Scissor Lift Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of scissor lift manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source scissor lift manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate scissor lift companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture scissor lifts for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading scissor lift manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for hydraulic scissor lifts, diamond scissor lifts, or heavy duty scissor lifts.

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  • Advance Lifts: Lifting You Up Since 1974

    Scissor Lifts Advance Lifts opened our doors around 1974 and soon after became the leader in lifting machinery from scissor lifts to dock lifts to industrial turntables. We work hard to maintain this reputation and position in the industry through hard work, innovative design, superior service and the quickest deliveries possible. Read More......

  • Exploring Mast Lifts

    Lift tables come in all sizes and shapes for a variety of different uses. One of the main types of lift tables is the scissor lift, which uses a cross lift section to raise and lower the level of the table. A lift table is used for a variety of different tasks, from helping employees reach different levels to hauling products and machines up and down short distances. One other form of a lift table is the mast lift table. The mast lift is unlike the scissor lift in that...

  • Scissor Lift: A Common, Sturdy Lift

    In seventh grade my classmates and I competed against each other in a toothpick bridge building contest. The object was to build the strongest, sturdiest bridge using mathematical equations. There were certain criteria the bridge had to meet such as it had to have some sort of symmetry and it had to be built proportionally to what an actual bridge would be. My idea was to build a strong bridge with the toothpicks criss-crossing, one on top of the other. I did not win the competition, but I placed in...

  • IQS Newsroom Featured Profile: Autoquip Corporation

    Hydraulic Lifts Innovate, dominate, excite and amaze, these are the core values that Autoquip Corporation has lived by since its inception in 1947. With these goals we have been able to excel in the area of hydraulic lifts, providing creative and imaginative processes and products to each customer. When customers choose Autoquip, they can depend on the best. Read More......

  • Tight Space for Coil Inspection Solved by Special Series 35 Double Long Scissors Lift

    Problem solved for coil inspection in a tight space work environment by installing Autoquip's Special Series 35 Double Long in a recessed pit. The Challenge The customer Carpenter Technology Corporation manufacturer of high-quality rod, wire and coils in a wide range of alloys, sizes and coatings contacted us to help improve the process of inspecting coils.  The situation in the existing plant was not ideal because of space limitations and the coil inspections had to take place on the plant floor.  Challenges to solve for included:  1.Improve work area...

  • Autoquip Updates ANSI MH29.1:2012

    Guthrie, OK, January 2, 2013 – The Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS) has a new updated version of the ANSI Standard for Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts, ANSI MH29.1:2012. The new updates were initiated by Autoquip and other leading manufacturers of scissor lift products. Autoquip has always held a leadership position with MHI to update and improve industry safety and standards for all other scissor lift manufacturing companies. The goal of the new update is to conform to equipment codes recognized by the ICC board and the IBC and...

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Scissor Lift

Scissor lifts are tools that are used to raise and lower objects. Scissor lifts use linked, folded supports that, when extended, form diamond shapes. Compared with other types of lifts, scissor lifts are able to hold large, heavy loads and handle wider work areas. They are among the most common types of hydraulic lifts.

Scissor lifts are used in a wide variety of applications, from lift tables that adjust their height to provide an ergonomic work surface to aerial lifts that transport workers and goods to otherwise unreachable heights. Scissor lifts have many uses in construction and maintenance jobs. Scissor lifts may be gas or electric powered. Rough-terrain scissor lifts, for example, are diesel powered and good for outdoor use, but cannot be used inside. For inside uses such as in factories and warehouses, electric scissor lifts are better choices because they produce no emissions and very little noise. Scissor lifts are used extensively in construction and building maintenance applications. They are also used in specialized contexts; in theatres and television studios, scissor lifts are used to rig lighting and set equipment. This work would be very difficult with ladders because of the limited movement they allow workers while hanging equipment.

Most scissor lifts are powered by compressed hydraulic fluid. Some scissor lifts are powered mechanically; such designs often feature geared lifting mechanisms like racks and pinions. Hydraulic lift systems, though, offer much higher load bearing capacity and can be more reliable than mechanical lift systems. A hydraulic lift system involves a complex of metal support systems, control panels and, most importantly, hydraulic cylinders. A hydraulic cylinder is made up of a reinforced, hollow enclosure, a collection of hydraulic fluid, pumps, reservoirs, pistons and a collection of seals and flanges. When compressed hydraulic fluid is forced into a cylinder, it forces the movement of a piston. The piston is connected to a rod, which is itself connected to a load bearing surface. In the context of scissor lifts, that rod is connected to a metal support, which, when subject to a forceful exertion, pushes on other metal supports and forces the uppermost load bearing surface of the lift to become elevated. Scissor lifts take their name from the way in which their supports open; they open and close in a way that resembles a pair of scissors. The force generated by the compressed fluid is enough to reliably lift and sustain the weight of the load bearing surface. This reliability and strength are the qualities that make scissor lifts attractive.



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