Industrial lifts have traditionally been utilized in production and manufacturing settings to help raise and lower supplies, employees, and merchandise. The scissor lift, also called a table lift, is an industrial lift that has been modified for wholesale and retail settings.
Nearly all customers who have been shopping in a store late at night have probably seen a scissor lift, even though they do not know they have. Basically, the scissor lift is a platform with wheels that performs like a lift truck. In a non-industrial setting, the scissor lift is perfect for completing jobs which require the mobility or speed and moving of materials and individuals above ground level.
The scissor lift is unique, able to raise employees straight up into the air. Instead, the scissor lift platform rises when the linked and folding supports beneath it draw together, making the machine stretch upward. When the equipment is extended, the scissor lift reaches around from 21 to 62 feet or 6.4 to 18.8 meters above ground. This depends on the unit's size and the purpose.
The rough terrain scissor lifts can either be powered by an electric motor or by hydraulics, however, it can be a bumpy ride for the employee inside the lift going to the top. The scissor lift design keeps it from traveling with a constant velocity, rather than traveling slower with more extension or traveling faster during the middle of its journey.
The RT of rough terrain class of scissor lift are a very popular class of lift. RT units will usually feature increased power of the IC or internal combustion engine. The variations come in gas, petrol, combinations or diesel. This is required to deal with the increased weights and steeper grades of 18 to 22 degrees which are usually associated with this specific class of scissor lift.