Pentalift News Blog
August 27, 2015, 10:06 am - There comes a time where all manufacturers must face the issue of receiving shipments of nonconforming parts from suppliers, regardless of their efforts in quality control. So how does one handle supplier non-conformance? The following tips outline the best strategies to handle these situations. Whether you are dealing with a new supplier or a supplier […]
August 26, 2015, 1:48 pm -
Dock bumpers have been around for decades. They are designed to protect the building when the trucks are backed into position. The trucks contact the rubber dock bumpers instead of the building wall, reducing any opportunity for damage to the facility. When trucks are being loaded they move up and down as the weight is either added or removed from the truck, and the truck rubs up and down on the front of the dock bumpers. This loosens the concrete anchors and wears out the front of the rubber dock bumpers.
Steel face bumpers have a steel plate installed on the front of the dock bumper. The rubber absorbs the impact of the truck backing into position but the steel face lets the trucks slide up and down without damaging the dock bumpers or loosening the anchor bolts. Steel face dock bumpers are becoming so popular because they are providing additional protection for the building and reducing maintenance and replacement of the bumpers. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
August 19, 2015, 9:59 am - We have come a long way from the dawn of Henry Ford’s assembly line, which began in the early 1900’s when he needed a way to mass produce his Model T. By surrounding himself with a multi-disciplinary team of experts, Ford was able to develop what we now know as the moving assembly line. As […]
August 13, 2015, 10:49 am - A dock lift is an integral part of the loading system for any warehouse. The actual function of a dock lift is simply to act as a platform that is adjustable by height, but its extensive benefits are often overlooked. It allows for greater height adjustments than a leveler and can be used a bridge […]
August 5, 2015, 10:25 am - Scissors lifts are an incredible asset to the manufacturing process in the sense that they bring the worker to the work, rather than bring the work to the worker. Industrial scissors lifts have been used for over 50 years in order to position material, tools, equipment, personnel, and other such items. If you are using […]