Pentalift Blog - News
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.
March 9, 2015, 11:57 am - What is the best finish for your lift table application? The standard finish for Pentalift lift tables is gray enamel paint. This finish is acceptable for the vast majority of industrial applications, but it does not mean that it is the only finish available. Pentalift can offer you the following finishes for your lift table applications: Enamel Paint (STD); Non-Standard Color (Requires RAL #); High Solids Epoxy; Food Grade Epoxy; Hot Dip Galvanized; Stainless Steel. 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.