Pace have over 250 design sequences for loading bay control systems ranging from complex combination control systems to stand alone dock leveller control panels.

With over 20 years experience in the logistic industry Pace have developed systems to cope with the growing demand of the consumer. As control panel designers and manufacturers Pace can offer a bespoke design to suit the customer’s requirements, whether it’s operational or visual appeal require. Pace control panels are widely recognised in the industry and have proved to be robust and reliable.

Pace have provided control systems for leading supermarket distribution centres and stores, for Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Asda as well as large retailers like Next, B & Q, IKEA and Boots. As system integrators, Pace can provide additional control systems as new equipment is installed that will work in harmony with existing control panels or provide new combination solutions to operate the existing equipment.

Customer demands and expectations are continually increasing and Pace provide solutions and products to meet those demands. Reliability, standardisation, uniqueness, multifunction systems, competitiveness, safety, and technical ability are all part of Pace’s portfolio, ensuring that from design to commissioning the customers requirements are met.

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Digital Technology

As technology develops and the demand for new technology increases Pace grows with it. Recently digital technology has become very popular and as a result Pace have designed a multifunction electronic combination control panel and a digital limit module. The age of electronic and digital technology plays a big part in today’s society and the same is applying to the logistic industry. New technology allows for quicker and easier installations, versatility, fault diagnosis, and cost effectiveness for customers and their clients. Pace have developed two products that meet these requirements.

4100 Combination Control Panel

The 4100 Combination control panel is an electronic control panel operating from two PCB's. The range offers a standardised door, dock leveller and traffic light combination, with the option of the choice of dock leveller types, traffic light voltages and choice of dock shelters. The panel operates the door using RS485 digital door limits and many other features come as standard.

The 4100 range offers simplicity for installation, set up and commissioning by an easy to use dip switch configuration. An LED display offers a simple diagnostic fault codes reducing time and effort when safety features are activated or external faults occur. The 4100 range offers our customers an all in one solution to their loading bay systems, while providing competitiveness and flexibility.

Digital Limit Module

The digital limit module is an electronic device which receives the RS485 communication from the digital encoder situated in the motor. The digital limit module allows the integration of new and old technology. The growing trend of using motors with digital limits provides both the user and the installation team with the benefits of setting the door limits at ground level, eliminating the requirement of expensive lifting platforms or the use of ladders. Until now the new digital limit motors would only work with electronic control system, this meant that if the electrical control panel was the preferred or only option for new installations or replacement motors were required, then a mechanical limit motor was the only option.

The Digital Limit module is easily integrated into new or existing control systems allowing the use of the new digital limit motors. Providing the link between new and old technology the module offers flexibility and sustainability at affordable prices.


Distribution Centres are very busy and dangerous places especially at peak times of the year. With health and safety standards increasing yearly and ever increasing pressure from the HSE and other governing bodies, both large and small corporations are looking for solutions to ensure the safety of their employees.

In 2011 Tesco announced that they were going to invest in their employees safety across the Tesco estate in an effort to prevent accidental vehicle drive offs. Accidents caused by unauthorised drive offs result in 12% of severe or near fatal accidents in the industry. The increasing demand for safety standards lead Tesco to install the Traka Dock Management System in all their DC’s.

Pace Automated Systems UK are Traka’s installation partners and provided the installation for the Tesco project, Pace provided the technical ability to integrate the Traka DMS into all Tescos’ control systems. The project was a complete success and within the two years of the system being installed, Tesco have announced a zero in drive off incidents and both morale and confidence has risen among their employees.


If you want to work with professionals call Pace now on 01484 660503
to discuss your requirements.

Pace have developed over 250 design sequences for loading bay control systems

  • Combination Systems
  • Door Only Systems
  • Dock Leveller Systems
  • Traffic Light Systems
  • Dock Shelter Systems

New digital technology also available.

  • 4100 Combination Range
  • Digital Limit Module

Digital Technology provides:

  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • Versitility
  • Simplicity
  • Competitiveness

Providing loading bay solutions in distribution centres and stores for:

  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Morrison’s
  • Asda
  • Next
  • B and Q
  • IKEA
  • Boots

Safety is paramount and Traka provide that solution

  • Traka DMS
  • Eliminates Drive-Offs
  • Full Audited System
  • Improves Security
  • Increases Safety Compliance
  • Fully Integrated System

Pace offer:

  • Control System Design
  • Bespoke Design
  • System Integrators
  • Technical Support
  • Site Support
  • Installation Services