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Hydraulic Lift Tables allow workers to position work at the most comfortable convenient height for easy, strain-free access. With a wide range of capacities, lifting heights, platform sizes and other options, including portability, turntables and hand pallet truck accessibilty, there are literally millions of configurations of ergonomic lift tables available.

Hydraulic Lift Tables FAQs

A hydraulic lift table (sometimes mispelled as hydralic lift table or hydrolic lift table) is a device used to raise and lower heavy loads in various industrial and commercial applications. It consists of a platform or table that is supported by a scissor-like mechanism, and hydraulic cylinders are used to provide the lifting force.

The hydraulic table lift operates by using a hydraulic system, which includes a pump, cylinders, and control valves. When the hydraulic pump is activated, it pressurizes the hydraulic fluid, which then transfers the force to the cylinders. The cylinders extends, causing the scissor mechanism to expand, and as a result, the platform rises.

Hydraulic lift tables offer several advantages. They provide a stable and secure platform for lifting heavy loads, allowing for you to position your work load at different heights. They are typically operated using simple controls, such as buttons or levers, and can be adjusted to various lifting heights. Additionally, lift table hydraulics can enhance workplace safety by reducing the risk of manual lifting injuries and providing a more ergonomic working environment.

Standard lift tables
We offer a wide range of standard size models. There are three lines that come with standard sizing. Our LK, LX and compact lines.

Mobile lift tables
Some models can have a mobile cart added to the unit for mobility while others are stationary hydraulic platform lifts.

Rotating lift tables or work positioners
There are some units available that you can add a rotating platform to. This will allow you to rotate the load at any height.

Low-profile lift tables
We offer our LX line of low-profile tables.

Stainless steel lift tables
We no longer offer lift tables in SS.

Ground entry lift tables
We offer our LX line that can come with a ramp to load and unload the table from ground level.

Multi-stage lift tables
We offer a few double-scissor lift options. Please contact a representative for available options.

Our hydraulic lift tables have a wide range of lifting capacities. The capacity will be based on the model you order. Lifting capacities vary from 440 lbs to 5,000 lbs.

Depending on the model there are various safety features that are standard on the unit or can be added to the unit. The most common safety features related to Bishamaon products is a deadman switch for the controller, relief valve in hydraulics and the option for safety skirting.

Each unit will come with a maintenance manual. The manual will advise on what needs to be done to take care of your unit.

Depending on the specific model there is some customization available to fit your specific need.

These tables are commonly used in industries such as manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and maintenance. They provide a safer and more efficient alternative to manual lifting and can help improve productivity while reducing the risk of injury associated with heavy lifting tasks.

Hydraulic refers to machinery that uses liquid in a confined space under pressure. Scissor refers to how the lifting supports cross each other and creates a scissor action as they move. Most if not all hydraulic lifts are made with a scissor mechanism.

Hydraulic Scissor Lifts FAQs

A hydraulic scissor lift is a type of lifting equipment that uses hydraulic power to raise and lower objects or people vertically. It consists of a platform or table mounted on a set of crisscrossing support arms, known as scissor arms. When hydraulic pressure is applied, the arms extend, causing the platform to rise. Conversely, when the pressure is released, the arms retract, lowering the platform. Hydraulic scissor lifts are commonly used in industries for tasks like lifting heavy loads, accessing elevated areas, and providing a stable working platform.

Hydraulic scissor lifts use hydraulic power to raise and lower the platform:

  1. An electric motor or internal combustion engine drives a hydraulic pump.
  2. The pump pressurizes hydraulic fluid, usually oil, sent to cylinders.
  3. Cylinders, connected to scissor arms beneath the platform, extend when fluid is pumped in, raising it.
  4. To lower, fluid is released, allowing arms to retract, lowering the platform gradually.
  5. Valves and controls enable speed and height regulation, ensuring stability and heavy load handling.

Hydraulic scissor lifts are commonly used in industrial, commercial, and residential applications for tasks that require vertical positioning. Some common uses of hydraulic scissor lifts include:

  • Material Handling: They are used in warehouses, factories, and construction sites to lift and transport heavy loads to different heights. They can also be used to feed materials into production lines or to load or unload trucks.
  • Vehicle Service and Maintenance: Automotive repair shops and service garages often use scissor lifts to elevate vehicles for easier access to the underside, making tasks like oil changes, tire replacements, and inspections more efficient.
  • Warehousing: Scissor lifts can be used to access high shelves and racks in warehouses, allowing workers to retrieve or store items safely and efficiently.
  • Accessibility: In buildings, hydraulic scissor lifts can provide accessible solutions for people with mobility challenges. They are often installed as wheelchair lifts or platform lifts to enable individuals to move between different levels.
  • Stage and Event Production: Scissor lifts are used in the entertainment industry to raise equipment, performers, or props on stages. They provide a versatile and flexible way to create dynamic stage setups.
  • Construction: Scissor lifts are used on construction sites to provide temporary elevated work platforms for tasks such as painting, electrical work, and installation.

