Loading docks are a critical piece of the supply chain by linking your warehouse to trucking fleet. At Leda we understand the requirement for tested, heavy duty, reliable & safe to operate equipment is paramount to a successful loading dock facility.
Ultimately, the cost efficiencies gained in loading and unloading trucks with Leda equipment is what will pay for it.
While the Leda dock console is easy to operate, proper training is required to safely operate a dock leveller. Safety can be further enhanced with the DockBrain touchscreen allowing further checks & controls can be introduced. With two hydraulic rams you can accommodate high in point loads than you can with a central mounted single hydraulic ram dock. Leda’s single or dual cylinder docks are rated to carry the load whether a truck is in position or not. This is critical should the truck accidentally drive off.
A construction system with self-cleaning flat hinges made with ST-52 laser-cut steel for perfect alignment and resistance. In addition, it is designed to prevent the moving parts of the leveller from misalignment due to grime build up.
The hydraulic equipment comprises: a 1.0 CV electric motor, hydraulic pump with a flow rate of 5 l/m and a 7 litre tank with an oil level viewer, safety electro valve, elevation cylinder with a Ф50 mm rod, lip cylinder with a Ф30 mm rod and hydraulic hoses.
All shafts are protected from corrosion by a passivized, zinc electrolytic coating.
Centering system between lip and bay with nylon dividers ensure that the lip is always in the correct working position.
The control panel has been designed for various operations. Should be located on drivers side.
Adapts to the rising and lowering of the truck caused by loading and unloading, thanks to its lateral inclination.
The anti-fall safety valve in the hydraulic cylinder is designed so that it can be blocked, if the truck unexpectedly moves off, preventing the dock and any vehicle on its surface (operators, forklifts, etc.)
All the components (and the moving parts), lip and interior structure are painted separately with an anti-corrosive primer before painting.
Range of rubber and steel static and moving dock buffers.
Swinging lip. Some models can be telescopic.
Dock leveller is seam welded during installation across horizontal axis.
Dock height should equal your average load height (not truck height). Alert: The height of your dock should be at the average height of your loads. Remember that containers can add 200mm to your truck bed load height.
There are 3 dock leveller installation methods to choose from at Leda being.
Standard with cast in frames available quickly- 1. standard model 2. cast in frame
For tail lift trucks- 1. cavity under dock 2. can be exterior of building
Ideal for new construction to save time and money- 1. cast in situ 2. faster installation 3. no form work
A solid base for unlimited possibilities
The Leda construction system concept is easy to explain: these systems are designed to satisfy anyone’s needs. For those who want to start with a pit and a sub-frame: Embedded Pit type. For those who prefer to install leveller in a pit without a sub-frame: Self-hanging type. For those who do not want a pit: Box Model without cavity. And for those who do not want a pit, but need an opening for the truck cavity: Box Model with Precast for cavity.
The Embedded Pit type levellers require a cast in-frame for the leveller to be secured to the pit. The cast in‑frame is installed when the pit is poured. It has the great advantage of only being joined to the pit by welding, which makes it extremely easy, if it should be necessary to replace, move and/or change the dock leveller in the future.
The Self-hanging Pit type levellers require no frame for securing them to the pit, for tail lift vehicles meaning greater truck flexiblity. Its main advantage is that the frame and leveller can be installed at the same time, as the frame is integrated into the leveller. No bottom support is needed as all the pressure transmitted to the edge of the frame, leaving a free space below the dock to allow trucks with tail lifts to reverse up to the dock.
The Box model is ideal for new construction and uses the leveller as the formwork. This system saves costs and time in installing the leveller, as no pit is required. The work involved in preparing the pit beforehand is minimal with a blinding slab, making civil works easier and less complicated.
It is also necessary to consider that some trucks have their own platform. For this reason Leda has also designed the Box Model with a space for housing the platform during the loading and unloading of the goods, using a hollow precast element structure. The Precast structure is installed before the floor in the industrial building is completed. A space is left below the structure of the Box Model leveller. This allows you to obtain the benefits of the Self-hanging model and the functionality of the Embedded model, as well as simplifying civil engineering work.
The dock levellers lip in many respects is one of the most critical components in considering the type of dock leveller you need. Leda offer two lip types being:
Leda’s dock leveller range is one of the largest and this extends to finish options being.
Carbon steel units are coated with a protective polyurethane (PU) base coat. Steelwork to be painted is washed and degreased before applying the base coat. The dual coat system consists of a base coat primer and a finishing top coat which provides high resistance to corrosion and environmental agents. The standard colour used is 7016 grey, based on the RAL colour chart. Other colours are available at additional cost.
Hot dip galvanizing
Carbon steel immersed are first washed and degreased. The steelwork is then immersed in a liquid zinc bath at a temperature of about 450°C, to achieve the chemical adherence of the zinc to the steel. A homogeneous coating on all material is obtained as well as an excellent resistance to corrosion and environmental agents.
AISI-304 stainless steel. The dock is entirely manufactured with stainless steel, including the welding. This is the best corrosion resistant option for any aggressive environment (such as food and pharmaceutical facilities) requiring wash down and hygiene standards. As a further option, the product can also be made of AISI-316 stainless steel, which provides a higher level of corrosion resistance often, required in the food industry.