‘Bridge for connecting vehicles’
Gandhi Automations offers complete logistics solutions by providing dock levelers, dock shelters, sectional overhead doors and dock houses.
Electro-hydraulic, mechanical and air-powered dock levelers offered by Gandhi Automations are not only “a bridge for connecting a vehicle”, but also facilitate fast, smooth and safe transition by compensating the difference in heights between the loading bay and the vehicle. This contributes to minimising energy used and savings on heating and chilling costs resulting in maintaining the quality of the transported goods. Dock levelers are designed as per EN 1398 standard for the most demanding loading and unloading operations. Consequently lesser qualified manpower is being utilised which leads to damage in the goods. The cost of loading and unloading the goods can be calculated precisely and is exactly definable which allows for a scientific approach to find out the investment that goes into the process.
It is possible to load and unload your products in a safe way and in the process obtain remarkable energy savings. The loading bay remains with the dock levelers in rest position and the sectional overhead door closed, until the vehicle is positioned. The driver drives back centring to the Dock Shelter and stops the vehicle the moment it gets in contact with the bumpers.
The sectional overhead door is then opened only when the vehicle is positioned, brakes applied and engines shut off. This eliminates the exit of hot air, intake of cold air (or the opposite in hot and inside conditioned places) and intake of exhausting gases in the warehouse. After the Sectional Overhead Door opens, the lip of the dock levelers connects to the truck bed for loading/unloading to take place.
At the end of the loading/ unloading the Dock Leveler is put in rest position and the Sectional Overhead Door is closed, without moving the vehicle. Following are the two types of Dock Levelers.
Radius Lip Dock Levelers allow the dock to connect with the truck bed, thus making it possible to drive directly on and off with forklift trucks etc. The self-cleaning lip hinging system does not retain rubbish
Lip Dock Levelers allow the dock to connect with the truck bed. Telescopic Lip Dock Levelers are ideal for connecting vehicles unable to drive near dock that is sea containers, side loading railway wagons
with automatic end-of-run, so as to keep the 25 mm security distance between the folded lip and structure as per EN 1398 and EN 349. b)
Telescopic Lip Dock Levelers are ideal for connecting vehicles unable to drive near dock that is sea containers, side loading railway wagons. These types can be supplied with a lip extending up to one m. The company’s dock levelers are equipped with the most secure safety devices and accessories.