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June 24, 2016, 2:36 pm - In a word, many. As standard, most Dock Lift manufacturers offer a hand held push button control with an up and down button. The push button is attached to the power unit by an electrical cord. The control cord can vary in length.Retractable coil cords are very common. They are often 5’ long retracted and stretch up to 20’ long extended, providing the operator with increased mobility. Controls can be installed on a post on the platform or in a wall-installed control panel. The specific application dictates what is best. Refer to a reputable Dock Lift manufacturer for their suggestions. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
June 17, 2016, 8:16 am - They actually serve the exact same function. Some manufacturers refer to them as Elevating Docks and others refer to them as Dock Lifts. It is the same with the common terminology, hinged lips and hinged bridge plates as well as with safety trip bars and toe sensors, to name a couple of examples. Different words, same function. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
June 3, 2016, 8:43 am - A self-leveling lift table automatically adjusts in height as product is either added or removed. A self-leveling lift table maintains the loading level at the ergonomically correct position for the operator during the loading/offloading process. One of the biggest benefits of this type of device is that is does not require an external power source. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
May 26, 2016, 4:05 pm - Hydraulic Dock Levelers use a push button control to operate the dock leveler. When the button is pushed, an electric motor starts and a hydraulic cylinder is used to raise the platform. A second hydraulic cylinder extends the lip assembly. When the dock attendant releases the control button, the dock leveler automatically lowers into position on the truck bed. Air Powered Dock Levelers, though structurally the same, use a push button control station to operate a 115/1/60 pneumatic blower to inflate an air bladder. This in turn, raises the dock leveler platform. A mechanical assembly operates the hinged lip. Once the lip is actuated and fully extended, the dock attendant releases the control button and the dock leveler automatically lowers into position on the truck bed.Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
May 13, 2016, 8:52 am - By default, the standard operator controls for lift table applications are constant pressure buttons on handheld pushbutton pendants. Pressure controls require the operator to constantly depress the control button to either raise or lower the lift table. Once the pressure on the control button is released, the vertical movement stops. This helps to ensure that the operator is in complete control of the lift table at all times.Pentalift can offer the option of moving to press and release controls only if there will be no riders on the lift table at any time. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.