Logistics and Loading Bay Equipment
We have specialist skills in the supply and design of all of the following systems:
Scissor Lift Systems
We can supply Scissor Lifts which will lift products in a vertical movement, as opposed to a conveyer system. These systems can involve bespoke elements such as lip flaps on the side, if you require a system which grants access over a threshold. We are involved in the design and supply of hydraulic power unit modules, special purpose valve blocks and cartridges, and also cylinders, and so we can handle any unique requirements.
Dock Leveller Systems
We are the UK’s major supplier of Dock Leveller units.
Two versions are available, swing lip & sliding deck. We provide circuit drawings and technical help for both models.
The swing lip version lifts the main platform on a single acting circuit, this then pressurises and moves a shuttle valve in a specifically designed block, which then directs the oil to the lip, which can be either single acting or double acting. The platform then lowers onto the back of the vehicle and loading can begin. Movement of the platform when engaged can be allowed by permanently energising the float coil. These systems are very adaptable, and we provide advice and assistance to meet any design requirements.
The sliding deck version acts in a similar way to the swing lip version. The main deck performs a lift and then the inner deck slides out by means of a double acting circuit. The sliding deck then positions at the vehicle rear and then loading and unloading can begin. Again, these systems are adaptable, and can effectively carry out a wide range of functions.
We can design and supply many versions of systems for livestock lorries and their manufacturers. There's a number of things we can do, using DC motors up to 3 kW in power, from performing safe and humane sectioning of animals within the vehicle, defining compartments for transport during loading, to safe and functional access ramps for loading and unloading. Different vehicles and livestock require different systems, and we offer advice and guidance on our bespoke solutions.
The power units are assembled at our facility. Our valves and cylinders have been sourced to work in conjunction with our other products, meaning we're able to design and supply the most effective of systems.