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Nova Lock-Up™

The patent pending NOVA Lock-Up Vehicle Restraint with its vertical barrier offers more versatility than a rotating hook, providing security in restraining a wider variety of vehicles in a more durable package.
The Lock-Up is ideal for applications that demand a wall-mounted, truck-positioned restraint with the versatility to restrain a variety of vehicles and offers unique features and benefits:
  • The Lock-Up restraint maintains contact with the RIG and adjusts automatically with trailer float motion to ensure proper engagement at all times during the loading and unloading process.
  • Vertical barrier position ensures engagement with intermodal containers and trailer RIG configurations with cover plates or obstructions.
  • Patent pending activation system ensures RIG/barrier engagement is maintained even when electrical power source is lost.
  • The gear motor operates on electrical current only when engaging or disengaging the vertical barrier with the RIG, resulting in more reliable operation and ultra-low energy cost.
  • Non-contact limit switches—magnetic proximity sensors for a more robust, high durability, long-lasting performance.
  • Exclusive vertical barrier lifting mechanism utilizes an over-center device which maintains engagement even in the event of a power failure.
  • Brakeless, direct drive gear motor specifically engineered for this application—no brake, clutch, sprockets, or chain required.
  • Roller slope extension that effortlessly rolls on pavement.
  • Control box features discrete components for ease of service.
  • Control box includes key switch for override as standard.
  • LED lights are standard for energy efficiency and long life.


Engagement range active from 9-30 inches above the ground.

Exceptional Corrosion Resistance:

Mounts to dock above ground level to stay clear of precipitation and debris. Protected from the elements with watertight connectors and zinc-plating which provides exception corrosion resistance. Back by a one year parts and labor warranty.


Designed to withstand more than 38,000 lbs. of pulling force, the NOVA Lock-Up helps prevent the dangers associated with unexpected horizontal trailer movement. (Meets and exceeds ANSI MH30.3 requirements, tested and certified.)

Easy to Use:

Backing trailer positions restraint automatically. Communications system provides interior and exterior lights and an audible alarm to alert dock attendant of restraint status.

Additional Information:

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