Since the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center in Louisiana has been in a temporary location. They are in the process of rebuilding a new facility that will be approximately 60,000 square feet and will hold a maximum of 800 beds. The facility needs a dock lift to help with transferring perishable goods from the truck to loading bay and then inside the facility.
- Operating fluid had to be eco-friendly
- Special handrails
- Economical and low maintenance
The Autoquip Solution
Autoquip’s Dock Lift (PLTC-6050) offers the greatest flexibility for the loading and unloading operation. It is economical, rugged and very easy to maintain. Since the dock lift will be used to transfer perishable goods from truck to inside the facility, we provided the lift with food-grade oil to operate the hydraulic actuation that will eliminate any potential contamination. We included aluminum handrails ILO steel to minimizing maintenance instead of supplying standard painted steel, which requires upkeep overtime and could be a risk with paint chipping near food products.
Specifications & Features:
Product Family: Dock Lift
Model # PLTC – 6050
Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
The Solution Benefits
The installation of the dock lift will result in a much quicker and safer unloading of the trucks. It will reduce the amount of time that the perishable product will be exposed to outside elements and help move the product indoors quicker for preparation or storage.