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Material Lifts: 3 Facts That You Should Know

Material Lifts Preferred Elevator

Material lifts make it easier when your team has to handle a heavy load.

Material lifts can help any business tremendously. When employees attempt to lift heavy products, it can be dangerous and cause strain and tension on the body. If an employee drops a heavy product, that can result in product damage, and even worse, an employee could become injured. If your commercial business doesn’t have a material lift, but handling heavy objects are a part of your business’ normal operations, reach out to Preferred Elevator today. If you’re curious to learn more about material lifts, here are three things you should know. 

Material Lifts Serve Multiple Purposes

Material lifts aren’t only for heavy-duty industrial purposes. You can use them in virtually any commercial building where your employees alone won’t suffice as far as transporting items. These situations call for a lift because safety should always be a priority. Lifts can work for any industry. PFLOW offers Vertical Reciprocal Conveyors (VRCs) that can transport materials of any shape, size, and weight between two levels or more. PFLOW can custom-engineer your VRCs into hydraulic, mechanical, and fully-automated systems. We also partner with Custom Industrial and Matot. There are various selections, and you’re sure to find the material lift that best suits your industry.

Material Lifts Are Safe

Any lift that our experienced technicians install has built-in safety features. Because lifts have the tough job of handling heavy (and sometimes fragile) material, you may be wondering how safe they are. They are incredibly safe! You can adjust the light setting on material lifts and adjust the forks or platform to fit as tightly as you need them. Other features include safety cameras that will prevent the carriage from descending if a chain failure happens along with interlocked gates, enclosure guards, and chain tension protection. The best lifts have these features and are available to you. 

You Can Customize a Material Lift

This piece of equipment is customizable so that it will fit your needs undeniably. Our manufacturers have several options so that you can customize your lift as you see fit. For example, if your lift has an outdoor application and you need to wash it down daily, there are epoxy and galvanized finishes to accommodate your needs. You can also add multiple safety features to ensure the lift is secure. 

Are you in the market for material lifts? Contact us today! 

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

For 14 years, 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!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    Preferred Elevator

    • 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
    • DC License #ELC1300867