Pentalift Blog - Manufacturing Industry
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 […]
August 19, 2015, 9:59 am - We have come a long way from the dawn of Henry Ford’s assembly line, which began in the early 1900’s when he needed a way to mass produce his Model T. By surrounding himself with a multi-disciplinary team of experts, Ford was able to develop what we now know as the moving assembly line. As […]
July 10, 2015, 1:42 pm - Why do most loading dock equipment manufacturers offer both a pit model and a surface model of dock lifts? The majority of dock lifts are manufactured to suit a recessed pit installation. In some applications the site is unable to accommodate a recessed pit, perhaps due underground services and the difficulty and/or expense associated with rerouting them. In this application, temporary applications, or perhaps just for flexibility in the future, a surface installed dock lift equipped with an approach ramp can be the best solution. Pit model dock lifts are available in the most platform sizes, capacity’s and with many more options available. There is a definite requirement for both models of dock lifts; the application generally dictates the right selection. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
June 16, 2015, 3:12 pm -
Pentalift UpEnders are engineered and designed for applications where a freestanding piece of equipment is required to safely reorient and provide 90° tilt for heavy and awkward loads. Pentalift offers several pre-engineered UpEnder models, while also providing solutions for larger and very heavy custom UpEnding applications. Here is a link to a case study where Pentalift built a custom 60,000lb UpEnder to suit a customer’s application. Common options include: v-groove on one plane, used to help stabilize cylindrical loads; limit switches to restrict tilt to less than 90°; tie down locations installed on deck, to facilitate customer securing of loads; etc. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
May 6, 2015, 9:24 am - When it comes to hydraulic lifts, there are multiple different methods to how they work. In simple scientific terms, a hydraulic piece of machinery is one that uses liquid fluid power or air pressure to do simple work. The hydraulic fluid, whatever it may be, is distributed throughout a machine to various hydraulic motors and […]