Loading Dock Manufacturer Blue Giant Introduces Blue Genius Master Control Panel

Blue Giant, a Canada-based manufacturer of loading dock equipment, has launched a premium-level of its Blue Genius master control panel that incorporates all the features of the Gold Series, but with expanded equipment functionality.

“The Blue Genius Platinum Series Master Control Panel operates an entire loading-dock system from one convenient location,” said Jeff Miller, vice president of sales and marketing. “By integrating the controls for all standard dock equipment, it improves efficiency, safety, and productivity while reducing electrical costs and optimizing wall space.”

The Master Control Panel can operate the dock leveler, vehicle restraint, overhead door, dock light, and inflatable seal. The sequence of equipment operations is structured and optimized to ensure maximum safety and efficiency, the company said. An LCD menu screen that supports a multi-lingual display provides ongoing equipment status as well as for instructions for operating and troubleshooting. Safety signals are displayed by an interior and exterior LED lights-communication system. A rotary disconnect cuts power to the unit for routine servicing and maintenance. Step-down transformers and duplex receptacles are available for customized installs.

Loading Dock Manufacturer Blue Giant Introduces Blue Genius Master Control Panel

The panel’s NEMA4X-rated polycarbonate enclosure is wet and corrosion-resistant, ensuring seamless operation in the wash-down zone and outdoor locations as well as facilities high in condensation or moisture levels.

According to Gerard Biasutto, director of technical development, the Master Control Panel’s microprocessor-based design allows the unit to be upgraded at the software level. “With most dock controls, you have to replace the entire box if you want to add equipment or change functionality, which results in expensive downtime,” he says. “With the Master Control Panel, the entire process is as simple as a software upgrade. Your new equipment configuration is ready for use within minutes.”

“By simplifying equipment operation, lowering energy costs, and even improving dock aesthetics, the Master Control Panel is a loading dock asset on multiple levels,” Miller added.

Blue Giant is based in Brampton, Ontario. The company’s product line includes dock levelers, vehicle restraints, intelligent dock controls, dock and door guards, door seals and shelters, and a diverse range of material-handling equipment.