This page explains options that are common to Pentalift air powered dock levelers. For more information on any of these options or Pentalift products, contact your Pentalift representative.

Foam Insulation

The primary purpose of foam insulation is to reduce condensation on the dock leveler deck surface due to significant temperature differences from inside to outside. This condensation can cause traction for fork lifts and dock workers to be compromised, a safety concern.  Foam is also used as an energy saving option limiting the transfer of conditioned air temperature between inside the facility and outside.

 

 

Two Position Mechanical Fall safe

Air powered fallsafe legs limit the dock levelers ability to travel below level. They come with a manual means of deactivation for instances where the dock leveler is to be utilized below level.

Below Level Control

A pull ring / chain is provided in the dock leveler deck. When the ring is pulled the dock leveler lip is slightly extended so that the dock leveler can be positioned below level.

Weather Seal

A rubber (shown) or brush weather seal reduces the passing of outside elements into the facility by sealing the edges of the dock leveler deck against the dock pit.

Free Standing Frame

If floor space is at a premium a free standing frame assembly can be used to install a dock leveler on the exterior of the building.

Epoxy Finish

Utilized to provide an upgraded level of paint finish for more demanding environments.

Lip Hinge Grease Fittings

Lip hinge grease fittings facilitate the application of grease to the dock leveler lip hinge.

Curb Angle Assembly

Steel angle iron with tab anchors welded along it are provided and embed into the edges of the dock leveler pit. The curb angle provides a metal edge to weld the dock leveler to during installation...

Shim Kits

Shim kits are utilized to facilitate the installation of the dock leveler into a pit that is deeper than the standard pit depth.

Easy Sweep

The easy sweep option provides a frame design that facilitates sweeping debris out of the dock leveler pit.

Installation – Pour In

This option reduces the overall costs in new installations. Concrete can be poured around the dock leveler during the floor pour of the building. All installation welding is completed at the factory.

Interlock Options – inflatable dock seal

A combination control panel is provided. A single control panel operates the inflatable dock seal or shelter, hydraulic dock leveler and / or vehicle restraint. The inflatable dock seal or shelter are connected to only activate when the dock leveler or vehicle restraint are in a predetermined state of use.

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