Beacon Edge of Dock Levelers Stand the Test of Time

Monday, July 09, 2018

A leading supplier in the dock leveler industry, Beacon provides some of the widest manufactured Edge of Dock “EOD” units on the market today, ranging from 66”, 72”, 78” and up to 84”.  With ever increasing trailer sizes, wider dock doors and oversize loading levelers are becoming in demand as recognized by the industry. 
Both the Beacon manual bar lift operation and push button control automatic electric hydraulic edge of dock levelers are manufactured with 55,000 lb. minimum yield strength deck and lip tread plate with thickness ranging from 3/8” to 1/2" depending on the capacity.  A 15” lip is standard on all units. Optional longer lips are available upon request. Each EOD includes (2) each 11” Bump Blocks with 4” Molded Dock Bumpers for a total bumper projection of 15”.
Operation is simple utilizing the bar lift on top of the unit with a mechanically assisted heavy duty torsion spring mounted in the substructure.  Only 28 lbs. of push pull force is required to activate the center structure and 34 lbs. to push the lip out into the truck bed.  This is designed to decrease the load on the dock worker’s body, minimizing the absent work days and worker compensation claims.   
Installation requires a 48” to 52” dock height to service tractor trailers. An optional embedded channel, formed angle or approach plate is required for proper install.  These units are an economical dock leveler with a short span designed to cross over between the dock and the trailer bed.  They are most commonly used at distribution centers where the truck bed and dock are fairly close to the same height.  The EOD has a service range of 5” above and 5” below the dock surface.
Mechanical units are available in: 20,000, 25,000, 30,000 and 40,000 lb. capacities.  Electric Hydraulic units are available in 20,000, 25,000 and 30,000 lb. capacities. 
Post Office units are available in 66” and 72” wide with a 2” cart guard at 20,000 lbs. capacity. 
Many Fortune 500 companies and governments rely on Beacon in the material handling industry. As one of many examples, Beacon has full filled the edge of dock leveler request for a food distribution center located in California. Event ID: BE-6508.
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Thomas Ancel, Operations Manager

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