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.
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.