Scissor lifts or lift tables are devices which have a scissor type mechanism used to raise or lower goods and/or persons. These lifts are typically created to lift heavy loads over a large or relatively shorter vertical distances and perform similar jobs to pallet trucks.
There is a wide variety of ways a lift table can be used for, some are powerful enough to lift up massive trucks. They generally have incorporated hydraulic cylinders with an electrically powered pump to actuate the scissor lifting mechanism. They are used in woodworking, furniture creation, metalworking, printing, publishing, in warehouses and more.
Common uses include vehicle loading and docking, mobility impaired access, load positioning, material positioning, pallet and roll cage handling, furniture upholstering as well as dog grooming.
These machines are used pretty much everywhere, from lifting small loads like animals to lifted massive vehicles or materials. Their use is also very common in car repair workshops and metal casting workshop and in industries.There have been a lot of safety standards set up for scissor lifts since the past and most scissor lifts have a safety protocol which comes with it for both the lift and the employees handling it, this has allowed lesser accidents than in the past.