Industrial lifts have traditionally been used in manufacturing and production environments to help raise and lower supplies, workers, and merchandise. The scissor lift, also called a table lift, is an industrial lift which has been modified for retail and wholesale environments.
Most customers, who have been in a store late at night, shopping the aisles, have probably seen one, even if they did not know what it was. Basically, the scissor lift is a platform with wheels which performs similar to a forklift. In a non-industrial type of environment, the scissor lift is ideal for performing tasks that need the mobility or speed and transporting of people and supplies above ground level.
The scissor lift is a unique equipment in that it does not utilize a straight support in order to lift workers into the air. Instead, the scissor lift platform rises when the folding and linked supports under it draw together, making the equipment stretch upward. Once the machinery is extended, the scissor lift reaches approximately from 21 to 62 feet or 6.4 to 18.8 meters above ground. This depends on the model's size and the purpose.
The rough terrain scissor lifts can either be powered by an electric motor or by hydraulics, although, it can be a bumpy ride for the employee in the lift going to the top. The design of the scissor lift keeps it from traveling with a constant velocity, rather than traveling faster during the middle of its journey or traveling slower with more extension.
The RT of rough terrain class of scissor lift are an extremely popular class of lift. RT models would usually feature increased power of the IC or internal combustion engine. The variations come in gas, petrol, combinations or diesel. This is needed to handle the increased weights and steeper grades of 18 to 22 degrees that are usually associated with this particular class of scissor lift.