Weather Seal for Dock Levelers

Xcluder Rodent-Proof Weather Sealing for Dock Levelers

Xcluder Dock Leveler Weather Seal and Pull Plug Kit

Seal up the sides and rear hinge of a dock leveler with a barrier that is impenetrable to rodents and other pests. In addition to the  rodent-proof pull chain plug replaces the standard ring.

“All external windows, ventilation openings, doors, and other openings shall be effectively sealed when closed, and proofed against dust, vermin, and other pests.”

SQF Institute – Food Safety Code: Food Manufacturing, Edition 9

Stops pest infiltration: Prevent bugs, pests and other contaminants from entering the facility to keep operations running smoothly.

Energy savings: Eliminating gaps using a brush or rubber weather seal creates a more energy-efficient environment.

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Rodent Problems in the Food Manufacturing and Food Warehousing

Rodents eat or contaminate at least 20% of the world’s food supply. Consequently rodents are the primary cause of audit failures in the food industry.

Rats have the ability to gnaw through plastic, wood, aluminum, brick cement and lead. Additionally, they can squeeze into holes as small as a quarter. While mice can fit into holes as small as a nickel.

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white light dock leveler no weather seal breached audit fail

Breached

Any white light is a gap that pests can get through and leads to audit failure.

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Protected

There are no gaps for any rodents, insects or dust to enter, leading to audits being passed.

Add to the Outside or Inside of Dock Levelers to Deter Rodents

Brush weather can be added to the outside or inside of your dock leveler to stop rodents or pests from crawling in. Mice and other rodents dislike the texture of the brush, it deters them from chewing on the brush and from entering your facility through the receiving doors.

We can install our regular brush weather seal to seal off any gaps between the dock leveler and the dock pit; while the spiral brush weather seal is designed to seal off any gaps around the rear hinge or frame. Mice and other rodents dislike the texture of the brush, it deters them from chewing on the brush and from entering your facility through the loading dock and/or receiving doors.

Brush weather seal installed to the outside of the dock leveler

Spiral brush weather seal for dock levelers

Spiral brush weather seal installed on the inside and around the rear hinge and gaps in the frame of the dock leveler

 

The Ultimate Pest-Proofing Weather Seal

Xcluder only product that is market-tested and proven effective by USDA/APHIS. Its triple-layer protection will make sure to keep out all pests that could enter through any gaps.

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Rodent Protection

Xcluder only weather seal that is market-tested and proven effective by USDA/APHIS.

  1. Rubber Weather Seal: Creates a tight seal around dock levelers to prevent contamination infiltration and provide energy savings.
  2. Stainless-Steel Mesh: If the rodents chew through the rubber a little bit, the first thing they are going to meet is a stainless-steel mesh that spans the entire width of the rubber seal.
  3. Stainless-Steel Wool Blend: The third line of defence is a stainless-steel wool blend that fills the gap between the stainless-steel mesh.
Xcluder dock leveler weather seal for side
 

Plug Every Hole and Crack with a 360 Solution

Use brush or Xcluder weather seal to close the gaps between the edges and rear hinge of the dock leveler. However, do not forget about the hole in the middle of the dock. Rodents can easily climb up the pull chain. Therefore remember to plug up that hole with a pull chain plug. 

Pull Chain Plug for dock leveler in hole
Hand Pulling Pull Chain Plug for Dock Leveler
 

Energy Seal Plus – Create a Seal Around Your Dock Leveler

Blue Giant vinyl foam weather seals keep the pit area clean and prevent conditioned air from escaping. Secure foam padding closes off gaps between the dock leveler and the pit walls, limiting heat and energy transfer at all stages of the loading and unloading process.

  • Made of triangular open cell foam covered in a reinforced vinyl.
  • Secondary seal assembly ensures protection when the dock leveler is in use.
  • The rear hinge assembly flexes when the dock leveler raises and lowers to preserve the seal.
Blue Giant Dock Leveler Weather Seal Energy Seal Plus

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Brush Weather Seal for Dock Levelers

Straight bristle and wavy bristle style weather seals are the recommended solution to prevent insects and pests, providing a better seal against uneven surfaces than rubber seals. Brush weather seals can be placed on the sides or around the bottom of a dock leveler.

Spiral Brush Weather Seal for Rear Hinges

The spiral brush weather seal is placed underneath the rear hinge of the dock leveler to seal off gaps between the leveler and the pit frame.

Xcluder Rodent-Proof Weather Seal for Dock Levelers

This rubber weather seal is filled with stainless stell mesh. It offers the ultimate rodent proof protection around the edges of dock levelers.

Pull Chain Plug for Dock Levelers

Plug up the pull chain hole in dock levelers. Never worry about a rodent climbing up the chain and through the hole again.

Energy Seal Plus

A unique triangular foam with reinforced vinyl sealing system. Designed to fit Blue Giant dock levelers. Available in 6', 8' or 10' lengths.

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Warranty

• 1 year limited.

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