Industrial lifts come in many different shapes and sizes; so many different shapes and sizes that it can sometimes be quite overwhelming trying to figure out which one would suit your business best. When it comes to making your selection, make sure you consider the following questions:
- What is being lifted?
- What is the application?
- How will the table lift operate?
- What safety features are required?
In this blog we are going to take a deep look at the first question – ‘What is being lifted?’, so you can get a clear idea of what your business needs.
The most important thing your lift will be dealing with is your product. Whether it is boxes, rolls of paper, tyres, manufactured goods or perishable foods, there are lift tables to handle any type of product.
The diameters will be the first thing you should take into account. This is the simple length, width and height of your product that will need to be handled; the lift will need to be able to accommodate the size of your product.
But what else do you need to take into account, specifically, when deciding on a table lift?
- The Footprint of The Product – This is important in order to correctly select the correct size of the lifts platform.
- The Weight of The Product – Your lift table will need to be able to deal with the weight of your product to safely and efficiently process it. Standard configurations generally range in capacity, they can range anywhere between 1,000 – 6,000lbs.
- Is The Weight Evenly Distributed? – If your product is heavier towards one section then you will need a lift that can handle uneven weight distributions.
- Load Consistency and Multiple Products – You need to account for the amount of product you will need to move at any one time and how these amounts may fluctuate.
- Special Considerations – Does your product require stainless steel, food grade hydraulic fluid or explosion proof motors? All of these should be considered before purchasing.
- Vertical Travel Required – You will need to know your fully lowered height and the maximum raised height of your platform lift