When you need to do some work above the ground, you require an equipment that can safely and conveniently hoist you. For any height between 21-62 feet, scissor lifts provide the elevated working platform.
Scissor lift is the elevated working platform that has a crisscross pattern. Since it can only move vertically up and down, it must be positioned directly under the working area. Lift or descent is attained by contracting or stretching the crisscross scissor mechanism.
For upward motion, pressure is applied at the exterior of the lowest set of supports which elongates the X pattern vertically propelling the work platform. To get the working platform down, the crisscross is contracted. The contraction is done hydraulically, pneumatically or mechanically.
Types of scissor lifts
Scissor lifts are commonly classified depending on the mechanism used to operate the crisscross or the terrain it can operate.
Based on the terrain, we have battery or electric scissor lifts for easy terrain lifts and rough terrain scissor lifts. The electric lifts work well on smooth or solid work surfaces hence most commonly used for indoor applications.
The rough terrain is the scissor lift of choice for outdoor applications. Designed to navigate the unstable and uneven terrains, it used for rough rigorous jobs.
The different mechanisms of operation bring particular advantages to the scissor lift. The hydraulic lift is easy to use and operate and can handle relatively heavy weights. Certain special liquids are used to initiate advancement.
Mechanical scissor lifts can only handle lighter weights and reach shorter heights unless it is upgraded from a single to a multi-stage lifting capacity.
The environment friendly pneumatic lift uses air pressure for lift. Since it does not have emissions, it can be used both indoors and outdoors. With few moving parts and no engine, it easy and cheap to maintain.
Suitable Tasks And Uses for a scissor lift
1) House/ building maintenance and repairs
Whether it is interior or exterior maintenance, the scissor lift comes in handy. Getting to the high points during maintenance can be a daunting task. The scissor lift is the solution that brings a steady and safe platform that would comfortably enable you carry out repairs.
Interior maintenance activities like ceiling repainting, wiring and changing electrical bulbs, painting high walls, repair and servicing of equipment hang on the ceiling etc. are well done on this lift.
Window washing, painting and repainting, caulk replacement, roof repairs and fascia board repainting are some exterior maintenance activities using a scissor lift enables one to efficiently carry out.
If damage is suspected, the lifts are also used to hoist workers up to inspect.
Transferring heavy objects from one point to another can be an extremely difficult undertaking. Apart from health effects, the safety of the load is compromised. But with a scissor lift, it’s as simple as loading the object and driving to the destination.
If it is indoors, the electric or battery powered scissor lift will be the best choice. For outdoor transport, the heavy duty rough terrain scissor lift is the real deal.
In industries, the multi-leveled scissor lifts are used to transport heavy equipment and products to higher floors.
Have you found yourself wondering how you would prune the tall trees in your garden? Or how to access the juicy fruits seductively dangling from high up the tree? Wonder no more. The scissor lift is the solution.
The all-terrain scissor lift presents you a safe platform to access the garden heights. You are able to prune the trees or harvest fruit without the danger of falling off. Scissor lifts make the whole gardening experience a safe and pleasant one.
4) Warehousing applications
The services of a scissor lift are very critical in any warehouse. Not only does it facilitate easy efficient movement of items but also allows maximization of space i.e. by enabling use of aerial space for storage.
Warehouses stack goods in shelves high up. The scissor lifts helps in stacking as well as quick retrieval of goods from the high built shelves.
5) Construction works
Construction is one industry that employs the use of scissor lifts perhaps more than any other. Regardless of whether it is level or storey building, a lot material will have to be transported. Not only materials, workers too will need to be hoisted above ground to areas they need to work.
These tasks are well carried out with scissor lifts. More to safety, it saves time and money.
6) Events industry
You can’t set up or set down a large event without using scissor cliffs. In the large auditorium or field you will need to hang signage, lift equipment like lighting systems and speakers and the decoration crews. Scissor lifts provides a safe platform for that.