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.
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.
The maximum trailer size limits are 8’6” wide x 13’6” high (varies by state). With a special permit, a flatbed may exceed the maximum width.
The recessed, or pit-style (1), dock leveler is the most common type of dock leveler because it has a greater operating range, load range, and life expectancy. Dock levelers are most often installed into pits that are formed into the concrete ahead of time. The pits are sized to meet the exact requirements of the dock levelers being used.
A damaged and inoperable loading dock leveler and dock plate can slow down your productivity. Taking care of your loading dock equipment, like dock plates and dock levelers is part of a good business practice.
Problems with your Dock Plate may arise, if you will use it beyond the allowed load weight capacity. Since it is only suitable for moving light materials. Dock Levelers, however connects the gap between the dock floor and trailer platform. Checking your dock levelers and dock plates on a regular basis is the best preventive measure to stave off any malfunction, that can possibly cause slow work-flow, loss profits and injuries sustained in the loading dock area.
Early detection of the problem can eliminate the possibility of facing stressful business dilemmas. That's why its better ito keep your eyes and ears open when any of your loading dock equipment is in use. It is advisable to discontinue operating your loading dock equipment, once any sign of malfunction is detected and resume until the problem is solved.
Our versatile team of technicians at Loading Dock Inc, can offer sustainable solutions and value for service for your loading dock leveler equipment, including repairs for Kelly Dock Leveler equipment.
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