For a long time, Rite-Hite has recognized the potentially ineffective and dangerous practice of chocking trailer tires. The introduction of Rite-Hite’s Global Wheel Chock (GWC-1000) addresses these shortcomings by giving a sophisticated chocking system that integrates with a Dok-Lok® Style Light Communication System and can be acquired with Rite-Vu™ auxiliary communication lights, approach detection system, camera engagement verification, and smart dock alerts to improve loading dock safety on a scalable budget.
The Global Wheel Chock differs from other offered wheel chocks in lots of ways traditionally. From the brief moment the trailer backs down the drive approach, the GWC, when paired with Approach-Vu™, and visually alerts outside personnel a trailer is approaching audibly. With tractor-trailer combinations comprising the next leading reason behind over fatalities in the U back.S. (OSHA), this protection is crucial for just about any company with “boots on the floor” beyond your facility.
Once, an ultra-sonic sensor communicates safe tire engagement through Rite-Hite’s Dok-Lok Style Light Communication System. If the sensor loses tire contact, audible and visual alarms alert dock personnel outside and inside the building that the chock must be re-engaged ahead of safely continuing operations.
Along with safety supplied by the sensor, the look of the chock itself works to remain engaged much better than traditional wheel chocks and also really helps to reduce “trailer creep” for trailers with out a tractor attached. Made with an extra-long footbed to permit continual downward pressure from the trailer tire, the shallow front angle allows weight to be distributed from the trailer onto the GWC, increasing the frictional resistance between your chock and the bottom.
By integrating with Rite-Hite’s Dok-Lok Light Communication System directly, Rite-Vu Hazard Recognition and Control auxiliary lights are integrated easily. This consists of Leveler-Vu and Corner-Vu, which help in effective communication to forklift operators when entering and exiting the trailer.
The Dok-Lok Style Light Communication could be enhanced with Opti-Vu, bringing real-time data and interactive alerts, allowing an individual to “see what they’re missing” at their facility. As needs change, the GWC could be replaced with any Rite-Hite Dok-Lok vehicle restraints minus the expense of replacing the controls. Additionally, the GWC could be programmed to supply a safe sequence of operation for use with other dock equipment, could be paired with Dok-Commander® controls to integrate the controls of other dock equipment, and integrate Rite-Hite’s Lok-Vu™ feature, which utilizes another camera to show a real-time view of the chock engagement on a monitor in the building.
Made from extruded aluminum and stainless-steel hardware, the GWC-1000 is durable and all-weather endurance for just about any climate extremely. An ergonomic handle allows you to position the chock manually, which may be field assembled for left or right side engagement.
With its capability to offer dependable and safe communication system for just about any loading dock, the GWC-1000 can be an alternative for facilities that promote safety, but cannot use a Dok-Lok or Wheel-Lok® vehicle restraint due to budget constraints or the necessity to frequently service specialty trailers.