Standard lifts are great for straight-forward projects, but many complex operations require more flexibility on the factory floor. At Autoquip, we offer a wide range of custom design options to go beyond the common limitations of standard lifts. From planning to application, we’ll provide you with the right equipment to maximize efficiency and performance.
Custom Design Options for Any Lifting Equipment
When your project demands more than the standard, Autoquip is ready to help. We’ll work alongside your team to create custom design options that will enhance your lift’s functionality without sacrificing simplicity.
Sophisticated control panels can be programmed into any standard lift upon request. We boast many ready-made control devices and customizable control stations to better streamline operations. We have selection of Pushbuttons and Footswitches, Relays (Mechanical or Programmable), Joystick Controls, Photo Eyes, or the intelligent AQ Connect monitoring system. Let us provide recommendations to enhance your lift’s capabilities overall.
Secure your personnel, equipment, and operating zone with safety features built specifically for your lift. These safeguards, such as Velocity Fuses, Travel Limit Switches, Safety Mats, and Bevel Toe-Guards, can further protect your employees and product while the machine is in operation.
No matter the size of your load, we can design and implement the right maneuverability for you. By adding wheels, casters, tires, and more, our team is able to give you flexible mobility options for lifting equipment.
Some projects require platforms that fall beyond the scope of standard platform sizes. For oversized processes, we manufacture custom-designed platforms that share the same functional integrity as our standard base models.
We have extensive experience designing platform lift extensions, ranging from full to partial platform sizes, based on application requirements. We can create an extension with multiple ends, sliders, or sides to meet your needs.
We specialize in designing tilting systems for specialized loads, products, and applications. For example, Upenders can allow a tilt up to 90 degrees and can reposition your load completely. High Hinge Dumpers are another feature that collects the load then dumps it in another location.
Turn & Rotate
Available in either manual or powered modes, our customized turntables can act as a single piece of equipment or mounted on top of a scissor lift platform. Utilize restricted movement in scissor lifts, top mounted lifts, flush-floor mounted turntables, and more.
Transporting your product onto the conveyor can become more effective and efficient with customizable options. We provide lift designs that include non-powered or powered conveyance. These are mounted onto the platform and integrate with your system. They use gravity or manual movement, powered conveyor, and conveyor accessories.
High Travel & High Capacity
When it comes to high travel needs, we have a wide catalog of lifts designed for vertical travel. Our high capacity extra wide lifts are also specifically engineered to carry out heavy-duty loads. We also have the capabilities to produce extra-wide, high travel work platforms lifts used to safely take the worker to the work.
Automation is crucial on the warehouse floor. Autoquip creates custom programming and automation of lifting equipment for improved productivity and workflow. Incorporating system integration, indexing, synchronization, and traversing of new or existing systems applications can dramatically improve process times.
Of course, Autoquip offers three actuation options to operate the movement of our lift equipment: Hydraulic, Mechanical, and Pneumatic (Air) Actuation. Any of these lift actuations can be applied to your specific environment and application.
Deflection occurs when a lift’s load is causes a change in elevation. Just as deflection is a part of normal lifting operations, it is vital to ensure it is under control. Minimize deflection through the use of locking pins or landing legs on your lifting system for best results.
Based on your operation needs, Autoquip offers modification options for alternating operation speeds. We can provide high and low power, industrial lift systems, and precision lift systems.
Indexing allows for the control of lift movement from high accuracy to fully automated to integrate with other systems in your processes. Additionally, we customize scissor lift applications by programming the lift to accurately feed and communicate with other systems in your warehouse.
Locking Pins & Devices
Equip your lift with locking pins and devices to help maintain proper positioning. This will also increase safety when the lift is stopped at its travel height for material transfer or unloading.
Materials, Surfaces & Coatings
Of course, our lifts are designed with high-grade structural steel. However, you may find yourself needing a more specific design due to a wash down application or clean room. We can fabricate your lift platforms to include a variety of additions. This includes slip-resistant work surfaces, flow and filtration of fluids, stainless steel, hot dipped galvanized and more.
Although many standard lifts come with their own power unit, custom lifts may require a custom unit. Whether you need external power units, air operations, or mechanical options, Autoquip has you covered. We will help recommend the best option as a result. Choose from high speed, high capacity loads, multiple functions, and high cycle for your specific power units.
Gates, Enclosures & Guard Rails
Need safety barriers to accurately fit your new lift equipment? Increase the safety measures throughout the surrounding facility layout by adding Swing Gates, Sliding Gates, Vertical Acting Gates, VRC Enclosures, or Guard Rails.
Load Weighing & Measuring
Often paired with applications that require moving materials, precision weighing is commonly applied to material handling lifts. By utilizing load cells and industrial scales, we can also help combine your precision weighing application for optimal load monitoring and weighing.
Call Us For Custom Design Options
If you’re looking for quality hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic services, turn to your friends at Autoquip. We can provide you with a free quote and get your project with its optimal custom design options. While we have plenty of standard designs, our passion and what we have spent decades perfecting is our custom lift applications. Let us walk alongside you as we help build or upgrade your new custom lift.