Alfacon Solutions Recommends Essential Factors in Selecting Correct Scissor Lift Table

Alfacon Solutions suggests factors when manufacturers selecting correct scissor lift tables. Understandably load weight is the top consideration when selecting the correct scissor lift table. The weight consists of both the live load weight; live loads are the items that will be placed on the unit and removed from the unit. It is also important to consider the dead load weight; the weight that is applied to the unit on a permanent basis such as conveyor, weight scales, or fixtures.

Items that require factory consultation include special environments such as freezers, proximity to high heat, or damp locations. Likewise, hazardous environments such as explosion proof for dust or for vapor must be determined to guarantee compliance for explosion proof electrical standards.

Other issues to consider in the selection of a scissor lift table include the desire for special finishes such as stainless steel, polyurethane paints, or epoxy paints. The use must be reviewed looking at high cycle requirements often requiring ultra-high cycle units, or self-propelled units, bellows and roller shades.

Once the total number of cycles per year are calculated, that number can be compared to the “warranty life” and “expected life” as explained in the Alfacon Solutions’ warranty. There is a large difference in the warranty life of a standard unit and an ultra-high cycle unit; there is also a significant difference in price. If the application requires engineered-to-order elements, Alfacon can often modify a standard unit designed to better fit the application and the budget.

Travel and load increments provide the necessary information to determine what precautions should be taken. Weight alone cannot be the single determinant of which scissor lift table is best.

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Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions ( is a leading case and pallet conveyor handling systems company operating from a new facility in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Based in lean manufacturing principles, including best-practice value stream mapping and continuous improvement, the Alfacon team designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs complete material handling solutions. 


Alfacon provides services to its customer base in the courier, retail, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The company is a proud member of Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS), an Industry Group of MHI; Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB); MHI; and MHEDA.

The core values of Alfacon Solutions ensure a customer-centric approach to every project and drives the entire team to consistently deliver exceptional results. From experience, passion, and integrity to commitment, innovation, and on-time delivery dependability, Alfacon Solutions anticipates double digit growth year over year for the next decade. Follow on Twitter @AlfaconSolution.

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