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 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.
February 3, 2016, 3:44 pm - Some applications call for an extremely wide platform with a relatively short platform length. If you turn a conventional lift table sideways and roll the load perpendicular to the scissor legs as opposed to rolling the load parallel with the scissor legs, the edge load capacity is down rated significantly. The answer is to design a dual lift table. A dual lift table design lift combines two sets of scissor legs, two sets of cylinders and two frames and positions them side by side under a common wide platform. One hydraulic power unit with a junction block will control the raising and lowering of the common platform. Using this dual width design you can achieve a wide but relatively short lift table and still have the maximum edge load rating. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
January 28, 2016, 3:45 pm - Edge of Docks, or EODs, will not work at all shipping doors but they do work very well in the right application. Most loading dock heights are in the range of 46” to 50” with 48” being most common. The EOD extends approximately 27” from the building wall when it is in position on the truck with the hinged lip extended. Because of the relatively short deck length the EOD will not work with trucks that are any more than 4”-5” above or below dock height because the ramp is too steep. EOD’s are almost always bolted or welded directly to the front of the foundation wall. Because there is no structural support under the EOD they are designed for light weight applications that use 2 wheel carts or pallet trucks. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
January 27, 2016, 10:15 am - Employee safety is the number one priority for manufacturing businesses. Working with a wide range of machinery and in variable conditions can present a number of safety risks, but making sure your employees use personal protective equipment (PPE) protects them and reduces the costs associated with workplace injuries. But it’s not always easy to ensure […]