4 Tips Before Buying the Perfect Lift Table for You
A lift table is a table equipped with a hydraulic system for raising/lowering products of equipment. Lift tables also have various ergonomic benefits because it reduces the constant need to bend and twist around to see what you’re working on. For some specific information on ergonomics, check out these tips to improve ergonomics in the workplace.
There are many things to consider when buying a lift table. This blog will walk you through the various considerations so you know you’re getting exactly what you need.
Here are 4 tips for buying a lift table!
1. Lift Table Capacity
Each lift table has a specific load capacity. Some can handle more weight, others less. You need to consider what it is you’ll be putting on this lift table and how heavy it is. Too heavy, and you might be compromising the longevity and functionality of the lift. Too light, and you might just be overpaying for a lift designed to handle harder work.
Each lift table also has a maximum lift height, as well as a minimum height for engaged/unengaged. You need to figure out the average height you’ll be working at and find a lift that can work a bit higher than that. This is because if you are constantly working on a table lifted close to its maximum height you can really decimate the lifespan. In addition, you’ll want to consider your workstation and how much space you can afford to give up. A lift can be stored relatively easily if you just span ahead and find the right spot for it.
3. Lift Table Mobility
Another thing to consider when purchasing a new lift table is mobility. Many people purchase lift tables meant for fixed positions. This means that the table is permanently in the same spot for most of its lifespan. Other people may not just have one specific spot or job for the table. In this case, a portable lift table may make more sense. Many tables on the market have wheels and are lightweight enough to be moved by hand.
4. Load Positioning
The final consideration before buying a table is load positioning. Many tables have the ability to change the position of the load for ergonomic purposes. Among of these features includes the ability to tilt or rotate the item on the table so you yourself don’t have to maneuver around it. It can make a very big difference in daily productivity to get a table equipped with one or both of these features.
Overall, buying a new table can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Following these tips can help you narrow your search down to the point where it’s not much of a search at all. If these considerations don’t narrow your search enough, you may want to consider a customized or modified lift from us at Lange-Lift. Contact us today with any questions you may have about buying a new lift table!