Capacity, Loading/Unloading, and Platform Size Matters
Hydraulic Lifts have a number of configurations depending on load amount and loading/unloading requirements. There are three types of Mechanical Lifts | Hydraulic Lift Configurations, Straddle, Cantilever and 4-Post. Each of these three options have their advantages.
The straddle configuration permits the choice of either "C" or "Z" loading/unloading patterns, providing extra flexibility to maneuver loads in the direction desired. The cantilever configuration permits the choice of loading/unloading patterns "C", "Z" or 90° load patterns, used for low overhead clearances and tall loads. The 4-Post Material Lift configuration allows the flexibility to load/unload on any side of the platform. The 4-Post option is excellent for large, heavy loads. Each of these three options have their advantages.
Thomas Conveyor can help you determine your necessary load capacity, frequency, and loading/unloading requirement to choose which type of Mechanical Lifts | Hydraulic Lift Configurations best suits your application. Contact our systems integrators for assistance.