Scissors lifts

A scissor lift table, or a lifting table, as it is also called, is a work table that can be raised and lowered to the desired position, thus making working with heavy elements more ergonomic and reducing the need for many repeated and manual lifts. A scissor lift is a safe and reliable solution that last for many years.

A scissor lift table has many nicknames such as lift table, scissor table or lifter. The scissor reference comes from the fact that the table is constructed with two scissor arms that run parallel which gives a smooth movement.

Advantages of a hydraulic scissor lift

There are many benefits of a hydraulic scissor lift. Among other things, a scissor lift is designed to with-stand heavy loads over many years. We have many customers returning to us asking for spare parts for scissor lifts that are more than 15 years old.

A scissor lift, or a lifting table, can be equipped with many kinds of accessories to suit your needs. For example, you might have a lifting table that needs to be secured on two sides; or want photocell control on the table so that it adjusts in height according to how many boxes are on it; Or maybe you need to be able to move the table around because your work often change.

You can see all the options for accessories here and call us  if you are looking for anything specific.

How to use a lifting table

Basically, you use a scissor lift or a lifting table, wherever there are problems with heavy lifting, awkward working positions or height variations. You place an object or pallet on the lifting table and lift it to the ideal working height for the employee working at the table. At a production line, the employee can, for example, pack the product in boxes at an ergonomically correct working height and avoid incorrect lifting and turning.

The use of course varies depending on the type of lifting solution, for instance, if you buy a work platform for lifting the employee in height, a mast lift for goods transport between levels or a ramp that adjusts the height between loading dock and lorry.

Reduced physical strain has been proven to increase productivity, and working conditions improve, giving happier employees.

See a video about scissor lifts and your accessory options


SWL stands for Safe Working Load and refers to how you should use your scissor lift or your lifting table. The drawing here shows a more detailed description.

With an even load like figure a. the lifting table can handle 100% of the capacity. If your lifting table has a capacity of 2000 kg. You can utilize the entire lifting table capacity of 2000 kg.

If you only load the table on one end of the table, the capacity will be adjusted downwards by 50%, and you can now lift 1000 kg. Is the platform loaded one the side the capacity is reduced by 33%, and the lifting table can thus lift approx. 666 kg.

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