NORDOCK® Specialty Dock Levelers

NORDOCK® Specialty Dock Levelers: ADF Air-Powered Dock Leveler, SHF Hydraulic Dock Leveler, Telescoping Lip Leveler, and vertical Storing

The NORDOCK® Specialty Dock Levelers include the FLEX-LIP® Series ADF Air-powered and SHF Hydraulic Dock Levelers. In the FLEX-LIP® Series, the dock leveler lip is designed to provide significant cost savings on reducing damage to fragile products, equipment maintenance, and personnel damage.

The NORDOCK® Vertical Storing Hydraulic Leveler in the COLDSTORAGE Series is ideal for climate-controlled facilities such as the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, or where security of the product is a concern.   The NORDOCK® Telescoping LipDock Leveler is a faster, safer, more efficient option than the vertical storing levelers.

All of the Specialty Dock Levelers carry the NORDOCK® guarantee to outperform.

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ADF Air-Powered Dock Leveler

ADF Air-Powered Dock Leveler

The smoothest transition from the truck bed to the loading dock

NORDOCK® designed the ADF Air-Powered FLEX-LIP® series to provide the smoothest possible transition from the truck bed to the loading dock. The FLEX-LIP® is specifically designed to provide substantial cost savings by preventing the damage of fragile products, minimizing equipment upkeep, and significantly reducing personnel injuries.

SHF Hydraulic Dock Leveler

SHF Hydraulic Dock Leveler

The easiest conversion from truck bed to the load dock

The NORDOCK® SHF Hydraulic Dock Leveler features a heavy-duty lift cylinder winon-adjustable velocity fuse. Its design is also intended to reduce costs by preventing damage to fragile goods, and reducing personnel injuries and equipment maintenance. 

Telescoping Lip Leveler

Telescoping Lip Leveler

 

A quicker, safer, more efficient alternative to vertical storing levelers

 A more energy efficient alternative to vertical storing levelers is the NORDOCK® Telescoping Lip Dock Leveler. This loading dock leveler is designed to retract completely so that the insulated dock doors store against the pit floor.

Vertical Storing

Vertical Storing

 

The energy efficient option

The NORDOCK® COLDSTORAGE Series of vertical storing dock levelers is another energy efficient option. This series is ideal for climate-controlled facilities such as the beverage, pharmaceutical, and food industries, or anywhere that safety of the product is a significant concern because these vertical levelers are stored behind the insulating dock doors. 

NORDOCK ADF Air Powered Dock Leveler

Patented Proven Technology

The patented FLEX-LIP lip design automatically extends as the leveler deck descends and holds the lip horizontally in all positions of the platform, even in loading operations below the dock.  In addition to this patented FLEX-LIP® design, standard features also include a fully protected Single-Chamber Balanced Air Bag activation system, separate deck and lip maintenance support, a patented-pending Auto-Descent lip extension, and a patented self-cleaning open lug front hinge and header plate.

The danger of grounding forklifts and low clearance pallet trucks is reduced significantly. Excessive forklift tire wear is decreased, especially in below dock operations. Personnel injuries caused by whole body vibration are also greatly reduced which results in savings on injury claims as well as employee absences.

Easy, safe, and simple push button power

The platform rises to its highest position when the button is pressed. When the button is released, the deck to descend and the lip to extend into place automatically until the lip rests on the truck floor. While the truck is below or above the building floor height, the lip stays in the ideal horizontal position.

When the loading or unloading is finished, the platform and lip are automatically returned to the stored position by again pushing the button.

ADF Features:

  • Patented, proven FLEX-LIP Technology
  • Patented self-cleaning open lug front hinge and header plate
  • Patent-pending Auto-Descent lip extension
  • Easy transfer full width rear hinge
  • Fully protected Single-Chamber Balanced Air Bag activation system
  • Zinc plated front and rear hinge rods
  • Separate deck and lip maintenance support
  • Dual side 33% beam to deck front to rear weld pattern
  • Deck and lip constructed from 55,000 p.s.i. tread plate
  • Full range telescopic side guards
  • Additional center deck support
  • Easy clean frame
  • Security night locks
  • Superior warranty

ADF Options:

  • Barrier Lip
  • 18” or 20” long Lip
  • Spray zinc deck, lip, and frame
  • Self Forming pour in pan
  • Zinc Plated Lifting Pans
  • Foam insulated deck
  • Safety yellow painted toe guards

NORDOCK SHF Hydraulic Dock Leveler

The patented FLEX-LIP® lip design is a standard feature as well as patent-pending Auto-Descent Lip extension, the patented self-cleaning open lug front hinge and header plate, easy transfer full width fixed rear hinge, and zinc plated front and rear hinge rods.

The easiest conversion from truck bed to the load dock

The NORDOCK® SHF Hydraulic FLEX-Lip® dock leveler lip’s design is intended to provide significant cost savings on damage to fragile goods, equipment maintenance, and personnel injuries.

The SHF features single push button control, an integral 1 h.p. motor pump, and a heavy-duty lift cylinder with non-adjustable velocity fuse.

All temperature fluid and full operating range telescoping side guards are standard.

Patented Proven Lip Technology

As the leveler deck lowers, the patented FLEX-LIP® lip design automatically extends. The lip is maintained horizontally in all positions of the platform even in loading operations below the dock.

