Pentalift Equipment Corporation: Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturer

Pentalift Equipment Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of loading dock equipment, lift tables and positioning equipment. Pentalift provides a complete line of mechanical, air powered and hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraint safety systems dock seals and dock lifts. Pentalift provides a complete line of hydraulic and pneumatic lift tables, tilt tables, rotating tables and custom designed lift tables and positioning equipment to suit a wide range of applications. Pentalift products are designed to increase safety and productivity.

What Are the Advantages of Three Phase Power vs Single Phase Power in Loading Dock Equipment or Lift Table Applications?

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Why is There Low Profile Dock Lifts and Conventional Pit Model Dock Lifts?

There are pros and cons to low profile dock lifts and conventional pit model dock lifts. Low profile dock lifts do not have to be installed in a pit. They are equipped with an approach ramp and surface installed. This serves as an advantage because there is no pit construction required and if the dock lifts needs to move to a different location, it can be easily accomplished. This being said, a low profile dock lift cannot handle the same capacity as a conventional pit installed dock lift. Low profile dock lifts have platform sizes that range from 5’Wx8’L to 8’Wx10’L with capacities that range from 4000lbs – 8000lbs. Pit installed dock lift platforms range from 4’Wx7’L to 8’Wx12’L with capacities that range from 3000lbs – 20,000lbs.

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“Pentaflow Cylinders vs. Regular Cylinders”

Pentaflow lift cylinders are unique. In the base of the cylinder piston there is a port. This port is sealed by a ball to prevent oil from passing through. When oil is pumped into the cylinder, the cylinder extends. When the cylinder is at full extension, an actuator pushes the ball off the port which allows oil to return to the reservoir. This prevents the cylinder from dead ending. This also helps bleed any air inside of the hydraulic system. When the cylinder retracts, it siphons hydraulic oil into the top of the cylinder keeping all components of the cylinder lubricated.

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