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Looking for equipment to help lift oversized loads and maneuver objects too heavy for the unaided human? Carolina Material Handling provides many options including scissor lifts, ergonomic lifts and stackers. You have the choice between different weight capacities, platform size and shapes, and durability. We are sure to have something that meets all your lifting needs. 


Industrial scissor lift tables are the most popular style of equipment. Not only do they offer efficiency but also simplicity, maintenance-free bushings and a long life of operation for an affordable price. Scissor lifts are made in various configurations and are easily modified by narrowing, combining, or stacking. These lifts can move loads of any size and capacity to heights of more than 20 feet. Available in pneumatic or mechanical variants as well.

Ergonomic lifts, also known as order picking raised platforms, are made of heavy duty aluminum materials. Our lifts are raised for seamless loading and unloading. They are lightweight but very durable, which makes them perfect for everyday use in inventory control.

There are several considerations to take into account when choosing which lift is the right match for your company. These considerations include travel requirements, load capacity, platform sizes and actuation.

When determining the best travel requirement you need to take into account three aspects: The lowered height, vertical travel, and raised height. You need to determine what the lowest height you will need the lift for, for example, do you need ground level operations? Figure out what the vertical travel distance is at the lowest and highest heights. And finally, what’s the maximum raised height needed for operations?

Secondly, figure out the maximum load you will need the lift to raise. You will also need to know if your products will be rolled on and off the lift. If so, you need to figure out the axle load which is the impact of rolling a load onto the platform through momentum and wheel impact which adds weight.

Next, you must determine the dimensions of the the largest load you will need the platform to raise. These sizes will help you find the correct elevating table size for the lift.


Lastly, the actuation should be considered. There are three different operations of the raised or lowered movement of the lift: hydraulics, mechanical or pneumatic. Hydraulic actuation is the most economical and provides regulated force and torque. It’s compact and can accommodate high loads. This type is not suited for hazard environments. The mechanical actuation has acute position accuracy and is the best choice for environmentally sensitive locations. Mechanical lifts are the most expensive of the three. The pneumatic actuation is also a good choice for hazard environments. It’s more affordable than the mechanical lift but the spring effect and less consistent speeds provide a less stable process. Carolina Materials Handling consults with each customer to find the best lift for your needs.

Carolina Material Handling provides a great variety of industrial lifts for your consideration. Whether you need a scissor lift, ergonomic lift or other lift truck, we can help. Give one of our facilities or sales specialists a call and we will come to you.