Electric, Battery, Or Manual: Which Air Lift Table Do You Need?

Every year, nearly 3 million workplace injuries occur in the United States. Helping your business avoid these injuries not only keeps your employees happy and healthy, but can also save you thousands of dollars worth of lawsuits, worker compensation, lost work time, and more.

Avoiding workplace injuries starts with choosing the right equipment to get the job done. One such piece of equipment that will help ensure safety in the workplace is the air lift table. These tables allow workers to easily and safely lift or work on heavy materials. This makes them particularly ideal for any business that deals with construction, as this typically requires plenty of very heavy building materials.

In this article, we’ll help you decide what air lift table is right for your business.

Types Available

There are many benefits to these tables. For instance, they allow you to quickly and easily adjust the height of your work surface. This makes it easy for your workers to adjust the table to their specific height. That way they can work on the table at a height that is safe for them, to avoid stretching or bending and potentially injuring themselves.

There are three main types of tables. If you’re not sure whether your business needs an electric, battery-powered, or manual air lift table, keep reading. We’re breaking down each option’s pros and cons to help you choose the right one for your business.

Electric Lift Table

Electric lift tables are ideal for businesses that require very precise raising and lowering speeds.

Your employees can very easily raise the table with a simple click of a button. This makes it possible to adjust a table to the exact height needed in just a short amount of time.

One drawback to choosing an electric air lift table is that it must be stationary. Electric lift tables have to be plugged into a power source. You won’t be able to move them around very much within your business, at least not without unplugging them from the power source. They also aren’t great for using on a mobile work site, unless you have a generator there that you can plug into.

Battery-Powered Lift Table

If your business operates on job sites where power or generators are at a premium, a battery-powered table might be the perfect solution.

Like an electric lift table, a battery-powered lift table can be quickly and easily adjusted to each worker’s height. But because it runs on an individual battery, you won’t have to worry about finding a power source or dealing with a long power cord.

Manual Lift Table

There was a time when manual lift tables were the only option for businesses that needed workspaces designed for working with heavy materials. Luckily, that’s no longer true.

If your business doesn’t have access to a power source on site, and you don’t want to deal with batteries, then a manual lift table may be the right choice. Your employees will have to manually adjust the height of the table, which can be more time-consuming and physically demanding than it is with the other two models.

Choosing the Right Air Lift Table for Your Business

Now that you know the difference between manual, battery-powered, and electric lift tables, it’s time to choose the right one for your business.

If you’re still unsure, contact us today, and we’ll help you find the solutions that you need to keep your employees safe and get the job done right!