Kit helps ease installation of loading dock safety system

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Castell says its Salvo loading dock safety system is designed to ensure that a particular sequence of events happens before a truck is able to pull away from the dock, decreasing risk to workers and the potential for damage to loading docks and equipment. A new product design and kit purchase option have increased ease of installation, the company says.

Once the gladhand lock is attached to the truck’s brake line — ensuring that brakes are applied and trailer movement has stopped — a coded key is released, which then is used in either the automatic or manual door lock, which traps the key and allows workers inside the plant to unbolt the lock and begin loading or unloading the trailer. When work on the trailer is complete, the door interlock is bolted and the key needed to open the Salvo gladhand brake lock is released, making it possible for the driver to depart.

Castell now is packaging the safety system as a kit, which includes all system components and control panel wiring, as well as a one-size-fits-all design for the Salvo bollard, brackets and barrier chain set. Castell says it also has increased durability with a redesigned temperature-resistant gladhand lock and weatherproof stainless-steel storage box.

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