Pentalift News Blog
February 3, 2016, 3:44 pm - Some applications call for an extremely wide platform with a relatively short platform length. If you turn a conventional lift table sideways and roll the load perpendicular to the scissor legs as opposed to rolling the load parallel with the scissor legs, the edge load capacity is down rated significantly. The answer is to design a dual lift table. A dual lift table design lift combines two sets of scissor legs, two sets of cylinders and two frames and positions them side by side under a common wide platform. One hydraulic power unit with a junction block will control the raising and lowering of the common platform. Using this dual width design you can achieve a wide but relatively short lift table and still have the maximum edge load rating. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
February 1, 2016, 9:00 am - A mechanical engineer can be an invaluable member of any given company. They are simply indispensable for many projects. But you have to ensure that you are hiring a fully competent and capable mechanical engineer. Here are some tips to make sure that the mechanical engineer you hire will be a great asset to your […]
January 28, 2016, 3:45 pm - Edge of Docks, or EODs, will not work at all shipping doors but they do work very well in the right application. Most loading dock heights are in the range of 46” to 50” with 48” being most common. The EOD extends approximately 27” from the building wall when it is in position on the truck with the hinged lip extended. Because of the relatively short deck length the EOD will not work with trucks that are any more than 4”-5” above or below dock height because the ramp is too steep. EOD’s are almost always bolted or welded directly to the front of the foundation wall. Because there is no structural support under the EOD they are designed for light weight applications that use 2 wheel carts or pallet trucks. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for additional information.
January 27, 2016, 10:15 am - Employee safety is the number one priority for manufacturing businesses. Working with a wide range of machinery and in variable conditions can present a number of safety risks, but making sure your employees use personal protective equipment (PPE) protects them and reduces the costs associated with workplace injuries. But it’s not always easy to ensure […]
January 20, 2016, 4:48 pm - Some lift table applications call for an extremely long platform, perhaps to handle steel pipe, long lengths of lumber, hydro poles etc. A single set of scissor legs may not provide the required stability for the extended length. To properly support this long load it is common to manufacture lift tables with 2 or even more leg sets positioned “end to end” with one common deck assembly. Now the load is supported in multiple positions under the length of the load, increasing the stability.This is referred to as a tandem lift table design. The total lifting capacity determines the individual capacity of each of the leg sets. For example, a 12,000lbs tandem design could utilize (2) scissor leg sets, each with 6,000lbs capacity, or (3) leg sets, each with 4,000lbs capacity. The leg sets are positioned under the common deck assembly to support the total 12,000lbs load. The length of the platform and the required vertical travel will determine the number and length of leg sets used. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.