The scissor lift, often identified as a platform lift, is an mechanized lift that has been modified for usage in wholesale and retail settings. Industrial lifts have been utilized for decades within the manufacturing and production industries to effectively raise and lower people, supplies and gear. The scissor lift is a platform with wheels that functions like a forklift. It is effective for duties that require the mobility and speed of transporting people and material into the air.
When fully extended, the scissor lift can range 6.4 to 18.8 meters or from 21 to 62 feet above ground. It is distinctive in the fact that it does not depend on a straight support to hoist its platform, rather folding supports underneath it come together and stretch the platform upwards. Offered with either an electric or hydraulic motor, the scissor lift provides a uneven ride due to the lift's construction that keeps it from roaming with a steady velocity. Instead, it travels faster in the middle of its path and slows down with added extension.
Since the first scissor lifts were fashioned in the 1970's, they have seen countless enhancements in the resources utilized and security features added, while still keeping with the similar base design. Closely associated to the lift truck, scissor lifts are in actuality notorious for their effectiveness and portability, as they are the only industrial platform lift that can be simply kept in a corner spot in the office. Contemporary scissor lifts are presently used in just about all areas of production and manufacturing. Utilized in the construction industry effectively on an bumpy terrain and extensively used indoors among warehouses to vehicle repair, these machines complete a diverse workload.