New Kelley Blockade™ dock shelter with exclusive SHARC high abrasion fabric
Entrematic (Loading Dock Products) today announced the expansion of the Kelley loading dock shelters line with the new Kelley Blockade™ (model BDS-K) dock shelter.
Featuring exclusive Kelley SHARC™ (Super High Abrasion Resistant Compound) fabric, the BDS-K provides superior wear resistance and stands up over time to the most abrasive movements caused by air ride suspensions and intermodal trailers.
“Entrematic conducted extensive testing on the SHARC fabric through an independent lab and we’re excited to report that SHARC has been certified to withstand more than 40,000 abrasion cycles,” said Michael Brittingham, Manager, Marketing Services. “This also means the SHARC fabric has up to ten times the abrasion resistance of all of the competitive fabrics tested.”
Brittingham added further, “Kelley is one of the most recognized brands in dock shelters and the Blockade dock shelter further demonstrates Entrematic’s commitment to product quality as well as providing innovative and long-lasting products through our valued network of exclusive Kelley distributors.”
In addition to Blockade’s SHARC wear resistant fabric, the BDS-K dock shelter also features the Kelley AQS-900 AquaShield® integral rain header system that effectively blocks moisture infiltration from the top of a trailer, exclusive Kelley Hinge Guard™, which seals off the hinge gap around swingout doors, blocking air and light from entering a facility, and Kelley’s LightGuard™ connector curtain, which blocks air and light infiltration at overlap of side and head curtains.
Structurally, the Blockade dock shelter features a rigid head frame that acts as a canopy, while a translucent top cover allows increased visibility and operating light. The exclusive roll-formed, galvanized steel framing also extends loading dock shelter product life and is much superior to wood construction.