It is hard to talk about reliable positioning solutions without mentioning the humble lift table in the conversation. Hands down, the most reliable positioning solution where lifting or elevating loads is needed in workplaces. Lift tables are an ideal solution for their ease of design, ability to customize, reliability and reasonable price compared to other lifting options. With infinite combinations of lift capacity and size configurations, to mobile lift tables, the possibilities are endless.
Made-to-order scissor lift tables provide the best solution in terms of strength and versatility. Having a lift table custom designed for your business means you can benefit from durable and very effective positioning equipment that is capable of handling heavy loads in a wide variety of environments.
There are different types of lifting table units available including portable and semi-portable units. Portable units are designed to be able to move when loaded, while semi-portable units are not designed to be moved when they are loaded. You can now also add additional features, like a larger hydraulic pump and a higher horsepower motor assembly in order to increase the speed of the lifting table. You can also use these lifts as a platform for your employees to work on, by simply adding components like guardrails and anti-slip platforms.
Impact of Lift Tables in an Organization
Some of the most popular benefits of a customized lift table include:
- It provides a customized lifting solution specific to your organization’s needs
- It can be made portable for easy relocation
- Lift tables improve ergonomics in the workplace
- High capacity units can lift up to 120,000 lbs and more
- It can be used as a working table for construction teams
In palletizing and loading tasks, positioning the work surface at the optimum height for the specific task can reduce cycle times and improve the efficiency of the loading operation. Multiply the reduction in cycle time over many cycles, and across multiple workstations, and you get a strong economic case for scissor lifts.
Reduce Work Place Injuries
Back injuries caused by heavy lifting are a major cause of lost time incidents. A scissor lift provides a convenient method of lifting materials to the desired height. For example, an operator unloading heavy items from a pallet to a workstation performs repetitive, heavy lifting of the materials from the pallet to the table. In this instance, a lift table can position the pallet at table height, reducing the burden on the worker. This eliminates the strain from combined vertical and horizontal plane lifting. When properly implemented, scissor lifts can reduce the risk of acute injuries associated with heavy lifting.
Enhance Process Ergonomics
Scissor lift tables function as an easily adjustable table, allowing each worker to position the work surface at the ideal height for them. Not only can a scissor lift improve the speed of performing repetitive stacking/loading tasks, it can also make the process more ergonomic. By reducing the need for bending and twisting to accommodate the table height, a scissor lift improves process ergonomics and can reduce the risk of repetitive strain type injuries.
Lift tables also known as scissor lifts, are the preferred ergonomic solution for material work positioning and vertical lifting. They improve worker productivity while reducing the potential for workplace injuries. Used as a pallet positioner, for lifting and positioning work, or transporting loads, a scissor lift can make the job faster and safer while increasing productivity.
Choosing the right lift table
Selecting the right lift table solution will depend on your unique environment and specific requirements. We strongly recommend working with an expert who can advise and guide you through the process to ensure you have the optimal solution for the specific environment and conditions.
The basic considerations for choosing the right scissor lift table solution are:
- Location: size, surrounding area, floor type, etc…
- Material being lifted: size of material, weight, composition, etc…
- Movement: How are the materials being transported, stationary or mobile, etc…
- Environment: moisture levels in air, corrosiveness, temperature, etc…
- Budget: initial cost, return on investment, productivity, etc..
You can work with a professional team to create your own unique lifting table solution, making it highly effective, versatile and cost-effective, especially for larger businesses. There are many consulting firms that specialize in productivity enhancement and warehouse or factory design. Many of these consultants work with experts at Mayi are able to help you with this process or
Customized lift tables have been around for years and they are quite versatile, especially when it comes to finding a solution for a specific application. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us and one of our experts can guide you or refer you to one of the consulting firms we often do business with.