Aluminum Dock Plates offer a low-cost solution to bridging the gap between trucks, trailers and your loading dock.
Bluff Aluminum Dock Plates offer a low-cost solution to bridging the gap between a dock and trailer, and are intended for low to medium volume loading applications using pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies. Not intended for forklift use or for below-dock loading. Bolt-on steel legs secure the dock plate while in use. Dock Plates come standard with hand holes for lifting, but EZ-Roll Handles can also be added on for additional cost. Manufacturing time 1 working day (or 2 days with EZ Rolls).
Manufactured and tested in compliance with ANSI Standard MH30.2.
Bluff’s Spring Loaded Dock Plate (SL Plate) is an ideal solution for loading applications involving hand trucks and dollies, and is typically used by customers in the bakery, beverage and snack distribution industries. The SL Plate is vertically stored and is easily actuated by hand or foot. Available options include kick plate covers and traction tape. Not for use with powered equipment. Each SL Plate is site-specific and requires a completed worksheet to design. Manufacturing time 5 working days.
Patent # US D633,684 S
Bluff’s AWL and AWC Aluminum Plates are specially designed for the safe transport and distribution of industrial, medical and specialty gases. Unique to Bluff, the AWL and AWC plates are made of 3/8” aluminum diamond plate. These plates are light enough to be easily maneuvered by hand yet strong enough to accommodate capacities of up to 4,720 lbs.
In the gas cylinder distribution process, steel cylinder pallets are used to hold both filled and depleted cylinders. These pallets are typically three inches off the ground and present a logistical challenge in the manual removal of the cylinders. The heavy cylinders are individually and manually rolled off the pallet onto the dock or warehouse floor, without the use of a hand truck. Many distributors simply roll the cylinders off the three-inch height differential, ignoring the continuous potential for damage to the cylinder or dock/warehouse concrete floor with repeated cylinder impact. Additionally, there is a very real danger of losing control of the weighty cylinder during the drop resulting in potentially significant personnel injury and property damage.
When Bluff’s AWL and AWC plates are used as ramps for the gas cylinders, they prevent damage to the cylinder, while minimizing the risk of personnel injury and property damage. Manufactured and tested in compliance with ANSI standard MH30.2, our plates provides a smooth transition surface for manually maneuvering the cylinders in a fully controlled manner.