WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC LIFT TABLE?
Electric lift tables are a practical solution for industrial moving, positioning, and load transferring. They not only improve productivity but enhance workplace safety, as well, by eliminating the need for workers to perform repetitive bending and lifting. Lift tables are also a cost-effective method of obtaining a larger work area.
In comparison to manual or foot pedal hydraulic lifts where pistons and compression result in unstable movements, electric lifts are much smoother and more precise. A hydraulic power unit and cylinder offer a self-contained oil reservoir to minimize oil leaks. The motors for electric tables can either be direct (DC) or alternating current (AC). Identifying the most suitable motor depends on the table’s purpose; however, the most commonly used option is 110 VAC. For maximum ease of use, many electric lift tables have a hand pendant to activate lifting and lowering.
HOW ELECTRIC LIFT TABLES IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND SAFETY
Electric lift tables from Unidex make it possible for workers to lift products safely, without risking injury or expending unnecessary energy. In high-cycle applications, electric lift tables deliver significant time savings while providing improved ergonomics. They operate smoothly and quietly, with no setup required. Electric lift tables are also quicker and more efficient than laborers. The bench top is supported by steel tubes, creating a strong and rugged work area. The standard area is 30” x 60 “ and 1-3/4” thick with hard maple wood. Fixtures and work holders can be easily screwed to the top. Casters can also be added for flexibility in moving the work area to a different location.
MAIN CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING AN ELECTRIC LIFT TABLE
To identify the most suitable table lift for your application, there are four main factors to consider:
Most material handling applications require 1,000 lb capacity or less.
Determine the ideal physical dimensions of the lift table to ensure it will fit in your facility.
The lift table’s elevation capability, from contraction to full expansion.
How often this lift table be used
The mechanism that provides lift to the table. See “Types of Lift Tables” below.
TYPES OF ELECTRIC TABLE LIFTS BY MECHANISM
Electric lift tables from Unidex are available in four lifting mechanism styles:
- Electric Hydraulic Workbench
Electric Hydraulic Workbench
Uses a single cylinder and hydraulic power unit to lift two telescoping columns that support the workbench in a cantilevered position. Locking casters can be added in the event of cleaning or easily repositioning the unit.
- Portable Lift Table
Uses an AC gear motor with chain and sprocket for powered up and down travel. A platform is connected to a carriage that travels vertically on a column. This unit is used for high travel. The gear motor can also be preset with limit switches for start and stop positions.
- Pallet Lifts
A large platform attached to a heavy wall mast for lifting or lowering heavy pallets of product. This device uses a large bore cylinder and hydraulic power unit. It is powered in the up and gravity controlled for downspeed.
CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS FOR YOUR ELECTRIC LIFT TABLE
Electric lift tables from Unidex are fully customizable to your needs. You can select your desired fixtures, tilt capabilities, table mobility, and more.
SELECT YOUR FIXTURES, WORK HOLDERS, AND LOAD ENGAGEMENT DEVICES
Unidex offers fixtures and load engagement devices for a variety of material handling needs. Whether you need a shaft-handling mobile lift for transporting large rolls or are looking for an electric lift table with forking capabilities, we have a solution that will meet your needs.
TILTING TABLE OPTIONS
In lifting applications that require added ease of product access, tilting tables provide additional movement capabilities. Unidex offers tables with 45° and 90° tilts.
INDEXING TABLE OPTIONS
We offer a range of optional devices, that include manual indexing the top with positive lock positions or 360 degree free spin.
MOBILE LIFTING TABLE OR STATIONARY
Whether your application requires mobile or stationary lifting capabilities, we have an option that will meet your needs. If your application involves repetitive tasks at a fixed workstation, we offer tables with leveling pads. For tasks that require mobility, our mobile lifting table options cover larger areas than a stationary industrial manipulator.
MOBILE LIFTING TABLE OR STATIONARY
Our PH Series and EHW Series mobile lift tables are versatile enough to solve the majority of workplace material handling problems, including assembly operation needs and portable workstations. Both of these tables feature a lifting capacity of 500 lbs. For applications that require maximum ease of access, our PE Series Scissor Lift Alternative provides an unobstructed area between the legs. It is highly adaptable to the needs of various workplaces, including corrosive or sanitary environments.
APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRIC LIFT TABLES
Any workplace that requires lifting, moving, or palletizing can benefit from quality electric lift tables. Solutions from Unidex are used throughout a wide variety of industries, including:
Freight lift and conveyor systems, automatic indexing lift, load positioning
WORK HANDLING/INDUSTRIAL Load lifting, ergonomic work positioning, palletizing, unloading palletizing, order picking.
Vehicle loading and docking operations, automotive repair tasks.
ASSEMBLY OR INSPECTION
Supporting product in an ergonomic position for each worker