Loading Dock Equipment

ANSI MH16.3-2016: Specification for the Design, Testing & Utilization of Industrial Steel Cantilevered Storage Racks

January 4, 2023

“Until 2016 there was not an RMI standard that pertained to the design of cantilevered storage racks. The creation of this standard assists Steel King, and other members of the RMI that manufacture cantilevered storage racks, in the design of it. The standard is referenced by the building codes.” Steel King Industries, Inc., 800-826-0203, www.steelking.com…


Zoneworks Flexible Loading Dock Enclosure Saves Energy

October 18, 2022

Zoneworks introduces the TZD line of flexible fabric wall systems to enclose interior loading dock areas. The adaptable wall systems substantially reduce facility energy costs and greatly enhance employee comfort at the loading dock without the need to build costly permanent walls, or rigid panelized systems. Zoneworks insulated fabric wall systems act as barriers to…


Zoneworks Introduces Custom Fabric Compactor Enclosure

October 18, 2022

Zoneworks by Rite-Hite is pleased to introduce the CE Series Compactor Enclosure, a flexible, custom-designed product that encloses compactors and dumpsters at the loading dock. The Compactor Enclosure improves energy efficiency by helping to maintain consistent temperature and humidity levels inside a facility, while also keeping wind and inclement weather outside, ensuring a safe, comfortable…


Your Gate Systems Are a Key Element of Your Safety Barrier System

August 2, 2022

Contributed by The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association of the Material Handling Institute In industrial areas where pedestrians encounter vehicle traffic, enter hazard areas or work on elevated platforms, protective guarding safety gates serve a critical role in a facility’s overall safety plan. By installing the necessary gates, facility operators help pedestrians and vehicle operators understand…


Innovations in Material Handling: Working Smarter, Not Harder

July 1, 2022

Contributed by: Gorbel Manufacturing facilities and distribution centers traditionally had to choose between keeping their works safe or keeping them productive. Thanks to recent material handling innovations, companies no longer have to make that trade off. Innovative and affordable material handling solutions empower workers to perform tasks faster and with more precision, while also reducing…


ALL Taking Delivery of Fleet’s Largest Crane

June 9, 2022

An impressive package of 25 new Liebherr cranes is coming to the ALL Family of Companies throughout calendar year 2022. Perhaps the most highly anticipated is the blockbuster Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler crane, which becomes the largest crane in the ALL fleet. Slated for delivery this month, the 11000 features an eye-popping 1,200-ton…


A New High-Performance Door for Your Harshest Environments

May 5, 2022

Rite-Hite has added another option to its lineup of high-performance rubber doors. The Raptor Max fits openings as large as 20’ tall by 20’ wide and is designed for a variety of openings, including interior, exterior, and high-wind applications. The ¼” SBR (styrene-butadiene) rubber material makes them extremely durable in the most extreme conditions. Designed…


Which Kind of Leveler is Best for Your Loading Dock?

May 4, 2022

By: Shana McGuinn, Contributor A loading dock might rightfully be thought of as the transportation nerve center for a warehouse, distribution center or other type of commercial or industrial building. It is an area of tremendous activity; a central location where vehicles come and go and where goods and products are loaded onto and unloaded…


Small Stackers Satisfy a Wide Range of Lifting and Transporting Needs

April 27, 2022

Manual push stackers from Presto Lifts are ideal for a wide variety of light industrial, warehousing, and retail back-room applications. They can be configured with manual or powered lift. M-Series units have either a foot or hand actuated pump to raise and lower loads with no electrical power. B-Series models utilize onboard battery power for…


Heavy Duty Barrier Protects Against Dangerous Drop-Off at the Dock

April 21, 2022

Rite-Hite’s Dok-Guardian provides a physical barrier that prevents workers from becoming another unfortunate statistic at one of the most dangerous materials handling interaction points at a facility –the loading dock. With the ability to stop up to 30,000 pounds of force, this loading dock barrier also has a unique pocket design that helps keep the…


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