Nova Technology
levelers and restraints

CONTACT INFO

N90 W14507 Commerce Dr.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Toll Free: 800-236-7325
Fax: 262-502-1511

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Since 1986, Nova has brought innovation and reliability to the loading dock equipment industry with a full line of effective, durable and user friendly products. Our product portfolio is both broad and deep, encompassing a comprehensive series of trailer restraints including the acclaimed Truck Lock, dock seals and shelters, dock levelers, accessories and more. Additionally, we provide a broad array of Nova aftermarket service parts.

Nova is continually adding new products and services to meet the evolving needs of the material handling industry. Our R&D capabilities enable us to design solutions that meet the requirements of this demanding environment – increasing our customers’ productivity while decreasing their operations costs due to loading dock downtime or accidents.

Nova’s 2-1/2 acre headquarters and manufacturing facility is centrally located in southeastern Wisconsin and we have a nationwide network of trained loading dock equipment dealers, distributors, and installers to serve you. With our commitment to product development, quality and superior customer service, Nova’s goal is to become your preferred partner for loading dock safety and efficiency solutions.

ALL PRODUCTS

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Vehicle Restraint - Nova Lock-Up™

The patent pending NOVA Lock-Up™ Vehicle Restraint is designed to secure an intermodal container chassis or trailer to a loading dock by engaging the Rear Impact Guard (RIG) with a vertical barrier operated by a control panel mounted inside the building. The Roller Slope Extension is designed to decrease resistance of carriage travel while it is adjusting to the height of the RIG on the trailer thereby saving wear on the RIG, carriage and pavement. Engagement range extends from 9-30 inches above ground. A spring-loaded, structural steel housing automatically positions the unit when contacted by a backing truck.

Mounts to dock above ground level to stay clear of accumulated precipitation and debris. Protected from the elements with watertight connectors and zinc plating, which provides exceptional corrosion resistance.

The NOVA Lock-Up offers more versatility than a rotating hook, providing security in restraining a wider variety of vehicles and offers unique features and benefits:
  • The Lock-Up restraint maintains contact with the RIG and adjusts automatically with trailer float motion to ensure proper engagement at all times during the loading and unloading process
  • Vertical barrier position ensures engagement with intermodal containers and trailer RIG configurations with cover plates or obstructions
  • Patent pending activation system ensures RIG/barrier engagement when electrical power is lost
  • The gear motor operates on electrical current only when engaging or disengaging the vertical barrier with the RIG, resulting in more reliable operation and ultra-low energy cost
  • Non-contact limit switches'magnetic proximity sensors for a more robust, high durability, long-lasting performance
  • Exclusive vertical barrier lifting mechanism utilizes an over-center device which maintains engagement even in the event of a power failure
  • Brakeless, direct drive gear motor specifically engineered for this application'no brake clutch, sprockets, or chain required
  • Engagement range active from 9-30 inches above the ground
  • Roller slope extension that effortlessly rolls on pavement
  • Control box features discrete components for ease of service
  • Control box includes key switch for override as standard
  • LED lights are standard for energy efficiency and long life
  • Meets and exceeds ANSI MH30.3 requirements, tested and certified
  • Designed to withstand more than 38,000 lbs of pulling force
  • Unit has corrosion-resistant zinc plating to weather the toughest of climates
  • Slim profile carriage design reduces the risk of collision damage to the Lock-Up and truck trailers
  • Warranty up to 5 years
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350 Series Cast-In Style - Truck Lock™

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint secures your vehicle and keeps dock operations safe and secure while effectively communicating with drivers and loading dock personnel during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are prevented from departing the dock by a high-visibility vertical barrier which can withstand a pull-away force of over 30,000 pounds to prevent accidental separation from the loading dock during the cargo handling process.

