Pentalift News Blog
September 9, 2015, 2:42 pm - Whether you are looking at a simple rotating platform or at a table capable of lifting and rotating, there are several options that seem to be routinely requested or discussed. The most commonly requested item is some way to prevent the table from rotating when desired. Pentalift can offer several methods to do this. The simplest and least expensive would be a Rotating Top Brake. This uses friction to prevent the table from moving. Other brake options would be a Rotator Stop that includes a pin that can be dropped in at mechanically prevent the table from moving, or 90° spring detents, which automatically slips into position at each 90° turn and needs additional force to be pushed beyond the detent. After braking options, the next most commonly requested adder for rotating platforms would be powered rotation. If you are seeking powered rotation, Pentalift will need to know whether you wish to rotate clockwise, counterclockwise, or both directions. While braking options and powered rotation are the most common requested options, Pentalift specializes in custom equipment and you should discuss your application with a Pentalift Sales Representative for advice about your specific application.
September 4, 2015, 9:38 am - Making your workplace safer is a priority that all businesses share. Although there are many different strategies used to protect employees, proper restraint systems are an effective way to reduce the likelihood of injury, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Understanding the different types of restraint systems and how to implement them properly will ensure that […]
August 27, 2015, 10:06 am - There comes a time where all manufacturers must face the issue of receiving shipments of nonconforming parts from suppliers, regardless of their efforts in quality control. So how does one handle supplier non-conformance? The following tips outline the best strategies to handle these situations. Whether you are dealing with a new supplier or a supplier […]
August 26, 2015, 1:48 pm -
Dock bumpers have been around for decades. They are designed to protect the building when the trucks are backed into position. The trucks contact the rubber dock bumpers instead of the building wall, reducing any opportunity for damage to the facility. When trucks are being loaded they move up and down as the weight is either added or removed from the truck, and the truck rubs up and down on the front of the dock bumpers. This loosens the concrete anchors and wears out the front of the rubber dock bumpers.
Steel face bumpers have a steel plate installed on the front of the dock bumper. The rubber absorbs the impact of the truck backing into position but the steel face lets the trucks slide up and down without damaging the dock bumpers or loosening the anchor bolts. Steel face dock bumpers are becoming so popular because they are providing additional protection for the building and reducing maintenance and replacement of the bumpers. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
August 19, 2015, 9:59 am - We have come a long way from the dawn of Henry Ford’s assembly line, which began in the early 1900’s when he needed a way to mass produce his Model T. By surrounding himself with a multi-disciplinary team of experts, Ford was able to develop what we now know as the moving assembly line. As […]