Pentalift fabricates lift tables to meet the standards that are laid out in ANSI MH29.1:2012, Industrial Scissor Lifts Safety Requirements. ANSI MH29.1 is authored by the Lift Manufacturers Product Section, LMPS, an Industry Group of the MHI that is made up of industrial lift manufacturers who have joined together to champion industry best practice. The standard was developed to establish design and performance criteria that will ensure fabrication of safe industrial scissors lifts. The International Code Council (... Read More
Jun 11, 2014
The Latest Celebrity Triple Scissor Lift Goes to Work at a Motor Coach Manufacturer
Q: What does Beyoncé, Tim McGraw, Adele, Tom Hanks, Aerosmith and a slew of other celebrities have in common?
A: Their touring motor coaches are provided by a Pentalift customer!
When a premier coach manufacturer contacted Pentalift to discuss an application for storing and retrieving primary components during the assembly of their motor homes, Pentalift’s engineering team answered.
Jun 05, 2014
A Custom 16 Foot Hydraulic Dock Leveler Ships Overseas
When an international trading manufacturer of electronic components contacted a Pentalift distributor with a unique loading dock application, Pentalift’s in-house engineers... Read More
Feb 27, 2014
Learn how a Pentalift dock lift can improve the efficiency and safety of your facility
Dock lifts service several applications in facilities ranging from loading docks to cold storage to warehousing, both in an interior and exterior capacity.
When pit-installed at an exterior location - in front of the loading dock doors - the dock lift is able to service a wide range of incoming trucks, providing exterior grade level access for multiple applications. When positioned for loading or offloading of ... Read More
Jan 15, 2014
The Ontario Ministry of labour Loading Dock Blitz is almost here!
When protecting worker’s rights, the Ontario Ministry of Labour is very proactive in scheduling health and safety blitz’s to the loading dock sector. Workplace injuries and fatalities can usually be averted with proper maintenance and service on loading dock equipment.
Dock levelers, mechanical, hydraulic and air powered along with vehicle restraints and lift tables should all be serviced at least twice a year and signed off on by the technician performing the task.
In 2014 these industrial warehousing safety blitz’s (to be held in February and March) are designed to enforce compli... Read More
Dec 26, 2013
Why Proper Installation is the Key to Hydraulic Lift Safety
Hydraulic lift safety is crucial in the activity of any organization whose operations involve the frequent use of such specialized and efficient equipment. Your employees and lifting machines must work together in harmony, complementing each other and enhancing each other’s work. That is why mechanical lift manufacturers emphasize the importance of proper installation f... Read More
Dec 23, 2013
Pentalift joins the USGBC as member organization to promote Green building practices
Guelph, ON, Canada (December 2013) – As the lift table and loading dock industry continues to evolve, Pentalift continues to lead the way in quality product and customer service, as well as in their marketability with new hire; Michael Poeltl, as marketing manager.
Poeltl was hired mid-November, 2013 to head up Pentalift’s marketing department’s efforts to increase visibility on-line and in industry associations, bringing over ten years of experience in the field. Well versed in the loading dock and materials handling industry, Poeltl is also an... Read More
Oct 15, 2013
What are the factors in selecting the correct lift table?
A successful lift table installation is based on the initial communication between the customer and the supplier. Once the supplier has a complete understanding of the customer’s application they can make their recommendations. A number of the first factors to identify are the maximum weight to be raised or lowered, the product size, and the lifting height requirements and whether the lift table is to be pit installed or surface installed. With this information the supplier can further discuss and propose the structural basics of design. When the basic design is finalized other factors such ... Read More
Sep 27, 2013
Pentalift’s Fork lift Maintenance Lift
Pentalift model FTML fork truck maintenance lift eliminates the need for chain hoists and blocking, reducing the potential for injury during maintenance procedures. The fork truck maintenance lift permits free and ergonomically correct access to all service areas and significantly reduces the down time of the lift truck. Not only is the lift truck back into service quicker, but through the efficiency of the repair time it also reduces costly labor hours. The Pentalift FTML fork truck maintenance lift is available in 20,000 lb. lifting capacity and can be quickly installed without modifications... Read More
Sep 13, 2013
Lift Tilt Table Improves Ergonomics
Pentalift offers many different types of lift and tilting solutions to improve productivity, increase employee morale and minimize the potential for injury. Pentalift model LTNI lift and tilt is gaining increased acceptance for applications that requiring palletizing or de-palletizing based upon it’s unique design. The design provides an automatic lift and tilt cycle that does not force the operator to step back during the tilting process. This operating feature is ideally suited for working in close quarters, Pentalift LTNI is available with many platform sizes in 2,500 lb., 4,000 lb. and 6... Read More