Sometimes you have buildings with severe masonry damage on the wall due to poorly designed loading dock equipment.
6 POINTS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT EDGE OF DOCK LEVELERS:
1. The Edge-of-Dock (EOD) dockleveler (Image 1) is a low-cost alternative with a short ramp. An EOD is mounted to the face of the dock and secured to a curb channel embedded in the concrete. They are available in standard load capacities of up to 35,000 lb.
Read more for the other points you must consider about Edge of Dock Levelers.
Vertical Storage Leveler Installation for Cold Storage Facilities
Are you planning to get a vertical storage leveler installed to your cold storage facility? Keep in mind that vertical storage leveler installation requires proper execution and should be provided by knowledgeable loading dock service professionals. Every single detail of installation; from wall foundation preparation up to the final installation process, should be meticulously performed in order to ensure that your vertical storage leveler will take good care of your cold storage facility.
10 SuperTips to Prevent Your Loading Dock Problem
Loading dock equipment; such as dock levelers require proper usage and installation based on the manufacturer’s guidelines. Not all dock levelers are same. Each dock leveler is created to handle a specific load capacity and performance. Problems generally occur when the operating guidelines are not followed and the person who operates the dock leveler has not been properly trained to operate the dock equipment.
To clear your worries and guide you in identifying the problem of your loading dock, we have come up with these “10 Supertips to prevent your Loading Dock Problem”.
Provide run-off protection on unoccupied dock positions so that loading equipment will not accidentally drive off the edge of the dock, which can cause serious injury or death, and damage the forklift, freight, and building. Types of dock run-off protection include gate barriers and lip barriers.
Specifying the Elevating Dock
Hydraulic elevating docks lower forklifts from the loading dock down to the ground. They allow forklifts to enter trucks with very low or high bed heights that are outside the range of docklevelers.
A truck restraint (or a dock lock) prevents a truck from moving during loading and unloading. If a truck leaves the loading dock before loading and unloading is complete, workers can fall into the gap between the truck and dock, causing serious personal injury or death, and freight and equipment can be damaged.
Get to know the 2 most common trailer Restraint methods at the Loading Dock by reading more.
SPECIFYING THE CORRECT LOADING DOCK LEVELER
Because a recessed dock leveler has a wider range of operation, it is the best choice to accommodate a wide range of bed heights. Only choose the Edge-of-dock (EOD) leveler if the facility operates within the EOD’s narrow range of applications.
Read more to find out how to specify the correct Loading Dock Leveler for your facility.
A dock leveler forms a ramp to bridge the distance between the dock and truck. It must be able to compensate for the up-and-down movement of the trailer during loading and unloading. A dockleveler must support extremely heavy loads, service a wide range of truck heights, and compensate for tilted trucks. A dockleveler includes a ramp and a lip. The ramp is hinged at along its rear edge, and the lip is hinged at the front of the ramp. To use a dockleveler, raise the ramp. The lip will swing out. With the lip extended, lower the ramp until the lip rests on the truck. Find out the top 2 common dock leveler types here.
Sealing systems seal off the space between a parked trailer and the building (Image 1). They help to maintan the internal climate, and they protect the freight against damage. Find out the top 2 Sealing Systems for Overhead Loading Dock Doors & Gates here.