Entrematic (Loading Dock Products) today announced it has expanded the company’s line of Serco loading dock seals with its new new Ironside™ (models IDS-HP and IDS-HC) loading dock seals.
Featuring exclusive Serco UHWR™ (Ultra High Wear Resistant) fabric, the IDS-HP and IDS-HC dock seals provide superior wear resistance and stand up over time to the most abrasive movements caused by air ride suspensions and intermodal trailers.
“Entrematic conducted extensive testing on the UHWR fabric through an independent lab and we’re excited to report that UHWR has been certified to withstand more than 40,000 abrasion cycles,” said Michael Brittingham, Manager, Marketing Services. “This also means the UHWR fabric has up to ten times the abrasion resistance of all of the competitive fabrics tested.”
Brittingham added further, “Serco is a well-known dock seal brand and the Ironside dock seal further demonstrates Entrematic’s commitment to product quality as well as providing innovative and long-lasting products through our valued network of exclusive Serco distributors.”
In addition to Ironside’s UHWR wear resistant fabric, the IDS-HP dock seal features its exclusive Serco Guardian® Head Pad with a full width UHWR wear face and 4-inch exposure wear panels where the toughest contact with trailers occurs. The head pad, which counters the prying effect of trailer movement and yard spotters, includes heat-sealed, full-length yellow guide stripes embedded in and welded (not sewn) into the UHWR fabric.
The Serco Ironside IDS-HC dock seal features the same UHWR fabric along with an EFC (Encapsulated Foam Chambers) Head Curtain with 1-inch by 3-inch chambers that provide a superior seal for trailer tops compared to standard head curtains. Structurally, both Ironside dock seals feature Serco’s exclusive roll-formed, galvanized steel framing which extends loading dock seal product life and is much superior to wood construction, as well as an endurance-tested foam core that’s continuously bonded to the frame surface with a flexible, nonflammable adhesive.