The overall lifting capacity is the most common and most referred to rating on a lift table. The overall rating is based on an evenly distributed load and these ratings typically range from 500 lbs to 20,000 lbs. Lift tables that are used to accommodate a rolling load such as a pallet truck or rolls of paper, coils of steel etc. have 2 additional capacity ratings; single axle end load and single axle side load ratings. The end and side load capacity ratings only apply when the lift tabl... Read More
Although it is not very common you can use a lift truck on a dock lift if the dock lift is properly sized, rated and equipped. Some of the factors to first consider. The dock lift platform size should accommodate the overall length of the lift truck with the longest load that the lift truck will be carrying. The width of the dock lift should be sized to allow the lift truck operator to exit the lift truck and move around freely on the platform. When selecting the dock lift capacity consider a combination of the overall weight of the empty lift truck plu... Read More
Most lift tables are operated using a straight forward hydraulic design. An electric motor coupled to a hydraulic system pumps oil into the lift cylinder(s) which in turn raises the lift table. When the lift table is in the correct position the operator releases the up button and the lift table stops moving. In this elevated position the hydraulic oil is “locked” in the lift cylinder(s). In the event of a hydraulic hose rupture or fitting failure the lift table would drop quickly and at an uncontroll... Read More
Tilt tables are typically used with bins that contain loose individual components or stacked components. To avoid repetitive bending and reaching down into the bottom of the bin it is more ergonomically correct to tilt the bin towards the operator for ease of component positioning or removal. Tilt tables are available in hydraulic operation up to 90 degrees. Most common models tilt to 45 degrees.  Pneumatic tilters are also available and tilt up to 40 degrees. A combination lift and tilt will further create a safe and ergonom... Read More

Low Profile Dock Lift

With a lowered height of only 6” a low profile dock lift allows ground level access without the need for construction of a pit. A Pentalift low profile dock lift can accommodate truck/trailer heights from pick-ups to semi-trailers with a vertical travel of 54”. It requires no pit and has the capability to be semi-portable, a low profile unit is an effective solution for ground level doors, confined spaces and leased building applications. Sizes and capacities are available to suit a wide range of applica... Read More

Lift Table with Sliding Platform

A company specializing in vacuum heat treating contacted Pentalift for a lift table with a sliding platform as a solution to increase their efficiencies when loading a furnace. The furnace is a 36’ long car bottom design and the transfer car is loaded outside the furnace and once loaded is moved into position.

Lift Table with Sliding Platform Application

The product for the furnace is stacked on the transfer car, the lift ta... Read More

Air Powered Dock Levelers offer trouble free performance

Air Powered Dock Levelers are designed to provide superior product value through prolonged, trouble-free performance. Convenient push button activation increases the efficiency and safety of the loading/unloading process. Pentalift AD Series Air Powered Dock Levelers provide superior performance in high frequency and abusive environment applications.

Air Powered Dock Levelers have fewer moving parts

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Rainstop RS800 helps make the rain go away!

Had enough of the rainy season? Feel like you need to build an arc?! Dock seals are not enough. Improve dock safety and worker morale. Provide shelter from the rain. Typical docks have a slight decline approach. When rain water hits the top of the trailer it runs back in the building. This causes product damage and slippery, unsafe conditions on your loading dock. The Rainstop uses a stiffly sprung five and a half inch foam filled header curtain. Thi... Read More

Hydraulic Conversion Kit upgrade

A Pentalift universal conversion kit upgrades an existing dock leveler to fully hydraulic activation. Each kit contains all necessary components for a complete conversion to an easy-to-use, low maintenance design. It is designed to fit a wide variety of dock levelers including competitive brands. A conversion kit is an economical alternative to replacing an existing dock leveler. The upgrade also reduces down time and repair costs. Pentalift conversion kits eliminate the ongoing maintenance typ... Read More

Accordion Bellows keep the lift area clean

Accordion bellows minimize debris from getting under a lift table. This keeps housekeeping tasks at workstations to a minimum. Accordion bellows reduce maintenance and costly downtime by preventing objects from coming in contact with moving scissor assemblies. Pentalift lift table accordion bellows can be ordered factory installed or shipped loose. They can even be ordered after market and to suit many other brands of lift tables. The accordion bellow kit consists of safety skirting, per... Read More