Buying Tips for Hydraulic Lifts

For material handling and carrying heavy loads, hydraulic lifts are widely in use. The basic mechanism behind a hydraulic lift working is the use of hydraulic fluid and cylinder to raise and lower objects.

In fact, the whole mechanism of the working of various heavy machines is dependent on the use of these lifts and they are considered much better than the usual traction lifts.

As already mentioned, there are different hydraulic lifts, made with different specifications, which in turn depend on the application. For buying hydraulic lifts, certain factors or specifications need to be considered which we are discussing below:

Total Floors

It is necessary to know the number of floors the lift is made of as most lifts are made of 1 to 3 floors. To meet the requirements of the buyers, the manufacturers must produce lifts with different floors. Commercial Hydraulics, Pumps & Motors in Sydney, Perth & Brisbane offer a complete range for all your hydraulic component and system requirements.

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Load or Weight Capacity

It is also necessary to know the weight capacity of the load that the lift can carry. This is measured in kilograms or pounds, the smaller ones in kg and the heavier ones in pounds. So you need to find different suppliers to find the lifts with different load capacities.

Lift Speed

To carry the objects up and down, the speed of the hydraulic lift must also be known. This is expressed in meter per minute or inch per minute. Learn about the varied speed limits needed for different applications and accordingly, you make a choice of the lift that you want.

A requirement of Maximum Height

Another factor to consider is the maximum height that can be achieved. This is required because each lift depending on its design has its own upper limit or maximum height to which it can carry the load. When a load is required to be lifted to a specific height, the buyer should buy the lift of that height or slightly more than that.

Size of the Platform

The platform or the racks on which the objects are kept are not of equal size. The size of the platform depends on load capacity. The buyer should consider the length and width of the lift platform.

Power Required

The buyers should also know the power required to run the hydraulic lifts and whether it should be connected to a single phase or three phase power input.