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Wildeck Increases Loading Dock Safety with Innovative EdgeGard™ Dock Gates

Straight-Rail and Folding-Rail gate designs provide protective guarding at hazardous truck pits and open loading dock doors.

Waukesha, WI – April 2014, Wildeck, Inc. – Wildeck EdgeGard™ dock gates are available in two configurations to increase loading dock safety. A unique Folding-Rail design protects wider openings than traditional dock gates and minimizes the required overhead gate clearance height. In addition to the low-profile folding gate design, Wildeck offers a heavy-duty, Straight-Rail Dock Gate that the company claims, “. . . will out-perform lighter gauge competitive units on the market today.”

According to Hue Schlegel – Wildeck’s Director of Marketing, “To meet application requirements and provide installation flexibility and adaptability for our customers, Wildeck is pleased to offer two edge-of-dock gate designs in four opening sizes. Our EdgeGard™ dock gates have been 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 truck loading pits, open dock doors, 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 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.

Wildeck’s EdgeGard™ Folding-Rail Gate is available for 10 ft. or 12 ft. wide openings and requires only 116” maximum height clearance, which is an advantage in many situations.

The Straight-Rail Gate features a counterbalanced gas cylinder and a smooth cantilever action that ensures easy operation and reduces operator fatigue. Convenient grip handles are provided for proper and safe lifting. Wildeck’s Folding-Rail Gate has a rubber wheel that rolls smoothly along the dock floor as the gate folds to the side. This innovative design makes gate opening and closing an effortless task. When retracted, EdgeGard™ dock gates completely clear their protected openings offering unimpeded traffic flow and maximum accessibility for freight loading. When closed, gates are held securely in place.

Wildeck, Inc. – based in Waukesha, WI – is the largest manufacturer of elevated work platforms (mezzanines), vertical lifts (VRCs), and safety guarding products in North America. Wildeck products are used for the safe and efficient handling, storage, and protection of materials and personnel. Wildeck’s subsidiary, Ladder Industries in Goodyear, AZ, offers a complete line of standard and custom ladders, access platforms, stairs and gates. For more than 36 years, Wildeck has grown through a dedicated and experienced network of customer-service-oriented dealers and systems integrators, nationwide. For information or a quotation on EdgeGard™ Dock Gates, as well as other Wildeck or Ladder Industries products and services, e-mail info@wildeck.com, or visit www.wildeck.com; or www.ladderindustries.com.

All Wildeck® EdgeGard™ Gates are manufactured in the USA and feature strong, durable construction. When properly anchored, EdgeGard™ Gates withstand the 200 lb. OSHA 1910.23 load force protection requirement.