The loading dock is a critical link for any business that ships and receives goods, so it makes sense that using the best equipment available is key in the efficient and safe handling of those goods. That’s why Assa Abloy has introduced the first telescopic lip dock leveler to Australia.
The DL6020T Teledock – available exclusively through Assa Abloy in this region –is suitable for every loading situation, regardless of its complexity. Unlike commonly used swing lip levelers, the Teledock has a movable telescopic lip, which provides a larger contact area between the vehicle bed and the dock leveller.
As a result it can be precisely positioned on the vehicle bed for optimal load utilisation and increased safety, explained Andrew Barker, national sales manager at Assa Abloy.
“If you are a large business that has a lot of containers coming into the country, they are usually loaded right to the rear of the trailer. What happens is that the swing lip dock leveller can’t engage with the back of the truck, meaning that the first row of goods has to be unloaded by hand before a fork lift can be used. This causes a slowdown in productivity and a slowdown in unloading and loading the truck,” he said.
“It also becomes a health and safety issue because there is a gap between the warehouse and the back of the truck where people are handballing the goods, meaning people could slip and fall down in between there.”
In the food manufacturing industry, which is governed by stringent regulations on the handling and transportation of food such as cold storage and protecting food from contamination, the Teledock can ensure a quicker unload, speeding up the transfer from truck to temperature controlled equipment in the facility.
The Teledock comes with the option of an Ergonomic Lip providing a bump free transition from the leveller platform to the lip. This makes the DL6020T Teledock ideal for operations with electrical pallet trucks.
It is also fully automated through the innovative and unique Assa Abloy 950 series docking control system that gives direct control of the dock leveler, dock shelter and door all in one control unit. With only a few self explaining buttons it is easy to operate, to meet the demands of modern logistics. Separate steering units or complex wiring are no longer needed.