Get the Right Type of Industrial Lifts For the Job

Posted On: January 6, 2014 in Industrial Lifts

Many industrial spaces depend on moving high volumes of goods, and industrial lifts are of great benefit in this process. Depending on your needs, there are different kinds of lifts available to help. To help in understanding what makes the most sense for your needs, a list of some of the most common lift types and their intended uses follows.

Vertical Lifts

Vertical lifts, sometimes called vertical reciprocating conveyors or VRCs, are intended to move goods from one floor to another. They are one of the safest ways to move large loads of goods from one floor or level of a warehouse or commercial space to another, especially goods that are not palletized. Also called freight lifts, these lifts can be installed during construction of a new industrial space or retrofitted into an existing building to make moving freight faster and safer. They can be built to operate several stories high.

Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are designed to lift materials up to working height to maximize productivity and worker safety. They are also designed to load and unload trucks where no dock is present. Lift tables and turntable lifts are specialized types of scissor lifts. All of these lifts enable workers to quickly and safely position materials for the work they need to do, preventing ergonomic injuries or injury from lifting heavy materials up to a suitable working height. Turntables add even more functionality to scissor lifts, enabling materials to be lifted and then easily turned around to any angle.

Dock Lifts

Dock lifts are used in loading docks to make every type of truck or trailer accessible to your docks. Trailers can safely be lifted up to dock height, regardless of the actual height of the truck, which makes non-standard trailers easy for your loading dock workers to handle.

No matter what kind of industrial space you manage or work in, having the right lifts make all kinds of work safer and faster. Contact McKinley Equipment today to discuss what type of industrial lifts would be best for your company.