Chain Dock

  • 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.

Roller Dock

  • 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.

Skate Dock

  • 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.

Slat Dock

  • Employed in conjunction with skate systems within the paper industry.
  • Generally associated with a hydraulically activated levelling unit.
  • Slats allow for the increased support of product for conveying product to other equipment.