Kinds of Man Lifts
Designed particularly to vertically lift personnel to higher areas, scissor lifts are common in the construction industry to help transport or lift personnel form one place to another. Man lifts are power-driven and offer steps or platforms and special handholds to provide safe transport. The kind of construction work being done would decide exactly which kind of man lift would be utilized in a project.
Electrically Insulated Man Lifts
Based on Man and Material Lift Engineering, the man lift most preferred for working near electrocution hazards are electrically insulated man lifts. The electrically insulated man lifts offer protection to personnel against accidental electrocution. These machines are in compliance with the American National Standards Institute A92.2 Category C, 46kV Rated. These electrically insulated man lifts provide fiberglass insulated booms, are operated on nonconductive hydraulic hoses that serve to reduce ground fault and fiber optic control cables.
The scissor lift is a unique machine capable of transporting personnel vertically to difficult-to-reach places. The scissor lift derived its name due to the scissor kind of design of the folding supports that could lower and raise the platform. In order to raise the lift, every one of the folding supports is opened so as to extend the platform to higher heights.
The scissor lift would either be powered hydraulically or manually. The hydraulic powered system does not rely on power, however allows the scissor lifts to descend with only a release of hydraulic pressure. Since the potential of mechanical malfunctions preventing the platform from suddenly descending to the ground is eliminated, hydraulic systems make safer scissor lifts at the end of the day.
The man lift has a huge range of weight capacities, with some man lifts capable of holding lots of individuals, while some models could only hold a single individual. Platform lifts and scissor lifts are more beneficial for transporting many individuals, because boom lifts have less space located in their bucket.