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Hormann tackles safety at loading points with Wheelblocker

UAE – Hormann has launched Wheelblocker – a new piece of safety equipment that locks lorries into the loading bay, designed to prevent workplace transport injuries that usually happen during the unloading and loading process. The manually-operated system locks lorries and trailers into place. The wheel-blocking system MWB, effectively prevents the lorry from leaving the safe docking position, thus increasing safety at the loading bay.

Commenting on the launch, Darius Khanloo, managing director at Hormann Middle East & Africa said: “We understand the kind of accidents that can happen during the loading process, and we are committed to reducing them by creating innovative safety features, such as the Wheelblocker. It is a vital product for any warehouse and it will go one step further to prevent loading bay accidents.”

The system has a rotating arm lock, fold-out support pedestal and operating lever to detect the working position of the wheels. An advanced LED sensor signals when vehicle has been secured and the status of the lorry is displayed in the hall along with a key switch that provides an override function for swap containers.

Another convenient feature is that MWB carriage does not need to be moved to the end-of-travel position after release. When the arm is folded in, it can move freely and can simply be repositioned for the next vehicle. The system is suitable for all common lorries.

On request, the MWB wheel guide can be equipped with LED strips. They provide the same signal as the traffic light. This makes docking at night even easier and the traffic light signals can be recognised even better. In case of danger, for example, if the MWB is too far away from the wheel, an optional signal horn provides a warning on the inside of the loading bay.

Thanks to standardised housing sizes and similar cable sets, the MWBC control can be combined with the dock leveller control into a compact unit.

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