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Beacon Industries, Inc.
12300 Old Tesson Ferry Rd.
St. Louis, MO, 63128
Mechanical Dock Levelers Are Vital for Dock Efficiency
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For businesses that do a good deal of shipping and receiving, it is absolutely vital that their loading dock areas operate with maximum efficiency along with highest-level safety. It's truly an unfortunate situation when some companies operate factories that produce top-notch products but have their profit margins reduced because inefficiently run loading dock areas impede the all-important process of getting these products to customers as quickly as possible. Additionally, the larger and busier a dock area is, the more essential the need becomes to operate it with peak efficiency. Top-tier dock equipment is vital, and most equipment designed for dock-area use has two key aspects: high efficiency and maximized safety. One of the many such types of vital equipment is the manual dock leveler. Please take a brief moment to read the following succinct article on manual dock levelers, which provide excellent efficiency along with essential dock-area safety.
Not having mechanical dock levelers is essentially placing a bet that every semi that backs into your dock area has a trailer bed that's the exact same height as your dock platform. Like most losing bets, this one would cost you money. For one thing, it would make your forklift useless for trailer loading/unloading because the forklift would be unable to make the bed-to-platform crossing. The mechanical dock leveler solves this problem quickly by performing that exact task that its name suggests: leveling the height difference between a truck bed and a dock platform. The dock leveler, also often called a dockboard, is material handling equipment that, via the simple use of a pull chain, does away with the unevenness between truck beds and loading dock platforms. With this accomplished, your forklifts can come into play, unloading the truck considerably faster than several workers could manually and, of course, with no physical strain on workers caused by repeated lifting.
In addition to compensating for the very-often uneven heights between truck beds and loading docks, dock levelers also importantly function as loading dock ramps. The hinged-lip feature of most top-quality dockboards helps enable this equipment to serve as an excellent crossing conduit from the dock platform to the trailer bed and vice-versa. This loading ramp function of these dock boards is often essential because there are a number of instances in which a truck's bed cannot be made flush with the dock platform, creating the need for a ramp for loading/unloading. The manual dock leveler fulfills this need excellently.
Apart from significantly increasing cargo loading/unloading speed and efficiency, manual dock levels also serve as very important dock-area safety equipment. The truck-bed-to-dock-platform crossover point is one of the most potentially dangerous areas at any loading dock area. Multiple forklift crossings over this point can turn an insignificant, thumbnail-width separation into a considerably larger gap that could easily become hazardous to workers. The mechanical dock leveler's loading ramp function, coupled with the use of dock truck restraints or wheel chocks, works excellently to prevent potentially dangerous gaps from being created by repeated forklift crossings from truck bed to dock platform and vice-versa. It is the customer's responsibility to verify correctness of fit for applications.
Name: Beacon Industries, Inc.
Address: 12300 Old Tesson Rd.
City: St. Louis