Hydraulic lifts are used in an extensive assortment of automotive, shipping and waste removal applications. They are an effective means of raising and lowering people, equipment, cargo and machines, and find regular use in automobile repair. A vast number of trucks utilize hydraulic lifts to facilitate the transport of heavy freight, and hydraulic lifts provide an excellent solution to certain nursing and disability concerns.Features:
- Hydraulic lifts can serve as work platforms for employees, heavy equipment movers and loading areas. Different types of hydraulic lift systems are available, including scissor lifts, two-post lifts, four-post lifts, carousel lifts and mezzanine lifts. All hydraulic lifts use hydraulic pressure as the motive force. In many cases, hydraulic lifts are powered by air compressors. These air compressors pressurize the hydraulic oil, allowing it to lift the associated load. If the air compressor has not had sufficient time to pressurize the hydraulic fluid, the lift will not function. Other hydraulic lifts use an electric motor driven pump or a fuel motor driven pump to pressurize the fluid.
- Care must be taken when using hydraulic lifts to ensure proper stability and to avoid injury. Digits can become pinched by closing columns and joints and lift corners can be dangerous to careless passersby. Hydraulic fluid should be properly filtered in hydraulic circuits in order to prevent component damage and leakage.
- Hydraulic lifts have numerous construction uses, including their function as components in forklifts and other transport machinery. These systems are often integrated into the vehicles and devices, and use the internal motors to drive the hydraulic pump and pressurize the oil. In similar fashion, hydraulic lifts are found in many public buses and vans, as well as hospital and nursing home vehicles, where they provide those with movement difficulties access to otherwise problematic locations. Many older facilities still use hydraulic lifts as elevators, although distances are relatively limited.