Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Intelligence added to loading bay control

Crawford Amber has developed a BUS-networked loading bay control system which is claimed to be the first of its kind. The new Supervision i400 offers advanced operation and maintenance functionality, seamless integration with facility management systems and the opportunity to optimise the use of loading bay areas.

Designed for ease-of-use, the Supervision i400’s built-in display screen uses text and graphics to indicate the status of the dock leveller, shelter and associated safety equipment such as wheel chocks. Six push-buttons give the operator straightforward control over all of the loading bay equipment with clear on-screen instructions and button illumination highlighting the correct sequences to follow. Supporting standard BUS network protocols, the Supervision i400 can interface directly with sophisticated facility management systems, which are an increasingly common feature of modern warehouses, distribution centres and manufacturing plants. Operation and service data is collected on a central monitor, ensuring it is possible to track and record the activity of each individual loading bay from a central point. This information can, over a period of time “prove invaluable” in achieving optimum use of docking facilities.

For further information, tel: 01782 599899.