Press Release Summary:
By ensuring particular sequence of events happens before truck can pull away from dock, Salvo loading dock safety system eliminates unscheduled truck departures as well as resultant risk to workers and potential loading dock/equipment damage. Salvo gladhand lock, once attached to truck's brake line, ensures brakes are applied and trailer movement has stopped. Other elements of this drive-away prevention system include uniquely coded key and automatic or manual door lock.
Original Press Release:
Castell Packages Salvo Loading Dock Safety In Convenient Kit
Drive-away prevention system eliminates unscheduled truck departures
Erlanger, Kentucky (December 20, 2007) - Unscheduled truck departures increase risk to workers and the potential for damage to loading docks and equipment. The Salvo loading dock safety system from international safety expert Castell ensures that a particular sequence of events happens before a truck is able to pull away from the dock. A new product design and complete kit purchase option have increased ease of installation and shortened order lead times.
The key to the Salvo system is the Salvo gladhand lock. Once the gladhand lock is attached to the truck's brake line, ensuring that brakes are applied and trailer movement has stopped, a uniquely coded key is released. The key is then used in either the automatic or manual door lock, which traps the key, and allows workers inside the plant to unbolt the lock and begin loading or unloading the trailer. When work on the trailer is complete, the door interlock is bolted and the key needed to open the Salvo gladhand brake lock is released, making it possible for the driver to depart.
Castell is now packaging the safety system as a complete kit, with all system components and control panel wiring included. A one-size-fits-all design for the Salvo bollard, brackets and barrier chain set, and modular mounting rack model have lowered customer cost and made installation easier. Castell has also increased durability with a new temperature resistant gladhand lock design, and weatherproof stainless steel storage box. The entire kit is stocked and shipped from Erlanger, Kentucky with short lead times.
For more information on Castell's Salvo interlocking safety system, visit www.Castell.com or call 859-341-3075.
Since the inception of the industrial safety industry, Castell has been a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, developing products that keep pace with the needs of emerging markets and applications in all business sectors. Their products go beyond meeting legislation to create the safest working environments possible. A member of the global Halma group, Castell has its US offices in Erlanger, Kentucky.