Hydraulic scissor lifts offer advantages such as:

Vertical Lifting: Hydraulic scissor lifts provide smooth and precise vertical lifting, allowing for accurate positioning of loads or personnel.

Heavy Load Capacity: They can handle heavy loads, making them suitable for industrial and construction applications.

Stability: Scissor lifts offer a stable platform, ensuring safety for both operators and loads.

Various Configurations: Available in different types to suit specific needs, such as mobile, rough terrain, and customized options.

Versatility: They are versatile tools used in a wide range of industries for tasks like maintenance, material handling, and accessibility solutions.

Efficiency: Scissor lifts improve efficiency by providing access to elevated areas, reducing the need for ladders or scaffolding.

Safety Features: Many models include safety features like guardrails and emergency stop buttons for enhanced operator safety.

Quiet Operation: Electric scissor lifts offer quiet operation, making them suitable for indoor environments.

Customization: Manufacturers can customize scissor lifts to meet unique requirements, ensuring they fit specific applications.

Accessibility: Scissor lifts can provide accessibility solutions for individuals with mobility challenges, improving inclusivity in public and private spaces.

Hydraulic scissor lifts come in various types to suit different applications. Types include stationary, mobile, rough terrain, electric, dock, vehicle-mounted, pit-mounted, tandem, customized, narrow aisle, and wheelchair lifts. Each type serves specific purposes, such as lifting loads, facilitating maintenance, or providing accessibility. The choice depends on factors like mobility, load capacity, and the operating environment. Some are for indoor use while others are for outdoor use.

Important safety features in hydraulic scissor lifts are:

  • Guardrails: Provide operator protection on the platform.
  • Emergency Stop Button: Allows for quick shutdown in case of danger.
  • Overload Protection: Prevents lifting beyond capacity.
  • Safety Interlocks: Ensure safe operation during maintenance or repair.
  • Stability Mechanisms: Features like outriggers or stabilizers enhance balance on uneven surfaces.
  • Platform Locking: Secures the platform in place during work.
  • Warning Alarms and Lights: Alert others to the lift’s movement.
  • Operator Training: Proper training and certification for safe use.
  • Regular Maintenance: Scheduled inspections and upkeep to ensure continued safety.
  • Fall Protection: Harnesses or fall arrest systems for operators working at heights.

Hydraulic scissor lifts require regular maintenance to ensure safe and efficient operation. Routine maintenance is crucial for identifying and addressing issues early, preventing breakdowns, and prolonging the lift’s lifespan.

Scissor lifts can be used on uneven surfaces, but their stability may vary depending on the model and type. Some scissor lifts, such as rough terrain scissor lifts, are designed specifically for use on rough or uneven ground. They typically have enhanced features like stabilizers or outriggers to provide better stability on challenging surfaces. Use caution, follow safety guidelines, and assess the suitability of the specific scissor lift for the terrain to ensure safe operation.

The weight and height capacities of hydraulic scissor lifts can vary widely depending on the specific make and model of the lift. Scissor lifts are available in various sizes and configurations to meet different application requirements.

Here are some general guidelines:

Weight Capacity:

  • Smaller hydraulic scissor lifts may have weight capacities ranging from 300 to 1,000 pounds.
  • Mid-sized scissor lifts often support loads between 1,000 and 6,000 pounds.
  • Larger industrial scissor lifts can have weight capacities exceeding 10,000 pounds or even higher.

Height Capacity:

The lifting height of hydraulic scissor lifts can range from as low as a few feet to well over 60 feet for specialized models.

  • Common working heights for indoor scissor lifts used in warehouses and factories are in the range of 15 to 40 feet.
  • Rough terrain scissor lifts designed for outdoor use may have working heights from 30 to 60 feet or more.

Consult the manufacturer’s specifications for the specific scissor lift you are using or considering, as capacity ratings can vary significantly between models. When using a scissor lift, adhere to the specified weight and height limits to ensure safety.  Consider factors like load distribution and the type of work being performed, as they can impact the lift’s capabilities.

Hydraulic scissor lifts can be used for outdoor applications, specifically with rough terrain scissor lifts designed for uneven or unpaved surfaces. These lifts offer enhanced stability, all-terrain tires, and other features to navigate and work effectively in outdoor environments. There are organizations like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the U.S. that provide guidelines for construction activities. Industry-specific organizations like ANSI (American National Standards Institute ) also offer safety standards for scissor lift use, emphasizing proper operation, maintenance, and training.

