Overview: The loading dock and material handling industry has evolved substantially during the last fifty years. So has Blue Giant Equipment Corporation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in May 2013. By effectively identifying market trends and recognizing product development opportunities, Blue Giant has made strategic decisions that keep the company at the forefront
Today Blue Giant is the premier solutions provider of safe, effective, and technologically innovative loading dock and material handling equipment. The world-renowned product line includes dock levelers (including the industry’s first air cylinder dock leveler), ground-level lifts, vehicle restraints, intelligent dock controls, seals and shelters, and a diverse offering of material handling products.
“Blue Giant’s fifty-year track record as the premier dock equipment solutions provider has earned us a worldwide customer base and a solid place at the forefront of the industry,” says Jeff MIller, Vice President of Sales and marketing. “By ensuring that our dock equipment technology continues to evolve, we as a company will always be able to offer loading dock solutions that match all applications and site requirements.”
Blue Giant’s Air Cylinder Series (ACS) combines the popular and revolutionary
U-Series Air Cylinder Dock Leveler with a new offering: the StrongArm™ SVR303A, an air cylinder version of the award-winning SVR303 hydraulic vehicle restraint. Secure and sustainable, the ACS is the industry’s first air-powered dock equipment combo.
The Blue Giant XDS4000 Series, reduces the possibility of forklift run-off, overhead door damage and unscheduled truck departures at the loading dock. Features I-beam deck construction, door and dock guard, StrongArm TM SVR303 hydraulic vehicle restraint and highly visible communication package.
The Blue Giant XDS3000 Series, reduces the possibility of forklift run-off, overhead door damage and unscheduled truck departures at the loading dock. Features I-beam deck construction, door and dock guard, The NEW TL85 hydraulic vehicle restraint and highly visible communication package.
The StrongArm Dock Lip Barrier is your line of defense to prevent accidental forklift roll-off when the overhead door is open and no trailer is stationed at the dock. When in the stored position, the StrongArm Dock Lip Barrier extends 5” above the cross traffic position providing an active, full dock width solid steel barrier. When the dock is being used or the lip is in the extended working position, the lip remains flush or level with the deck plate providing smooth, unobstructed transition for materials loading or unloading. Also included are the means of lowering the lip below level dock operations.
Your first choice when quoting LEED certified projects. The Blue Giant U-Series vertical storing dock leveler is the perfect loading dock solution for facilities and applications that require strict climate control or high cleanliness levels. It improves internal temperature control, reduces the risk of door damage, and minimizes debris entry. Trailers typically back into the specially designed loading dock bay and before the doors are opened allowing for contamination, a complete seal is formed between trailer and inside the facility.
30,000 to 45,000 lb (13,636 to 20,455 kg) Rated Capacities
The U-Series Air Cylinder Dock Leveler (patent pending) from Blue Giant is technologically innovative and an industry first. This groundbreaking new dock product uses the power of air to deliver the same optimum performance that makes Blue Giant dock levelers an industry standard.
The Blue Giant U-Series airbag dock leveler combines our advanced, environmentally friendly air lifting system with the durable structural design that’s made us a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of loading dock systems.
Superior quality, ease of operation and advanced safety features make the U-Series Hydraulic Dock Leveler and ideal choice for increased productivity at the loading dock. A minimum of 6 U-channnel beams are welded at dynamic impact points to the underside of the deck preventing “dishing” and extending the life of the leveler.
Maintaining structural integrity is what Blue Giant Dock Levelers do best. Our solution is to allow the dock leveler deck to accept these stresses with our exclusive maintained deck tilt feature. Strength is the hallmark of Blue Giant. In fact, we deliver one of the highest strength ratios in the industry with features like high tensile steel. We incorporate a minimum of 6 I-beam deck supports in all A-Series Dock Levelers. At higher capacities that increases to 8 I-beams. I-beams offer greater strength support.
The Blue Genius Touch Control panels combine the operating control for either stand alone equipment or multiple dock devices into one sleek panel ultimately minimizing wall space mounting and electrical hook up costs all the while increasing security and logical functions at the loading bay.
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The U-Series mechanical Dock Leveler is easy to operate - no heavy lifting. Simply pull the release chain. The deck is driven up by heavy duty lift springs and the lip is smoothly powered out to the locked position. Dock is then “walked” down onto the truck bed. When the truck departs, the lip releases, allowing the unit to be returned to the cross traffic position. BLUE GIANT features a patented friction type hold down system. Instant hold at any point in the full operating cycle.
Blue Giant model M-Mechanical Dock Levelers offer excellent value. To operate, pull the release chain. Blue Giant's A-Series heavy duty lift springs do the work. The deck rises and the lip is smoothly powered out of the locked position. Simply walk the deck down onto the truck bed and begin loading. On truck departure, the lip automatically releases and lowers allowing the unit to be returned to the cross traffic position. Deck support is provided by a minimum 6 I-beams welded at dynamic impact points. Continuous single-piece headboard increases strength across the front of the deck.
