There is no definitive answer to that question but there are reasonable expectations. A lift table that is cycled up to 8 times per hour in a single 8 hour shift and a 5 day work week should last 20+ years if properly inspected and maintained. It is very important that lift tables be designed and equipped to suit the specific requirements of the application. For example a lift table operating in a wash down application or an outdoor application should have an upgraded finish coat such as epoxy paint or even be hot dip galvanized for longevity. Lift tables operating in a high cycle application are often equipped with upgraded bearings, central lubrication system and a continuous running power unit to extend the lift table’s safe, efficient performance. Knowing the application and equipping the lift table accordingly are 2 very important factors that contribute to the longevity of the lift table.