Kinds of Man Lifts
Designed specifically to vertically hoist workers to higher places, scissor lifts are common in the construction business to help move or lift personnel form one location to another. Man lifts are power-driven and provide steps or platforms and special handholds to provide safe transport. The type of construction work being done would decide exactly which kind of man lift would be utilized in a project.
Electrically Insulated Man Lifts
According to Man and Material Lift Engineering, the man lift most preferred for working near electrocution hazards are electrically insulated man lifts. The electrically insulated man lifts offer protection to workers against accidental electrocution. These type of machinery follow the American National Standards Institute A92.2 Category C, 46kV Rated. These electrically insulated man lifts offer fiberglass insulated booms, fiber optic control cables and are operated on nonconductive hydraulic hoses that serve to reduce ground fault.
Scissor lifts are a special kind of aerial man lift which is meant to transport personnel vertically to hard-to-reach places. The scissor lift derived its name due to the scissor type of design of the folding supports that serve to raise and lower the platform. To be able to raise the lift, every one of the folding supports is opened so as to extend the platform to higher heights.
Scissor lifts can be either manually or hydraulically lifted. Hydraulic systems allow the scissor lifts to descend with only a release of hydraulic pressure, rather than depending on power. Because the potential of mechanical malfunctions preventing the platform from descending to the ground abruptly is eliminated, at the end of the day, hydraulic systems make safer scissor lifts.
Man lifts are designed in a huge range of weight capacities. Certain man lifts have the capability to only hold numerous people while others have the ability to hold one individual. Platform lifts and scissor lifts are more beneficial for transporting numerous people, because boom lifts have less space located in their bucket.