Scissors lifts

A scissor lift, 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 manual and repeated lifts. A scissor lift is a safe and stable solution that lasts for many years.

A scissor lift table has many names 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 withstand heavy loads over many years. We have many customers returning to us with inquiries for spare parts for scissor lifts that are more than 15 years old.

A scissor lift, or a lifting table, can be equipped with various 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 tasks often change.

You can see all the options for accessories here and call us  if you have a specific inquiry.

How to use a lifting table

Essentially, you use a scissor lift or a lifting table, wherever there are issues with heavy lifting, inconvenient work 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 bending.

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

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

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SWL means Safe Working Load and have to do with how you use your scissor lift or lifting table. The drawing below shows a more detailed description.

With an even load like figure a. the lifting table can handle 100% of the capacity. If your scissor lift has a capacity of 2000 kg. you can make use of the entire 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 will be able to lift 1000 kg. When the table is only loaded on the side the capacity is reduced by 33% and the lifting table can then lift approximately 666 kg.

SWL loading instructions

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