How a Dock Leveler Function!

Transporting equipment’s, vehicles and other such heavy devices could be risky if you are not using dock levelers. Not just can it be risky to the people involved, but can cause damage to the objects being transported.

The dock levelers are there to make transportation a smooth affair. The dock levelers (also called dock plates or dock boards) are a tool which people can exercise to fill the gaps between trailers and dock while the loading or unloading takes place.

Trailers are of the height that sometimes is not the same as of the dock (either higher than or lower than the dock). The main function of dock levelers is to move things up or down, based on where the trailer bed is situated. Hence, machines like forklifts can travel to the dock safely and smoothly.

dock leveler manufacturer

There are multiple kinds of dock levelers such as Hydraulic, Mechanical, Air-powered, and Specialty. Hydraulic consists of Standard Hydraulic (RHH), the Vertical Hydraulic (RHV) and the Jumbo (RHJ) that offers full-width trailers’ access.

Air-Powered dock leveler contains Air-Tower (RHA). It is like hydraulic leveler and avoids any possible stump-out problem. The Mechanical dock leveler consists of Standard Mechanical dock levelers (RHM) and Edge-of-Dock levelers (RHE). The Truck and Railcar Activated are Specialty dock levelers for trucks and railcars.

The types of machines or vehicles you will be transporting must be considered while deciding about the dock leveler you will use. The dock levelers you select should match your needs for all the given situations. Also, the trailer or vibrating table dimensions, how often loading will be done and the load capacities should be considered while selecting the dock levelers.

If you want to get a dock leveler or a vibrating table, and then contact Essem Engineers today, we are known to be one of the best manufacturers and suppliers of dock levelers.

Following are the specifications:

  • Manual, battery operated & electric operated

  • Capacity ranging from 500 to 10,000 Kgs

  • High Load bearing capacity

  • Easy to install & operate

  • Long lasting, safe & reliable

Durable and Robust Special Purpose Machines

Apart from transportation, the proper loading and unloading of the machines is a tedious task. Without the proper equipment, this can be hazardous for the people involved in loading and unloading and of course, the machine can also be damaged.

The special purpose machines are costly because of the expertise involved in making them and a minor damage is enough to increase the financial expense of a site. To make this task easy, a simple yet effective machine is used called as dock leveler.

A dock leveler is an adjustable platform which is used to fill the gap between the dock and the carrier. These can be operated manually, or can be powered by a direct source or a battery. These have high load bearing capacity ranging from 500 to 10,000 Kg. These can be raised to the height of about 120 – 140 cm.

dock leveler manufacturer

The mode of operation is not limited to the above three types. These can be hydraulic or air – powered and can be used by anyone. Any special training or a trained person is not required to operate these levelers. These are easy to install and have a robust built.

For your needs of the special machine, Essem Engineers are one of the best dock leveler manufacturers in India and have been in this business for a decade. They can be contacted on call or you can drop a mail on [email protected].

All about Dock Levelers

A dock leveler as a platform is useful for transporting equipments, vehicles and other heavy devices as it helps in the loading and unloading of goods. Use of the dock leveler has become a common feature at loading bays across industries.

The dock leveler is essentially a height-adjustable platform, which is used as a bridge between a dock and the truck. It can be operated via mechanical (spring), hydraulic, or air powered systems. It reduces the risk of damage to the objects being loaded and it can also reduce risk for the people involved in the loading process.

Trailers are of the height that sometimes is not the same as of the dock (either higher than or lower than the dock). The main function of dock levelers is to move things up or down, based on where the trailer bed is situated. Hence machines like forklifts can travel to the dock safely and smoothly.

There are multiple kinds of dock levelers such as Hydraulic, Mechanical, Air-powered and Specialty. Hydraulic consists of Standard Hydraulic (RHH), the Vertical Hydraulic (RHV) and the Jumbo (RHJ) that offers full-width trailers’ access.

Air-Powered dock leveler contains Air-Tower (RHA). It is like hydraulic leveler and avoids any possible stump-out problem. The Mechanical dock leveler consists of Standard Mechanical dock levelers (RHM) and Edge-of-Dock levelers (RHE). The Truck and Railcar Activated are Specialty dock levelers for trucks and railcars.

dock leveler manufacturer

Among the multiple special purpose machines manufacturers in India, Essem Engineers figures amongst the leading few. Special-purpose machines are designed to carry out special machining operations in the production sector; dock leveler being one of them.

Highly functional and reliable, our dock leveler product variety is available in various capacities and sizes for the customers. The levelers are well designed and can aptly compensate the difference in height between different lorry ramps and floors precisely.

Having high loads bearing capacity, these levelers are also available in various tailored models in order to suit specific requirements of customers.

The primary specifications as specified by customers are listed below:
• Manual, battery operated & electric operated
• Capacity ranging from 500 to 10000 KGs
• High Load Bearing Capacity
• Easy to Install & Operate
• Long lasting, safe & reliable

Hence, if in need of a dock leveler or of any other kind of special purpose machine, you can contact Essem Engineers today and get your industry specific dock leveler delivered at your doorstep.

A Tailor Made Machine Tool

Special Purpose Machines or SPMs are machines, which are not obtained able off the shelf. They are not enclosed within Standard Manufacturing Programs, and hence, are designed and tailor made with customers specific requirements. SPMs are also known as Bespoke Machinery.

With being the Special Purpose Machines Manufacturers, we also provide Dock Levelers. These SPMs are required for soaring production rates and consistent qualities which is today’s call in the engineering manufacturing sector. These machines help in almost every metal cutting operation viz.,milling, turning, boring, tapping, drilling, etc. These machines keep you way ahead of others, in huge production industries like electrical component manufacturing, manufacture of automobile components, pump or valve manufacturing industry etc.

SPMs are used in industries, which use machines like, Brush like De-Burring Machine, Automatic Chamfering &Drilling Machinery, Placer and Picker Units, Rotary Indexing, Digit Punching Machines, and lot more.

Essem Engineers provides SPM Machines that are useful in making the procedure speedy &automatic with the desired accuracy and Dock Levelers that are useful in bridging the elevated gap between lorry and ramp floors. As Special Purpose Machines Manufacturers, the company provides machines, which give utmostaccuracy and production, level at the same time.

Gradually the interest and demand for special purpose machines is increasing, as these machines are usefulin several applications. The tools for SPMs are designed to execute special machining operations, generally for production purposes. The examples includes gear- grinding & gear- cutting machines, honing and lapping machines, broaching machines, boring machines, etc.