Bishamon hydraulic scissor lift tables incorporate hydraulic scissor lifts as a core component of their design to achieve the vertical movement required for positioning loads. Our hydraulic scissor lift tables improve worker productivity and safety by adjusting work to the ideal height, reducing the need for strenuous lifting, bending, and stretching that can result in worker fatigue and injuries. Bishamon provides a diverse selection of capacities, lifting heights, platform sizes, and customization options to accommodate a wide array of work positioning requirements.

Hydraulic Lift Carts FAQs

A hydraulic lift cart is a type of lifting equipment that uses hydraulic power to raise and lower its platform. It is commonly used for lifting and moving heavy loads in various industrial and commercial settings.

Hydraulic lift table carts work by using hydraulic fluid and a pump system to raise or lower the platform. When the pump handle is activated, hydraulic fluid is forced into the cylinder, creating pressure which causes the platform to rise. Releasing the handle allows fluid to flow back, lowering the platform. The hydraulic system provides smooth, controlled lifting and lowering motion, making it easy to adjust the cart height as needed.

The weight capacity and lifting height options for hydraulic lift carts can vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer. Generally, weight capacities range from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds, while lifting heights can go from a few inches to several feet.

The advantages of using a hydraulic lift cart include ease of use, smooth and controlled lifting and lowering, high weight capacity, and reliability due to its simple and durable hydraulic system.

Hydraulic lift carts are safe to use when operated correctly and maintained properly. They are equipped with safety features like safety locks and rails to ensure safety and prevent accidents.

At Bishamon, we provide customization options for hydraulic lift table carts, tailoring them to your specific needs. This includes adjusting platform size, weight capacities, power sources, accessories, and finishes. Our team is ready to collaborate with you to create the perfect customized solution.

We have several types of hydraulic lift carts available at Bishamon, each designed to serve specific purposes and meet various material handling needs. One type is the scissor lift cart, which features a scissor-like mechanism that enables vertical lifting and is ideal for raising and lowering heavy loads smoothly and safely. 

Another type is the tilt lift cart, which tilts the platform to a certain angle, making it easier to access and position materials during loading and unloading. Tilt lift carts are useful for items that need precise positioning or when transferring goods from one surface to another. 

The rotating lift cart is another type, which has a rotating platform that allows easy and ergonomic access to items from different angles. It’s useful in assembly or production lines where workers need to access items from all sides without having to move the cart itself. We can help you choose the right type and customize it to meet your specific requirements, ensuring yours will help achieve maximum efficiency and productivity

To choose the right size and model of a hydraulic lift cart for your needs, consider these factors:

Weight Capacity: Determine the maximum weight of the loads you will be handling, to ensure the lift cart can safely handle them.

Platform Size: Select a platform size that accommodates your load dimensions and workspace requirements.

Lifting Height: Determine the maximum lifting height needed to reach your desired working level.

Power Source: Choose the power source, whether electric, battery-powered, or pneumatic, based on your working environment and mobility requirements.

Mobility Features: Consider the lift cart’s mobility features, such as wheels or casters, to meet your needs.

Safety Features: Check for essential safety features like safety locks and rails to ensure that it operates safely.

Application: Select a lift cart designed for your specific application.

By carefully evaluating these factors and understanding your specific requirements, you can make an informed decision and find the right hydraulic lift cart that works best for your needs.

Hydraulic lift carts can be suitable for outdoor use, depending on their design and construction. Some models are built to withstand outdoor conditions and are equipped with features to handle rough terrain, making them work for various outdoor applications.

Regular maintenance is essential to ensure safe and efficient operation. Maintenance tasks may include checking hydraulic fluid levels, inspecting for leaks, lubricating moving parts, and examining safety features like locks and rails. Operators should be trained in the safe use of the lift cart and follow all safety precautions, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and not exceeding the weight capacity. Regular inspections and adherence to safety protocols are vital to prevent accidents and maintain the cart’s longevity.

They can be used in hazardous environments if they are designed and equipped with appropriate safety features to meet the specific requirements of such environments.

To operate a hydraulic lift cart effectively, it’s essential to use hydraulic fluids that are compatible with the cart’s hydraulic system. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations and specifications for the right type and quality of hydraulic fluid is important for optimal performance and longevity of the lift cart.

The time it takes to raise or lower a hydraulic lift cart depends on the specific model and design. In general, hydraulic lift carts are designed to have quick and efficient lifting and lowering capabilities, allowing for smooth and precise adjustments as needed.

Bishamon hydraulic lift carts are designed with advanced technology to minimize noise and vibrations during their operation. They prioritize user comfort and workplace efficiency, making them suitable for various environments without significant noise or vibration concerns.Not all hydraulic lift carts on the market use this advanced technology.

Hydraulic lift carts can be integrated with other equipment and automated systems, making them versatile and adaptable for various industrial and manufacturing applications. This integration allows for streamlined processes and enhanced efficiency in material handling and production workflows.

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