You need to make your loading docks as efficient as possible, and that’s where loading dock equipment becomes a necessity. Various dock equipment, such as pit levelers, impact doors, loading dock lights, trailer restraints and more ensure that your dock is ready for anything and everything.
Loading Dock Lights
One of the best investments to make is in loading dock lights for your warehouse or industrial space. These LED loading dock lights make a dark trailer easy to navigate and prevent damage and other issues while loading and unloading. They are easily maneuvered and fold up out of the way when not in use. Make backing into your docks easier with dock guide lights. These external lights provide drivers a secondary guide for locating your dock, making miss-spots a thing of the past in dark or inclement weather.
Rotary Products also stocks other dock equipment, including safety signs, especially ones written backward that are readable in side mirrors by drivers. Additionally, you can provide drivers with a “go/no-go” lighting system with easy stop and go lights as part of the loading dock light system you implement.
No matter what trailer backs into your dock, some amount of adjustment is required for the smooth transition between trailer and building. Pit levelers answer the call and come in a variety of options. Basic mechanical pit levelers use a pull chain to release and then allow the worker to walk across it to the open trailer, making a superb transition between trailer and building. Other heavy-duty pit levelers can provide higher weight ratings depending on the material being moved.
Take your climate control to the next level with impact doors for a variety of uses. Whether you need U.S.D.A. compliance, do food processing or more, impact doors from Rotary Products will fit your needs. Gravity hinges ensure that the impact doors will return to their closed position, and windows allow workers to see what is happening on the other side of the impact doors.
Once a driver has backed into your dock, you want to make sure it doesn’t move as your loading and unloading. Trailer restraints are a must-have to ensure the safety of everyone. Smart Chock is a trailer restraint system that will alert workers inside the building if the trailer is no longer secured. There are also manually driven trailer restraints to keep the truck and trailer secured to the building, as well as electrical motor driven trailer restraints.