Repetitive actions especially involving physical work, such as lifting, can have adverse effects on the body. Industries such as processing, distribution and manufacturing are well aware of this. Industry players must ensure their workers safety needs are met.

Scissor lift tables have provided lifting solutions for industries for years. A scissor lift table is designed to lift a product, lower or position it close to the worker. It is possible to adjust a scissor lift table to the suit the worker better.

Categories of Scissor Lift Tables

Many industries prefer scissor lift tables to others because they are versatile and can be customized to the specific workers needs. These lifts come in three types:

  • Scissor Lift Tables
  • Portable Scissor Lift Tables
  • Pallet Positioner Lift Tables

The regular scissor lift table is great for applications such as raising and lowering objects to the required working height. High quality lift tables come with several options that are tailored to your business needs. These options include height, size, operation procedures and capacities.

Some scissor lift tables are potable. In fact, these are the preferred types among many industry players. The worker can finish up with it in one section of the production then move it to the next. Pallet positioners are used for the following applications:

  • To allow pallet truck easy access
  • To rotate a table

They also perform both tasks simultaneously. Once you are able to match the right lift table to your business requirements, your profits will soar. That is the immediate effect of increased production.

Choosing the Best Table for the Job

Choosing the wrong table is as bad as not having one at all. It is important that you know what applications require a lift table. Once you identify those, you are one step closer to identifying the appropriate lift table.

Here are some factors to put look into when buying a lift table.

  • The appropriate table size
  • The weight of the pallet
  • Stationary or mobile
  • Variable height
  • Whether the table will be rotated
  • Access to pallet trucks
  • Method of operation

Appropriate Table Size      

The table size will depend on the job you want it for. Saxlift provides scissor lift tables in a wide range of sizes to suit different industry applications.

Weight Capacity

Scissor lift tables are hydraulic-powered. Hence, you should not overload it as it could be a safety hazard for everyone at the workplace. Find out the weight of your pallet, and then go beyond that when buying your lift table.

You do not want to expose either your workers or your product to a perilous situation by overloading your lift table.


A portable lift table makes it possible to load and unload in different sections of the production floor. If your application does not require mobility, then you can opt for the stationary lift table.

Variable Height

Versatile lift tables can be adjusted to different heights. This is important because a product may require to be worked on at different heights. Your workers may, therefore, need to raise and lower the product as needed.

Ascertain if there are applications that enquire a higher reach than most at your workplace. You may need to consider buying a lift table with a double scissor for that extra reach.


Some loads need to be rotated for a variety of reasons. Should your job call for such a requirement, then a pallet positioned is your best bet.

Access to a Pallet Truck

If your job must have regular pallet movement, you will need the support of a pallet truck. This works perfectly if you use a pallet truck for movement. A table lift with easy access to a pallet truck comes with a rotating platform. Therefore, anyone operating it must be cautious.


There are lots of options available when looking to buy the best scissor lift table to suit your job requirements. Consider the need you want to meet as well as size and weight considerations. You do not want to end up with a lift table that you are not able to use.

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