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Pentalift Blog - December 2018

What finishes are available for lift tables?

There are 4 common finishes that are used with lift tables. The 4 are enamel, epoxy, hot dip galvanizing, and stainless steel. Enamel finishes are used mostly for standard industrial applications. Epoxy finishes are best suited for any wash down application or exterior installations where aesthetics is a concern. Hot dip galvanizing is most commonly used in applications where water is present, hot dip galvanizing prevents premature rusting. Stainless steel finishes are most commonly used in a food processing application or in pharmaceutical applications.

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Why would a company decide to go with an edge of dock?

An edge of dock is an effective alternative to a manual dock plate. The equipment can easily be removed or transferred to another site. The down side of an edge of dock application is that it is only primarily designed for light duty applications involving pallet trucks or carts. The leading reason for a company to purchase an edge of dock would be because of its price and application. Edge of docks are available in both can be manual or hydraulic both being very easy to operate.

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What is a self leveling lift table?

A self leveling lift table is a table that adjusts its height automatically when weight is added or removed to the unit. Its main use is to help improve ergonomics in the work place by keeping the load at a comfortable height for the operator. Self leveling lift tables are also equipped with a rotating top to minimize reaching and provide access to any product on the table more conveniently. Options available include a rotator break, fork pockets, and accordion bellows. Self leveling lift tables are spring actuated which would be rated as a green product because there is no requirement for an incoming power supply or risk of contamination from a hydraulic oil spill.

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Why are projected or cantilevered dock leveler pits required?

The majority of loading dock areas has a level approach as the truck backs into the loading dock bay and contacts the dock bumpers. In some applications the truck backs down a declined approach to get to the loading dock bay. Without making special pit considerations the top of the truck’s trailer could impact the building wall or the closed overhead door causing severe damage before the bottom of the trailer contacts the dock bumpers. In this application it is recommended to extend or project the pit and the dock bumpers forward to ensure the truck contacts the dock bumpers first. As a guideline project the pit 1” forward per every percent of declined approach.

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