Pentalift News Blog
January 6, 2016, 3:07 pm - Lift tables will incorporate multiple stage designs, stacking scissor legs on top of each other, to obtain a higher lift without increasing the foot print size of the lift table on the floor. The length of the scissor legs being used determines how high the lift can travel. The longer the legs, the higher it will travel. Your typical hand scissors will open much less than hand held hedge trimmers because of the length of the individual scissor...it’s the same principle. In the lift table business, the rule of thumb is that a single scissor lift table will lift about 2/3 of the scissor leg length, and then it is at maximum rotation. For example a 3’ long scissor leg will lift 2’, a 6’ long scissor leg will lift 4’ etc. Following the same logic, if a customer wants to lift their load 10’ then the associated scissor leg would need to be about 15’ long using a single scissor design, and this translates into significant floor space. If you “stacked” 2 sets of scissor legs that lift 5’ each the overall length would be in the range of 8’, if you “stacked” 3 sets of scissor legs that lift 4’ each the overall length would be in the range of 6’ long. Stacking scissor legs is a floor space saver. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
December 28, 2015, 3:32 pm - Most dock heights are in the range of 46” to 50”, with 48” being the most common. An Edge of Dock, commonly referred to as an EOD, is an economical alternative to a portable aluminum dock plate. Pentalift offers both a hydraulic version and a mechanical version.
The EOD acts as a ramp between the truck bed and the building floor when the truck is being loaded or unloaded. EOD’s are a cost effective way to move a pallet truck, 2 wheel cart etc. from the building floor to the truck. In addition to providing the actual transfer ramp, EOD’s are supplied with solid rubber dock bumpers to protect the wall from impact as the truck backs into position. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
December 28, 2015, 10:38 am - In today’s competitive economic environment companies are constantly searching for ways to reduce costs. Maintenance and repair is often overlooked as a possible source of savings, but there are strategies that can be employed which result in significant savings in this department. There are traditional strategies that companies use to save money on maintenance, but […]
December 21, 2015, 11:09 am - While Pentalift offers a wide range of pre-engineered solutions for many routine lift table applications, our true specialty is learning about a customer's unique application and coming up with custom lift table solutions for their requirements. Here is a recent example of a case study that illustrates how Pentalift will work with the customer to develop custom equipment.
The result is a lift table with a dual direction sliding platform, and with safety elements that prevent the slide from operating until the lift table has exited the pit, and once the lift table is out of the pit, additional safety elements that will ensure the slide has returned to the home position before permitting the lift table to return into the pit. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
December 21, 2015, 9:38 am - Mechanical Engineering is a rewarding occupation, but it is not without its risks. Injuries occur, but the reason why they occur is often for a variety of causes that are within the control of personnel. Neglect on the part of staff and management are a large factor in a number of workplace injuries. Other times […]