MODEX/ATLANTA (April 9, 2018) – Rite-Hite is reinventing the vehicle restraint category with the Dok-Lok SHR-5000. This exclusive restraint uses a patented “shadow hook” design to secure traditional trailers, as well as intermodal container chassis and trailers with rear-impact guard obstructions. The universal design of the Dok-Lok SHR-5000 is intended to meet the evolving needs of loading dock operators and the rise in intermodal container traffic. It also supports upgradeable loading dock safety technology, such as the Rite-Vu Hazard Recognition System.
“In today’s global economy, loading dock operators are receiving a wide variety of trailers and containers,” said Chad Dillavou of Rite-Hite. “The shadow hook is a universal restraint designed to secure the widest amount of trailer configurations and sizes, including intermodal chassis. It’s a universal restraint designed to meet the challenges of today’s loading docks.”
In addition to having the most substantial wrap on rear-impact guards and the widest vertical engagement range (9-30 inches), the Dok-Lok SHR-5000 incorporates a shadow hook that provides an additional layer of safety when dealing with rear-impact guard obstructions.
How It Works
When the Dok-Lok SHR-5000 is activated, the hook attempts to wrap around the rear-impact guard. If the hook comes in contact with a rear-impact guard obstruction, the shadow hook pivots to secure the trailer in place. If the trailer moves, the shadow hook locks in the safety stop, which helps prevent a wide variety of trailer separation accidents.
In addition to safely securing the widest amount of trailers and intermodal containers, the Dok-Lok SHR-5000 is a physical theft deterrent and can interface directly with security systems to help prevent trailer theft, which is a growing issue. According to CargoNet, cargo thefts accounted for losses of roughly $173 million in the U.S. last year, with food and beverage being the most targeted product category.
The Dok-Lok SHR-5000 is engineered to withstand the harsh conditions of a loading dock environment. Its solid steel construction can withstand repeated contact with trailers backing in and out of the loading dock area, while powerful extension springs provide superior upward force against rear-impact guards to keep a trailer secure during loading – even with air-ride trailers. The Dok-Lok SHR-5000 features a corrosion-resistant finish and an IP-66 rated motor to prevent water and dust infiltration. Finally, the unit stores above ground to stay clear of ice, snow and other debris.
The Dok-Lok SHR-5000 comes standard with the Rite-Vu Light Communication System, which provides clear, constant communication of restraint status to the truck driver, forklift operator and loading dock personnel. Beginning in 2017, the system includes Approach-Vu, which alerts workers outside at a loading dock that a trailer is backing into a dock with an audible alarm and strobe light. On the inside of the loading dock, newly added Pedestrian-Vu shines a blue light onto the leveler when there is activity inside a trailer to avoid possible collisions. It also locks the Dok-Lok when it detects activity inside a trailer. These upgrades complement the other indoor features of the Rite-Vu Light Communication system: LED lights located on the control box, upper corners of the interior dock door (Corner-Vu), and mounted on the dock leveler (Leveler-Vu).
Rite-Hite, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of material handling systems designed for maximum safety and productivity. Principal product lines include trailer restraints, dock levelers, integrated controls, dock seals and shelters, industrial power doors, fabric curtain walls, HVLS Fans and aftermarket products and services. For more information, visit RiteHite.com or call 1-800-456-0600.
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