How to choose scissor Lifts
The elevators for mechanical workshops are a fundamental tool, and therefore generate go unnoticed in the eyes of many professionals. Some tend to think that it is a tool for common mechanical workshops, without imagining the advantages they offer. Many times there are tendencies to adapt to a type of elevator and it is the one that has to adapt to our real and professional needs. The Boom Lift allows us to work comfortably and safely. You must forget at any time that tons of weight is lifted above your heads. There are a great variety of elevators for workshops, for this reason, explaining the most important features of the elevators for workshops, and in this way help you choose the one that is mainly handy for your wants.
How does a hydraulic lift work?
The operation of the hydraulic lift is based on the Pascal principle, which states that the pressure exerted on the fluid inside a non-deformable container is transmitted with equal intensity in all directions and at all points of the fluid. The elevators for workshops use this mechanism to raise the vehicles, the energy needed for lifting is transmitted through a pump with an electric motor, and it pushes the hydraulic fluid through the cylinder and acts to cause the ascent.
Hydraulic elevators and their types
Hydraulic lift with 2 columns:
As the name implies, this Scissor Lift has two columns and four arms to support the vehicle, these can be symmetrical, the columns and arms are aligned symmetrically, or asymmetric where the columns are diagonal and one arm is more long than the other to be able to raise the vehicle from a point more displaced from the center allowing installing the hydraulic elevator closer to the wall of the workshop. You can also find 2-column lifts with a chain or spindle thrust. These have a great disadvantage, which is that they require more maintenance and consume more energy.
Hydraulic lift with 4 columns:
The Genie Lift with 4 columns have a greater lifting capacity than those of 2 columns and usually include a central jack that moves forwards and backward, thus leaving the front or rear axle of the vehicle free and thus be able to perform different jobs with greater capacity.
Hydraulic scissor lifts:
The hydraulic scissor lift has an accordion-type mechanism under its ramp. They exist in a wide range of measures, heights, and capacities to meet the needs of each mechanical workshop.
When choosing to take into account:
Height and elevation: There are hydraulic elevators that can lift the vehicle from one to two meters, the ideal is to choose the hydraulic lift that can lift the highest possible height, as this increases the number of jobs you can perform.
Weight: Each elevator is designed to lift different weights; this must be taken into account before deciding on one. It will depend strictly on the work you do.
Use: Depending on the use that is necessary to give the hydraulic lift, you will agree on one type or another. For example, if you are going to use it for wheel alignment, you must choose one designed for that function.