The Midlands-based firm Chase Equipment, specialists in the design and manufacture of loading bay equipment from dock levellers through modular docks, scissor lifts, industrial doors, dock shelters and mobile yard ramps, has delivered a 9,000kg capacity modular loading dock scheme to Warwick Chemicals. The bespoke modular loading dock scheme is fitted with an electro-hydraulic dock leveller and marshalling area with access onto the modular dock by a static yard ramp.
As part of the contract Chase Equipment equipped the modular dock scheme with a 12m safe access on both sides of the loading bay by means of a set of integrated rolling step units to allow safe working practices in securing of load, which was incorporated into the vehicle wheel guides. This design took into account the requirements of the articulated trailers in operation. Chase Equipment’s was able to provide a tailored solution to suit the customer specific parameters and also that of the overall building.
Warwick Chemicals says: “Chase has completed a number of projects on the Warwick site. In this case the design of the mechanism to ensure safe access for load trapping required both an intuitive and pragmatic approach. The installation itself was completed on-time to schedule.”
Derek Sweeney the MD of Chase Equipment explains, “A modular dock is a great way to convert a building or outside area with no dedicated loading bays to allow it to be used for serious distribution. Tailored to your exact needs it provides a robust yet flexible/non-permanent solution for a ground-level operation.”
If you want to equip a different location or need to alter the dock size, it's a nuts-and-bolts job to move platform modules, and/or add or remove them as needed. A modular dock is as permanent or flexible as you need it to be.
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