Rite-Hite (Milwaukee, WI) introduces improvements to the Eclipse shelter, the first system to block light and seal gaps where previous enclosures have failed, providing a dark, environmentally-secure dock. In a single piece of equipment, the Eclipse shelter provides a tight, consistent seal all the way up trailer sides, across the top, and at the corners. Here’s how it works:
- On the sides of the trailer, durable GapMaster hooks wrap around swing-open trailer doors, sealing the gaps created by the door hinge – gaps that amount to over two and a half square feet of open air if left unsealed.
- Along the top of the trailer, an exclusive weighted head curtain applies over 100 pounds of pressure across the full width of the trailer top. This gravity-based system keeps the curtain in constant contact with the trailer during loading and unloading, ensuring a tight, consistent seal without requiring an additional rain diversion header.
- At the top corners, the Eclipse side curtains and weighted header work together to seal gaps that ordinary shelters don’t address. Innovative fabric corner pockets connect sides to top, providing a dark, complete seal when trailers back into place.
- Below and around the dock leveler, Rite-Hite’s exclusive PitMaster under-leveler sealing system provides a barrier against environmental infiltration on the exterior of the dock. Meanwhile, lip corner seals, filler pads and other components block gaps on the inside of the dock.