Controlling Multiple Loading Dock Devices from One Control System
The Dok-Commander Control System from Rite-Hite, Milwaukee, Wis., integrates the controls of multiple loading dock devices into a centralized, easy-to-operate control system.
Specifically engineered for a loading dock environment, the Dok-Commander can power a variety of equipment at each loading dock position, including a vehicle restraint, dock leveler, dock door and dock light.
The Dok-Commander comes with an interlock feature to ensure equipment is engaged in the proper sequence of operation. A Green Light Interlock disables the use of a hydraulic leveler or overhead door until the vehicle restraint achieves a safe engagement. An Overhead Door Interlockrequires the overhead door to be opened prior to leveler operation. And finally, a Stored Leveler Interlockensures the leveler is stored safely before the restraint is able to release a trailer.
The Dok-Commander is designed and engineered for the harsh conditions of a loading dock environment, and meets the requirements for electrical noise, electrical and environmental conditions and chemicals.
The Dok-Commander also adds a level of security when linked with an active building security system. If an engaged restraint is tampered with, the building security system is notified and facility protocol is followed.
The narrow design of the Dok-Commander allows for tight door centerlines at a dock position, while a simplified control panel is easy for loading dock workers to operate.