New Generation of Dock Levellers Launched

14th June 2023

Logistics BusinessNew Generation of Dock Levellers Launched

Rite-Hite, one of the leading manufacturers of loading bay and health and safety equipment, has launched RiteLoad, its new generation of hydraulic dock levellers featuring new advanced controls, improved design and reinforced construction for enhanced safety.

The durability and stability of the new RiteLoad dock leveller series – achieved through improved telescopic lip guidance and optimised plateau construction – is such that Rite-Hite provides a full 10-year warranty on the steelwork and construction in comparison to the customary five-year warranty across the industry.

The RiteLoad series comprises a number of different models and is available in nominal lengths from 2,000-4,500mm with nominal widths of 2,000-2,250mm, and heights from 600-900mm. Depending on the application, models for load capacities of 60kN and 100kN can be selected. In addition to the classic safety features, such as anti-slip tear plate and yellow/black warning stripes, the dock leveller has an automatic floating position and automatic return function, as well as an electro-hydraulic emergency stop in case of pressure loss in the lifting cylinders and a restart interlock after power failure.

“When developing the new RiteLoad dock levellers, our goal was to deliver unrivalled durability and the highest quality product with fast availability, and we are delighted with the result!” says Thorsten Mauritz, Marketing Manager for Europe at Rite-Hite.

A variety of different controls are available for the new dock levellers – from the simple bridge control to the advanced combi-box, which allows several products at the loading point to be operated centrally via one control, such as the sectional door and vehicle restraint system.

Formwork frames as well as curb angle frames for pre-casted pit frames and special frames for loading houses are available. In addition to the standard colour option of RAL 7016 (grey), many other RAL colours are also available as well as a fully galvanised version (including the frames).

Further dock leveller models based on this platform are planned for future release, including a hinge lip version.

Rite-Hite is a pioneer and specialist in high-performance loading dock technology, industrial door solutions and innovative products for improving work safety. For more than 30 years, we have been committed to providing forward-looking technologies in Europe for greater productivity, safety and energy efficiency in logistics and intralogistics. With more than 3000 employees worldwide and a global network of production facilities and subsidiaries, we are one of the leading companies in our industry.