Pentalift Blog - Loading Dock Equipment News
February 27, 2014, 10:55 am - Dock lifts service several applications in facilities ranging from loading docks to cold storage to warehousing, both in an interior and exterior capacity.
January 15, 2014, 3:15 pm - When protecting worker’s rights, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is very proactive in scheduling health and safety blitz’s to the loading dock sector. Workplace injuries and fatalities can usually be averted with proper maintenance and service on loading dock equipment. Dock levelers, mechanical, hydraulic and air powered along with vehicle restraints and lift tables should […]
November 27, 2013, 2:07 pm - Decreasing the operating costs of a facility through the use of energy saving products like Pentalift's vertical storing dock and dock seals and shelters help reduce the building's carbon footprint and secure the bottom line.
May 13, 2013, 10:28 am - Declining approaches are very common at the loading dock area, incoming vehicles are backed into position at an angle determined by the percentage of the decline. The most effective method to address this situation is to project the dock leveler pit forward; the amount of projection is determined by the percentage of the decline. Projecting the dock leveler pit at the onset eliminates damage caused by vehicle impact to the building and the resultant need for aftermarket bumper extensions, longer hinged lip assemblies etc. to address this condition. At loading docks equipped with dock seals, the dock seals can be tapered (more projection on the bottom than the top) to suit the percentage of decline, this assures an efficient and even top to bottom seal without putting undue stress on the building walls. For additional information please contact your local Pentalift sales representative. More on pit projection
April 22, 2013, 2:22 pm - A very high percentage of field issues with loading dock equipment can be directly attributed to improper or incomplete installation. This could result in the compromised function and operation of the equipment, Pentalift provides thorough step by step installation instructions. We encourage you to take the required actions within your organization to ensure that all of the installation procedures are completed as specified in the owners manual and installation instructions. More on proper installation