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Importance of proper installations for loading dock equipment

A very high percentage of field issues with loading dock equipment can be directly attributed to improper or incomplete installation as well as a lack of proper maintenance. The equipment design is a result of significant engineering and development efforts. The designs have been proven in real world loading dock environments to be extremely reliable. Deficient installations and / or poor maintenance will result in compromised function and operation of the equipment. In some cases it can result in damage or worse, create a safety hazard.

Pentalift provides thorough step by step installation instructions. All steps must be followed and completed to provide a complete installation. Incomplete or improper installations can lead to equipment malfunction and / or damage, create safety issues and void warranties. It is vital to follow all installation and set ups steps as indicated in the installation instructions and owner’s manual. If the installer is unclear or uncertain regarding any of the steps, they should contact their Pentalift representative for clarification.

Some errors or oversights we experience on a consistent basis are:

We encourage you take the required actions within your organization to ensure all installation procedures are completed as specified in the owner’s manuals and installation instructions. You should also emphasize the importance of routine maintenance with your customers and set up periodic maintenance programs.

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