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Top 4 Factors for Lift Table Purchases

Are you looking to purchase a hydraulic scissor lift or work positioning table that meets your specific needs? Below is the best advice and guidance that I can offer to you when shopping to buy the most cost effective product.

Hydraulic Scissors Lift Table

1. QUALITY: Look for a company who has been manufacturing hydraulic lift tables for a long time. They will not only have the knowledge and experience in designing and building the best products, but their longevity in business signifies that they have a commitment to customer satisfaction.

2. PRICE/COST EFFICIENCY: Make sure you compare “apples-to-apples” in every aspect of the lift construction. In the long run, quality materials and parts will always deliver more for your money! I am sure that you do not believe that customers really save money on inferior/less expensive products. Investing in a heavy-duty lift table, even if it is more expensive on the initial purchase, can provide you with a huge amount of cost saving benefits at your work facility in a short amount of time. Smart buyers will closely evaluate the total cost of ownership of a hydraulic lift while considering purchase options. You do not want to end up buying a lower quality and/or lower cost lift that continuously causes you problems or will not last very long. Beware… the lowest purchase price can easily become the highest cost purchase!

3. CUSTOM or STANDARD PRODUCT: There are benefits to both standard and custom ordered lift tables. Manufacturers who have been in business for a long time will have a good selection of standard, quality hydraulic lifts to choose from. But a standard product may not always be the best fit…and when it is not the best fit…you end up having a product that costs you more money in the long run. A custom solution is not as expensive as you would think. Most of the best manufacturers (those who actually have an engineering staff and a manufacturing facility) have the ability to transform their current product designs into a custom design that will function to meet your specific need. So, consider your needs and and your challenge and then look for the best fit… Custom or Standard.

4. CUSTOMER CONSULTATION: The best product purchase decisions are made together between a customer and a lift table manufacturer that has a sale team who understands and listens to the customer. For example, you may benefit from a ground level lift or low-profile lift and should be advised of these options. Before buying a scissor lift, obtain guidance and input from a manufacturing company who has experienced sales consultants and an available support team who are all excited to understand your challenge so they can offer you the best possible solution. These sales consultants understand and will earn your business today and tomorrow. Their knowledge plays an important role in helping you make the best overall decision.

You might already have a good approach for comparing hydraulic lift table manufacturers and product related purchases, but I hope this article provides you with some additional insight on the big picture so you can make the best decision. If you are not sure where to turn first for some professional guidance… Contact Us. Air Technical Industries is a “true” manufacturer of standard and custom hydraulic lift products (and many other types of material handling equipment)…and we will be grateful to serve to you!

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Ergonomic Assembly Positioning and Articulating Workstation

Air Technical Industries develops many new features for its unique ergonomic assembly workstation. Initially designed for General Electric’s large control panel assembly, the workstation is used to position any side of the panel at any angle and height desired for convenient, easy to see and reach accessibility, at the same time increasing efficiency and reducing fatigue.

GE's Multi-Axis Workstation

With optimum versatility, it can tilt 90° from horizontal to vertical position, and can rotate 360°. Operation can be manual or powered, it has a lifting feature, side shift left and right, it can self load and unload, it can be used for palletizing, and it can up-end or invert cabinets or enclosures upside down or place it on any of it’s sides. It truly is a multi-functional workstation.

The deck frame is equipped with smooth bearing type work surface to protect the panels and the framing. The open deck design allows the worker to assemble or fasten the items by placing the fasteners from the bottom when necessary.

The lifting, tilting and side shifting are hydraulically operated. The 360° rotation has 90° automatic stops, or it can be hydraulically powered rotation that can stop at any point desired on the 360° rotation.

The power is a convenient 110 volts plug-in with available 3-phase 220/460 volt power. The controls are push button or foot control to keep the operators hands free for the assembly process.

The workstation is 32” high in horizontal position and the deck size is 54” wide x 84” long. Many other sizes are available to meet specific customer requirements, the GE unit is 4000 pounds capacity.

This kind of job makes our design engineers’ mouths water at ATI. It fits perfectly with our mission to design ergonomic equipment for the most challenging handling problems. ATI has a track record and energy to have designed/developed over 2,500 unique proprietary products that serve many different industries, such as nuclear power plants, utility companies, aircraft manufacturers, electronics, appliance industries, and many domestic manufacturing company’s are increasing capacity and efficiency, improving safety and improving moral at the work place.

The project for GE was an Ergonomic Success. ATI’s total solution from manufacturing, assembly and installation of the large heavy panel provided an integrated handling system that is user friendly in its ergonomic design.

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