Pentalift News Blog
October 29, 2012, 4:16 pm - As energy costs continue to escalate one of the quickest ways to save money this time of the year is right at your loading dock area. An efficient dock seal / shelter installation will minimize the transfer of cool air from the exterior to the interior of the building. An efficient dock seal / shelter also minimizes product damage from inclement weather. Dock leveler weather seal close gaps around your dock leveler and results in further energy savings and comfort at the loading dock. These changes also result in improved employee morale.
August 14, 2012, 8:36 pm - A medical facility required a maintenance lift to assist in servicing and repairing wheel chairs. Based upon the limited space available a prerequisite was that the lift be very low in the closed position. Achieving this low closed position minimized the length of the approach ramp that was required to allow access off and on the platform. The base design has a low height of only 4.3”, the platform size is 4’ wide, 6’ long with a lifting capacity of 4,000 lbs. The lower section of the platform is equipped with 4 sided electric toe sensors. During lowering the descent of the platform stops if the toe sensor contacts an obstruction. The selected power unit is 115/1/60, 1.5 hp, complete with a push button control station. Click on this link to view application information sheet
July 4, 2012, 2:58 pm - During the design of an advanced high volume semi-conductor manufacturing facility Pentalift was contacted and subsequently awarded an order for 2 custom lift tables. The lift tables are installed and used outdoors during the construction of this facility. The platform size is 10’ wide, 30’ long with a lifting capacity of 12,000 lbs. The closed height of the lift tables is 3’ and they are designed to rise 20’ to top of the second floor. Cooling and filtration equipment is loaded onto the lifts in the closed position, raised and moved off the lift and into position 20’ above grade. Note: The lift is shown in the partially raised position in the photo below. Click on this link to view application information sheet
May 29, 2012, 9:07 am - Pentalift Equipment Corporation working in conjunction with an Asian based distributor was recently awarded a significant order for loading dock equipment. The soon to be completed facility is a refrigerated distribution center. The owners of the distribution center choose 14 Pentalift HD71025 hydraulic dock levelers for the ease of operation and minimal maintenance. In addition to the hydraulic dock levelers 19 Pentalift 450PSI inflatable truck shelters were supplied to minimize energy loss at the overhead door during the loading process.
April 30, 2012, 5:29 pm - Globally know manufacturer of off road construction equipment required two 25,000 hydraulic upenders complete with two work access lifts. Installed in a foundry application this integrated system is designed to provide access to the components being positioned on the upender. The crane operator is located on the work access lift platform, as the individual sections are placed on the upender the lift raises providing the crane operator clear view of the next step of the process. Once fully loaded the individual sections are bolted together, the upender lowers 90 degrees and the complete assembly is removed in the horizontal position by an overhead crane. The upenders have a 5’x 6’ base, 10’ high. The work access lifts provide 12’ of vertical travel and the operator is fully protected by guard railing and interlocked gates. A common control panel installed on the work access lift permits the operator to conveniently control both the upender and the lift from one central location. Click on this link to view application information sheet