The Cast-In style housing is designed to be embedded into the concrete drive'not attached to the dock wall. This will provide years of trouble free service without any damage to the building. The zinc-plated housing is completely self-contained and is designed to handle the harshest of loading dock environments.
  • 10'" retracted height
  • Effective on more types of trucks (e.g. lift gates, intermodal shipping containers) than any other model of restraint
  • Installs at more non-standard dock types (e.g. brick veneer, concrete curb, block, etc.)
  • Non-impact design
  • Manual or powered versions
  • Can withstand over 30,000 pounds of pull-away force
  • Ram bar yield strength of 100,000 psi
  • Zinc-plated finish provides exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Low maintenance design, very few moving parts
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350 Series Flange Style - Truck Lock™

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint secures your vehicle and keeps dock operations safe and secure while effectively communicating with drivers and loading dock personnel during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are prevented from departing the dock by a high-visibility vertical barrier which can withstand a pull-away force of over 30,000 pounds to prevent accidental separation from the loading dock during the cargo handling process.

The Bolt-In (Flange) style housing is designed to be anchored to the concrete drive'not attached to the dock wall. This will provide years of trouble free service without any damage to the building. The zinc-plated housing is completely self-contained and is designed to handle the harshest of loading dock environments. This style allows for easier movement to other dock positions in the event of required location changes.
  • 10'" retracted height
  • Effective on more types of trucks (e.g. lift gates, intermodal shipping containers) than any other model of restraint
  • Installs at more non-standard dock types (e.g. brick veneer, concrete curb, block, etc.)
  • Non-impact design
  • Manual or powered versions
  • Can withstand over 30,000 pounds of pull-away force
  • Ram bar yield strength of 100,000 psi
  • Zinc-plated finish provides exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Low maintenance design, very few moving parts
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Low Profile Series - Truck Lock™

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint secures your vehicle and keeps dock operations safe and secure while effectively communicating with drivers and loading dock personnel during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are prevented from departing the dock by a high-visibility vertical barrier which can withstand a pull-away force of over 30,000 pounds to prevent accidental separation from the loading dock during the cargo handling process.

The Cast-In style housing is designed to be embedded into the concrete drive'not attached to the dock wall. This will provide years of trouble free service without any damage to the building. The zinc-plated housing is completely self-contained and is designed to handle the harshest of loading dock environments.
  • 7 1⁄2'" retracted height for use with lift gate and steep decline approach
  • Effective on more types of trucks (e.g. lift gates, intermodal shipping containers) than any other model of restraint
  • Installs at more non-standard dock types (e.g. brick veneer, concrete curb, block, etc.)
  • Non-impact design
  • Manual or powered versions
  • Can withstand over 30,000 pounds of pull-away force
  • Ram bar yield strength of 100,000 psi
  • Zinc-plated finish provides exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Low maintenance design, very few moving parts
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Low Profile Series Flange Style - Truck Lock™

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint secures your vehicle and keeps dock operations safe and secure while effectively communicating with drivers and loading dock personnel during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are prevented from departing the dock by a high-visibility vertical barrier which can withstand a pull-away force of over 30,000 pounds to prevent accidental separation from the loading dock during the cargo handling process.

The Bolt-In (Flange) style housing is designed to be anchored to the concrete drive'not attached to the dock wall. This will provide years of trouble free service without any damage to the building. The zinc-plated housing is completely self-contained and is designed to handle the harshest of loading dock environments. This style allows for easier movement to other dock positions in the event of required location changes.
  • 7 1⁄2'" retracted height for use with lift gate and steep decline approach
  • Effective on more types of trucks (e.g. lift gates, intermodal shipping containers) than any other model of restraint
  • Installs at more non-standard dock types (e.g. brick veneer, concrete curb, block, etc.)
  • Non-impact design
  • Manual or powered versions
  • Can withstand over 30,000 pounds of pull-away force
  • Ram bar yield strength of 100,000 psi
  • Zinc-plated finish provides exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Low maintenance design, very few moving parts
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Vehicle Restraint - Lock & Load™

