What is a Hydraulic Lift?
- A hydraulic lift moves objects using the force created by pressure on a liquid inside a cylinder that moves a piston upward.
- The principle for hydraulic lifts is based on Pascal‘s law for generating force or motion, which states that pressure change on an incompressible liquid in a confined space is passed equally throughout the liquid in all directions.
- Hydraulic lifts provide controlled and precision force.
- The sturdy and durable design of hydraulic lifts has made them popular in a wide variety of industries.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have specific requirements regarding the operation of hydraulic lifts and training for operators.
- Lift tables have become popular as work surfaces that can be positioned at the exact height necessary to package, assemble, organize, or position items.