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What Is The Standard Cycle Time For A Hydraulic Lift Table?

In the lift table industry the standard duty cycle is 8 full cycles (up and down) per hour for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. If an application needs more than 8 cycles per hour, then a number of components can be used to make the lift table last longer. All bushings are replaced with spherical barring’s, leg rollers are upgraded to cam followers, continuous running power units are available to avoid starting and stopping the lift tables motor on a repetitive basis, and central lubrication is applied. This means that all lubrication points are connected to one central manifold in an easy accessible place.

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Why Do Lift Tables Have a Guarded Foot Pedal Control Option?

A lift table’s standard and most common control unit is a push button control unit. The problem you may experience with a push button control unit is that in order to operate the lift table, the operator must use their hands to control the table. This can slow efficiency because if an operator is positioning a load and decides to raise or lower the table, he must first position the load before operating it. If he has a guarded foot pedal control station, the operator can simply lift the table using his foot while positioning the load. This option increases efficiency while still being safe.

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Why Do Lifts Have An Optional Brake?

A rotating brake is used to stop rotating tops from turning. There are 4 different types of rotating brakes. They are manually operated stops, spring activated detent stops, spring loaded rotator locks and a rotator brake. A manually operated stop is a metal shaft that locks the rotating platform in 90 degree increments. A spring activated detent stop is a spring-loaded ball transfer that automatically slips into position every 90 degrees to stop the rotation of the platform. A spring loaded rotator lock is a positive spring and lever style detent (can be disengaged) that locks every 90 degrees. A rotator brake is a brake that locks the table at any position.

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What Does Low Height, Travel, and Raised Height Mean in Lift Table Terms?

In lift table terms, low height refers to the measurement of the top of the table’s platform to the floor when the table is in its lowest position. Travel refers to the amount of vertical lift from the tables resting position to its highest position. Raised position is the measurement of the table’s platform to floor when the table is at its extended height.

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Why Do Compression Style Dock Seals Have Optional Wear Pleats?

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