Hydraulic Upenders are a means for changing the position and
orientation of heavy cumbersome equipment or supply loads such as trucks,
coils, paper rolls, and other forms of bulky and unwieldy loads. The precision
design of this heavy duty equipment allows for a smooth and efficient method for
tilting, rotating, and turning heavy items in a safe and reliable way.
What is a Hydraulic Upender?
The name hydraulic upender is a complete definition of what
it is. When items that are beyond the ability for workers to lift but need to
be turned and repositioned, it is necessary to have a mechanism for changing
their position for easy access and use. The first thought that may come to mind
is using a forklift. Though that would seem to be a logical solution, the
manipulation of large items, such as trucks, using a forklift can be hazardous
and require exceptional skill.
Material management companies understood the need for
special equipment and developed repositioning devices in the 1990s as a
convenient method for taking large loads and changing their orientation. Using
double acting tilt cylinders powered by industrial quality motors and hydraulic
pump systems, heavy loads are rotated and repositioned in a short time for
immediate use for production and storage.
Upender Construction –
To meet the needs to perform as heavy duty equipment, hydraulic
upenders are constructed from high quality steel that is tightly welded and
sealed. For precision and control, they have electrical components that are
activated by a push button switch. Much like other pieces for lifting and
movement equipment, limit switches are used for controlling load rotation.
Since each type of load requires a different type of
platform, upender manufacturers offer a wide array of choices when choosing the
lifting platform. For loads that are level, have a bottom, and are flat, table
like flat beds or platforms are available. In cases where the load is uneven or
round, V saddles are normally used such that the load can easily rest in the
point of the V.
Types of Upenders –
A major feature of
upenders is the many types and varieties that are available to fit any need.
When a truck needs to be unloaded and rotated, there are hydraulic and
carefully designed platforms with grips and sides that lift and rotate the
truck such that its load is dumped. When the load is not as large or heavy but
still needs special handling, upenders are available to assist in repositioning
This unique piece of equipment has become a vital part of
warehouse and supply management as a convenient, efficient, and flexible means
for handling those uncomfortable but manageable situations.