The NOVA Lock & Load™ Vehicle Restraint with Roller Slope Extension secures the trailer''s Rear Impact Guard (RIG) to reduce the risk of trailer separation accidents which lead to forklift driver injuries as well as damage to Lock & Load™ offers unique features to improve on the proven performance of hook-style restraint designs:
  • The gear motor, specifically engineered for this application, utilizes a one way braking system which keeps the hook continuously engaged for added safety
  • Roller slope extension that effortlessly rolls on pavement
  • Control box features discrete components for ease of service
  • Control box includes keyswitch for alarm override as standard
  • LED lights are standard for energy efficiency and long life

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NMS Mechanical Dock Leveler

NOVA''s NMS Premium Mechanical Dock Leveler is designed to provide excellent reliability and structural durability at an affordable price. Easy pull-chain operation with a yieldable flip out lip and below dock end load controls make this full featured leveler a solid value.
  • Patented holdown assembly allows for full float and automatic release capability with air ride trailers, preventing failure or damage from overextension
  • Integral maintenance strut is lockout/tagout compliant with lip support strut that also allows convenient servicing of the lip
  • Yieldable Flip Lip w/Dampened Return
  • Single Point Spring Adjustment
  • Integral Maintenance Strut
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NAS Air Powered Dock Leveler

NOVA''s NAS Series Premium Air Powered Dock Leveler incorporates the use of a low-pressure, high-volume air system to raise and lower the platform. A single push-button activates the air powered system to raise the leveler and extend the lip. This simple, very reliable design requires only minimal maintenance.
  • Environmentally friendly air operated system provides for full float at all positions
  • Easy push-button activation
  • Single-phase 115V motor with simple button control
  • Automatic lip extension with yieldable lip
  • Low maintenance design
  • Full width rear hinge
  • Integral maintenance strut is lockout/tagout compliant with lip support strut
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NHS Hydraulic Dock Leveler

NOVA''s NHS Series Premium Hydraulic Dock Leveler incorporates the use of hydraulics to raise and lower both the platform and lip. A single push-button activates a hydraulic pump for operating both the leveler platform and lip cylinders.
  • Regenerative Hydraulic System
  • Easy push-button activation
  • '"Easy Clean'" Frame Design
  • '"Velocity Fuse'" Limits Drop 1'" to 3'"
  • Integral Maintenance Strut
  • Barrier Lip Option

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Mechanical Edge-of-Dock Leveler

When dock space is limited or the working range of a full size, pit-style leveler is not needed; NOVA''s edge-of- dock levelers are an economical option. Edge-of-dock levelers mount to the dock face and provide a working range of 5 inches above and 5 inches below dock.
  • Milled lip edge for smooth tire rollover
  • Leveler lip and deck are constructed with high-strength 55,000 PSI minimum yield steel safety tread plate
  • Two steel gussets for added strength and extended life
  • Full width distribution bar for extra durability
  • Deck construction is capacity dependent to insure your loading bridge matches the demands of the facility

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Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Leveler

When dock space is limited or the working range of a full size, pit-style leveler is not needed; NOVA''s edge-of- dock levelers are an economical option. Edge-of-dock levelers mount to the dock face and provide a working range of 5 inches above and 5 inches below dock.
  • Milled lip edge for smooth tire rollover
  • Leveler lip and deck are constructed with high-strength 55,000 PSI minimum yield steel safety tread plate
  • Two steel gussets for added strength and extended life
  • Full width distribution bar for extra durability
  • Deck construction is capacity dependent to insure your loading bridge matches the demands of the facility

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Dock Seal - FP Series

FP Series Dock Seal'the foam-filled head pad and side pads provide a tight, energy-efficient seal between the trailer and the dock wall providing protection from inclement weather, dirt and insect infiltration. Designed for door openings up to 9'' Wide x 9'' High.
  • Cover material and wear pleats are top grade fabrics providing superior performance and weather resistance
  • High density urethane foam provides long life and excellent resiliency characteristics
  • Select grade pressure treated kiln dried wood framing
  • Heavy duty galvanized mounting hardware
  • Brass grommets with spur washers for venting
  • Velcro® brand fasteners
  • Full height yellow guide stripe standard
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Dock Seal - FPH Series

