Loading Dock Design

The Different Types of Dock Levelers

The Different Types of Dock Levelers

A dock leveler is equipment used in material handling operations to allow cargo movement between a transport vehicle and the inside of a building. There are 4 varieties of dock...

The Different Types of Dock Levelers

A dock leveler is equipment used in material handling operations to allow cargo movement between a transport vehicle and the inside of a building. There are 4 varieties of dock...

The Confusing Role of Loading Dock Driveways

The Confusing Role of Loading Dock Driveways

Over the years of working in the warehouse equipment industry, I have surveyed many loading docks. Loading docks are generally designed by the architect when a building is drafted and...

The Confusing Role of Loading Dock Driveways

Over the years of working in the warehouse equipment industry, I have surveyed many loading docks. Loading docks are generally designed by the architect when a building is drafted and...

Trailer Restraint Overview

Trailer Restraint Overview

A trailer restraint, also known as a vehicle restraint system (VRS) or trailer restraint system, is a safety device used at loading docks to secure trucks and trailers during the...

Trailer Restraint Overview

A trailer restraint, also known as a vehicle restraint system (VRS) or trailer restraint system, is a safety device used at loading docks to secure trucks and trailers during the...

Spring Tension Bars Explained

Spring Tension Bars Explained

A spring tension bar (also referred to as a pull bar) connects the lifting springs to a lifting arm, countering the weight of the deck.

Spring Tension Bars Explained

A spring tension bar (also referred to as a pull bar) connects the lifting springs to a lifting arm, countering the weight of the deck.

Dock Leveler Lifting Arms Explained

Dock Leveler Lifting Arms Explained

On a mechanical dock leveler, a lifting arm is a structural component of the dock leveler used to raise the deck upon pull-chain activation. Mechanical dock levelers receive power from...

Dock Leveler Lifting Arms Explained

On a mechanical dock leveler, a lifting arm is a structural component of the dock leveler used to raise the deck upon pull-chain activation. Mechanical dock levelers receive power from...

Dock Leveler Lip Plates Explained

Dock Leveler Lip Plates Explained

Dock levelers have a component called a lip plate that is used to rest in the bed of a trailer for loading or unloading product.

Dock Leveler Lip Plates Explained

Dock levelers have a component called a lip plate that is used to rest in the bed of a trailer for loading or unloading product.