Making Portable Loading Dock Yard Ramp Weld Inspections

Copperloy by JH Industries and Imgon | A Collaboration for Both Innovation and Growth | Portable Loading Dock Yard Ramp | Forklift Ramp 

We take great pride in standing behind the team from Copperloy by JH Industries and its dedication to excellence.  If you have been planning a facility upgrade, then count on the Copperloy by JH Industries team. With this in mind, you can learn more about the portable loading dock yard ramp selection from Copperloy by JH Industries by visiting the company website.  In addition, you can find more information about the Copperloy by JH Industries team and its work by visiting the Imgon blog.  

Making Portable Loading Dock Yard Ramp Weld Inspections | High Volume 

Implementing a portable loading dock yard ramp in your facility can be one of the smartest investments you make in your business.  However, you cannot get the most out of this move if you do not commit to consistent maintenance. Specifically, you will need to make regular checks to ramp welds to ensure both the integrity and the safety of the piece. 

In fact, periodic walk-around inspections of the welds in your ramps can help you run a workplace that is both safer and more efficient. To list, some of the most critical factors to consider when making these inspections include:

  • Ramp Weld Defects
    • Cracks
      • Caving in of a weld, mechanical stress, and excesses of carbon or hydrogen can produce cracks in ramp welds.
      • These can show up anywhere on a ramp.  
    • Inadequate Cleaning
      • Inconsistent cleaning practices can form inclusions. 
      • These occur with contamination of weld metal as debris forms in the flux during solidification.  
    • Formation of Pores
      • The trapping of gases during solidification forms “pinholes.”
      • Outside matter such as dirt or oil can contribute to the process.  
    • Tearing
      • The implementation of inadequate materials can cause shrinkage.
      • This shrinkage separates plates.  
    • Undercut
      • This occurs with the reduction of steel sheet thickness at a weld toe.  
      • Exposed edges can melt into filler metal and produces sharp edges along the reinforcement.  
  • Both Mechanical and Chemical Wear
    • Precipitation
      • Loose welding can leave a yard ramp vulnerable to both water and mud damage.  
      • Over time, water can create stress fractures in ramp welds.  
    • Overwork
      • Never operate a ramp over its capacity.
      • Over time, excessive weight weakens ramp welds.  
    • Rough Movement 
      • Careless movement of portable ramps can weaken welds. 

About Copperloy by JH Industries | Portable Loading Dock Yard Ramp | United States

Twinsburg, Ohio’s Copperloy by JH Industries provides a one-stop resource for the design, engineering, and manufacture of top quality material handling equipment.  The team takes advantage of the latest in both robotic and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies to help client businesses maximize efficiency, safety, and profitability. 

Count on Copperloy by JH Industries for durable edge of dock levelers, dock to ground yard ramps, portable loading docks, and so much more. From the military to the arts, the Copperloy by JH Industries team serves a diverse range of both industries and applications.  In fact, just some of these include

  • Automated Equipment
  • Construction
  • Heat Processing
  • Both Heavy Machinery and Transportation
  • Light Assembly
  • Both Machine Tooling and Fixtures
  • Machine/Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
  • Material Handling
  • Metal Processing
  • Both Military and Defense
  • Mining
  • Plastics Machinery
  • Both Printing and Publishing
  • Both Warehousing and Distribution
  • Wind Energy

Custom Material Handling Equipment Fabrication and Design

The Copperloy by JH Industries team sets itself apart by providing some of the most impactful customizations and facility transformations.  Every facility has its own layout, and every team has its own goals. The professionals from Copperloy by JH Industries realize this. For this reason, businesses across industries benefit from durable custom rebar pallets, dock to ground ramps, lift tables, and so much more.   

The team fabricates an impressive range of materials to meet nearly any specification, facility standard, or project goal.  If you are ready for an upgrade, then rely on in-house painting, burning, welding, machining, and cutting from the dedicated team from Copperloy.