Die Handling Tables or Lift Tables are commonly used to position loads at an ergonomic height for packaging and assembly operations, to interface with machinery, and to change elevations of various logistics infrastructures.
Standard lift tables are those in which the capacity is between 2,000 and 6,000 lbs, have a lowered height around 7″, vertical travel of 24″ to 60″ and platform widths of 24″ to 72″. Standard lift tables make up the bulk of lift table applications and can be customized to fit specific requirements such as tapered toe guards for pit mounting as well as caster frame assemblies.
Mobile lift tables come in a number of different powered and non-powered varieties. Both the vertical and horizontal motion can be manual, fully electric or a combination of the two. Mobile lift tables, also called lift carts, that are manually pushed and elevated through the use of a manual foot pump are economic work positioning solutions for light-duty assembly operations where the product is transported from work cell to work cell throughout the process and the changes in elevation are minor. On the other side of the spectrum, electric-hydraulic lift tables paired with an industrial pallet truck find great utility in die handling applications from die racks to presses.
Rotating Die Handling Tables or Lift Tables commonly referred to as work positioners, are used in applications where access to all sides of the load is required. While a rotating top can be mounted to a standard lift table, lifts of this designation have been specifically designed to incorporate a rotating platform and feature reduced lowered heights. This reduction allows for greater access to tall pallet sizes as well as accommodating greater differences in operator height.
Low profile lift tables are used in applications where the lowered height is critical, ramping onto or off of the platform is required and a pit mounted solution is not feasible. With lowered heights around 3″, the platform is accessible by use of a standard pallet jack. The constraints of a low profile design do not allow for heavy duty or high cycle applications as the scissor arms have to be narrow enough to fit within a confined space limiting the capacity to around 3,000 lbs.
Stainless steel lift tables are for use in wash down applications, primarily in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Depending on the specific conditions of the application, a combination of stainless steel, special paints and other materials are used to meet the right combination of corrosion resistance and cost. Remote power units are typical for these types of applications and be housed in stainless steel.
High capacity lift tables are lifts that have a weight capacity above what is found in a standard lift table. Our Max-Lift XL is offered with an 8,000 lb and 10,000 lb capacity and features extra thick scissor arms, large low-pressure cylinders and additional support structures throughout the design of the lift.
Ground entry lift tables are used in applications where ground level access to the platform is required and a ramp is not suitable for the working environment either due to tripping hazard concerns or confined spaces. Access to the platform from the ground is achieved by mounting the platform within the method of actuation (as opposed to under) or by cutting away sections of the platform to create a “U” or “E” shaped top that can be loaded with an open bottom pallet or skid.
Tilting Die Handling Tables or Lift Tables are commonly found in parts handling applications where a container having loose parts is lifted to an ergonomic height and then tilted toward the operator. This reduces the bending and stretching motions the operator would take without such equipment on hand. Available with a tilt of up to 90 degrees, tilting lift tables are also used in assembly operations. We offer lift and tilt tables where the lift and tilt functions are independent of one another as well as compact designs that have combined lift and tilt.
If our standard lift table offerings do not meet the criteria of your application, we excel at customizing lift tables per specification. Our on-hand staff has years of experience designing lifts to do anything from lifting horses to vehicle-mounted actuation systems and everything in between.
Die Handling Tables or Lift Tables, Capacities from 200 to 6000 lb Manual and Powered Lift
- Capacity range 200 to 6000 lb.
- 1-year warranty.
- Floor lock standard all tables 500 lb. capacity and higher.
- No post, 2 post and 4 post construction.
- Sizes: 16″ x 16″, 18″ x 18″, 18″ x 36″, 24″ x 36″ and 32″ x 48″.
- Manual and battery powered.
- Power drive option available.
- Roller and ball transfer tops available.
- Raised heights; 46″, 47.5″ and 59″.
- Custom: we design and manufacture custom lift tables.
- 1-Year Warranty.
- AC and DC power options available.
- 1/4″ steel top and base.
- 2 rigid and 2 swivel steel wheel casters.
- Precision telescoping guide tubes.