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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 27, 2015, 2:31 pm - What can you do when you need a lift table that you can roll loads onto, but it is not possible to cut into the floor to create a pit? There are a few ways to overcome this situation. Depending on the application, Pentalift's 4.3LH, Pro Series, or even the LPE might meet the requirement when utilized together with a hinged or floor mounted approach ramp. The other possibility might be to move to a No Low style lift table. 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 21, 2015, 1:05 pm - What are the guidelines to install a lift table into a pit? The idea is to address the safety and well-being of anyone that might come within close proximity of the lift table when it is in operation. The two most common solutions are to provide a physical alert through installation of a 30° bevel toe guard, or to provide a toe sensor that will automatically halt the movement of the table if it comes in contact with any interference. 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.