Choose Your Pallet Lift Table
Pallet 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 pallet lift tables available.
Pallet Lift Tables FAQs
Pallet lift tables are a specific type of lift table designed for transporting, lowering, and lifting pallets.
They have a sturdy platform and their dimensions match standard pallet sizes. The pallet lift table rollers secure the pallet during lifting and lowering. Pallet lift tables allow for easy access and eliminate the need for manual labor or forklifts. They position pallets at the most comfortable and convenient height for workers using a hydraulic or electric lifting mechanism that slides underneath the pallet. Some include safety features like safety skirts, adjustable heights, tilt functions or rotation.
Pallet lift tables consist of a platform mounted on a set of scissor-like legs. The legs are hinged at the bottom and connected to a hydraulic cylinder or motor. As hydraulic fluid experiences pressure, the resulting force is transferred to the hydraulic cylinders, causing the scissor legs to extend or retract, which makes the platform rise. This provides an efficient way to raise or lower products and allows for easier loading, unloading and positioning at different heights.
The weight capacity and lifting height options for pallet lift tables can vary and depend on the specific model and manufacture of each table. Weight capacities can range from a few hundred pounds to several thousand. The maximum weight of loads you intend to lift should be considered when choosing a lift table. Some pallet lift tables offer adjustable lifting heights and others are fixed. Pallet lift tables sometimes include other options such as portability, turntables and hand pallet truck accessibility.
At Bishamon, we offer a variety of types of lift tables in these categories:
- Electric-Hydraulic Pallet lift tables
- Electric-Hydraulic Pallet Scissor lift tables
- Pneumatic Pallet lift tables
We also offer pallet positioners such as these:
- EZ-Off Low-Profile Pallet Positioners with Pallet Truck Accessibility
- EZ-Loader Self-Leveling Pallet Positioner-Pallet Leveller
- EZ X Loader-Economy Automatic Pallet Positioner
Industries that use pallet lift tables are those where material handling and logistics operations are involved such as:
- Warehousing and distribution: Pallet lift tables help with efficiently loading and unloading pallet goods while optimizing space and enhancing productivity.
- Manufacturing: Industries involved in manufacturing use lift tables to handle finished goods, raw materials and components. Pallet lift tables allow for easy movement and positioning of pallets on assembly lines
- Retail and e-commerce: Managing inventory, dealing with heavy items and facilitating safe loading and unloading are ways that retailers and e-commerce companies use pallet lift tables.
- Transportation and logistics: Loading and unloading from trucks, cargo containers and storage facilities can improve operational efficiency in this industry,minimizing the risk of injuries.
- Food and beverage: Pallet lift tables can help to ensure the proper handling of perishable foods and maintain sanitary conditions in various stages of production, packaging and distribution processes in the food and beverage industry.
- Construction and building materials: Pallet lift tables help with the movement of heavy construction materials on construction sites while improving productivity and safety.
- Efficiency: Pallet lift tables streamline the loading and unloading process while saving time and reducing labor costs.
- Ergonomic: Designed to minimize worker strain and fatigue, pallet lift tables can be positioned at a comfortable height, reducing the need for bending or lifting heavy loads.
- Flexibility: Their adaptability allows workers to raise or lower loads and to adjust to the needed working height.
- Load Control: Pallet lift tables provide precise control in the positioning and movement of pallets.
- Safety: Pallet lift tables include safety features like side rails, non-slip surfaces and safety locks to ensure the stability of the load and to prevent injuries when using the equipment.
- Space-Saving: Because they have a compact design, pallet lift tables occupy minimal floor space when not being used.
Versatile Applications: Pallet lift tables are compatible with different sizes and varieties of goods.
A pallet lift table can accommodate different pallet sizes. The platform can be adjusted to a variety of pallet sizes to allow for lifting and transporting different kinds of loads.
When used properly and maintained according to manufacturer guidelines, pallet lift tables are safe to use and are a valuable resource for many industries. Proper training is important for workers who use them as is securing the load and making sure the weight is evenly distributed.
