Scissor lifts were initially designed to offer larger work space when raising larger cargo. They are commonly used to raise multiple workers who need access to the same work platform. This kind of aerial lift is used for raising heavy equipment, people and materials. These industrial machinery come in lots of sizes, varieties and colors. The majority of hydraulic lifts and scissor lifts run by either gas or electricity.
Electric models are typically quieter equipment making them most suitable for warehouse applications. Diesel of gas powered scissor lifts are often known as rough-terrain lifts which are suitable more for jobsites outdoors.
Scissor lifts are extremely common machines in the industrialized world, and are vital material handling equipment. There are various types offered on the market. Like for example, several are designed to handle a load of up to fifty tons, whilst others more resemble portable carts that are small and can only lift a couple hundred pounds of cargo.
Common Names for Scissor Lifts
Within the material handling industry, the scissor lift goes by a huge variety of names, like: Narrow Electric Scissor Lifts, 4WD Aerial Lifts, Material Lifts, Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts, Tall Scissor Lift Platform, Aerial Platforms, Small Scissor Lift, Turn Tables, Air Scissor Lift Cart, Heavy Capacity Scissor Lift, Air Scissor Lift Cart, Ground Lift Table, LOading Dock Lift, Heavy Duty Scissor Lift, Hydraulic Lifts, Tilt Tables, Ergonomic Lift Tables, Zero Lifts, Upenders and Air Lift Tables. Scissor Lifts can also be categorized under general Aerial Lifts as well.