Scissor lifts were originally designed to offer bigger work space when raising bigger loads. They are usually used to raise multiple workers who need access to the same work platform. This type of aerial lift is used for lifting heavy machines, people and materials. These industrial machinery come in numerous models, colors and sizes. Nearly all hydraulic lifts and scissor lifts run by either gas or electricity.
Because of their quiet nature, electric models are normally used for inside applications such as warehouse settings because they are a lot less noisy. Scissor lifts that are powered by either diesel or gas are often referred to as rough-terrain lifts which are more suitable for outdoor jobsites.
Scissor lifts are very common machines in the industrialized world, and are essential material handling machines. There are a variety of different model types existing on the market. Like for example, a few are designed to handle a load of up to fifty tons, while others more resemble portable carts that are small and only able to lift a couple hundred pounds of cargo.
Common Names for Scissor Lifts
In the material handling industry, the scissor lift goes by a huge variety of names, including: 4WD Aerial Lifts, Narrow Electric Scissor Lifts, Material Lifts, Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts, Tall Scissor Lift Platform, Aerial Platforms, Small Scissor Lift, Turn Tables, Air Scissor Lift Cart, Heavy Capacity Scissor Lift, Air Scissor Lift Cart, Ground Lift Table, LOading Dock Lift, Heavy Duty Scissor Lift, Tilt Tables, Hydraulic Lifts, Ergonomic Lift Tables, Zero Lifts, Air Lift Tables and Upenders. Scissor Lifts would also be categorized under general Aerial Lifts too.