Pentalift Blog - Loading Dock Equipment News
March 11, 2015, 5:27 pm - Looking for extra safety features in the loading dock area? The loading dock floor is usually about 4’ higher than the outside grade, and with busy lift truck traffic in this area, accidents can easily occur. Roll Off Stop Dock Levelers were designed specifically to address this situation. With the dock leveler in the closed or parked position, the hinged lip projects 8” above floor level providing an effective barrier to prevent the lift truck from driving off the elevated level to the ground below. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
March 3, 2015, 10:25 pm - Dock levelers are available to suit either a preformed pit installation or a “cast-in-place” pour in design. The pour in place design lowers the overall cost of the installation by eliminating any on-site forming, and minimizes labor required to commission the equipment. Preformed pit installations have more flexibility regarding the timing of delivery, and should the application change in the future they can be more easily removed and replaced. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
February 24, 2015, 5:38 pm - Why would a dock lift be preferred over a regular dock leveler? With the majority of loading docks being approximately 48” above the road or driveway, there are many more dock levelers in use than dock lifts. Applications that don’t have a 48” raised dock area will often require ground level loading. Hydraulic dock lifts provide a safe and efficient answer for this situation. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
February 13, 2015, 11:54 am - Why is the Pentalogic valve so important on a hydraulic dock leveler? Conventional hydraulic dock leveler plumbing contains a number of individual valves and assorted fittings. The Pentalogic valve is a one piece machined housing that incorporates only two moving components. Fewer components, fewer chance of failure or hydraulic leaks developing. For more information, contact your Pentalift Sales Representative.
August 18, 2014, 1:20 pm - Dock Lifts can come in many forms and with many uses. Some are built into a pit while others are raised but stationary, and others still are portable. Dock Lifts can be manufactured to service virtually any trailer height with capacities of varying amounts. From ride on to hand propelled pallet trucks, a dock lift […]