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Loading Bays & Doors

Loading bay doors protected against fire

Loading bay specialist sara LBS is offering maximum safety and thermal efficiency in all sectional overhead doors by specifying Kingspan certified Firesafe door panel material as standard to ensure its doors offer the higest levels of protection. In the event of a fire, a door’s resistance…

  • 31/01/2013

Regular servicing takes a load off

For distribution centres and production sites, specifying the fastest and most efficient industrial doors can be the first step to improving work flow and maintaining regulated room temperatures. However even the best doors require maintenance; a regular service schedule can make sure that doors…

  • 31/01/2013

Flexible loading solution for flat floor sites

A major challenge for both in house and third party logistics and transport operators delivering to, or collecting from, flat floor sites is the safe and efficient loading and unloading of products. Lifting equipment specialist Transdek has produced the innovative V2G (vehicle to ground) modular…

  • 11/09/2012

Distribution centre combines efficiency and performance

A leading high street fashion retailer with nearly 300 stores in the UK, Ireland and the rest of the world wanted to build a new distribution centre from which it control its logistical operations. The new 46,000 sq ft ­building needed to combine efficient distribution performance with low…

  • 08/06/2012

Double-deck solution for retail giant John Lewis

Loading and unloading specialist Thorworld Industries has ­supplied John Lewis with new Inflatable Dock Pad Seals to cater for its increased use of double-deck vehicle trailers. For over a decade, loading bays at John Lewis’ distribution depot in Liverpool have been fitted with…

  • 08/06/2012

Thorworld's Ramp No.1 still going strong at Tivac

The very first mobile yardramp ever built by Thorworld Industries is still going strong, more than 25 years after its original manufacture – continuing to bring increased efficiency and cost savings to Tivac Alloys. Since 2009, the yardramp has been used to plug a logistical loop in the…

  • 14/03/2012

Modular docks increase distribution capability

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…

  • 10/03/2012

Air curtains show energy loss the door

Within moments of opening a loading bay door, the temperature inside a warehouse can drop by up to 10°C. In today’s economic climate and with businesses looking to keep energy costs to an absolute minimum, air curtains can be a cost-effective, energy efficient solution … The opening and…

  • 10/03/2012

Robots load and unload in quick time

As part of a major investment by pneumatic motion and fluid control ­specialist Norgren at its Lichfield ­manufacturing site, Kawasaki Robotics has replaced two aging robots with two Kawasaki RS06L robots for the loading and unloading of brass fittings into a rotary transfer machine. The…

  • 30/01/2012

Software smooths out warehouse bottlenecks

Paragon Software Systems has added a ‘Despatch Smoothing’ feature to its transport routing and scheduling software to avoid bottlenecks in warehouse despatch. Transport plans focus on meeting customer demands with available ­transport resources but do not generally consider the…

  • 23/01/2012