Pentalift Equipment Corporation: Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturer

Pentalift Equipment Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of loading dock equipment, lift tables and positioning equipment. Pentalift provides a complete line of mechanical, air powered and hydraulic dock levelers, vehicle restraint safety systems dock seals and dock lifts. Pentalift provides a complete line of hydraulic and pneumatic lift tables, tilt tables, rotating tables and custom designed lift tables and positioning equipment to suit a wide range of applications. Pentalift products are designed to increase safety and productivity.

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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