- Safety Sensors
- Emergency Stop Button
- Guardrails and Safety Gates
- Non-slip Surfaces
- Overload Protection
- Clear labeling and Instructions
Some important factors to consider when choosing a pallet lift table are:
Load capacity: Determine the maximum weight you need to lift and choose a pallet lift table that will handle your intended load capacity comfortably without exceeding its limits
Height: Assess your height requirements. Choose a lift table that accommodates your requirements. This will include the height of the load when fully raised and the lowest height needed, when loading or unloading.
Platform size and shape: Evaluate the dimensions and shape of the platform you need. Ensure the platform is wide enough and long enough to secure the items you plan to transport or lift. Decide if your platform requires a specific shape to meet the requirements of your items. Some pallet lift tables offer customization options which may help productivity.
Power source: When considering a pallet lift table, select one that corresponds with your power source. There are both advantages and limitations that may provide easier operation and better control for your needs.Electric pallet lift tables eliminate the need for manual effort and create precise and effortless lifting and lowering. Manual pallet lift tables require workers to operate the hydraulic system with a pump.
Safety features: Safety features like safety rails, anti-slip platforms, emergency stop-buttons, safety locks, and overload protection can improve safety while reducing the risk of accidents.
Mobility: Pallet lift tables with wheels or castors offer easy maneuverability if mobility is needed.
Durability and quality: Opt for a pallet lift table that is made from materials that are known for their durability and strength so it will withstand the demands of lifting heavy loads and will meet the demands of your specific application and provide long-lasting performance.
Budget: There are various features, prices and degrees of quality when it comes to selecting a pallet lift table. Determine your budget and make an informed decision before you purchase.
Manufacturers provide a range of options for you to pick from when it comes to platform sizes and shapes. Consult with your manufacturer representative to learn about add-on accessories and ways to integrate with other equipment for increased functionality and productivity.
To maintain reliable and safe operation of pallet lift tables, consistent maintenance is required. Routine inspections will show any signs of wear, damage or malfunction. Check the hydraulic system, electrical components and scissor legs for loose connections, leaks or cracks. Apply lubrication to moving parts to ensure smooth operation. Regular cleaning prevents damage to the equipment and the hydraulic system. A yearly inspection by a qualified technician is recommended.
Some pallet lift tables can be used for indoor and outdoor use. Some feature weather-resistant coatings, all-terrain capabilities and are made of durable construction materials. Review the manufacturer’s specifications to determine if the table you are going to purchase is designed for outdoor use.
Pallet lift tables can be integrated with additional equipment or systems for greater productivity and improved workflow. They can work together with conveyors or forklifts to streamline movement and transport of goods. Some can automate operations using warehouse management systems (WMS).
Generally, pallet lift tables fall under OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines in the U.S. The exact regulations may vary depending on your location.
Familiarize yourself with the controls. Most lift tables have buttons or switches to control the movements. Before operating the lift table, ensure the area surrounding the table is clear of obstacles and hazards. Connect the lift table to the power source and turn it on. Position the load. You need to be able to maneuver the pallet. Load the pallet making sure it’s centered and properly positioned. Distribute the weight evenly on the table. Adjust the height while making sure you have not exceeded the weight capacity. Maneuver the pallet. When the task is completed, lower the table to the lowest position, safely removing the pallet or the load from the table. Lower the platform and ensure all controls are in the default position, then switch off the power. Always prioritize safety when using any industrial equipment.
Training is recommended to ensure the safe use of a pallet lift table. Training usually includes learning to operate the table properly, understand the safety features and the controls. It’s important to know about load handling and weight limitations and workers should learn what to do in emergency situations.
The lifespan of a pallet lift table is based on factors like the frequency of use, maintenance practices, the quality of materials it’s made of, and environmental conditions. When a pallet lift table is well-maintained, it could last from 10-20 years or possibly longer.
Bishamon takes great pride in making ergonomic lift tables that are highly engineered for superior quality, worker safety and increased productivity. We are committed to fostering strong partnerships with our valued customers. We firmly believe the success of our customers is our success. Our goal is to offer you unparalleled performance and to exceed your expectations.