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March 9, 2016, 1:59 pm - Hydraulic conversion kits are used to convert a structurally sound, mechanically activated dock leveler to full hydraulic operation. A hydraulic conversion kit consists of a hydraulic lift cylinder, a hydraulic lip cylinder, electric power unit, control station, and all of the brackets required. It typically takes a qualified technician 3 to 4 hours to complete the conversion. Hydraulic conversions are available in any single phase or three phase voltage. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
March 7, 2016, 9:00 am - There are a lot of mistakes and omissions that hydraulics users make at the loading dock that end up costing them a lot of money afterwards. Here are a few tips to help in maintaining the equipment and reduce your costs: Hydraulic Leveller versus Mechanical Leveller The cost of purchasing a hydraulic leveller is quite […]
March 2, 2016, 2:36 pm - Pentalift fabricates a full line of pre-engineered lift tables for typical ergonomic applications, however our true specialty is in reviewing a customer's unique application and then engineering and fabricating custom lift tables to provide solutions for their requirements. Pentalift was recently approached by a technical school to assist in the design of a custom lift table for their waste management process. The table offered 40,000lb capacity and provided full length wheel guides with end stops and rubber impact protection. The lift table with wheel guides needs to service multiple preset heights, and was offered with maintained travel controls where the table automatically travels to two different preset height with a single touch of the button. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
February 29, 2016, 10:00 am - Choosing the right dock leveler can be difficult. The first question you must ask yourself is whether you’re looking for a mechanical or hydraulic dock leveler. Both options have their pros and cons. This article will help you understand whether a mechanical or hydraulic dock leveler is best suited for you and your needs. Source:directindustry.com […]
February 24, 2016, 3:29 pm - Interlocking dock equipment is becoming more common than ever. Interlocking the equipment improves safety at the loading dock area and also reduces potential for loading dock area equipment damage. First let’s identify some of the equipment that is commonly interlocked…usually equipment such as hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraints, overhead doors and inflatable dock seals. For […]