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June 24, 2016, 2:36 pm - In a word, many. As standard, most Dock Lift manufacturers offer a hand held push button control with an up and down button. The push button is attached to the power unit by an electrical cord. The control cord can vary in length.Retractable coil cords are very common. They are often 5’ long retracted and stretch up to 20’ long extended, providing the operator with increased mobility. Controls can be installed on a post on the platform or in a wall-installed control panel. The specific application dictates what is best. Refer to a reputable Dock Lift manufacturer for their suggestions. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
June 17, 2016, 8:16 am - They actually serve the exact same function. Some manufacturers refer to them as Elevating Docks and others refer to them as Dock Lifts. It is the same with the common terminology, hinged lips and hinged bridge plates as well as with safety trip bars and toe sensors, to name a couple of examples. Different words, same function. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
I Have Recently Read Comparisons Between Mechanical Dock Levelers, Air Powered Dock Levelers and Fully Hydraulic Dock Levelers. Which One is Best for Me?
June 10, 2016, 9:48 am - That is a very good question that does not have one simple answer. The site and the application are often factors in selecting the most appropriate type of dock levelers for your use. All things being equal, think of the "good, better, best" comparison. With that criteria, Mechanical Dock Levelers rate as good. Air Powered Dock Levelers rate as better and Hydraulic Dock Levelers rate as best. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
June 3, 2016, 8:43 am - A self-leveling lift table automatically adjusts in height as product is either added or removed. A self-leveling lift table maintains the loading level at the ergonomically correct position for the operator during the loading/offloading process. One of the biggest benefits of this type of device is that is does not require an external power source. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
May 26, 2016, 4:05 pm - Hydraulic Dock Levelers use a push button control to operate the dock leveler. When the button is pushed, an electric motor starts and a hydraulic cylinder is used to raise the platform. A second hydraulic cylinder extends the lip assembly. When the dock attendant releases the control button, the dock leveler automatically lowers into position on the truck bed. Air Powered Dock Levelers, though structurally the same, use a push button control station to operate a 115/1/60 pneumatic blower to inflate an air bladder. This in turn, raises the dock leveler platform. A mechanical assembly operates the hinged lip. Once the lip is actuated and fully extended, the dock attendant releases the control button and the dock leveler automatically lowers into position on the truck bed.Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.