In very simple terms, a dock leveler (also known as dock plate) is a bridge that covers the gap between a building/facility and the transport vehicle, protecting both, your products during the loading/unloading.
✓ Step 1. - Pick Your Dock Leveler: You will need to pick the type of dock leveler/dock plate that works best for you. It is determined by the volume of traffic, total gross weight of the load, the difference in height between trailer & dock, productivity & efficiency concerns, and most of all - SAFETY.
1.1 Mechanical dock levelers/dock plates
1.2 Hydraulic dock levelers/dock plates
1.3 Air-powered dock levelers/dock plates
1.4 Power-assisted dock levelers/dock plates
1.5 Edge-of-dock levelers/dock plates
1.6 Vertical dock levelers/dock plates
1.7 Free-standing frame dock levelers/dock plates
➜ Learn the main differences between a mechanical & hydraulic dock leveler.
✓ Step #2 - Pick the Size
✓ Step #3 - Pick the Dock Leveler's Capacity
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Types of Dock Levelers (Dock Plates):
1.1 Mechanical Dock Levelers
✓ It's the safest loading dock leveler. These levelers prevent free fall in a truck pull-out situation.
These dock levelers are push-button activated and have the highest capacity available. They utilize fully powered raise and lip extension functions with hydraulic cylinders and individual or multi-unit hydraulic pumps and motor stations.
Air-Powered Dock Levelers,
1.3 Air-Powered Dock Levelers
1.4 Powered-Assisted Dock Levelers
Powered-Assisted Dock Levelers,
1.5 Edge of Dock Levelers
1.6 Vertical Dock Levelers
Vertical Dock Levelers,
1.7 Free-Standing Frame Dock Leveler
There are times when cutting out a pit in a floor to install a recess or pit-mounted dock leveler is just not possible.
- Conforms to all pit-style dock leveler (dock plate) proportions.
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