Loading technology

Dock levellers

Dock levellers with hinged lip or telescopic lip

Hörmann dock levellers are well-designed solutions for precisely compensating the differences in height between various lorry floors and ramps. With dock levellers, the load can be moved in or out of the lorry in a single horizontal movement.

A sturdy steel construction with anti-twist platform easily compensates for lorry tilting, even if the load is not distributed evenly.

Reliable hydraulics with 2 lifting cylinders and a cylinder for the lip is the right choice for any situation, easy to operate and, above all, safe. These dock levellers are equipped with automatic emergency-stop valves in the lifting cylinders. They secure the dock leveller right away. This is important, for example, if a lorry drives away while a load is still on the platform.

For every loading situation, Hörmann offers the right solution for efficient loading and unloading. You can obtain detailed consultation from your Hörmann loading technology specialist.

Dock shelters and seals

Dock shelters – all-round protection

Hörmann dock shelters protect the goods to be loaded from adverse weather conditions, save energy costs and prevent drafts that could result in staff shortage due to illness. When combined with a dock leveller, complex canopies and ramp assemblies are not required.

Hörmann flap dock shelters fit all lorry sizes and are therefore universally applicable. High-quality top and side flaps, mounted on a galvanized, compressible steel frame, result in a stable, flexible and tear-resistant construction. Flaps and frame parts are manufactured as easy-to-assemble individual elements that can be screwed together. This also makes replacements simple and inexpensive. Inflatable dock seals and cushion dock seals for special applications complete the extensive programme.

Loading houses

Loading houses – all-round protection

Loading houses are placed in front of the building. This means that the entire building space can be used, right up to the exterior walls. Hörmann loading houses are always a good choice if buildings do not allow for the installation of interior ramps or if tailboard slots on the ramps are not possible.

A complete loading house consists of a pedestal with dock leveller, wall and ceiling cladding and a loading opening with dock shelter.

In conjunction with insulated Hörmann industrial doors, loading houses are particularly recommended for loading temperature-sensitive goods.
Lorries can then dock at a 90° angle or offset to the side at a tight angle. Loading houses are available as individual units or arranged as a series.

Loading bays sometimes take up a large portion of commercial buildings. They thus offer substantial energy savings potential – for more information about the amortisation and retrofitting see the Hörmann energy savings compass.

Good reasons to try Hörmann loading technology

Robust dock levellers

Robust dock levellers

Sustainability and quality go hand in hand. Dock levellers have to withstand the rough day-to-day loading environment. For this reason, all components are manufactured using high-quality materials. The design of all dock levellers corresponds to EN 1398 and, with regard to loading capacity, is dimensioned generously.

Particularly sturdy flat anchors, ventilation slots in the edge bracket and adjustment angles to screw ensure reliable fixing in the building structure, one of the most important prerequisites for a long service life.
Energy-efficient loading houses

Energy-efficient loading houses

The dock leveller is fit directly in front of the building with a loading house, allowing the building opening to be sealed efficiently with an industrial door. As early as the quotation phase, we are able to provide model statistics defining the maximum wind and snow loads for Hörmann loading houses.

Any unevenness in the door can easily be compensated for using adjustable feet.
Flexible dock seals and shelters

Flexible dock seals and shelters

Dock seals and shelters are particularly efficient when they are optimally adapted to the docking vehicles and the loading situation. This requires a wide range of flexible solutions.Robust push-in flap dock shelters with different frame constructions prevent them from being damaged during docking.Inflatable dock seals adjust to different vehicle dimensions.

Roll-up flaps compensate for even larger differences in vehicle heights. Dock seals and shelters with telescopic link arms or rising roof constructions are recommended to compensate for vehicle movements or when placing interchangeable containers.
Compatible control systems

Compatible control systems

From development to production, all Hörmann door and dock leveller controls come from the same source, making them optimally matched to each other. As a result, you benefit from a uniform operating concept with standardised housing sizes and the same cable sets for dock levellers and door controls.

Another advantage: If the dock leveller control is placed beneath the door control, both controls can be combined into a single compact uni

BBS dock shelter for small transport vehicles

Loading Houses

DOBO system: Dock first – open doors later

Optimally co-ordinated system

Hinged lip dock leveller

Industrial sectional door Parcel Walk

Architects consultation

Are you an architect and have questions about our products, or are currently in the planning phase and need information on model variants, combination options and custom designs? Or are you already designing a building and need technical support or details for the planned subsections? Benefit from our decades of experience: Our architecture consultants would be pleased to assist you.

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