It’s important that you choose the right equipment for your material handling system. There are a lot of different things to consider. The most important thing is that your decision is the most cost effective for your specific business.
Here’s a List of Questions to Consider:
1. What is the size of the load?
This includes the weight, height, width, and depth of the load. You must also consider what type of material it’s made from and what center of gravity the load has.
2. How will the lift be loaded?
Whether it’s rolled, slid, or lifted on and off can affect your choice. You need to make note of all the ways you load lifts in your business and get a lift that can handle all that work.
3. What size platform will you need?
Make sure the platform or table of the material handling equipment is large enough to fit any load you could have. However, make sure it’s not too much bigger than your largest load, otherwise, you may be overpaying.
4. How high will the lift need to be raised?
You need a lift strong enough to support your largest load at the highest height with ease. Overworking your equipment is an easy way to break it quickly, so make sure you get a heavy-duty lift if needed.
5. How low will the lift need to be lowered?
This is important because most pit-mounted units have specific requirements.
6. What kind of power supply will be needed?
Some lifts are manually operated by pedals, while others are automatically powered by batteries and electricity. Most hydraulic lifts can be customized to fit any of your needs. Additionally, many lifts can be air-powered, which is ideal for painting booths where electricity is prohibited.
7. How will it be controlled?
This can include handheld remotes, foot operated pedals or wall mounted controls.
Need an Experts Opinion on Material Handling Equipment?
Lange-Lift has a team of experts who know exactly what you need. Choosing the right material handling equipment is important to save money, keep workers safe, and ensure your operations carry on efficiently. Don’t leave it up to a guess. Contact us today with any questions, and we can recommend the perfect machine for you!