Industrial lifts have traditionally been utilized in production and manufacturing environments to help lift and lower materials, employees, and goods. The scissor lift, also called a table lift, is an industrial lift that has been modified for wholesale and retail environments.
Most customers who have been shopping in a store late at night have almost certainly seen a scissor lift, even if they do not realize they have. Essentially, the scissor lift is a platform with wheels which acts similar to a forklift. In a non-industrial environment, the scissor lift is perfect for performing jobs that need the mobility or speed and moving of individuals and supplies above ground level.
The scissor lift is a unique machinery in that it does not utilize 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. Once 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 model's size and the purpose.
The rough terrain scissor lifts could either be powered by an electric motor or by hydraulics, although, it could be a bumpy ride for the worker in the lift going to the top. The scissor lift design keeps it from traveling with a constant velocity, as opposed to traveling faster during the middle of its journey or traveling slower with more extension.
A really common style of scissor lift is the RT or Rough Terrain class. Standard features of the RT models comprise increased power because of the IC or internal combustion engine. The variations come in gas, petrol, combinations or diesel. This is needed to deal with the increased weights and steeper grades of 18 to 22 degrees that are often connected with this particular class of scissor lift.