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May 18, 2016, 4:48 pm - Mechanical Dock Levelers use a series of springs and levers to raise the platform and extend the lip assembly. The Mechanical Dock Leveler is then “walked down” into position on the delivery truck bed.Air Powered Dock Levelers, though structurally the same, use a push button control station to operate a 115/1/60 blower, which inflates an air bladder to raise the 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. Mechanical Dock Levelers are more cost effective at the time of purchase.Air Powered Dock Levelers cost more to purchase but because they have fewer mechanical components, require less maintenance and are more ergonomically accepted. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
May 16, 2016, 10:56 am - High or low? That is the question. And it’s one you’ll have to answer before deciding whether your business will need a high capacity or a low profile dock lift/leveler. High Dock lifts with a high capacity are used when you need to lift anything ranging in weight from 20,000 to 40,000 pounds. It has […]
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.
May 9, 2016, 10:35 am - Despite the apparent order, working in a warehouse is not exactly the safest place on earth. There are many dangers lurking around the corner. That leads to certain warehouse safety topics that you simply can’t afford not to discuss with your team of employees. Here are ten important topics that you should cover: Warehouse Safety […]
May 6, 2016, 8:41 am - That’s a very common question that is raised when decisions are made related to dock leveler selection. Mechanical dock levelers use a series of springs and levers to raise the platform and extend the lip assembly. The mechanical dock leveler is then “walked down” into position on the delivery truck bed. Hydraulic dock levelers, though structurally the same, 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 is used to extend the lip assembly. When the dock attendant releases the control button, the dock leveler automatically lowers into position on the truck bed. Mechanical dock levelers are more cost effective at time of purchase. Hydraulic dock levelers cost more to purchase, however require less maintenance and are more ergonomically accepted. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.