Wildeck EdgeGard- dock gates provide loading dock protection
Wildeck attracted high interest in its line of EdgeGard™ dock gates at ProMat 2013. The company’s unique roll-a-way Folding-Rail dock gate design was displayed that protects wider openings than traditional dock gates and minimizes the required overhead gate clearance height. Besides Wildeck’s low-profile folding gate, Wildeck also presented its heavy-duty, Straight-Rail Dock Gate that the company claims, “. . . will out-perform the majority of safety dock gates on the market today.” According to Hue Schlegel – Wildeck’s Director of Marketing, “We are extremely pleased to offer our line of EdgeGard™ gates to improve loading dock safety. They are designed with Wildeck quality built in and are easy to install and operate. When properly anchored, they provide an effective barrier for equipment and personnel working near open dock doors, truck loading pits, or other hazardous areas.” Code-compliant Wildeck® EdgeGard™ gates have been tested to withstand the 200 lb. OSHA 1910.23 load force protection requirement. For increased visibility, the gates have black safety striping and a durable bright yellow polyurethane paint finish. When closed, the gates are 42” high (above floor level) and they are offered in four configurations to adapt to specific customer needs. The heavy-duty EdgeGard™ Straight-Rail Gate is available for either 8 ft. or 10 ft. wide openings with the 10 ft. wide gate requiring 167” of overhead height clearance when raised. The Straight-Rail Gate also features counterbalanced gas cylinders that make opening an effortless task. Wildeck’s innovative EdgeGard™ Folding-Rail Gate is available for 10 ft. or 12 ft wide openings and requires only 116” maximum height clearance. Wildeck’s EdgeGard Gates feature a smooth cantilever action that ensures easy operation and reduces operator fatigue. Convenient grip handles are provided for proper lifting and the Folding-Rail Gate has a rubber floor wheel that guides and simplifies movement. When raised, the gate completely clears the protected opening offering unimpeded traffic flow and maximum accessibility. When closed, the gate is held securely in place and does not move. The EdgeGard Gates expand Wildeck’s lineup of facility safety guarding products including several mezzanine safety gates, safety ladders, and a comprehensive portfolio of Wilgard guard rail and related guarding products. Whether an opening is narrow, medium, or wide – Wildeck offers a solution for safe, convenient, and fast movement of materials in warehouses, distributions centers, manufacturing facilities, storerooms, and many other applications. It’s a level of quality and craftsmanship you won’t find anywhere else.
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