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October 7, 2016, 1:10 pm - If a lift table is installed into a pre-formed pit, one or more of the following guarding methods must be provided for personnel protection from potential shear points. The two most common methods to provide shear point protection are beveled toe guards and toe sensor bars. Other methods of protecting the shear point include use of metal skirts, or employing devices used to prevent personnel from approaching the area during operation, such as enclosures or safety mats, etc. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
September 30, 2016, 10:35 am - Pentalift’s standard finish is gray enamel paint.Pentalift offers to paint equipment in any custom color when the RAL# is provided. In a more demanding environment, such as exterior exposure, Pentalift offers to upgrade to an epoxy finish. Where regular chemicals wash down, or there is concern about oxidization, Pentalift can offer hot dip galvanized finish. Finally, some applications such as food handling, may require complete stainless steel construction. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for consultation on the best finish for your application.
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 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.