Pentalift News Blog
September 30, 2015, 9:06 am -
All requests for lift tables can be classified into two general categories at the most basic level...either requests that fall within the characteristics of Pentalift's standard Pre-Engineered Products, or requests for unique and custom pieces of equipment. Generally there is no requirement for an approval drawing when a customer is seeking a piece of equipment from Pentalift's Pre-Engineered Products. When a custom piece of equipment is required, then an approval drawing will need to be reviewed and signed by the customer before proceeding.
The approval drawing is a visual representation of specified equipment that is generated by Pentalift Engineering after quote and design stages are complete, and once there is a commitment to proceed to order. The drawings will reflect all of characteristics for the custom equipment that were included on the quote. Approval drawings will always include one drawing of the equipment itself, but there will often be addition drawings to illustrate the associated pit, or the electrical schematic, or the hydraulic schematic, etc. Depending on the significance and complexity of the customization, generating approval drawings can take between 2 and 5 business days on average. Once the drawings are generated, they will be sent to the customer for review and approval before the order will be formally entered in production schedule. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
September 28, 2015, 8:06 am - Workplace safety is critical to the long-term well being and productivity of your workers. Although you need to meet existing regulations related to safety in your industry, providing protection to your employees supports the success of your business over time. Lift and tilt tables are effective tools in preventing injuries in the workplace. Understanding how […]
September 16, 2015, 7:53 am - Finding the right manufacturing engineer for your company isn’t always easy. They provide a wide range of services that are critical to the manufacturing, research, and design process. There are five key traits to look for when staffing new manufacturing engineers. Knowing these traits will make the interview and selection process easier for you and […]
September 11, 2015, 7:49 am - Dock seals and shelters provide protection for your business structures and inventory, but there are a few things you should know before choosing a dock seal or dock shelter that meets the exact needs of your organization. Selecting the right ones and knowing what factors to consider will ensure that your business reaps the protection […]
September 9, 2015, 2:42 pm - Whether you are looking at a simple rotating platform or at a table capable of lifting and rotating, there are several options that seem to be routinely requested or discussed. The most commonly requested item is some way to prevent the table from rotating when desired. Pentalift can offer several methods to do this. The simplest and least expensive would be a Rotating Top Brake. This uses friction to prevent the table from moving. Other brake options would be a Rotator Stop that includes a pin that can be dropped in at mechanically prevent the table from moving, or 90° spring detents, which automatically slips into position at each 90° turn and needs additional force to be pushed beyond the detent. After braking options, the next most commonly requested adder for rotating platforms would be powered rotation. If you are seeking powered rotation, Pentalift will need to know whether you wish to rotate clockwise, counterclockwise, or both directions. While braking options and powered rotation are the most common requested options, Pentalift specializes in custom equipment and you should discuss your application with a Pentalift Sales Representative for advice about your specific application.