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Weather Resistance on Loading Dock Application

A customer came to me with a requirement for a loading dock. They needed to ensure suitable weather resistance for their outdoor application.

Air Technical Industries has specialized in custom builds for over 50 years.

Customization is often structural, however, it can be functional or reflected in the unique configuration of the final installation.

We worked with this customer to configure our dock lift so that the power pack could be located at a distance from the scissor lift in a protected area. This setup presented cost-savings over upgrading to a NEMA-4 wash-down duty hydraulic power unit. Hydraulic hoses needed to be run through a conduit to the sheltered area. Quick disconnects were used to facilitate this installation.

Since the table itself would be more susceptible to the weather, it was painted with marine grade paint. All-temperature hydraulic oil was supplied for the hydraulic system to withstand colder temperatures. The dock plate was fabricated out of aluminum to be light weight for ergonomic considerations & prevent corrosion.

Collaboration between the customer, ATI and the builder resulted in a successful weather-resistant installation and a very happy customer.

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Again, Air Technical Industries has the solution

Existing plant to the new plant seemed to be a major issue. Their safety department also had some extreme policies that had no wiggle room. They needed 2 sets of landing doors that opened up to a lift that also had gates. The 3 foot of lift was no problem, but they needed the lift to fit in the 6” pit. If all of this was not enough, the lift and landing doors needed to work together to ensure the safety of their personnel and their product.

As Air Technical does all the time, they told this customer they have come to the right place. Instead of telling them we don’t do landing doors or making some other excuse why we couldn’t or wouldn’t do something ATI said they have the solution.

After making a few calls to elevator manufacturers we found a company that was willing to work together to help this customer. Making some modifications to our Magic Dock Lift Table, ATI had the exact solution that this customer was told over and over could not be done. The Magic Dock Lift Table is part of ATI’s Dock Lifts and Scissor Lift Table side of their business.

As many previous customers have found, Air Technical Industries is both capable and willing to do those special one of a kind applications. For a quick look at some of these projects, please use the links provided to see what ATI can do and what they will do for you and your company.

Magic Dock Lift

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Forbes Top 100 Company Turns to ATI for Lift Table Solution

Having purchased a scissor lift table in the past from Air Technical Industries and from other vendors, this Forbes Top 100 Company knew what they wanted and who could deliver it for them. They had an application that required personnel to be lifted off the ground to an elevated platform. Their concern was the sway an economical lift table could have when the unit is in its fully raised position.

We decided to beef up the scissors to a heavier material than is normally used for the capacity required. This minor change helped to substantially reduce the sway of the scissor lift table when in the raised position. Obviously, guard rails and other OSHA related safety features were added to insure the safety of their workers.

Air Technical scissor lift tables are highly versatile. They are ideal for a wide range of operations like lifting, feeding, accumulating, aligning, and many other productions and assembly operations. They are also used for loading dock applications or personnel lifts when properly equipped.

Here is a link to our website for further information; Zero Dock Lift

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