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Small hydraulic lifts are hydraulic lifts with average industry size; thus, their use is generally for small-scale applications. They are also known as miniature hydraulic lifts. Small hydraulic lifts are used for moving and holding products, and they can be controlled remotely or manually. Read More…

Small Hydraulic Lifts Small hydraulic lifts, which can also be referred to as miniature hydraulic lifts, are hydraulic lifts that are under the average industry size, thus they are generally used for more small-scale applications.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bishamon® $$$

Eau Claire, WI  |  800-657-6956

LPI Lift Systems can provide you with solutions to a safer and more productive working environment. LPI customers count on us, repeatedly, to provide the right solution to their access challenges with standard and custom-designed lifts and platform systems. Our experienced team understands the rigors of industrial processes and is ready for you to challenge us with your application!

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LPI Lift Systems™ $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-352-9000

We have a wide line of vertical lifts, but customize each product for our customers’ specific applications. Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors--VRCs are for material handling only and can not be used to transport people.

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PFlow Industries, Inc. $$$

Hatfield, PA  |  800-314-3332

Isotech is a distributor of hydraulic lifts and telescopic lifting columns for medical, radiological, and industrial applications. Our columns provide a stable, reliable, and maintenance free guiding system without any play. We can customize the load, speed, and travel to meet your individual application requirements.

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Isotech, Inc. $$$

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 more.

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Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. $$$
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What are Small Hydraulic Lifts?

Regardless of the size of small hydraulic lifts, they have been proven to be of high strength and durability among industrial equipment.

Small Hydraulic Lifts

How Small Hydraulic Lifts Function

Small hydraulic lifts function differently because of their design, even though they are powered in the same way. The basis of their operation is the principle of hydraulics. Small hydraulic lifts utilize fluid mechanics for the provision of movement.

In fluid mechanics, force is applied to a fluid like oil so energy can be transferred from one area to another. When energy is transferred, the force is almost always multiplied when it is output. This makes hydraulics an efficient and powerful mode of operation.

The energy transferred is utilized to enable the hydraulic cylinder within the small hydraulic lift to provide the energy necessary for the positioning or lifting of parts, personnel, and equipment.

Because of the mode of operation of small hydraulic lifts, they must be manufactured using materials that can work well under pressure. These materials include woven wire, stainless steel, and rubber. In addition, small hydraulic lifts can have wheels attached to them to make them mobile, or they can be mounted.

Types of Small Hydraulic Lifts

The types of small hydraulic lifts include:

Portable Hydraulic Lift

These hydraulic lifts are lightweight, stable, and can be operated with great ease. Their load capacity is up to 250 pounds (113.4 kg), and they can lift loads up to a maximum height of 48 inches (121.9 cm) from the ground within the footprint.

Portable Table Lift

These types of lifts can accommodate the integration of tool holders or fixtures and allow for inspection or assembly of cantilevered parts. These small hydraulic lifts are mostly used in machine feeding, component assembly and transfer, work positioning, and mobile staging.

Small Electric Hydraulic Person Lifts

These types of lifts are used for raising and lowering personnel to the desired working height. They are self-supporting and capable of drawing power from any standard 120 VAC outlets. They are mostly used in assembly and also inspection operations.

Small Electric Hydraulic Lift Carts

These portable electric lift carts are of high durability, safety, and flexibility for production operations. They consist of 12 V direct current power supply units, which are options for light duty. Their applications typically include material loading and unloading and product assembly.

Small Hydraulic Scissor Lift

This is a small hydraulic scissor lift with a base at its bottom. During the operation of the lift, the base serves to provide a stable foundation. Small hydraulic scissor lifts are powered by several hydraulic cylinders, typically one to three.

Lift Table Scissors

They are very convenient, efficient and durable. Even though they appear to be small, they are capable of handling heavy loads.

Applications and Benefits of Small Hydraulic Lifts

The applications and benefits of small hydraulic lifts include:

Applications of Small Hydraulic Lifts

Small hydraulic lifts are an effective way of raising or lowering goods, people, and equipment. They are mostly used in the following fields:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Shipping
  • Waste removal
  • Mining
  • Retail industries

Benefits of Small Hydraulic Lifts

  • Small hydraulic lifts require less maintenance.
  • Their installation is less expensive than other types of elevators.
  • Small hydraulic lifts occupy less space inside a building. They require almost 10% less area for the lift shaft than other elevating systems.
  • They don’t require a separate machine room.
  • They are capable of accommodating the use of a remote machine room.

Drawbacks of Small Hydraulic Lifts

  • They have a relatively slow lifting speed and therefore cannot move faster than a speed of 150 feet per minute.
  • Overheating of oil in the piston can occur fairly quickly; therefore, there must be efficient temperature control.
  • The hydraulic oil may emit an unpleasant odor when it is overused and becomes too warm.
  • The pumping system can leak out hydraulic oil.
  • The movement of the lift is not generally as smooth as with other lift systems.

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