Pentalift News Blog
March 31, 2016, 11:01 am - Loading dock information regularly references TENV Electric Motors and TEFC Electric Motors. What is the difference? TENV stands for Totally Enclosed Not Ventilated Electric Motors. These are used in a wide variety of smaller horsepower applications. This type of electric motor radiates its excess heat through the body of the motor. It is commonly built with special high temperature insulation. TEFC stands for Totally Enclosed, Fan-Cooled Electric Motor. These are constructed with a small fan on the rear shaft covered by housing. The fan is used to assist in cooling the electric motor. Dock levelers commonly use TENV motors and dock lifts commonly use TEFC motors. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for further information.
March 29, 2016, 5:32 pm - If the lift table application requires multiple lift tables that are going to be immediately adjacent to each other, and will always move up together at the exact same time, then the best option is to synchronize the tables by mechanically tying the tables together. When you tie more than one table together end-to-end, they are referred to as 'tandem' lift tables. When you tie more than one table together side-by-side, they are referred to as 'dual' lift tables. Some applications require more than one lift table and that they be geographically separated from each other. In this case, the tables must be hydraulically synchronized. Pentalift offers two methods to hydraulically synchronize tables. For many cases, Pentalift can offer an entry level of synchronization that utilizes a geared flow divider. This custom hydraulic system offers decent accuracy and repeatability when the load is uniformly distributed over the tables, and the customer can accept some variation in heights that need to be reset on occasion. For some applications the customer needs the synchronization to be very accurate, or there will be some variation in the weight distribution over the tables, or the customer will need the tables to be able to act independently or together. These applications will require utilization of a more sophisticated custom hydraulic system that utilizes programmed servo valves. It is important that you know the level of accuracy of synchronization that you will require when you contact your Pentalift Sales Representative.
March 28, 2016, 10:30 am - One of the most important elements of better dock efficiency is prior planning, which includes the design and placement of employees and equipment and machines in the material transfer area or dock area. Here are a few ways that upper management can improve loading area efficiency: Design of the Space to Improve Flow Most of […]
March 21, 2016, 10:00 am - If you run a business that requires you to have a warehouse, it means that you manage quite a large amount of your product. It also means that you have to comply with basic safety regulations to ensure that your employees and operations are safe. But with the hectic warehouse environment, as new inventory comes […]
March 18, 2016, 2:01 pm - Pentalift introduces our AD Series Air Powered Dock Leveler. The AD Series is positioned between our HD Series Hydraulic Dock Leveler and our MD Series Mechanical Dock Leveler. Featuring fewer moving parts than a mechanical dock leveler, an air powered dock leveler will reduce maintenance requirements. The AD Series Air Powered Dock Leveler is available in 25,000 lb capacity up to and including 50,000 lb capacity. (more) Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for further information.