At facilities with a large amount of storage, loading and unloading of trailers at the dock can be a daunting task. Trailers can be filled to the brim with boxed goods that can take a great amount of time to unload even with multiple employees.
The same is true for the loading process as empty trailers can require a full load of boxed goods before they are ready to be sent out. Common solutions used in these processes to help staff include pallet jacks, dollies, and even fork trucks.
However, while these are excellent solutions for keeping employees safe from strains and injuries of lifting numerous boxes, they do not do much for helping increase efficiency or reducing the number of staff.
Automate the Process with Conveyors
To truly increase efficiency, safety, and time management a telescopic conveyor is the best option!
These conveyors are designed to extend into trailers and assist in maneuvering products in or out. This allows just one or a few employees to stay at the end of the conveyor and begin unloading or loading as the conveyor moves items from one end to the other.
FMH Conveyors’ Maxxreach telescopic conveyor offers this ability to transport goods in and out of the trailer while also presenting other key benefits to your dock loading or unloading operation.
The Maxxreach telescopic conveyor consists of a durable design that creates long-lasting solution even under the toughest facility environments. While being a durable solution, this conveyor also provides easy operation to the user with convenient controls for movement, lights, and belt operation.
Its ergonomic design contributes to the benefit of making it easier to use for staff as the conveyor’s height keeps boxes at an ergonomically efficient and safe position for loading and unloading.
A True Space Saver
When thinking of conveyor systems, a common belief is that they take up too much space, especially if positioned at the dock that consists of a lot of different processes other than loading and unloading trailers.
If a conveyor is not in use its facility footprint can hinder other processes or even call for more solutions such as stairways and work platforms to be installed to create easy access for staff around the conveyor system.
When it comes to the telescopic conveyor, this issue of space is not a problem. The telescopic conveyor’s ability to retract up to a quarter of its total length to provide a smaller facility footprint when not in use allows for space, access, and free movement for other processes when the loading or unloading process is not in effect!
Customized to Fit Your Needs
It is important to note that FMH telescopic conveyors can be customized in a variety of ways. These include the conveyor’s length, width, options, and accessories.
Exceptional custom options including a raised belt transfer for transferring packages automatically to a takeaway solution, or a robotic loader that can fill a trailer without the need for a trailer operator allow these conveyors to fit a large variety of applications.
Other options include ventilation, fans, snouts, and man-rider platforms that provide unique benefits for operators looking to get the most out of their loading and unloading process.
FMH’s MaxxReach telescopic conveyor is an excellent solution for increasing the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of your trailer loading and unloading process.
These conveyors provide an automated and ergonomic method of transport for goods and materials in order to make it easier for your staff. Its ability to retract and free up space when not in use adds to its efficiency in your facility as a whole by not hindering other processes at the dock.
To learn more about this conveyor and if it is the right fit for your facility, we encourage you visit FMH Conveyors’ website or give us a call for consultation at 800-797-5699