FPH Series Dock Seal'they feature a hood-style head curtain in place of a head pad with fiberglass stays and metal pipe in the fabric hood to maintain support and serviceability. Designed for door openings up to 9'' Wide x 12'' High.
  • High density urethane foam provides long life and excellent resiliency characteristics
  • Select grade pressure treated kiln dried wood framing
  • Heavy duty galvanized mounting hardware
  • Brass grommets with spur washers for venting
  • Velcro® brand fasteners
  • Full height yellow guide stripe standard
  • Hood length can be customized to accommodate the truck heights at your dock
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Dock Seal - FPU Series

FPU Series Dock seal'accommodates larger doors and provides positive foam seal and wiping action against truck sides. Will give full access side-to-side with this model. Designed for door openings up to 10'' Wide x 9'' High.
  • Cover material and wear pleats are top grade fabrics providing superior performance and weather resistance
  • High density urethane foam provides long life and excellent resiliency characteristics
  • Select grade pressure treated kiln dried wood framing
  • Standard side pad projection of 16'"'max is 24'"
  • Standard head pad projection of 10'"
  • Standard side pad penetration of 12'"
  • Heavy duty galvanized mounting hardware
  • Full height yellow guide stripe standard
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Dock Seal - FPHU Series

FPHU Series Dock Seal'they feature a fabric hood-style head curtain'accommodates larger doors and provides positive foam seal and wiping action against truck sides. Will give full access side-to-side with this model. Designed for door openings up to 10'' Wide x 12'' high and higher doors.
  • Cover material and wear pleats are top grade fabrics providing superior performance and weather resistance
  • High density urethane foam provides long life and excellent resiliency characteristics
  • Select grade pressure treated kiln dried wood framing
  • Standard side pad projection of 16'"'max is 24'"
  • Standard drop on hood is 24'"
  • Standard side pad penetration of 12'"
  • Heavy duty galvanized mounting hardware
  • Full height yellow guide stripe standard
  • Hood length can be customized to accommodate the truck heights at your dock
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Dock Shelter - RF Series

RF Series Dock Shelter provides maximum dock protection and full access to trailers for loading and unloading while minimizing pressure on the building wall. The RF Series features high-wear resistant fabric with double lock-stitched seams, bottom corner draft pads and standard 36 inch drop head curtain with fiberglass stays, protective corner reinforcement pleats and wind retention straps. The raked header with a translucent fiberglass top provides natural light and allows for water drainage. Designed for door openings up to 12''' Wide x 12''' High and higher doors.
  • Select grade pressure treated kiln dried wood side and head frame
  • Frames covered with translucent fiberglass
  • Aluminum angle face edging
  • Top grade fabrics utilized for superior performance and weather resistance
  • Vinyl covered foam ''"drop in''" style draft pads
  • Steel support bumpers (black)
  • Heavy duty galvanized mounting hardware
  • 15''" yellow guide stripe standard

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Dock Sentinel™ Safety Gate

Dock Sentinel™ Safety Gates are durable, reliable and safe. They are easy to install and operate, and provide an effective barrier for personnel and equipment working near open dock doors, truck loading docks or other dangerous areas.

Overhead door damage is often the highest maintenance expense at busy loading docks. The safety barrier gates are placed in front of the dock door to protect the dock door and door tracks from collisions with forklifts, and to prevent pedestrians from walking off the dock. The safety gate should extend the full width of the door. When the gate is open, the full width of the door is available for pass-through.
  • Stops powered hand trucks from colliding with the loading dock door and door tracks
  • Engineered to withstand dozens and dozens of impacts without damage, preventing thousands of dollars of door damage over its lifetime
  • Simply anchors to floor
  • Economical'priced lower than other gates providing similar or lesser protection

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Aftermarket Products

If you require loading dock equipment aftermarket parts for brands other than NOVA, we recommend Multi-Fab Products, LLC, a one-stop resource for loading dock service parts and equipment.


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Last Update: 2017-05-31