Gandhi Automations offers dock levelers for efficient loading and unloading of goods.
Since its inception in 1996, Gandhi Automations has been manufacturing, importing, distributing and installing products that are problem-free and easy to operate. It offers complete logistics solutions by providing dock levelers, dock shelters, sectional overhead doors and dock houses.
Electro-hydraulic, mechanical and air-powered dock levelers offered by Gandhi Automations are not only 'a bridge for connecting a vehicle', but also facilitate fast, smooth and safe transition by compensating the difference in heights between the loading bay and the vehicle. This contributes to minimising energy used and savings on heating and chilling costs, resulting in maintaining the quality of the transported goods. These dock levelers are designed as per EN 1398 standard for the most demanding loading and unloading operations.
Efficient loading and unloading
The importance of efficient loading the goods has always been evident, and it has increased over the years, essentially for two reasons: The lesser availability and the higher cost of manpower. Consequently, lesser qualified manpower is being utilised, which leads to damage in the goods.
The cost of loading and unloading the goods can be calculated precisely and is exactly definable, which allows for a scientific approach to find out the investment that goes into the process. Gandhi Automations has always designed solutions based on such scientific approach and feedback from clients. The dock levelers offered by the company ensure loading and unloading with lesser effort and minimal cost.
It is possible to load and unload your products in a safe way and in the process obtain remarkable energy savings. The loading bay remains with the dock leveler in rest position and the sectional overhead door closed, until the vehicle is positioned. The driver drives back centring to the dock shelter and stops the vehicle the moment it gets in contact with the bumpers.
The sectional overhead door is then opened only when the vehicle is positioned, brakes applied and engines shut off. This eliminates the exit of hot air, intake of cold air (or the opposite in hot and inside conditioned places) and intake of exhausting gases in the warehouse. After the sectional overhead door opens, the lip of the dock leveler connects to the truck bed for loading or unloading to take place. At the end of the loading or unloading, the dock leveler is put in rest position and the sectional overhead door is closed, without moving the vehicle. The vehicle then departs at the end of the process.
Types of dock levelers
Radius lip dock levelers: These allow the dock to connect with the truck bed, thus making it possible to drive directly on and off with forklift trucks, etc. The self-cleaning lip hinging system does not retain rubbish with automatic end-of-run, so as to keep the 25 mm security distance between the folded lip and structure as per EN 1398 and EN 349.
Telescopic lip dock levelers: These are ideal for connecting vehicles unable to drive near dock i.e. sea containers, side loading railway wagons etc. These types can be supplied with a lip extending up to 1 m.
Gandhi Automation's dock levelers are equipped with the most secure safety devices and accessories.
(Communication by the management of the company)