Dock Levellers

Chase Equipment dock levellers are well-made solutions for precisely compensating/bridging the height gap between vehicle bed and the loading dock. Using our dock leveller, the load can be moved in or out of the vehicle in a single continuous horizontal movement.

There are two types of dock levellers: swing-lip and telescopic lip.

With a swing-lip leveller the loading flap is a fixed length (usually between 400-500 mm) which swings out at top of the stroke and then as it lowers, settles into the rear of the vehicle deck, allowing easy access for material handling equipment.

With a telescopic lip leveller, the lip extends out horizontally allowing you to adjust how far the lip engages into the truck and with lip lengths of up to 1m, can accommodate a greater variation of heights.

Chase Equipment manufactures a wide range of dock levellers either with telescopic lip or swing lip operation. To provide choice for application the standard range of dock levellers are produced in two load capacities, 6000kg and 9000kg but alternative increased capacities and bespoke solutions are also available and can be manufactured to order. Our levellers are of extremely robust steel construction to ensure they are reliable throughout their lifetimes, giving a high uptime and minimum down time.

The length of leveller you need is dictated by the gradient of the leveller platforms when located on to the rear of your vehicle, it needs to be less than 7° to meet the current British Standard BS EN 1398:2009.

Chase work with customers & contractors to provide bespoke solutions for replacement levellers to address changes in types of vehicles used or change in loading methods, whilst utilising existing civil structure.

All of our units are manufactured to the latest European Standards and meet all safety requirements of the European directive BS EN 1398:2009. In its design and production Chase is always focussed on quality, which ensures years of trouble-free operation.

Features of the Atlas range dock levellers include:

  • All models are of steel construction and incorporate specially selected materials such as anti-slip deck and lip plates with high grade steels for hinge bushes and fulcrum pins
  • Specific factors have been considered within the design of the leveller support frame to ensure that the loads transferred from the deck are correctly distributed to minimise long term fatigue
  • The design of the deck permits limited diagonal torsion movement without fatigue to its structural integrity. This will enable loading/unloading of canted vehicle beds
  • The electro-hydraulic system is powered by a motor rated between 0.75 and 1.1 kw depending on leveller size, requiring a supply voltage of 415/440V 3 phase and earth
  • The control voltage is 24 volt via the transformer housed within the wall-mounted control box which offers protection to IP55
  • Corrosion resistance is minimised with a high specification rust inhibiting paint
  • Pit sitting or suspended frame which allow use of tail-lift accommodation
  • All of our units are manufactured to the latest European Standards and meet all safety requirements of the European directive BS EN 1398:2009

Available options:

  • Free standing dock leveller, no need to form pit or loading dock
  • Door interlock facility to avoid door damage
  • Vehicle Restraint System interlock facility
  • High impact absorbing buffers
  • Galvanised finish to main structure
  • Foam insulation to dock leveller under deck for sound reduction and insulation purposing
  • Hinged lip or extending lip
  • Buffers
  • Kerb angles for pit edge construction
  • Pit suspended frame Dock Levellers (both swing and telescopic)
  • Cast in Dock Levellers (both swing and telescopic)
  • Brush seals to side and rear of deck assembly to assist in vermin & temperature control
  • Automatic docking light interface facility
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