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Where would you use a vehicle restraints surface mounting box?

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What are the requirements for installing a hydraulic lift table into a pit?

To avoid creating a pinch point as the lift table platform lowers into the pit the lift table is equipped with either bevelled toe guards or an electric toe sensor. If the lift table is equipped with a rotating top a limit switch is required on the rotator to ensure the rotating top is in the home position when the platform lowers into the pit.

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Where Would You Use a Free Standing Dock Leveler?

In the majority of applications dock levelers are installed in a recessed pit. Dock levelers can be installed external to the building in a free standing frame if there are any obstructions to prevent a pit being poured. The underground obstructions could be a water pipe, electrical line, etc. Another reason to consider a dock leveler in a free standing frame is limited floor space at the loading dock area.

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Custom Lift Tables & Positioning Equipment

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What is Auto Return on a Hydraulic Dock Leveler?

In the majority of applications the dock attendant positions the dock leveler on the truck. When the truck is loaded the dock attendant typically operates and returns the dock leveler to the stored closed position. If there is no dock attendant and the truck departs with the dock leveler in position the dock leveler lowers and the lip slowly retracts. If equipped with an optional auto return when the lip reaches the fully retracted position a limit switch is activated. This starts the lift motor. The deck raises and the lip clears the lip keepers. The timer shuts off the motor and the deck lowers to the properly stored closed position.

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