Industrial lifts have traditionally been used in production and manufacturing settings to help lift and lower materials, workers, and goods. The scissor lift, also called a table lift, is an industrial lift which has been modified for retail and wholesale environments.
Most clients, who have been in a store late at night, shopping the aisles, have probably seen one, even though they did not know what it was. Essentially, the scissor lift is a platform with wheels which acts like a forklift. In a non-industrial environment, the scissor lift is perfect for completing jobs which need the mobility or speed and transporting of supplies and individuals above ground level.
The scissor lift is a unique machine in that it does not use a straight support in order to lift employees into the air. Instead, the scissor lift platform rises when the folding and linked supports underneath it draw together, making the equipment stretch upward. When the machinery is extended, the scissor lift reaches about from 6.4 to 18.8 meters or 21 to 62 feet above ground. This depends on the size of the unit and the purpose.
Rough terrain scissor lifts are normally powered by hydraulics or electric motors. It could be a bumpy ride for employees inside the lift going to the top. The design of the scissor lift keeps it from traveling with a constant velocity, as opposed to traveling slower with more extension or traveling faster during the middle of its journey.
The RT of rough terrain style of scissor lift are an extremely common class of lift. RT units would normally feature increased power of the internal combustion or IC engine. The variations come in gas, petrol, combinations or diesel. This is needed to handle the increased weights and steeper grades of 18 to 22 degrees which are normally associated with this style of scissor lift.