Pentalift News Blog
January 12, 2016, 8:10 am - There are two common methods to install an Edge of Dock (EOD) to the front of the building's foundation wall. At many loading dock areas it is quite common for a steel angle iron or a steel channel to be cast directly into the concrete at floor height. If the steel plate is there, then the EOD is welded directly to the steel plate. If there is no embedded steel angle, then the EOD is bolted directly to the front of the foundation at the shipping door. Once the EOD is in place, then the dock bumpers are bolted into position using concrete anchors to the foundation wall, one on either side of the EOD. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
January 8, 2016, 10:00 am - Choosing the right safety equipment is a vital component to maximizing the productivity, efficiency, and safety of your employees, but using safety equipment isn’t enough. You need to understand how to properly use equipment in order to get the most benefit. Planning in advance and knowing your work environment lets you choose the appropriate safety […]
January 6, 2016, 3:07 pm - Lift tables will incorporate multiple stage designs, stacking scissor legs on top of each other, to obtain a higher lift without increasing the foot print size of the lift table on the floor. The length of the scissor legs being used determines how high the lift can travel. The longer the legs, the higher it will travel. Your typical hand scissors will open much less than hand held hedge trimmers because of the length of the individual scissor...it’s the same principle. In the lift table business, the rule of thumb is that a single scissor lift table will lift about 2/3 of the scissor leg length, and then it is at maximum rotation. For example a 3’ long scissor leg will lift 2’, a 6’ long scissor leg will lift 4’ etc. Following the same logic, if a customer wants to lift their load 10’ then the associated scissor leg would need to be about 15’ long using a single scissor design, and this translates into significant floor space. If you “stacked” 2 sets of scissor legs that lift 5’ each the overall length would be in the range of 8’, if you “stacked” 3 sets of scissor legs that lift 4’ each the overall length would be in the range of 6’ long. Stacking scissor legs is a floor space saver. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
December 28, 2015, 3:32 pm - Most dock heights are in the range of 46” to 50”, with 48” being the most common. An Edge of Dock, commonly referred to as an EOD, is an economical alternative to a portable aluminum dock plate. Pentalift offers both a hydraulic version and a mechanical version.
The EOD acts as a ramp between the truck bed and the building floor when the truck is being loaded or unloaded. EOD’s are a cost effective way to move a pallet truck, 2 wheel cart etc. from the building floor to the truck. In addition to providing the actual transfer ramp, EOD’s are supplied with solid rubber dock bumpers to protect the wall from impact as the truck backs into position. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
December 28, 2015, 10:38 am - In today’s competitive economic environment companies are constantly searching for ways to reduce costs. Maintenance and repair is often overlooked as a possible source of savings, but there are strategies that can be employed which result in significant savings in this department. There are traditional strategies that companies use to save money on maintenance, but […]