A self-contained power unit is a power unit that is attached or underneath the lift table making the power unit and the lift table one piece of equipment. A remote power unit is detached from the equipment making it free from the equipment itself. The reason a company would choose to go with a remote power unit instead of a self-contained power unit is for two main reasons, the application or the size of the power unit itself. Some applications require their equipment to have a higher HP power unit which is too big to have attached or under the lift itself. Another reason a power unit may be remote is because the application requires the power unit to be away from the equipment. For example in a wash down application the power unit should be far away from the lift table to prevent water damage to the power unit.
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