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Why are there more and more steel face loading dock bumper in use?

Loading dock bumpers are designed to stop an incoming truck and prevent damage to the building. When the truck is in position and the loading begins it is common for the truck bed to raise and lower due to the weight change. The back of the truck is tight to the face of the dock bumper; this up and down movement causes abrasion to the face of the dock bumper and puts stress on the dock bumper anchor bolts. A laminated dock bumper with a steel face absorbs the energy from the truck as it is backed into position. During the loading process the truck bed up and down movement now slides on the steel face of the bumper significantly removing the abrasion factor and also lowers the stress on the anchor bolts.

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Can hydraulic lift tables be used outside?

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With winter coming on, how can we improve the energy efficiency at our loading dock area?

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Why is it important that a dock leveler is installed correctly?

A vast amount of problems that occur in the field to dock equipment is because of improper installation. Different brands of dock levelers have different instructions and different methods of installation that vary from company to company. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure a safe and successful installation to help minimize problems in the field.

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What is the benefit of having a Central Grease Lubrication System?

A Central Grease Lubrication System is offered to make lubricating pivot points and cam followers easier by putting all the grease points in easy accessible areas. It gives easy access to the maintenance personnel eliminating having to go underneath the lift table to service all lubrication points. Central lubrication minimizes the requirement to reach into tight spaces that otherwise may be neglected and not receive lubrication per the recommended interval.

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