Pentalift News Blog
August 26, 2015, 1:48 pm -      Dock bumpers have been around for decades. They are designed to protect the building when the trucks are backed into position. The trucks contact the rubber dock bumpers instead of the building wall, reducing any opportunity for damage to the facility. When trucks are being loaded they move up and down as the weight is […]
July 30, 2015, 10:04 am - A company’s dock equipment is essential in ensuring all materials are handled with care and on-site breakages are mitigated. If you own a transportation or shipping company, you require dock equipment that will offer safe and effective performance over many years. Within this latest company post, we’ll examine the many advantages that preventative maintenance can […]
July 24, 2015, 10:58 am - Companies across the manufacturing marketplace are now targeting and removing waste from their strategies in an effort to implement a “lean” manufacturing strategy. Lean manufacturing is a way to reduce company costs and improve process efficiency while retaining a commitment to meeting in-house targets. Before they begin creating their lean manufacturing strategies, companies must first […]
July 16, 2015, 10:52 am - With truck designs evolving and safety becoming the most important element within dock areas, manufacture engineers have to pay particular attention to dock leveler technology. Only by researching the field and speaking with the market experts can company owners select the optimal dock leveler for their operations. And so within this post, we’ll provide three […]
July 10, 2015, 1:42 pm - Why do most loading dock equipment manufacturers offer both a pit model and a surface model of dock lifts? The majority of dock lifts are manufactured to suit a recessed pit installation. In some applications the site is unable to accommodate a recessed pit, perhaps due underground services and the difficulty and/or expense associated with rerouting them. In this application, temporary applications, or perhaps just for flexibility in the future, a surface installed dock lift equipped with an approach ramp can be the best solution. Pit model dock lifts are available in the most platform sizes, capacity’s and with many more options available. There is a definite requirement for both models of dock lifts; the application generally dictates the right selection. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.