Loading Dock Equipment

Advance Lifts Announces 50th Anniversary

May 7, 2024

Advance Lifts, a leading North American lift manufacturer of industrial scissor lift tables, announces its 50th anniversary. The company is also the number one dock lift manufacturer in North America. Since Advance Lifts’ founding in 1974, Advance Lifts has serviced all facets of business providing lifts for retail, package handling, air cargo, food processing, material…

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Designing the Right Loading Dock for Your Operation

April 25, 2024

Loading dock traffic and vehicle types impact loading design layout and equipment needs. Contributor: Rite-Hite Although choosing the right loading dock equipment for your operations is critical to operational efficiencies, the foundation for safety and productivity is laid when designing the loading dock and yard. Understanding and planning for the unique requirements and needs of your…

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Top 6 Loading Dock Trends of 2024

April 4, 2024

Loading docks are busy places. In the U.S. alone, there were 11.46 billion tons of freight shipped by trucks in 2023, almost all of which came through loading docks. The constant interaction of humans with machinery like semi-trucks, forklifts, pallet jacks, and AGVs make loading docks one of the most dangerous areas of any facility.…

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Signaling Technology Critical for Maintaining Safety in Crane Hoist Applications

April 1, 2024

Audible and visible signals reduce risk of dangerous, costly accidents By Jacob Vernon, Signaling Specialist Audible & Visual Signaling, Pfannenberg Settings where crane hoists are employed pose significant dangers to technicians, operators, and other workers on the floor. Because of these safety risks, everyone on the floor must be alert to the crane and its…

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Fox Robotics Boasts Huge Success with Autonomous Trailer Loader/Unloader

March 22, 2024

Fox Robotics has announced that its installed base of FoxBot autonomous trailer loader/unloaders (ATL) has unloaded over 2.5 million pallets since the company introduced it in 2019. Fox Robotics nearly tripled its annual recurring revenue (ARR) from 2022 to 2023 and in the last 12 months, doubled its installed fleet of FoxBot autonomous forklifts. The Fox Robotics autonomous…

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How To Select A Proper Dock Lift For Your Operation

March 8, 2024

By Henry J. Renken, Advance Lifts, Inc. Hydraulic Dock Lifts have two advantages over other means of unloading trucks: Level unloading from the bed of a truck is safer than any other alternative, and Loading Dock Lifts are the only type of equipment that can reach from ground level to all sizes of trucks ranging…

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Hyster to Supply Electric Terminal Tractors to APM Terminals

March 6, 2024

Hyster Company announces an agreement to provide APM Terminals with 10 battery-powered terminal tractors for its location at the Port of Mobile in Alabama. The electric terminal tractors, which are scheduled to be delivered in 2024, are part of a $60 million investment in port equipment electrification pilots by APM Terminals. The electric terminal tractors are designed to…

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LEEA Sets Date for #GLAD2024, Updates Logo

February 12, 2024

The fifth Global Lifting Awareness Day — #GLAD2024 — will take place on Thursday July 18, represented by a new logo. Powered by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and supporting organisations, it is now a widely celebrated day where manufacturers, suppliers, and end users are among those that share material that promotes safe and…

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Supplies Crane Industry with Drive Solutions

December 13, 2023

NORD’s drive solutions for cranes feature heavy-duty industrial gear motors, dynamic electronic control products, and functional safety modules. Whether gantry, building, bridge, floating, or other type of crane, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers complete drive solutions with flexible configuration options to perfectly match specific application requirements. NORD’s robust modular system offers drive systems that are easy to…

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Hyster Recognized by Fast Company for Port Equipment

November 6, 2023

Hyster Company announces that leading business publication Fast Company recognized the hydrogen-powered top pick as a finalist in its Innovation by Design Awards. The port equipment was named among the best sustainable projects of 2023 for its use of design to meaningfully reduce harm to the environment. The top-pick container handler, which is expected to provide emissions…

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