The wall-mounted Blue Giant StrongArm HVR303 electric vehicle restraint secures a trailer to the loading dock via an electro-mechanical hook design. Easy to install and eco-friendly, the HVR303 combines advanced engineering, positive holding ability, and sophisticated touch controls to make your loading dock safer than ever before.
The Strongarm Vehicle Restraint is Blue Giant's newest offering to their continually growing line of safety products. With an ANSI test rating of 35,000 Lb capacity the Strongarm is a formidable peice of loading dock equipment.Hydraulic
BLUE GIANT's patented Vehicle Restraint technology centers around a non-impact "swing-up" arm design that is designed to confine a vehicles rear impact guard or ICC bar. Vehicles remain safely stationed at the dock without time consuming and uncertain chocking. BLUE GIANT's Restraint Systems service the widest range of trucks with rear impact guards. Problems with bent ICC bars and impact design restraints are eliminated.
Simplicity of design, heavy-duty construction materials and minimal maintenance /lubrication requirements reflect on long-term low cost of operation. Restraining power 30,000 lb (13,636 kg). With the ML10, the loading dock attendant controls safety and productivity quickly and efficiently with a single detachable control rod.
Throughout the planning process, future requirements should always be addressed. The need for more door openings and more storage capability should be incorporated into the layout of the new building prior to its construction to save a great deal of cost and frustration later. Planners should also consider future changes to the loading dock application when deciding on the size and capacity of the loading dock equipment.
The MD-CH Series hydraulic edge-of-dock leveler from Blue Giant is ideally suited for applications where installation of pit levelers is not feasible or where standard fleet bed heights are serviced at the loading dock. The MD-CH Series is easily installed to the dock face providing an efficient self storing docking unit, with ease of use at the touch of a button.
In the event you find the cost of forming a concrete pit/pad expensive, an economical solution is a LoMaster S Series Semi-Portable Dock Lift. With its extremely low profile, the LoMaster S Series provides added versatility for ground level loading/unloading operations. In the event you find the cost of forming a concrete pit/pad expensive, an economical solution is a LoMaster S Series Semi-Portable Dock Lift. The unit is installed at the dock face and mounted on locating cradles and wear plates. With its extremely low profile, the LoMaster S Series provides added versatility for ground level loading/unloading operations.
The LoMaster Series Model ED Stationary Elevating Dock Lifts from Blue Giant provides a safe and efficient way to handle endless materials handling applications at grocery stores, schools, hospitals, postal services and distribution centers - anywhere a low-profile workhorse is required.
Turn any ground level area into a LoMaster Series functional loading dock.
BG100FDS Series is recommended when the tightest and full access to the rear of the opening, sealing the gap With one of the largest selections and colors of fabrics Blue Giant can offer the ideal solution for your requirements.
The L-Pad construction solves the dilemma of providing a good seal versus providing good access. Blue Giant’s L-Pad model offers the sealing capability of a compression seal with the versatility of a truck shelter – while at the same time eliminating any pressure on the building wall and providing complete access to the trailer. Designed for door openings 10’ x 10’ or smaller.
The L-Pad construction solves the dilemma of providing a good seal versus providing good access. Blue Giant’s L-Pad model offers the sealing capability of a compression seal with the versatility of a truck shelter – while at the same time eliminating any pressure on the building wall and providing complete access to the trailer. Designed for door openings 10’ x 10’or smaller.
Inflatable Shelters provide an efficient seal for climate controlled applications. They eliminate the usual wear and tear normally found on standard truck shelters and are the best solution for any size door opening. The tear-proof fabric was developed specifically for inflatable shelters and will provide years of trouble-free service.
Designed for door openings up to 10” W x 11’ H. Provides air tight seal around a wide range of different width and height trailers.
Identifying and implementing the correct planned maintenance program and dock accessories can help improve a company’s operations. Many dock accessories are available to help the performance of your loading dock from hydraulic conversion kits, weather seals, dock lights, wheel chocks and more. Allow the professional Blue Giant team to assist you with your current and future requirements.
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Easily recognized for their versatility and durability. Thousands of Blue Giant Scissor Lifts and Material Handling products see daily work around the globe. At Blue Giant, we aim to provide you a complete solution to all your materials handling needs. If you would like more information about ordering any of our catalog items, please contact our professional sales staff.
Blue Giant Industrial Trucks are designed with advanced ergonomics for maximum operator safety. Blue Giant applies the classic design principle of "Form Follows Function". The resulting design allows the operator to remain a safe distance from the housing, bumper and under body wheels. This ergonomic design heralds a significant break-through for a safer and more efficient operation of walkie lift trucks.