Pentalift News Blog
April 29, 2016, 10:32 am - A Velocity Fuse is a safety device that is added to the hydraulic system. It “locks” the downward travel in a free-fall situation, which occurs due to a hydraulic system failure, other than on the cylinders of the lift table. The Velocity Fuse monitors the flow rate of the hydraulic fluid out of the cylinder and “locks” if it exceeds the allowable rate. For lighter loads, a flow rate high enough to “lock” may not develop. In these cases, the downward travel will be at a controlled speed.Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
April 29, 2016, 9:50 am - The biggest risk commercial goods face is being damaged in transit. The jerky movement of the vehicle increases the chances of the goods arriving at their destination in damaged condition. Dunnage airbags are designed to lessen the impact of this movement and preserve the integrity of the merchandise. This is crucial for saving time and […]
April 22, 2016, 12:06 pm - If the overhead door is closed and locked, a mechanical dock leveler will not damage the door when the dock leveler is activated. An air powered dock leveler or hydraulic dock leveler will cause extensive damage to the closed and locked overhead door if operated. To address this concern for potential damage, both air powered and hydraulic dock levelers can be ordered with an optional overhead door interlock switch. A striker plate on the door activates a wall installed limit switch when the door is opened. Only when the limit switch is activated, will the dock leveler operate. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for further information.
April 22, 2016, 9:43 am - A warehouse is by its very nature a risky place. Large items, moving vehicles, heavy machinery and people walking about are the ingredients for a potential catastrophe. But there are a number of things you can do to minimize the risk of injury and damage. Some of them are specific to a warehouse environment and […]
April 15, 2016, 2:44 pm - There are often lift table applications that will require equipment to be moved around the facility. Typically, lift tables are designed to be lagged into the floor, however, there are many options that can be added to lift tables to make them more mobile. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.