Dock Leveler - A must have for your loading bay!

Date of post : 10-Aug-2016

Dock levelers are a necessity for loading bays in manufacturing plants & warehouses. A dock leveler is a mechanical platform that forms a bridge between the vehicle & the dock. It facilitates smooth loading & unloading operations in warehouses by ensuring that the vehicle height reaches the height of the platform. 

The efficiency of a warehouse largely depends on how efficiently these activities are performed. Using a dock leveler reduces manual operations & operation time hence increasing efficiency. A dock leveler can be mechanical, air, or hydraulically powered and comes in many varieties to suit different uses. It is a completely customizable product.

Maini Materials Movement laid the foundation of Dock Leveler manufacturing in India. Maini offers a highly efficient full hydraulic dock leveler, which provides simple, low maintenance operation for loading and unloading operations from the truck & containers. Maini Dock leveler has a unique tilt facility. When the truck is canted to one side due to unevenly distributed loads, tilt allows the Dock Leveler to compensate canted condition on either side up to 100 mm. 

This floating action allows full-width contact between the lip & the truck bed, and prevents damage to the tires & steering system. Its robust steel construction and responsive & reliable hydraulic system ensure safe operation. In the current growth scenario existing in industries & warehouses, safety is paramount. 

Maini Dock Levelers ensure the safety of the operator & the people around with features like Velocity Fuse, Safety Skirt & Emergency Stop. Precision safety velocity fuse on cylinder prevents free fall of the deck in case of hose rupture/failure. The safety skirt provides additional safety by preventing accidents when the Dock Leveler is in lifted condition.