, creating a proper building seal, blocking out the drafts and potential critters.
Damaged sections of the track were also replaced with track guards to ensure the doors and docks continued to open and close properly.

Weather-Seal-Installation | Shipping and Receiving Doors | Wilcox Door

Track-Guard-Installation | Shipping and Receiving Doors | Wilcox Door

Sales Representative:
Andrew Hoth, GTA West
905-274-5850 x.350