Rite-Hite has introduced a Global Wheel Chock (GWC) system featuring ultra-sonic sensors integrated with dock controls and a light communications safety system.
From the moment the trailer backs down the drive approach, the GWC, when paired with Approach-Vu, audibly and visually alerts outside personnel that a trailer is approaching. Once positioned, an ultra-sonic sensor communicates safe tire engagement through Rite-Hite’s Dok-Lok Style Light Communication System. If the sensor loses tire contact, audible and visual alarms alert dock personnel inside and outside the building that the chock needs to be re-engaged prior to safely continuing operations.
In addition to safety provided by the sensor, the design of the chock itself works to stay engaged and helps to reduce “trailer creep” for trailers without a tractor attached. Designed with an extra-long footbed to allow continual downward pressure from the trailer tire, the shallow front angle allows weight to be distributed from the trailer onto the GWC, increasing the frictional resistance between the chock and the ground.
By integrating directly with Rite-Hite’s Dok-Lok Light Communication System, Rite-Vu Hazard Recognition and Control auxiliary lights are easily integrated. This includes Corner-Vu and Leveler-Vu, which aid in effective communication to forklift operators when entering and exiting the trailer.
The Dok-Lok Style Light Communication can be enhanced with Opti-Vu, bringing real-time data and interactive alerts, allowing the user to “see what they’re missing” at their facility.