Pentalift News Blog
October 22, 2015, 10:34 am - Loading docks are very busy places, with people and heavy machinery with weighty loads coming and going, often 24/7. A bee hive place such as this is ripe for accidents. But it doesn’t have to be. All it takes is for employees to start each working day with the thought, “Safety first.” It’s easy to […]
October 16, 2015, 10:59 am - The rule of thumb that most manufacturers recommend for a Dock Lift's lifting speed is 10 to 12 feet per minute. The majority of dock lifts have a vertical lift of 5’, so 10-12 fpm equates to approximately 25 to 30 second lift time. This would be the average speed requested for most applications. Pentalift can offer increased or reduced lift speeds by manipulating the flow of oil, adjusting the horse power or the pump on the associated power unit. The maximum lift speed that Pentalift offers on lift equipment is 30 feet per minute. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
October 16, 2015, 10:22 am - Speaking in broad terms, there is really no huge mystery to how time and money can be saved in any industrial operation — it all boils down to boosting the efficiency of equipment and labour. There is much practical wisdom in the saying “Time is money.” It simply means that we need to automate as […]
October 8, 2015, 10:11 am - Designed to protect workers’ backs, joints and muscles, lift tables are indispensable for transferring and raising large, heavy loads and work pieces. However, if not used properly, this helpful equipment can in fact cause a lot of harm. So, it is vital to observe some common-sense rules and practices when operating lift tables. Comply with […]
September 30, 2015, 9:06 am -
All requests for lift tables can be classified into two general categories at the most basic level...either requests that fall within the characteristics of Pentalift's standard Pre-Engineered Products, or requests for unique and custom pieces of equipment. Generally there is no requirement for an approval drawing when a customer is seeking a piece of equipment from Pentalift's Pre-Engineered Products. When a custom piece of equipment is required, then an approval drawing will need to be reviewed and signed by the customer before proceeding.
The approval drawing is a visual representation of specified equipment that is generated by Pentalift Engineering after quote and design stages are complete, and once there is a commitment to proceed to order. The drawings will reflect all of characteristics for the custom equipment that were included on the quote. Approval drawings will always include one drawing of the equipment itself, but there will often be addition drawings to illustrate the associated pit, or the electrical schematic, or the hydraulic schematic, etc. Depending on the significance and complexity of the customization, generating approval drawings can take between 2 and 5 business days on average. Once the drawings are generated, they will be sent to the customer for review and approval before the order will be formally entered in production schedule. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.