The answer to this question depends on several factors. Your application, your needs, and even the type of equipment you are using will determine which commercial lift is better suited for your business.
One way to start thinking about these questions is by asking yourself why you need a machine: To transport people or goods, to store materials or inventory, or simply to create more space in your warehouse. Once that decision has been made, it’s time to take into consideration other issues like height, width, the weight of the cargo, and the cost of lift maintenance.
Depending on how many people work for your company and what their responsibilities are, you may want to consider adding additional lifting devices as well. For example, if one worker must load and unload heavy equipment, then at least two workers should be hired to do the job instead of just one. You can also hire extra employees to help with loading and unloading the heavy equipment.
As far as size goes, there are many factors to consider when choosing a commercial lift. The first factor to take into account is the maximum working height of the machine. If you have machines operating over 6 feet off the ground, make sure that they have enough clearance underneath them to accommodate any uneven floors. Also, look out for flooring that might not handle a large amount of weight.
Next, choose a commercial-grade lift that is stable and durable. It should be able to support loads up to 10 tons. This includes the weight of the machine itself as well as the weight of the items being transported. Finally, choose a lift that meets all federal safety standards and has a manufacturer warranty.
Types of Commercial Lifts
There is a whole range of lifts out there for commercial buildings. Our team at AccessCo can take you through the process and help pick the right lift for you. We adapt to the building rather than the other way around.
A platform lift is used in any place where you need to move heavy loads from one level to another. They are very popular in warehouses, factories, schools, hospitals, and many others. Platform lifts are also known as scissor lifts or reach lifts.
- Hybrid Access Lift; You can choose from contemporary to traditional styles that will blend in seamlessly
- HR300 Platform Lift; Is a fully enclosed lift and there is little or no builder work involved in installing this lift.
- LP500 Platform Access Lift; Provides internal or external vertical travel up to 3 meters.
A goods lift can be used in an office or warehouse to move heavy objects from one place to another. It is also useful when you need to move something out of the way so that you can get at something else. Goods lifts are often powered by electricity or hydraulics. They are available with different types of controls. They also include loading bay lifts and basement lifts.
They help to reduce the risk of injury that is caused by manual lifting. They are also highly cost-effective.
- GL Goods Lift; is for goods only and a machine room-less lift.
- AccessCo Dumbwaiter; Often called the kitchen lift, but useful in many ways. They are essential in catering, pubs, and restaurants as food lifts.
- HR300D Goods Lift; Works just as well as an accessibility solution as it does as a transport solution for stretchers, hospital beds, and goods.
As you can see, when it comes to selecting a lift for commercial use, there are numerous options to consider.
Get onto our team if you would like to get started, we would be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.