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A Guide for Choosing Smaller Material Lifts

Preferred Elevator Material Lifts

Material lifts provide efficiency at job sites, allowing employees to effectively handle the heavy lifting of materials and products

Material lifts provide efficiency at job sites, allowing employees to effectively handle the heavy lifting of materials and products. Even small material lifts can make a significant difference, providing a safe and productive work environment for your team. If you keep up with our content, you’re probably well-aware of the many benefits of material lifts. However, you may not be as knowledgeable about what factors go into choosing a material lift. If you’re a business owner who can benefit from a compact material lift, here is what you should consider. 

Materials Lifts and the Load Capacity

Naturally, the first step is to consider what types of materials and products your team will need to transport. Load capacity means the maximum weight that your lift can carry. Some lifts can carry up to 10,000 pounds. However, if you’re looking for a material lift on the smaller side, we offer material lifts that can benefit multiple warehousing industries

The Materials

Material lifts use different durable components and can withstand the force that it takes to lift an object. Some of the most common materials include chains, wire cables, or ropes. Some of the less massive material hoists also use webbing and straps. The components and materials used in manufacturing the lift impact the maximum load capacity and maintenance needs for your lift in the future. 

The Power Source

The power source determines the energy needed to turn the gears as you lower and raise the lift. Small material lifts can have manual power, or you can choose from a hydraulic and air-powered hoist, combustion fuel unit, or an electric material lift. 

The Maximum Height 

The maximum height capacity depends on the distance of the load between its highest position and its lowest position. The height in your specific setting determines how high you need the hoist to go. 

Lift Speed

Lift speed means the speed at which the load travels. Material lifts not only save employees from back-straining injuries, but they save a lot of time. Lifts travel much faster than an employee can. The speed depends on how heavy the load is, but hoists that aren’t as substantial can travel faster because it takes less momentum to power them. 

Do you want to know more about what our material lifts have to offer? Then, please contact us today. You and your team of hard workers will be one step closer to having a more efficient and safer workplace. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For over a decade, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
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