Pneumatic Lifts

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Pneumatics is the control and transfer of power using compressed air. Machines require the use of compressors, pistons, actuators, valves to control the air and reservoirs to store the air. Read Moreā€¦

Leading Manufacturers

Guthrie, OK  |  888-811-9876

Our hydraulic lifts are manufactured using a combination of innovation, state of the art technology, the latest engineering designs, and the highest quality products. We take the time to ensure all our lifting products will perform the right way every time. We work hard to please our customers, and we welcome the chance to make you happy today!

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Autoquip Corporation $$$

St. Charles, IL  |  800-843-3625

Advance Lifts designs & manufactures hydraulic lifts and other models of material handling equipment. Our ultra high-cycle lifts have a 3,000,000 cycle warranty & our patented platform centering devices reduce lift wear from off centered loading. Since 1974 we have been an industry leader, always exceeding customers` needs for both standard & custom built equipment.

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Advance Lifts, Inc. $$$

Ontario, CA  |  800-358-8833

We manufacture hydraulic lifts and a whole lot more. Our goal is to be the best in both quality and customer service. In fact, our mission statement stays we will work hard so you can live easier. We know that customer service is the key to success, and we take your successes as our successes. Our staff is ready to answer any of your questions. Find out how we can help you today when you visit us online or give us a call!

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Bishamon® $$$

Newark, NJ  |  800-633-8234

At Metro Hydraulic Jack, we have been distributing pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical equipment and tools since 1941. Our product lines include automotive lubrication systems, hydraulic tools for construction, hydraulic lifts and similar types of material handling equipment, mobile hydraulic motors and railroad lifting equipment. We also service most lines of equipment.

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Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. $$$

Battle Creek, MI  |  269-966-3122

Burr Mobile Lifts is dedicated to manufacturing products that improve mobility and independence, and increase the quality of life to those that utilize them. Our product lines can provide our customers with the ability to enter their recreational vehicle or travel with their mobile scooter without hassle. Contact Burr today for more information!

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Burr Mobile Lifts $$$
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Pneumatic Lifts

Pneumatic lifts use pressurized air to lift items higher or move them up floors. Pneumatics are used over electric or hydraulic for their low cost. However, they cannot get as high as their counterparts due to air being a weaker power source. An external pump increases internal pressure inside the lift, which allows the cylinder the move along the axis of the piston.

Pneumatic lifts employ a lifting mechanism using a hollow cylinder and a piston. As the piston moves, air pressure is increased, which causes the lift components to raise. Pneumatic lifts are used to assist in raising large or heavy loads during pallet handling or vehicle loading. The versatility allows for assisting in work positioning and ergonomic handling of goods, reducing incidents of musculoskeletal disorders in workers. Industries that commonly use lift tables include woodworking, upholstered furniture manufacturing, metalworking, paper, printing and publishing, warehousing and distribution, heavy machinery and transportation.

Types

There are two basic types of Pneumatic lifts. The air over hydraulic, which are built the same as a traditional lift except that the electric motor is replaced by an air motor. Lifts of this type are used in applications where electrical components cannot be used or are not available. The other type is the airbag design which operates by inflating airbags under the table to cause lift. Pneumatic scissor lifts use air pressure as their lifting mechanism. Often chosen because these lifts do not emit hazardous fumes or by-products into the environment.

Pneumatics are often used because they are more cost-effective than electric lifts. However, because of their actuator size, operating pressure may be difficult to maintain. Making the lifts not ideal when high reliability is required.

To ensure safety it is recommended to examine lifts every 6 to 12 months, depending on the equipment. Additionally, lifts according to LOLER Approved Code of Practice and guidance must be examined by a competent person. Competent being defined as someone with appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of lifting equipment. A LOLER examination is required at least once a year under the Health & Safety legislation.