The Need For Speed: When Raising & Lowering Times Matter
Standard scissor lifts are rated for speed based on the lifting capacity and travel height of the design specifications. However, some jobs may require a non-standard travel and lifting speed based on the specific application or because it will be integrating with other machinery as part of the operation.
Knowing When Travel & Lifting Speed Is Important
Autoquip understands that not all standard speeds will match your production goals. If you need to select a different speed, you have options. Modifications can be added such as adding a flow control valve to a hydraulic lift or increasing horsepower on a mechanical lift. With our extensive custom design experience, we can help you determine the speed you need to achieve your production goals while keeping safety in mind.
There is value in boosting your productivity with speed control to achieve a task that is safer, quicker and more efficient. Below are applications where speed control is critical to achieve the desired output.
- System Integration: Implementing lifts into automated systems can make complex systems easy. Determining the right speed of the lift to line up with other production equipment will enhance the sorting process.
- Indexing: Lowering speed can lead to precise positioning. This is ideal for stacking and positioning of components in an assembly process.
- Synchronizing: Programmable control systems can help you adjust the speed of two or more lifts so they will raise in unison.
- Traversing: Automated traversing lift equipment allows a lift to travel along a track to accurately position where it needs to be. Adjusting the speed can help move the lift along the track at the right time.
- Automated Machine Feeding: Controlling speed of a lift that will need to properly align with an automated machine feeding process.
- High Accuracy & Repeatability: By using an intelligent control system, you can accurately dictate the speed of your lift. You can also program repeatability to streamline processes.
Speed Options for Your Lifting Needs
Autoquip offers many speed control options to help our customers achieve their desired output goal.
- Hydraulic Low Speed: Lower the speed of hydraulic lifts by adding flow control valves.
- Mechanical Low Speed: Lower the speed of mechanical lifts by adjusting the horsepower of the lift.
- Hydraulic High Speed: Increase the horsepower of the electric motor or add a larger fluid reservoir to the volume pump.
- Mechanical High Speed: Increase the speed of mechanical lifts by increasing the horsepower.
- Fixed Speed: Ideal if you have one specific use for the lift and you don’t plan on new applications.
- Variable Speeds: Ideal if you foresee changes in how you operate your lift.
If you have any questions regarding the speed options we offer our customers, give us a call and we can help.
Custom Control Options
Have you heard about the AQ Connect? Adding Autoquip’s intelligent control system to your lift gives you complete control of your lift. Wireless HMI, joystick controls, or push buttons can help you adjust your lift’s speed, timing, and positioning.
We’re Ready to Help
If you’re looking for quality hydraulic and mechanical lifts, turn to your friends at Autoquip. We can provide you with a free quote and get your project to where it needs to be.