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Kelley Revolutionizes the Industry Again with Its airDefense Technology Dockleveler

Kelley Revolutionizes the Industry Again with Its airDefense Technology Dockleveler

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thousands of companies have employed the benefits of air power with the Kelley FX Dockleveler – and now the best just got better. The new Kelley aFX® Dockleveler reduces maintenance time and saves operating costs with Kelley’s proprietary airDefense® stump out elimination system that also protects against free-fall in the event of premature trailer separation.

With 62% of all new trailers on the road today equipped with air-ride suspensions, dockleveler stump out has become an ever-increasing issue on the dock. During loading operations, air-ride suspension trailers can lower 3 to 8 inches.   Stump out occurs when the dockleveler ramp stops near dock level, but the lip continues to lower with the trailer, interfering with the proper operation of the dockleveler.  The steep lip angle creates a potentially unsafe condition, resulting in lost productivity and money-draining damage to fork trucks, dockleveler and product.

Previously, expensive hydraulic docklevelers provided the only solution to stump out. Kelley’s airForce Technology delivers all the air-powered advantages introduced in 1995 with the original Kelley FX -- durable, simple, clean-running operation, with lubrication- and adjustment-free activation and minimal moving parts — and now eliminates stump-out with special airDefense sensor rollers that travel along a reinforced cam, providing fluid free-float motion and purging stump-out. All of this while providing a measure of free-fall protection in the event of premature trailer separation. Get air superiority from the first with air technology and the best in air technology. Only from Kelley.Thousands of companies have employed the benefits of air power with the Kelley FX Dockleveler – and now the best just got better. The new Kelley aFX® Dockleveler reduces maintenance time and saves operating costs with Kelley’s proprietary airDefense® stump out elimination system that also protects against free-fall in the event of premature trailer separation.

With 62% of all new trailers on the road today equipped with air-ride suspensions, dockleveler stump out has become an ever-increasing issue on the dock. During loading operations, air-ride suspension trailers can lower 3 to 8 inches.   Stump out occurs when the dockleveler ramp stops near dock level, but the lip continues to lower with the trailer, interfering with the proper operation of the dockleveler.  The steep lip angle creates a potentially unsafe condition, resulting in lost productivity and money-draining damage to fork trucks, dockleveler and product. 

Previously, expensive hydraulic docklevelers provided the only solution to stump out. Kelley’s airForce Technology delivers all the air-powered advantages introduced in 1995 with the original Kelley FX -- durable, simple, clean-running operation, with lubrication- and adjustment-free activation and minimal moving parts — and now eliminates stump-out with special airDefense sensor rollers that travel along a reinforced cam, providing fluid free-float motion and purging stump-out. All of this while providing a measure of free-fall protection in the event of premature trailer separation. Get air superiority from the first with air technology and the best in air technology. Only from Kelley.

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