Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City has a large selection of state-of-the-art dock equipment and material handling products. The loading docks is of paramount importance, as it is the place where supplies first arrive and the place from where shipments leave.
With today’s modern, fast-paced loading docks, safety and productivity play a major role in selecting and properly installing the best equipment for the job. Creating safe and efficient bridges between facilities and the trucks and trailers that pull up to them is no easy task. With so many different kinds of dock equipment and levelers available today in such a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and mounting styles, choosing the right dock equipment can be more complicated than ever.
Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City Offers a Variety of Dock Equipment
The reason for so many choices in dock equipment is that there is such a huge variety of freight, vehicles, frequency of use, and loading conditions. These different operations place different demands on dock equipment, so it is important to make sure that the leveler matches the individual requirements.
Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City cares about your safety at these facilities. Because of this, the first thing to consider when selecting dock equipment is where and how these tools will be used. Is the leveler a replacement, a retrofit, or new construction? What types and variations of vehicles will be unloading and loading? What are the space limitations? Are environmental controls and security prime considerations? Oftentimes, budget or space restrictions may unduly influence the decisions. This is where bringing in a dock equipment professional is advantageous.
Leveler capacity simply means that the selected leveler has the structural strength to handle the weight, speed, and frequency of use of the material handling equipment.
Material handling equipment used for loading and offloading has grade operating limitations, so it is important to consider this when determining the right length of dock leveler.
Units range in price from under a thousand dollars for edge-of-dock levelers to several thousand for higher-capacity hydraulic levelers.
The dock leveler makes up only one component of a loading dock. Consideration must also be given to dock safety, communications, operator environment, and energy conservation. In a busy shipping area, there can be up to 100 opportunities a day, per single loading dock, for serious mishaps to occur. A combination of signal lights, controls, and signage advises both vehicle drivers and dock attendants of safe / unsafe and park / depart conditions.
For more information about our dock equipment, contact Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City at (913) 766-2366.