Industrial Lifts and How to Use Them

By Phillip Collins

Published on: 03-09-2018

Sheridan Lifts Birmingham

Plants and Warehouses are constantly updating their tools and equipment to make their workforce more efficient and safer than ever before. Industrial lift tables are a useful tool that you may want to deploy in your operation – here’s why.

From ergonomic benefits to the efficiency in moving products of different sizes and weights easily, lift tables give your workforce a great advantage over the difficulties that arise concerning product distribution.

For optimal performance your distribution centre needs to be able to correctly operate the lift that is specific to your needs. Lift tables are a great solution for a huge range of industrial situations, but many users try and take them out of their intended functions with disastrous results.

What is the importance of operating industrial lift tables for their intended purpose only?

Tilt Tables

Tilt tables are a great way to take care of common tasks related to positioning and re-orientating loads. Able to tilt products up to 120 degrees, these lifts can be customised to fit specific needs based on the weight and size of the products. These lifts are most commonly found in distribution centres for ergonomic product handling. Using tilt tables outside of its set parameters can cause serious damage so caution is advised when operating this machinery.

Scissor Lift Tables

Scissor lift tables are a highly popular solution and come in a wide variety of configurations for specific needs. They are capable of moving loads of many sizes as long as they are engineered to do so; attempting to use the lift for a load heavier than it can handle can cause the scissor mechanism to collapse.

Heavy-Duty Lift Tables

Although designed for lifting heavy equipment such as pallets and vehicles in hostile environments such as freezers, these lifts need to be properly configured for their intended environment and use. Using a lift for food and beverages will require a food-grade hydraulic fluid to operate. Even though the lifts can work in hazardous environments, that doesn’t mean they can perform in events such as floods which can prove hazardous to the operation of the lift and will lead to lift maintenance being required.