Bluff Manufacturing Introduces Aluminum Ramp for Cylinders

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Specially designed for handling industrial, medical and specialty gas

Bluff Manufacturing, known for customized dock, warehouse and material handling products, introduces its aluminum ramp for cylinders (ARC) specially designed for the safe transport and distribution of industrial, medical and specialty gases, http://www.bluffmanufacturing.com/products/dock-boards/aluminum-dock-plates.htm. Made of 3/8” aluminum diamond plate and weighing 29 pounds, the ARC is light enough to be easily placed and retrieved, yet is strong enough to accommodate 2,313 pounds of capacity.

"The purpose of the aluminum ramp is to avoid damage to the gas cylinder and the dock/warehouse floor, as well as minimize the chance of personnel injury and property damage. The ramp provides a smooth transition surface over which to manually roll the gas cylinder in a fully controlled manner," explains Andrea Curreri, vice president of marketing and sales for Bluff Manufacturing, noting the ARC product was developed for a national distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases.

In the gas cylinder distribution process, steel cylinder pallets are used to hold both filled and depleted cylinders. These pallets are three inches off the ground and present a logistical challenge in the manual removal of the cylinders. The heavy weight cylinders are individually and manually rolled off the pallet onto the dock or warehouse floor, without the use of a hand truck. Many distributors simply roll the cylinders off the three-inch height differential, ignoring the continuous potential for damage to the cylinder or dock/warehouse concrete floor with repeated cylinder impact. Additionally, there is a very real hazard of losing control of the weighty cylinder during the drop resulting in potentially significant personnel injury and property damage.

Bluff Manufacturing's aluminum ramp for cylinders decreases the risk of injury and damage by allowing the safe transfer of gas cylinders between steel cylinder pallets and dock or warehouse floors, http://www.bluffmanufacturing.com/products/dock-boards/aluminum-dock-plates-test.htm. Because the beveled leading edge of the ramp fits flush up against the pallet at three-inches in height, there is no abrupt height differential over which the cylinder must travel. The cylinders are transferred safely and efficiently between the cylinder pallet and the ground.

Fabricated from 3/8” aluminum diamond decking, the ramp has a full length welded ½” thick aluminum l leg which is 3” high and a beveled approach lip and comes in two sizes, 24” x 24” and 36” x 24”.

For more information about the aluminum ramp for cylinders, go to http://www.bluffmanufacturing.com. To place an order, call Bluff Manufacturing toll free (800) 433-2212.

About Bluff Manufacturing

For more than 40 years, Bluff Manufacturing, http://www.bluffmanufacturing.com, has been recognized as an innovative leader in the fabrication and design of high quality dock, warehouse, and safety equipment. Bluff Manufacturing, whose customers include Frito Lay, Lumber Liquidators and ABF, is the only company to meet the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) MH30.2 standard, ensuring the highest quality products and providing customers with the greatest possible value. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Bluff Manufacturing serves the entire U.S. through a national distributor network, and the company’s 11 distribution warehouses ensure quick delivery of the standard items in the company’s product line including yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, wheel risers, and safety barrier product Crash Guard.

Bluff Manufacturing acquired B&L Structures in June 2010, expanding its portfolio to include mezzanine structures, stairways, conveyor crossovers and support structures, and caged and ships ladders, see http://www.bluffmanufacturing.com/products/mezzanines/mezzanines.htm.

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