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Loading bays & doors

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. ... more

Multi-deck loading simplified

By converting a series of existing loading bays with the installation of its new Retro Dock, Stertil Stokvis has enabled a leading high street retailer to load and unload multi-deck vehiclesDuring ... more

Loading bays of the future

Loading bays represent a critical area when it comes to safety, operational efficiency and energy savings. With the pressure also on supply chains to reduce environmental impact, all these factors ... more

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.... more

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. ... more

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, ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

Tailor-made loading bay solutions

A project to design and install a fixed loading ramp incorporating an existing concrete ramp is an example of loading equipment specialist Thorworld ... more

High-speed door suits hygienic applications

To meet the requirements for hygiene and temperature stability in the food industry, sara LBS has developed the Rapid Food Door. Designed to give controlled access into or close off production, ... more

Thermal efficiency drives new product development

With energy costs escalating, attention has never been more focused on insulation and thermal efficiency. For all loading bays, options that were previously only considered for cold stores are ... more

Loading bay doors help to reduce energy costs

In the current climate of increasing energy costs and decreasing budgets, maintenance and procurement managers need to search out the most efficient technologies. Often overlooked, door technology ... more

Raising the bar for scissor lift safety

sara LBS’ new range of scissor lift tables conform to the highest safety standards in a wide range of applications. Constructed from steel for strength, the lifts have a maximum load of up to 12 ... more

Bespoke loading bays provide efficient solution for DHL

Stertil Stokvis has designed a special loading bay solution to help logistics giant DHL transport catering trolleys to and from aircraft at London’s Heathrow airport. The £500,000 project required ... more

Fast-action door allows high-volume use

Stertil Stokvis has removed an outdated door for component manufacturer Tyco Electronics, replacing it with a RapidRoll 3000L.Stertil Stokvis installed the high-speed hybrid of the 3000 security ... more

Air curtain acts like an invisible door

Virtually every warehouse across the country has the equivalent of an open door policy – whether they like it or not – and according to industry ­estimates it is costing owners around £15,000 a year ... more

High-speed doors cut energy usage

With so many economic forces and forecasts hampering business operations, ­companies need to monitor their costs more carefully, especially energy usage.At Wetherby Building Products, supplier of ... more

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