Loading Dock Systems
The loading dock can be one of the most hazardous areas within any facility. Serious accidents can result from premature truck departure, trailer creep, or collapsing tractor-trailer landing gear. With that in mind, it is imperative to choose a trustworthy component manufacturer to produce parts that will function with optimal reliability and longevity. At Lutco, we are committed to providing loading dock equipment manufacturers with high-quality bearings and assemblies that are durable and cost-effective.
Needle Bearing Assemblies for Vehicle Restraints
Vehicle restraints help minimize the risk of industrial accidents at the loading dock by preventing unscheduled departure. The restraint is anchored to the loading dock. As the driver backs the truck up into the dock, the trailer’s rear impact guard (RIG) makes contact with the restraint housing. Lutco produces heavy-duty, zinc-plated needle bearing assemblies to support the restraint and to operate as track rollers. They automatically adjust to various trailer heights and ensure the restraint is properly positioned under and firmly against the RIG.
Centerflange Bearings for Locking Hooks
A rotating locking hook supported by two centerflange ball bearings is then rotated to engage the trailer’s RIG, safely securing the trailer to the loading dock with up to 32,000 lbs of retaining force. Lutco’s centerflange bearings are offered with high strength steel stamped housings for maximum durability and operational lifespan.
For more demanding applications Lutco also offers a more robust centerflange roller bearing designed to handle a significantly higher static load capacity. If required, self-lubricating centerflange bearings are also available.
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