Copperloy Yard Ramps
The quality of equipment has a significant effect on the efficiency and success of freight-loading operations. Above all else, yard ramps and other warehouse equipment should be safe and functional. If these two, simple characteristics aren’t met, the productivity of a facility is likely to decrease as a result. Yard ramps, specifically, are a critical aspect of any facility’s equipment.
The average yard ramp undergoes high levels of pressure during the workday. Forklifts travel up and down these yard ramps to loading docks and trucks, maintaining virtually constant activity; thus, yard ramps must exhibit characteristics, which allow them to withstand this workload.
As leaders in manufacturing and selling loading dock equipment, the professionals from Copperloy insist on using the best material possible. A572-50 HSLA steel plates have flat, clean surfaces, are stronger than mild steel, and provide incredibly high yield strength in a surprisingly light package. When superior strength is a top priority, a relatively light end product weight is a major plus.
Copperloy designs loading dock solutions that provide the most durability in the industry. During their sixty years in the industry, Copperloy has been consistently enhancing its yard ramp designs. Furthermore, in comparison to similar equipment, Copperloy dock ramps are much safer, more likely to bolster efficiency, and more capable of resisting the tremendous workload of a typical warehouse workday. Count on Copperloy for high-quality yard ramps.
Features of Copperloy Yard Ramps
Copperloy manufactures their yard ramps with advantageous features, which increase overall productivity. Forklift access is always a concern in yard ramp design. A Copperloy ramp features an exclusive 8-foot level off to make forklift access much safer and easier. In contrast to other industry ramps, the Copperloy team designs a ramp with the hydraulic hand pump on the outside.
This greatly increases the ease of use and the protection of the pump from wear and tear. In addition to the 8-foot-level off, the Copperloy team has also added low end plates and safety curbs to ramps to improve the status of forklift access. The safety curb is a 7-inch curb, which prevents runoff. The low end plate is designed to be lower than the wheelbase of a forklift; thus, the front tires can reach the grating while the back wheels stay on the ground.
Copperloy ramps also improve upon tires. Many other ramps in the industry utilize air-filled ties, which require virtually constant maintenance. Copperloy yard ramps, however, employ solid/pneumatic tried with lubricated bearings, eliminating the need for constant maintenance and refilling.
Other Advantages of Copperloy Yard Ramp Products
Copperloy designs durable yard ramps to maximize space, efficiency, and safety. Their focus on product quality has resulted in the development of some of the best freight handling solutions in the United States. See below to learn about just some of the advantages of investing in Copperloy ramps.
Due to the implementation of the exterior hand pump and forklift access features, Copperloy yard ramps offer much easier operation. In addition, the raising speed of Copperloy ramps is two-and-a-half times faster than other yard ramp equipment.
Unlike competing ramps, rotation is focused on the positioning sleeve rather than the ramp connection, which mitigates overall wear and tear. Copperloy’s installations also include centrally-located cylinders, which reduce the probability of tipping.
Furthermore, Copperloy offers portable yard ramps, which are capable of transforming empty spaces into freight-loading centers. Copperloy’s product offers a versatility that allows for the expansion of dock capacity and the creation of loading operations without a preexisting loading dock. These portable freight handling pieces provide ground-level access to buildings, trucks, and even rail cars.
Custom Steel Fabrication and Design Services From Copperloy
You can rely on Copperloy for premier custom painting, burning, fabricating, and machining of top-quality material handling equipment. To list, past customizations have included rail boards, lift tables, rebar pallets, dock to ground ramps and more.