What is a dock leveller?

13/04/18 10:00

If you work in distribution and logistics then you’re likely to have come across a few dock levellers in your time. Quite simply, a dock leveller bridges the gap between a docked vehicle and the loading bay to ensure smooth and safe loading and unloading.

What are the benefits?

A leveller enables the easy transition of goods between a loading bay and a docked vehicle, keeping stock and staff protected from damage and injury.  And they are designed to withstand the bumps and shocks of the daily loading process, so you can be confident that they have a long lifetime. From manual dock plates to automatic dock levellers, you can tailor your solution to fit your facility.

What are the features? 

There are a number of different types of levellers designed to meet different needs.  The very classic types include the swingdock, designed with swing-lip support to ensure safe and efficient loading and unloading, and the teledock, which enables optimal load utilization by increasing the contact area between a vehicle bed and the dock leveller with a tele-lip. And there are also models designed to answer specific industry issues, such as temperature control and the handling of both small and large vehicles.  

Dock levellers are normally built in galvanised steel or hot galvanised steel - making them both durable and hygienic. They are not tied to standard dimensions and have various capacity options: ranging from 6 tons to 15 tons. So no matter what your facility requires, there will be one to suit your business.

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