Pentalift Blog - News
May 11, 2015, 1:28 pm - When planning for a custom lift table application, how much time should you leave for the entire process? There are many steps involved in moving from an idea for a custom lift table all the way through to the custom equipment being operational in the field. You will need time to get your ideas from concept to quote, to generate approval drawings once you decide to proceed, to permit time for order processing and equipment fabrication, and then for the equipment to be transported to its final location. The simplest pieces of custom equipment will likely require a minimum of eight weeks, and the lead time can increase significantly as the sophistication of the customization increases. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative to discuss the process in more detail.
March 30, 2015, 2:14 pm - The Fork Truck Maintenance Lift will safely lift a fork truck to a comfortable working height, and does not require that a pit be dug. The FTML utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanism to provide safety redundancy that permits personnel to safely access under the fork truck to perform any required maintenance. The FTML can lift fork trucks that weigh up to 20,000lbs and that are up to 60” wide. Click here to browse the FTML Brochure, or click here to view the FTML Video. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
March 27, 2015, 3:24 pm - Why are dock levelers available in 6`, 8`and 10` platform lengths? Different length dock levelers offer different above/below ranges, and will impact the angle of decline or incline that the load will experience. Many loading dock areas are now being designed specifically to the height of the incoming trucks, for example over the highway trucks are pretty consistent in trailer floor height and a shorter platform works well. If the loading dock is to receive a wider range of incoming truck heights 8’ long platform lengths are still the most common in the industry. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
March 20, 2015, 3:29 pm - Conventional dock seals act as a gasket to seal the truck to the building. The compression force from the truck backing into position passes through the seals and into the building wall. Inflatable dock seals do not transfer any forces to the building walls. When the truck is backed into position the seal is then inflated, the side pads and head pad expand and form a gasket contoured to the shape of the trailer. This design not only eliminates any pressure on the building walls, it also contours to a wider range of trucks, even a truck that is not backed in square to the dock. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
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.