For those looking for an economical alternative to dock boards, our dock plates may be just what you need. A Copperloy dock plate can be used in a variety of industries and applications. Furthermore, we offer an array of specifications and features to make sure you have the right material handling equipment for the job and made in the USA.
Dock plates are used to bridge a gap from one area to another in material handling operation. Since the plate is a flat piece of metal with a slight bend for easy transition, it doesn’t have curbs. As a result, the lack of curbs makes them ideal for loading and unloading with dollies and pallet jacks. Consequently, they are also great for irregular or sharp turns, where a curb could get in the way.
Used in lighter weight applications, they are available in either steel or aluminum construction. While the aluminum dock plate design features lifting straps for easy mobility, the steel dock plate comes with a one piece lift chain for ease of movement.
In addition to our standard dock plate, Copperloy has for sale, all of our plates are available in special order configurations. Our in-house engineering team can custom manufacture a dock plate to any specification, size or requirement. So if you’re looking for a custom, dock board, or need a dock board made to unique specifications, contact us today by filling out the form on the side.
Aluminum Dock Plates
Aluminum dock plates have more flex but are the lightest weight and most affordable dock plate we have. Our Aluminum dock plate can handle capacities up to 12,500 pounds. Since they are not made to be used with forklifts, they are ideal to handle handcarts and lighter material handling equipment and freight. Though light, the aluminum plates still come with lift straps to help move and place them.
Steel Dock Plates
Steel dock plates offer higher capacities but give up some of their portability as they weigh more than the aluminum dock plate. Some of the high-capacity, steel dock plates can accommodate forklifts, though load weight is important. Also, steel dock plates can handle capacities reaching up to 17,000 pounds and steel plates come with a one piece lift chain and make moving and positioning the plates very easy.
Watch the dock equipment video below to learn more.