Dock lifts are needed in industrial buildings where there is no loading dock. The device uses a vertically mobile platform to transfer loads from truck beds of any size to shipping bays of any height. If you are building a new warehouse you can save your organization thousands of dollars in loading dock construction costs simply by investing in the loading dock lifter most appropriate to your process flow. VisionMasters will help you choose the best model for your load capacity, industry type, truck traffic, and facility floor plan.
Loading dock lifting platforms can be installed indoors or outdoors. Heavy duty models are capable of lifting 10 tons of combined load in a single transfer. General use models with lower weight capacities are available for smaller warehouses with lighter load weight requirements. All models are engineered for full vehicle service capability and can be used to load vans, pickups, container trucks, and 18-wheeler tractor trailer units. The service platform on the unit keeps the load level at all times to ensure stability and safety during load transfer.
Dock lifts will deliver a number of specific advantages over dock levelers and loading ramps to any warehouse they are installed in. These include, but arenot limited, to the following benefits.
They are more versatile that dock levelers because they can service any type of cargo transport vehicle.
They load and unload trucks far more quickly than manual work can accomplish.
Dock lifting units are far safer than ramps because they operate with a consistently stable platform service rather than an inclined plane.
They are far less expensive to install than recessed truck bays.
VisionMasters offers two primary lines of dock lifts, each with its own set of features that benefit specific industry needs. M-Series units are designed for smaller loads and offer the advantage of being accessible by non-powered hand carts, pallet trucks, dollies, and other manually operated material transport devices. H-Series units are for heavy duty loading and unloading. Platforms are designed to accommodate powered transport vehicles such as forklifts for safe, efficient, and quick loading and unloading of oversized loads.
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