Pentalift News Blog
August 19, 2016, 12:58 pm - The majority of dock lift manufacturers use lift cylinders that “dead end” when the lift cylinder is fully extended. “Dead ending” the lift cylinder puts stress into the lift cylinder components. The power unit’s pressure relief valve must open and mechanical stops are required. A PentaFlow Lift Cylinder has an internal mechanical valve that opens automatically every time the cylinder reaches full extension. The hydraulic oil is ported directly back to the reservoir. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
August 15, 2016, 10:06 am - No matter what material you’re handling in your warehouse, it’s important to make sure it’s managed carefully. First, you need to understand what you’re storing, how sensitive it is and how often it will need to be moved. Ask yourself what exactly you are keeping in your warehouse. If you are storing foodstuffs, or chemicals, […]
August 11, 2016, 1:19 pm - Pentalift pre-engineered (standard price list) lift tables are available with capacities ranging from 500 lbs. to 40,000 lbs. Pentalift also offers a high capacity series of lift tables with capacities ranging up to 120,000 lbs.Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
August 8, 2016, 10:42 am - Automated storage and retrieval systems, sometimes known as ASRS or AS/RS, are made of a variation of computer-controlled systems that will automatically place and retrieve loads from set storage locations. Many companies rely on automated storage retrieval systems because they are warehouse-safe and have no room for error. Besides being safe and offering ease-of-use, AS/RS […]
August 5, 2016, 9:58 am - This question is asked often. A 1hp, 3hp; 5hp etc. power unit will all raise a dock lift of any capacity. The reason for increasing the horsepower rating is related to the lifting speed. As the lifting capacity gets increased, additional lift cylinders are required to lift the extra weight. To fill the lift cylinders in a time that is acceptable to raise the dock lift, the volume of oil being pumped to the lift cylinders is increased. This requires a larger volume pump. To operate the larger volume pump, a higher horsepower rated motor is required. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.