Pentalift Blog - 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 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.
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.
August 5, 2016, 9:58 am - This question is asked often. A 1hp, 3hp; 5hp etc. power unit will all raise a dock lift of any capacity. The reason for increasing the horsepower rating is related to the lifting speed. As the lifting capacity gets increased, additional lift cylinders are required to lift the extra weight. To fill the lift cylinders in a time that is acceptable to raise the dock lift, the volume of oil being pumped to the lift cylinders is increased. This requires a larger volume pump. To operate the larger volume pump, a higher horsepower rated motor is required. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.