Following extensive redesign, manufacturing and on-site testing across the world, Stertil Dock Products has launched its latest generation Combilok G2 automated vehicle restraint system.

The original Combilok vehicle restraint system was developed exclusively to reduce the risk of unintentional vehicle movement on loading bays and offers a ‘safety net’ against poor communication by holding vehicles in one place until loading or unloading is completed. Now, 25 years after the introduction of the original Combilok, Stertil Dock Products has launched the Combilok G2.

Featuring a unique, advanced operating system, Stertil’s new fully-patented Combilok G2 effectively blocks one of the rear wheels of a vehicle during the loading and unloading process in order to prevent accidents to personnel and damage to goods, vehicles and the warehouse building.

Various dangerous situations are prevented by the new Combilok G2 including premature “drive-offs”. This can be caused by time-pressures or miscommunication between the driver and warehouse personnel, resulting in the vehicle being driven away inadvertently during loading and unloading operations.

Another potential hazard is “vehicle creep”. Due to the continual movement and sharp braking of fork trucks as they travel in and out of a delivery vehicle, a small gap can occur between the vehicle floor and the dock leveller. This gap has the potential to gradually grow whereby it becomes a significant hazard and can cause trucks to shed their loads and, sometimes, actually tip over.

The Combilok G2 accommodates commercial vehicles of all types and sizes from small vans up to large articulated lorry and trailer combinations. This flexibility ensures total safety even when dealing with vehicles fitted with side skirts and tail lifts.

Importantly, an impressive range of blocking heights is provided by the new Combilok G2. Blocking heights may be selected from 240mm to 460mm depending on the vehicle to be loaded or unloaded. Also, users may choose to have two alternative blocking heights selectable by their operatives to cater for different/awkward vehicle types.

To ensure ‘double lock’ safety during all loading and unloading operations, the new Combilok G2 may be installed complete with a two-way interlocking feature. This optional level of security prevents the warehouse door being opened and the dock leveller operated until the vehicle is securely restrained.

Link to video of the new Combilok G2:

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