Pentalift Equipment Corporation: Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers
Pentalift Equipment Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of loading dock equipment, lift tables and positioning equipment. Pentalift provides a complete line of mechanical and hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraint safety systems dock seals and dock lifts.
Pentalift provides a complete line of hydraulic and pneumatic lift tables, tilt tables, rotating tables and custom designed lift tables and positioning equipment to suit a wide range of applications.
Pentalift products are designed to increase safety and productivity.
March 30, 2015, 2:14 pm - The Fork Truck Maintenance Lift will safely lift a fork truck to a comfortable working height, and does not require that a pit be dug. The FTML utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanism to provide safety redundancy that permits personnel to safely access under the fork truck to perform any required maintenance. The FTML can lift fork trucks that weigh up to 20,000lbs and that are up to 60” wide. Click here to browse the FTML Brochure, or click here to view the FTML Video. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
March 27, 2015, 3:24 pm - Why are dock levelers available in 6`, 8`and 10` platform lengths? Different length dock levelers offer different above/below ranges, and will impact the angle of decline or incline that the load will experience. Many loading dock areas are now being designed specifically to the height of the incoming trucks, for example over the highway trucks are pretty consistent in trailer floor height and a shorter platform works well. If the loading dock is to receive a wider range of incoming truck heights 8’ long platform lengths are still the most common in the industry. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
March 20, 2015, 3:29 pm - Conventional dock seals act as a gasket to seal the truck to the building. The compression force from the truck backing into position passes through the seals and into the building wall. Inflatable dock seals do not transfer any forces to the building walls. When the truck is backed into position the seal is then inflated, the side pads and head pad expand and form a gasket contoured to the shape of the trailer. This design not only eliminates any pressure on the building walls, it also contours to a wider range of trucks, even a truck that is not backed in square to the dock. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.