Pentalift Blog - Dock Lifts

What Is The Standard Cycle Time For A Hydraulic Lift Table?

In the lift table industry the standard duty cycle is 8 full cycles (up and down) per hour for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. If an application needs more than 8 cycles per hour, then a number of components can be used to make the lift table last longer. All bushings are replaced with spherical barring’s, leg rollers are upgraded to cam followers, continuous running power units are available to avoid starting and stopping the lift tables motor on a repetitive basis, and central lubrication is applied. This means that all lubrication points are connected to one central manifold in an easy accessible place.

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Why Do Lift Tables Have a Guarded Foot Pedal Control Option?

A lift table’s standard and most common control unit is a push button control unit. The problem you may experience with a push button control unit is that in order to operate the lift table, the operator must use their hands to control the table. This can slow efficiency because if an operator is positioning a load and decides to raise or lower the table, he must first position the load before operating it. If he has a guarded foot pedal control station, the operator can simply lift the table using his foot while positioning the load. This option increases efficiency while still being safe.

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What Does Low Height, Travel, and Raised Height Mean in Lift Table Terms?

In lift table terms, low height refers to the measurement of the top of the table’s platform to the floor when the table is in its lowest position. Travel refers to the amount of vertical lift from the tables resting position to its highest position. Raised position is the measurement of the table’s platform to floor when the table is at its extended height.

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What is a velocity fuse and what is its purpose?

The purpose of a velocity fuse is to ensure safety to any operator using a hydraulic lift table, hydraulic dock lift, or a hydraulic dock leveler. The way it works is by regulating flow leaving the cylinder. If the velocity fuse senses any sort of flow that is too fast then the velocity fuse will close locking the oil in the cylinders stopping the lift from lowering. This ensures safety to the operator to minimize any risk of injury.

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Does Air in the Hydraulic Circuit Affect the PentaFlow Hydraulic Cylinder?

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