A dock is utilised for the quick and efficient loading or unloading of product to or from the production warehouse facility through to truck, trailer or container. ICA’s materials handling solutions can load or unload trucks, trailers or containers automatically by using conveyors, rollers, skates, docks and drives. When the trailer is positioned at the dock, the entire load is loaded or unloaded automatically.
ICA’s solutions can be directly linked to production lines and can also be integrated with AGV’s. By eliminating forklift loading, trucks can be loaded with little effort and increased efficiency in less than 4 minutes.
Associated with profiled floors in trailers and containers.
Removes the need for equipment associated with the logistics (trailer/container) component.
Can be configured with both chain and slat arrangements for association with delivery/receivable conveyors.
Generally, associate with a hydraulically activated levelling unit.
The skate is essentially a finger which is extended/retracted into/out of a container/trailer and has airbags to raise or lower for integration within a profiled floor.
Can be configured with skate and roller arrangements for handling requirements.
Chain size utilised is normally 1” duplex chain.
Generally, comprises a pair of twin chain conveyors, but can be modified depending on requirements.
Generally, associated with a fixed trailer registration ramp.
Most common dock configuration.
Single or dual drive configurations are employed.
Associated with product that requires additional support and is orientated to suit the use of rollers.
Can be configured to work with chain arrangements for loading/unloading requirements (drag chain and roller arrangement).
Can work with both roller floor trailer systems as well as chain floor trailer systems, depending on the product.
Generally associated with a fixed trailer registration ramp.
Roller size and pitch is dependent on load requirements.
Industrial Conveying Australia | Conveying Systems for Industry
Industrial Conveying Australia Pty Ltd (ICA) specialises in materials handling, transporting raw materials, processed materials and finished products for a diverse range of manufacturing industries.