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Types of Mechanical Lifts - Configurations

The three mechanical lift configurations, straddle, cantilever, and 4-post, each have their advantages. You will need to determine your necessary load capacity, frequency, and loading/unloading requirements to choose which configuration best suits your project.

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Straddle:

Mechanical Straddle VRC ConfigurationBest suited for multi-level use, faster speeds and high frequency cycle rates.

The straddle configuration permits the choice of either "C" or "Z" loading/unloading patterns, providing extra flexibility to maneuver loads in the direction desired.

Features:

Downloads:
  Architectual Specifications: MS Word MSword
  Dimensional Drawings: PDF PDF  or  AutoCad DWG

Cantilever:

Mechanical Cantilever VRC ConfigurationBest suited for multi-level use, faster speeds and high frequency cycle rates.

The cantilever configuration permits the choice of loading/unloading patterns "C", "Z" or 90° load patterns, used for low overhead clearances and tall loads.

Features:

Downloads:
  Architectual Specifications: MS Word MSword
  Dimensional Drawings: PDF PDF  or  AutoCad DWG

4-Post:

Mechanical 4 Post VRC ConfigurationBest suited for multi-level use, faster speeds and high frequency cycle rates when moving heavier loads.

The 4-Post Material Lift configuration allows the flexibility to load/unload on any side of the platform. Excellent for large, heavy loads.

Features:

Downloads:
  Architectual Specifications: MS Word MSword
  Dimensional Drawings: PDF PDF  or  AutoCad DWG

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