Rite-Hite Dock Timer Enhances Loading Dock Productivity

Helps material handlers prioritize dock positions

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The Rite-Hite Dok-Lok dock timer is a new visual management tool for enhanced loading dock productivity. Unlike other material handling products on the market, the dock timer lets logistics personnel take control of each dock position by monitoring the total duration of loading activities.

Either counting up or down, with time displayed in minutes and hours (00:00 time format) at any interval, the dock timer automatically begins when the Dok-Lok vehicle restraint safely secures a trailer to the facility. When integrated with an optional trailer presence sensor, the timer begins counting once a trailer is detected at the dock position. The dock timer stops counting when the vehicle restraint disengages the trailer, signifying the load is complete.

Facilities can customize the set shipping window for each dock position, helping to accommodate various trailer types and load size needs. Minimal training is required, as the dock timer utilizes numbers and colored backgrounds on the graphic user interface (GUI) for ease of adoption. The intuitive control interface indicates with colored backgrounds crucial loading time milestones, such as: timer not running, timer running, shipping window within 30 min, shipping window exceeded, and load complete.

Compatible with all new or existing Dok-Lok vehicle restraints, the 7-in. color LCD GUI provides clean and simplified controls with a state-of-the-art, low-voltage panel that is prewired with external connections brought into pre-coded terminals. The NEMA 4X GUI does not control the Dok-Lok or any other piece of loading dock equipment and is available as remote mount.

Helping improve loading efficiencies, the dock timer allows facilities to increase trailer throughput to support additional capacity. The real-time visual management tool helps dock workers better prioritize material handling needs based off total displayed time.

When optimized with Opti-Vu, the IIoT platform automatically logs each load time, allowing facilities to intuitively track loading processes and make data-informed decisions based on real-time events and historical trends at each dock position.

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