Pentalift News Blog
April 21, 2017, 4:51 pm - When a truck backs up to a loading dock, the rubber dock bumpers stop the truck and provide protection to the building foundation from the trucks impact. Steel faced dock bumpers offer the same cushioning effect but the truck bed “slides” up and down on the face of the dock bumper greatly reducing the stress on the anchor bolts. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
April 13, 2017, 4:46 pm - Loading docks are usually installed in a preformed pit or self-forming enclosure. On occasion, a dock leveler pit cannot be prepared due to electrical wiring, plumbing etc. under the floor slab. This restricts the ability to cut a pit. In this case, a structural frame is manufactured to match the dock height. A dock leveler, complete with dock bumpers are installed within this structural frame. .Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
April 7, 2017, 3:28 pm - Dock levelers are manufactured with 3 operating styles. They are mechanical (spring), pneumatic (air), and hydraulic (oil). Mechanical is initially the least expensive, however they require an element of physical effort to both raise and lower the platform. From an ergonomic and safety perspective, hydraulic dock levelers provide the best performance. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
February 17, 2017, 4:31 pm - Pentalift accordion bellows are reinforced vinyl pleats that are designed to minimize debris entry under the lift table. This in turn decreases the opportunity for damage and premature wear, helping to reduce maintenance costs and prolonging the lifespan of the equipment. Here is a link to much more detailed information on Pentalift’s accordion bellow. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative to discuss your accordion bellow requirements in more detail.
December 23, 2016, 3:39 pm - Pentalift offers a complete line of dock seals and dock shelters to suit the most common overhead door sizes.All Pentalift dock seals and shelters are designed to improve safety, protect merchandise, reduce cost and to improve security at the loading dock. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.