Pentalift News Blog
March 29, 2016, 5:32 pm - If the lift table application requires multiple lift tables that are going to be immediately adjacent to each other, and will always move up together at the exact same time, then the best option is to synchronize the tables by mechanically tying the tables together. When you tie more than one table together end-to-end, they are referred to as 'tandem' lift tables. When you tie more than one table together side-by-side, they are referred to as 'dual' lift tables. Some applications require more than one lift table and that they be geographically separated from each other. In this case, the tables must be hydraulically synchronized. Pentalift offers two methods to hydraulically synchronize tables. For many cases, Pentalift can offer an entry level of synchronization that utilizes a geared flow divider. This custom hydraulic system offers decent accuracy and repeatability when the load is uniformly distributed over the tables, and the customer can accept some variation in heights that need to be reset on occasion. For some applications the customer needs the synchronization to be very accurate, or there will be some variation in the weight distribution over the tables, or the customer will need the tables to be able to act independently or together. These applications will require utilization of a more sophisticated custom hydraulic system that utilizes programmed servo valves. It is important that you know the level of accuracy of synchronization that you will require when you contact your Pentalift Sales Representative.
March 28, 2016, 10:30 am - One of the most important elements of better dock efficiency is prior planning, which includes the design and placement of employees and equipment and machines in the material transfer area or dock area. Here are a few ways that upper management can improve loading area efficiency: Design of the Space to Improve Flow Most of […]
March 21, 2016, 10:00 am - If you run a business that requires you to have a warehouse, it means that you manage quite a large amount of your product. It also means that you have to comply with basic safety regulations to ensure that your employees and operations are safe. But with the hectic warehouse environment, as new inventory comes […]
March 18, 2016, 2:01 pm - Pentalift introduces our AD Series Air Powered Dock Leveler. The AD Series is positioned between our HD Series Hydraulic Dock Leveler and our MD Series Mechanical Dock Leveler. Featuring fewer moving parts than a mechanical dock leveler, an air powered dock leveler will reduce maintenance requirements. The AD Series Air Powered Dock Leveler is available in 25,000 lb capacity up to and including 50,000 lb capacity. (more) Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for further information.
March 14, 2016, 9:30 am - There are a number of workplaces and environments that have high risk of health problems from work-related heat exposure, including brick and ceramic plants, iron and steel foundries, rubber factories, mining sites, smelters, and food canneries, among others. The human body is meant to stay at a constant temperature of 98.6 degrees, but when the […]