Kinds of Man Lifts
Scissor man lifts are made to vertically raise employees to higher places. They are commonly seen in the construction business in order to transport or raise employees form one location to another. Man lifts are power-driven and offer special handholds and platforms or steps to provide safe transport. The kind of construction work being performed would decide precisely what type of man lift will be used 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 provide protection to personnel against accidental electrocution. These equipment 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 which serve to reduce ground fault.
The scissor lift is a unique machine capable of transporting personnel vertically to hard-to-reach areas. The scissor lift derived its name because of the scissor kind of design of the folding supports which can raise and lower the platform. To be able to raise the lift, each one of the folding supports is opened so as to extend the platform to higher heights.
The scissor lift would either be powered hydraulically or manually. The hydraulic powered system does not rely on power, however enables the scissor lifts to descend with only a release of hydraulic pressure. Because the possibility of mechanical malfunctions preventing the platform from rapidly descending to the ground 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. Several man lifts have the capability to only hold many people while others have the ability to hold one individual. Scissor lifts and platform lifts are more conducive for transporting lots of people, because boom lifts have less space located in their bucket.