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Uni-Dox™ Inflatable Shelter comes with counterweight retraction system.

Press Release Summary:

Uni-Dox™ Inflatable Shelter comes with counterweight retraction system.

Jun 16, 2017 -

Featuring non-inflatable draft pads, single-phase blower, head and side bags, Uni-Dox™ Inflatable Shelter comes with air bag and connector designs. Equipped with Dok-Commander® loading dock control panel and PitMaster™ Under-leveler Seal, unit is suitable for yard jockeys, truck levelers or trailers applications.

Original Press Release

UNI-DOX™ Inflatable Shelter Designed for Versatility, Durability

Press release date: Jun 14, 2017

New shelter is able to service the widest variety of truck and trailer configurations

Responding to the needs of facilities whose loading docks service a wide variety of truck and trailer configurations, Rite-Hite has introduced the Uni-Dox™ Inflatable Shelter.

The unique design of the Uni-Dox shelter allows it to rapidly inflate after the truck is docked and deflate before it leaves. The Uni-Dox inflates 50 percent faster than other inflatable shelters, thanks to its advanced air bag and connector designs (which hold air better during inflation). Its deflation and retraction efficiency is also enhanced by the use of a counterweight retraction system instead of a motorized return.

The Uni-Dox is also unlike other inflatable shelters in that it uses conforming, non-inflatable draft pads to reduce the risk of damage and leaks. Not only do these draft pads diminish wear and tear on the inflatable bags, they improve the overall effectiveness and reliability of the seal.

“The Uni-Dox is the most versatile dock shelter on the market, in terms of the variety of truck/trailer configurations it can handle,” says Mary Blaser, director of marketing. “Its unique technology makes it more durable and efficient than other inflatable shelters.”

The head and side bags of the Uni-Dox inflate around the top and sides of the truck trailer, respectively, after the trailer is secured to the loading dock. Through manual activation, the air bags are then deflated and retracted behind a protective structure before the trailer pulls away from the dock. A single-phase blower fills the air bags.

An interconnection system such as the Dok-Commander® loading dock control panel offers additional feedback to reduce the risk of damage if the air bags have not been deflated before a trailer pulls in or out. The PitMaster™ Under-leveler Seal completes an effective seal beneath and around the dock leveler and bumpers, helping to prevent the infiltration of outdoor debris and pests.

In addition to loading docks who service a wide variety of trailer sizes (including trailers with tailgate extensions), the Uni-Dox Inflatable Shelter is also ideal for facilities that require full width and height access to the rear of the trailer; where strong pressure is present; or where there are yard jockeys, truck levelers or trailers that have hydraulic rear tandems.

For more information about the Uni-Dox shelter, visit: http://www.ritehite.com/en/AM/Products/Dock-Seals-and-Shelters/Dock-Shelters/Uni-Dox-Inflatable.

About Rite-Hite

Rite-Hite, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of material handling systems designed for maximum safety and productivity. Principal product lines include trailer restraints, dock levelers, integrated controls, dock seals and shelters, industrial power doors, fabric curtain walls, HVLS Fans and aftermarket products and services. For more information, visit RiteHite.com or call 1-800-456-0600.