Pic 2A leading North American producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and an array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries approached Pentalift once again to design and build products for their specific application needs.

The application in question involved designing lift tables which would automatically lower – indexing down as new wallboard was added in 3/8 to 1” increments during product accumulation, and when full, to be removed via forklift. Once the product was taken away, the lift would automatically power up to its full height.

Due to the workload and cycling of the lift table, it was equipped with a high cycle, heavy duty package featuring spherical bearings and precision cam followers. Also included was a central lubrication system, a custom premium high efficiency motorand accordion bellows to minimize any debris interfering with the operation of the internal mechanisms.

Due to environmental demands, the lift table was manufactured with a high solids epoxy paint finish. The paint color was chosen by the client, to compliment the facility’s existing manufacturing equipment. The unit platform size is 4.5’ x 10’ with a raised height of 5.5’ and a lifting capacity of 14,000 lbs.

Mike Earle

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