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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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Can You Get a Portable Lift Table?

There are two ways to make a lift table portable. One is semi portable and the other is fully portable. To make a lift table semi portable, the table must consist of two wheels on one end and a removable dolly handle on the other end. To get a semi portable lift from point A to point B, the user of the table must take the dolly handle and place it into the dolly lift point. Once the user tilts the dolly handle towards them, the lift table will lift up, placing the wheels on the other end of the lift to touch the ground and be in use. The user can than move the table where ever they would like. The table must be moved without a load. A fully portable lift table is simply placed and welded onto a sub frame which consists of the frame itself and 4 wheels. It is not recommended to move a fully portable lift table with more than a 6000 lbs. load. Contact a Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.

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Why Are No Low Hydraulic Lift Tables Becoming More Common?

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