Pentalift Blog - Lift Table News
September 23, 2016, 11:29 am - When a customer has a requirement for a particularly long lift table, it often makes sense to move to a Tandem Lift Table.A Tandem Lift Table is created when Pentalift mechanically combines multiple sets of scissor leg sets, positioned end-to-end, utilizing a common deck and frame assembly.The TL-Series and the TLH- Series are Pentalift's two pre-engineered series of tandem tables. They both use two leg sets. The TL has a lower profile and is lighter duty, while the TLH has a greater, fully lowered height and offers much higher capacities. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
August 26, 2016, 10:42 am - Pentalift is often asked to provide lift tables that are automated or are to be integrated into other equipment.Pentalift has a full engineering team with professional engineers and an electrical lab where it designs and puts together all of its own control panels. These resources can be used to help design and build custom solutions for customer integration requirements. These types of added options can be items such as the ability of the control panel to accept interlock or customer supplied signal. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
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.
July 15, 2016, 1:48 pm - Pentalift lift tables can have additional options included that will permit use as a work platform , or for riders to travel with the load. When there will be personnel riding on the table it must be equipped with guard rails on all sides that are not used for loading and unloading, and gates or chains for any side used for loading and unloading. Pentalift also recommends moving to checker plate on platform where there will be riders. If preferred, Pentalift can offer an anti-slip grit that is imbedded in the paint, but this grit will wear with traffic. Any tables where there are riders must have constant pressure controls…press and release controls are not permitted when there are riders. Finally, any application where there will personnel on or around the table must be reviewed for any potential pinch or shear points. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
June 30, 2016, 2:19 pm - For many applications, the customer may wish to include some method of enclosing the scissor legs. This is to discourage personnel entry beneath the table and to prevent debris from collecting under the equipment. The most common customer choice is a set of Accordion Bellows. Accordion Bellows are a steel, reinforced vinyl barrier which expands and contracts with the movement of the table. Accordion Bellows work well when the travel does not exceed 10ft. Once the lift table needs to travel greater than 120”, the Accordion Bellows become too heavy to support their own weight, and will begin to prematurely tear at the seams and connection points. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.