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.
June 26, 2015, 5:57 pm -
Many applications will require that your lift table be installed into a concrete pit.
The first thing to consider is your pit's overall dimensions. Beginning with the width and length, you want to leave a 1" gap around the perimeter of the platform, between the edge of the deck and edge of the pit wall. As a starting point, therefore, your overall pit width and length will be the platform width + 2" and the platform length + 2". This is for a lift table with no hinged bridges. If the lift table is incorporating manual hinged bridges, you will need to add an additional inch to each end of the pit that utilizes a bridge. Consult your Pentalift Sales Representative when employing hydraulic bridges. The next consideration is the depth of the pit. You want to cut your pit to the fully lowered height of the lift table, plus an additional 1/4", to ensure that the table does not project out of the pit. It is much better to shim a table slightly to bring it up to floor height then it is to try to rework a pit because the equipment has a slight projection.
Once you have the pit dimensions finalized, you will need to consider any conduit requirements. First consider hydraulic conduits. Is the power unit located remotely, outside of the pit, or is it self-contained, and installed in the pit under the equipment. For remote power unit installations, you will require a conduit to run the pressure and return hydraulic lines from the power unit to they cylinders under the table. This will not be required if you are using a self-contained power unit. Regarding electrical conduits, if you are self-contained then you will need an electrical conduit to run your incoming power supply into the power unit under the table. If you are using a remote power unit, then you the electrical conduit becomes optional. You will only need it in that case if you have electrical options on the table. Typical electrical options on the table include things such as toe sensor bars or travel limit switches. Please contact your Pentalift Sales Representative if you have any questions about requirements for pit installation of lift tables.
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June 22, 2015, 8:59 am - What does dock leveler deck cant mean? Deck cant means that the dock leveler platform can tilt or flex up to 4” per side. If the truck and dock leveler are both level then the deck cant feature is not required. However if the incoming truck is up to 4” higher on one side than the other, this could be caused by an uneven approach, snow/ice build-up on one side of the drive etc. then the deck cant becomes a very important feature. As the dock leveler is cycled the platform lowers to the truck bed and the hinged lip assembly makes contact with the truck bed. Deck cant provides torsional flex allowing the lip to conform or laterally flex to the uneven truck bed. The lip resting flat on the truck bed minimizes and damage to the material handling equipment, product and impact to the operator. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.