Pentalift News Blog
November 8, 2015, 9:43 am - The hydraulic cylinder is the primary component of any hydraulic lift system. Pentalift's exclusive PentaFlow cylinder design ensures long cylinder life, reduces maintenance, and eliminates oil spills. The PentaFlow cylinder is completely sealed from the surrounding atmosphere and all components are continuously bathed in fresh oil. Contamination and deterioration of the cylinder cannot occur. When the cylinder reaches full extension, the bypass valve opens and allows oil to flow through the piston to the rod side of the cylinder, out the port, and back to the reservoir. This prevents the cylinder from dead ending and building high stresses in the cylinder, equipment structure, and hydraulic system. Air in the cylinder is automatically ejected through the bypass valve. The need for manual bleeding which often results in oil spills is eliminated. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
November 3, 2015, 9:00 am - Skills in processes, materials, measurements, methodologies, and machinery are important for successful manufacturing engineers to have. A highly technical job, manufacturing engineers are responsible for fine-tuning production efficiency and reducing expenses as much as they can. Since manufacturing engineers fills an important role, it’s important that companies make an intelligent decision so as to find […]
October 31, 2015, 7:52 am - The required lifting capacity of the dock lift determines the diameter and stroke of the hydraulic cylinders, and the number cylinders to be used. Once the cylinder requirements have been determined, then it simply becomes a matter of the volume of hydraulic oil that is pumped into the cylinders, more volume = faster lift times. Think of it this way; if it takes 2 minutes to fill a bucket with water using one garden hose and you want to fill it faster, add a second hose to the bucket. It will now fill in 1 minute. Back to dock lifts, to fill the lift cylinders more quickly, the power unit's hydraulic pump size is increased to push a higher volume oil. The horse power of the motor often needs to be increased to turn the bigger pump. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
October 29, 2015, 10:52 am - An efficient warehouse is a profitable warehouse. To ensure optimal efficiency, you should always keep asking yourself if things at your warehouse can be done in less time with less labour and lower costs to yield maximized productivity while maintaining the highest quality of work. Here are 5 areas to consider: Equipment/Automation Automation is the […]
October 27, 2015, 5:45 pm - Accordion Bellows are yellow vinyl, reinforced with steel rods, and are intended to prevent debris entry under the lift table platform. The bellows are not mandated for use on Industrial Scissor Lifts per ANSI Standards MH29.1:2012. This standard is titled "Safety Standards for Industrial Scissor Lifts" and is published by LIFT, the lift table member group of Material Handling Institute (MHI). It is important to note that the bellows are designed to prevent debris entry, are not considered a safety element because they are flexible, and are a user preference option only. Some manufacturing plants have a corporate mandate that all lift tables are to be equipped with accordion bellows, this is a purely voluntary decision made by Ford. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.