Pentalift Blog - News
April 8, 2016, 3:36 pm - There are many customizable options that can be added to lift tables to better suit your application. When sourcing a lift table, the following core requirements must be provided in order to determine the best model for your needs. 1.Load Capacity 2. Platform Dimensions 3. Travel The above characteristics will serve as a good starting point for developing a concept and budget for a lift table. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information
April 1, 2016, 9:54 am - The hydraulic scissor lift table is a very common industrial lift. There are many advantages to using a scissor lift: the ability to move heavy loads, ease of operation, reduction in fatigue and risk of injury as well as reduction in work time. The scissor lift comes in a variety of sizes and takes up […]
March 31, 2016, 11:01 am - Loading dock information regularly references TENV Electric Motors and TEFC Electric Motors. What is the difference? TENV stands for Totally Enclosed Not Ventilated Electric Motors. These are used in a wide variety of smaller horsepower applications. This type of electric motor radiates its excess heat through the body of the motor. It is commonly built with special high temperature insulation. TEFC stands for Totally Enclosed, Fan-Cooled Electric Motor. These are constructed with a small fan on the rear shaft covered by housing. The fan is used to assist in cooling the electric motor. Dock levelers commonly use TENV motors and dock lifts commonly use TEFC motors. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for further information.
March 9, 2016, 1:59 pm - Hydraulic conversion kits are used to convert a structurally sound, mechanically activated dock leveler to full hydraulic operation. A hydraulic conversion kit consists of a hydraulic lift cylinder, a hydraulic lip cylinder, electric power unit, control station, and all of the brackets required. It typically takes a qualified technician 3 to 4 hours to complete the conversion. Hydraulic conversions are available in any single phase or three phase voltage. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
February 24, 2016, 3:29 pm - Interlocking dock equipment is becoming more common than ever. Interlocking the equipment improves safety at the loading dock area and also reduces potential for loading dock area equipment damage. First let’s identify some of the equipment that is commonly interlocked…usually equipment such as hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraints, overhead doors and inflatable dock seals. For […]