Smartlift Scissor Lifts Tables and Scissor Hoists combine an extensive range of capacities, features and options to provide the factory and warehouse with lifting and work positioning. Safetech scissor lifts / scissor table range are durable and includes many safety features are exclusive to Safetech.
Our unique workbench options have been designed for workers who use their scissor lifts table as a fabrication or assembly bench.
Lift Table Basics
What is a Lift Table?
A lift table is exactly what its name implies. In its simplest form, it is a platform or table that can be raised or lowered to any height desired within its range of vertical movement.
he basic parts of a lift table are:
The base supports the rest of the assembly. It has to be strong, rigid, and stable. In most cases it is designed to sit on the floor but it can also be built into a pit or supplied with wheels or casters or furnished with fork sockets.
THE LEG ASSEMBLIES
The platform can be of any size that is compatible with the base and legs. Specifically, the platform can be no smaller than the length or width of legs/base. Platforms can be larger than the legs/base. Platforms can be furnished with a variety of options such as conveyor tops, turntables, tilt tops, or tops equipped with clamps or special work fixtures.
MULTIPLE SCISSOR LIFTS
For extra high lifting with small footprint, multiple scissor lift tables are ideal.
THE POWER PACKAGE
The power package (most commonly electro-hydraulic) consists of an electric motor, a hydraulic pump, a hydraulic fluid reservoir, hydraulic cylinder, piping, valving, and controls.
Australia safety codes require that electrical controls should be 32 volts or less at the control. Wall mounted, foot control and hand pendants are all commonly used controls.
Safetech lift tables employ a unique controller, the Smartlift that operates on 12 volts. It also provides the operator with extra safety features, electrical diagnostics and automatic indexing.
Care must be taken to prevent entrapment of limbs either in the mechanism or under the scissor lifts table's edge. A safety bar is the best protection whilst skirts are also used. The safety bar stops the downward movement of the table upon contact with any obstruction.
Scissor lift tables are often used in conjunction with forklift trucks and they can sometimes damage the table leading to operating failure or injury.
Scissor Lifts are active lifting devices and, as such, may be covered by statutory requirements similar to those applying to lifts and cranes.
Scissor lifts must be appropriately specified for use in washdown, corrosive or flammable environments or high cycle applications.
Scissor lift prices rise rapidly as extra lift is required - because that requires extra sets of scissors, in high cycle applications or where hand pallet truck only access demands a low height profile table.
Stainless steel scissor tables are available but expensive.