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The Basics of Warehouse Dock Equipment

2018-02-27T16:11:37+00:00 February 27th, 2018|General|

The modern dock includes interlocks, a series of mechanical and electronic safety measures that prevent anything but the optimal sequence of events. For example, to open the door, the vehicle restraint must first be positively engaged. To operate the leveler, the door must be open. A food, beverage or pharmaceutical company might design its sequence to minimize infiltration of air, dust or critters. A facility in hot climates might [...]

AGVs Roll into a New Role

2018-02-27T15:54:49+00:00 February 27th, 2018|News from Industry|

Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs. As the dream of autonomous cars edges closer to reality, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) are advancing into the warehouse in a very real way. As the likes of Google and Apple pour resources into the development of driverless technology, the decreased price and improved performance of the [...]

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