Improve Your Efficiency with Loading Equipment
Loading dock equipment is the first and last contact at any facility. It’s the place where supplies first arrive and the place from where shipments leave. With today’s modern, fast-paced loading docks, selecting and properly installing the best leveler for the job plays a major role in safety and productivity. Creating safe and efficient bridges between facilities and the trucks and trailers that pull up to them is no easy task.
There are so many different kinds of dock levelers available today. A wide variety of sizes, shapes, and mounting styles make choosing the right one more complicated than ever. The reason that there are so many choices in dock levelers is that there is such a huge variety of freight, vehicles, frequency of use, and loading conditions. Most importantly these different operations place different demands on a dock leveler, so it is important to make sure that the leveler you recommend matches the individual requirements.
Ensure Safety and Security
Improve productivity and total dock safety with interlocked options from a centralized touch control panel. It maximizes work area efficiency and security while minimizing potential door and dock equipment damage. Also, avoid the inherent safety risks for the dock attendant associated with multiple control boxes, switches and buttons that are not operationally sequenced or clearly identified.
Touch control panels are offered in a variety of configurations from stand-alone dock leveler operation to interlocked dock leveler and vehicle restraint to customized multi-level component integration that sets the standards for future docking technology.
Enhance Safety and Productivity
Keeping Your Loading Dock Safe
Reduce the chances of accidents with truck restraints which help keep loading docks safe.
Safe and Efficient Material Handling for Docks
Dock lifts are a type of loading dock equipment which consist of a device that travels generally 5 feet or less to safely load and unload materials from trucks to a ground elevation.
Dock lifts (elevating docks) can be built in virtually any size and capacity required for the application. They provide the ability to service trucks at any height and can also offer access to ground level for fork trucks. Pit mounted dock lifts are capable of height adjustments between 0″ and 59″. Greater efficiency can be achieved by utilizing a dock lift wide enough to allow side-by-side pallet loading.
How to Select the Right Dock Lift
Determine the Lifting Capacity
Lifting capacity = Load Weight + Material Handling Equipment Weight + Operator Weight
Load weight: 4,500 lbs
Fork truck weight: 7,300 lbs
Operator weight: 200 lbs
Scissor lift capacity required: 12,000 lbs
Determine the Axle Capacity
The axle capacity is the amount of weight placed on a lift as the load and transport vehicle enters the lift.
This is the point at which the most stress is placed on the lift, as the weight is concentrated on one side of the lift. Blue Giant scissor lifts have a single axles rating of 80% across the open ends and 50% across the sides.
Dock Seals & Shelters
Improving Productivity Within Your Loading Area
Dock seals and shelters are a type of loading dock equipment that consist of a rubber canvas that covers the door face to seal the gap between the dock and the trailer’s entrance.
Our dock seals are one of the best due to a combination of factors including:
Versatile designs – We fit all door and dock sizes no matter what building and operational specification
Tenacious materials – Tear resistant, weather resistant, puncture resistant, abrasion resistant
Reliable performance – Trouble-free installation, remarkable dependability and durability