Dock safety, presence detection devices debut at Rite-Hite
The additional camera view of the exterior vehicle restraint lets an operator visually confirm engagement with a trailer’s rear impact guard (RIG)
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Rite-Hite’s (Booth S1612) NEMA 4X Dok-Commander system—which integrates multiple pieces of loading dock equipment into one centralized control unit—has been enhanced with the Lok-Vu real-time trailer presence monitor. The additional camera view of the exterior vehicle restraint lets an operator visually confirm engagement with a trailer’s rear impact guard (RIG), said Troy Bergum, product manager.
Overall, the Dok-Commander interlock system allows programming of Rite-Hite’s Dok-Lok vehicle restraints, overhead doors and dock leveler equipment to operate in a safe, sequential order.
“Operating external dock equipment with multiple controls from inside can be confusing and sometimes dangerous,” he explained. “The live camera monitoring enhances both safety and security.”
Additionally, Bergum showcased two new Rite-Vu light communication products: Pedestrian-Vu for dock interiors and Approach-Vu for exteriors have been added to Corner-Vu and Leveler-Vu systems. The four components use motion detection, line-of-sight notification and audible alarms to provide hazard recognition and communication to personnel on and off forklifts.
“Working in tandem, these safety tools help create a safer, more productive loading dock environment—both inside and outside—by keeping people a step ahead of the potential dangers in their path,” he said.
About the AuthorSara Pearson Specter Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC. Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery.
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