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Production Scissors Lifts Application Guide

Publisher: Advance Lifts, Inc.
This paper is an application guide for the basic information necessary to select an appropriate production scissors lifts. It details topics such as capacity of the unit, nature of the load, means of loading and unloading, travel and lowered height, platform size, speed requirements, power and duty cycle requirements and special features and accessories. Also explained are the unit capacity ratings of lifts to show how loads transitioned onto and off of the lifts can be the critical factor in choosing an appropriate lift design. Figures illustrating edge loading of a fully lowered lift, calculation of the static load equivalent of rolling axle loads, sliding load judgement factors, and the rate of vertical impact in manual load stacking and crane loading are also included.
2.Nature of the Load1
3.Means of Loading and Unloading2
3.1.Edge Loading2
3.2.Derating for Oversize Platforms2
3.3.Side Loading3
3.4.Increasing Side Load Capacity3
3.5.Rolling Axle Loads3
3.6.Sliding Loads3
3.7.Placed or Stacked Loads5
4.Travel and Lowered Height5
5.Platform Size5
6.Speed Requirements5
7.Power and Duty Cycle Requirements6
8.Special Features & Accessories6
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