The "Dock & Door" Doctor is IN
The condition of your loading docks and doors is
to your company's success.
Keep them healthy with the
Absolute Warehouse Services of Mid-Florida
Planned Maintenance Program.
Properly maintained and serviced dock equipment
and overhead doors have remained in service for 25 years or more.
Unfortunately, many companies do not maintain dock equipment
properly. Usually located out of site, dock equipment and
overhead doors are seldom a high priority on the maintenance
department's schedule and small problems are not noticed until
they become big ones.
Average cost per dock position is estimated at
$15,000 - $25,000.
Average planned maintenance per dock position is
$200 per year.
Is 1% annually too much to spend to ensure proper
protection and operation of this important area of your facility?
Neglect can also lead to truck damage besides the
investment already have in your dice equipment and overhead doors.
If your company has dock equipment and overhead
doors by any manufacturer, we are qualified and experienced in its
repair and maintenance.
The loading dock area and equipment are very
critical to the success of many organizations. Although your
docks may not make or produce anything, your raw product and
finished material product travel through the area. Without a
properly functioning dock area, your productivity or sales can be
Our Planned Maintenance Program Includes:
Cleaning of your dock leveler pit
We clean your leveler pit. We know that a
clean dock pit ensures a longer life to your working parts.
A dirty dock pit clogs working parts, slows the leveler movement
and causes rapid component wear through rust and corrosion.
Inspection of your equipment
Our factory-trained technicians are experts at
finding potential troubles - those breakdowns waiting to happen.
If we find problems, we fix them at your request, saving you big
problems down the road. We look for:
Bent of damaged structural members
Worn or damaged moving parts
Proper chain connections % linkage points
Proper light communication sequencing
All equipment a t your loading dock requires
lubrication. Little or no lubrication causes excess wear and
improper lubrication can cause damage too! We know that
different parts need different lubricants and that some parts
should not be lubricated at all. With proper lubrication
components are protected from sear. moisture and corrosion.
Levelers, Doors and Restraints work smoothly and efficiently and
down time is reduced as the service life is extended.
An improperly adjusted dock leveler, door or truck
restraint can cost money and create hazards. Common problems
caused by improper adjustments include:
The dock leveler lib won't extend
You can't walk around the leveler
The ramp rises slowly
The door is hard to lift
The lights on the truck restraint do not work
Under our program we adjust all necessary
components. Depending on the model you own, this may include
the Main Springs, Lip Assists and Linkages.
An overhead door that is not working properly will
directly affect the quality of the service that you can offer to
your customers. Your employees will lose time trying to make
the door work again and they woo need to use an alternative
entrance and/or exit, which will cause delays in shipping,
receiving, etc. Furthermore, they may put themselves in
The advantage of availability let you avoid:
Wasted employee time and efforts
Increase labor costs
Delivery deadlines not respected
unnecessary overtime costs
Increased energy costs due to a door remaining
ajar or that has a faulty seal
Security that is compromised due to locks that are
a minor maintenance problem could become an
extensive and expensive replacement
Risk of potential injuries to your employees
Problems with the syndicates
Our preventive maintenance programs off the
Economy and better control of your costs
Increased operations productivity by avoiding
Increased reliability and life span of your doors
Increased quality of service to your customers
Inspect the entire dock door system
Tighten and inspect all door hardware
Oil and lubricate all moving parts; such as
hinges, rollers, springs, pulleys, etc.
Check bottom weather seal
Check outside weather seal to make sure your door
is properly sealed
Check the spring tension to make sure that the
springs are adjusted and the door is properly balanced
Check cables and springs for any damage or wear.
Your loading docks and doors need routine
inspections, regular cleaning and lubrication to extend useful
life and maximize performance. In fact, the manufacturer
recommends that most equipment be serviced every 90 days.
Our planned Maintenance Program is customized to your company's
needs, based on the type of equipment installed and the projected
wear-and-tear on your docks and doors.
Planned Maintenance Program Benefits
Maintain a Healthy Bottom Line
Receive a FREE evaluation of your loading dock
equipment - anytime.
Save money on parts and labor
Avoid expensive repairs by detecting issues before
they become problems
Ensure your product warranty is honored
Minimize capital expenditures by extending the
life of existing equipment
Maximize facility efficiency and productivity by
eliminating down time
Reduce direct-labor costs
Protect Your Employees
Ensure Your Sanity
Unforeseen service need? Don't panic.
PMP customers enjoy preferred service rates and priority
Inspections and routine service date are scheduled
upon contact signing no follow-up necessary
Records of services performed and technician
findings provided after every visit.