The danger of grounding low clearance forklifts and trucks while loading and unloading is reduced significantly. Excessive forklift tire wear is minimized, especially in below dock loading operations. Personnel injuries caused by whole body vibration are also considerably decreased which results in savings on injury claims and employee absences.

SHF Features:

  • Patented self-cleaning open lug front hinge and header plate
  • Patented, proven, FLEX-LIP® Technology
  • Patent-pending Auto-Descent Lip extension
  • Heavy-Duty lift cylinder with non-adjustable velocity fuse
  • Zinc plated front and rear hinge rods
  • Easy transfer full width fixed rear hinge
  • Separate deck and lip maintenance supports
  • Dual side 33% beam to deck front to rear weld pattern
  • Beams and lugs continuously welded to header plate
  • Deck and lip constructed from 55,000 p.s.i. tread plate
  • Full range telescoping toe guards
  • Velocity fuse on life cylinder
  • Additional center deck support
  • Security night locks
  • Easy clean frame
  • Superior warranty

SHF Accessories:

  • WEARTOUGH® dock seals and shelters
  • TRUCK-LOCK® vehicle restraint systems
  • Logi-Smart integrated control systems
  • Fall-Stop safety barrier gates
  • Steel spring and steel face dock bumpers
  • Loading dock lights and guide lights   

SHF Options:

  • Spray zinc deck, lip, and frame
  • Self-Forming pour in pan
  • Foam insulated deck
  • Barrier Lip
  • 18” or 20” long lip
  • Safety yellow painted toe guards

NORDOCK Telescoping Lip Leveler

This prevents forklift and product damage while the fully hydraulic powered deck permits accurate positioning onto the trailer bed. Other standard features include reducing employee risk by the unit storing the dock leveler horizontally rather than vertically as well as faster operation than a vertical leveler, one-step push button control, and no expensive stanchions, bollards, and conduits.

A quicker, safer, more efficient alternative to vertical storing levelers

 The NORDOCK Telescoping Lip Dock Leveler is an energy efficient alternative to vertical storing levelers. This Telescoping Lip dock leveler completely retracts so that the insulated dock doors can store against the pit floor. For prevention of forklift and product damage, the fully hydraulic powered deck and telescoping lip – unlike the rotating lip designs – permit accurate positioning onto the trailer bed. Horizontal storing saves money by removing the necessity for expensive bollards, stanchions and conduits and frees valuable floor space.

Simple one-step push button control

Automatic storing is achieved by constant pressure button positioning of the lip and a single, brief push of a button.

Features:

  • The fully hydraulic powered deck and telescoping lip allow for precise positioning onto the trailer for safer loading – unlike the rotating lip designs
  • Unit stores horizontally vs. vertical storing dock leveler reducing employee safety risk
  • Faster operation than a conventional vertical storing leveler
  • Constant pressure push control button
  • No costly bollards, conduits, and stanchions
  • Opens to full vertical mode for routine maintenance
  • Eliminates the need to for cumbersome and time consuming end load function
  • Longer deck lengths means lower grades
  • Cross traffic access in stored position
  • Increased store page

Options & Accessories:

  • TRUCK-LOCK vehicle restraint systems
  • FALL-STOP safety barrier gates
  • Automatic return to dock level
  • 18” or 20” long lip
  • Emergency stop and lip extend control
  • Steel springs and steel face dock bumpers
  • Self-forming pour in pans
  • Dock Lights
  • Brush weather seals

NORDOCK Vertical Storing Hydraulic Leveler | Cold Storage

Simple push button operation, mechanical safety latch locks that lock the deck in the stored position, an exclusive lip lug and header plate, power up and power down functions, and emergency stop and full lip control functions are some of the other standard features.

The energy efficient option

 The NORDOCK COLDSTORAGE Series of Vertical Storing Dock Levelers offer warehouse security, maximum energy efficiency, and cleanliness. The strength, simple push button controls, and standard safety features guarantee dependability and matchless performance. NORDOCK’s Vertical Levelers are ideal climate controlled facilities in the beverage, pharmaceutical, and food industries or where safety is a major concern because they are stored behind the insulating dock doors. The COLDSTORAGE Series is available 20,000 to 50,000 lbs. capacities.

Simple push button operation

 The operator lowers and raises the leveler with continuous pressure on the push button once the mechanical safety latch has been released. At any time the lip and be retracted or extended. Continuous contact is maintained since the lip and leveler will float automatically with the movement of the truck bed. The NORDOCK COLDSTORAGE Series Levelers’ service range is 6” above and below floor level. The standard 16” long lip extends 11” beyond a 4” bumper.

Features:

  • Exceptional environmental, energy and security control design
  • Mechanical safety latch locks deck in stored position
  • Design ensures maximum strength
  • Exclusive lip lug and header plate
  • Easy to install and simple to operate
  • Emergency stop and full lip control functions
  • Power up and power down deck functions
  • Protects overhead door impact
  • Heavy-duty cylinders with non-adjustable velocity fuse
  • 20,000-50,000 lb. capacities available
  • NEMA 12 control panel
  • Zinc plated hinge rods
  • Continuous rear hinge
  • High visibility yellow 4” high run off guard protection
  • Self-cleaning lip hinge
  • 20” high dock bumpers included

Options & Accessories :

  • 18” and 20” long lips
  • Various integration systems
  • Abrasive surface
  • Front drop curtain