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In control of loading bay safety

12 December 2012

The new Hörmann Dock Control is a safety control system for loading bays that links the loading door and dock leveller controls to proximity sensors and warning traffic light systems. A dock buffer with an integrat

The new Hörmann Dock Control is a safety control system for loading bays that links the loading door and dock leveller controls to proximity sensors and warning traffic light systems.

A dock buffer with an integrated proximity sensor guides a vehicle onto a loading bay via the external traffic light system. Once on the bay a wheel chock, also with an integrated sensor, needs to be correctly positioned before the loading bay controls will operate.

When the vehicle is docked securely the internal red traffic light flashes to indicate that the door can be opened, allowing the dock leveller controls to operate. The dock leveller then controls the traffic light system.

Should the vehicle move or the wheel chock become displaced an alarm sounds and the loading lights turn to red immediately.

Additionally, if the vehicle pulls off the bay whilst there is a load on the dock leveller platform the emergency stop valve will automatically lock the platform in position.

The sequence reverses after loading with the door only able to operate once the dock leveller is correctly parked.

When the door is closed the external amber light flashes to indicate that the wheel chock can be removed, turning green once it is secure.
 
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