Visitors at the PROMAT exhibition in Chicago, IL were talking about a certain football team this year, and it wasn’t the Chicago Bears! Using the slogan “Ready for Impact”, the BOPLAN sales team drew visitor’s attention with their outfits and mascot, a real football player that walked the show. What really stole the show however, was the company’s latest development, the new DOCK BARRIER.
BOPLAN went all out with two individual booths, each drawing large crowds. While the company’s new marketing theme was a hit, the center of attention was the impressive linup of existing and new polymer safety products. Visitor’s were able to touch and evaluate up close the superior build quality of Boplan’s polymer products. It is no suprise that this year’s show resulted in a record-breaking number of leads, quote requests and orders.
Boplan introduces the Dock Barrier
The Dock Barrier is the latest member in the range of polymer safety products. It is based on two heavy duty bollards, connected by two horizontal tubes, which can be lifted up or down using a soft close system. When loading a truck, the Dock Barrier is opened and acts as a robust protection agains damage to door tracks (the most vulnarable part of industrial doors). When done loading, the operator closes the Dock Barrier, at which time it acts as fall protection, keeping operators from falling off the dock.
The Dock Barrier is the first polymer barrier to comply to OSHA standards for elevated platforms and is perfect for use in distribution centers and other industrial facilities. It will protect openings up to 10 feet and due to the hidden soft close system, it will take an impact!
The Dock Barrier will be available for sale later this year. Boplan will post updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and through their newsletter.
The FLIP is hip!
The new FLIP Kick Plate was another attention grabber at the show due to it’s modularity and versitality. This ground level barrier is often used as an alternative to angled iron. However, what makes this product exceptional, is it’s ease and speed of installation . It’s design and construction enables the FLIP to handle medium size forklift impacts, which translates into a capacity of approximately 3,000 Joules.
Would you like to know more about our Dock Barrier or FLIP? See www.boplan.com
or contact our Sales Team.