In order to bridge the gap between the truck and warehouse floor in a loading bay, dock levellers are used. Dock levellers are fixed permanently at each end of a dock.
Edge Mount Dock Leveler
Edge Mount dock Levelers are economical, allowing you to improve loading dock efficiency at a fraction of the cost of pit-mounted dock levelers. Initial cost is low. Maintenance is reduced to simple, periodic lubrication and adjustment.
These are easy to install on virtually any existing dock. No pit or other expensive concrete work is required. It requires only 35" back from dock edge. With either model, you can choose between various capacities. No matter which type you choose, you'll enjoy years of smooth, dependable service and easy operation.
Edge of Dock levelers is basically available in mechanical and Hydraulic models.
For Mechanically operated models, the operator simply places the lip hook in the notch at lip edge, lifts to raise the lip ad deck, and then extends the lip into the trailer.
For Hydraulically operated models, the operator simply presses and holds the control button until the leveler, reaches the fully extended position. The operator then releases the control button and the leveler automatically lowers to create a good working level with the truck bed. The hydraulic cylinders eliminate the need for a mechanical lip latch. This is an exclusive feature and eliminates lip latch breakage.
Telescopic Lip Dock Leveler
Dock leveller with telescopic lip is the most efficient device, which enables access of a forklift from the warehouse to the truck bed when loading/unloading. It is used when there is need of exact positioning of the lip on the truck bed. After activation, the deck rises and the lip slides ahead, then the deck lowers until the lip rests on the truck bed. After loading/ unloading is completed, the deck rises, the lip slides in and the dock leveller returns to its original position.
Hinged Lip Dock Leveler
Activation of hinged lip dock leveller causes the dock leveller to rise and then the lip turns and open and then the dock leveller lowers until the lip rests on the truck bed.
Sliding Dock Leveler
The sliding leveler covers most loading applications and can be used for height differences of up to 250 mm with a load capacity of 6000 kgs. The special tread plate surface gives a high quality anti slip surface. Finish is available in either galvanized or paint.
All these options protect against corrosion. The Leveller runs in an open base guide rail which prevents the collection of dirt and debris, ensuring smooth, easy sideways movement. Every leveller is fitted with underside springing to balance the weight of the platform.