Hydraulic Lifts are Useful Across Many Industries

Everyone knows that brakes in a car are extremely important. I am incredibly thankful I have good, reliable brakes every single time I have to stop suddenly because my life and another person’s life may depend on it. I am also thankful for my brakes in the winter. You never know when you need to stop because someone else can not stop. Car brakes give me peace of mind. Car brakes use hydraulics in order to slow down and stop.

Hydraulic lifts use a hydraulic apparatus to create pressure on liquids in pistons in order to raise or lower work platforms or other surfaces. This technology has a wide variety of uses in multiple industries and applications. Construction, aviation, warehouse, utility, transport, consumer retail, industrial and entertainment are just a few industries that utilize hydraulic lifts. They can be used on a small scale such as a small, weekly community newspaper with a circulation of less than 5,000. Or they can be used on a large scale to move cars, dirt or large shipments. Aerial lifts, elevated work platforms, scissor lifts, material handling lifts, vehicle lifts, pallet lifts and rotary lifts are all lifts that can be powered hydraulically.

Hydraulic lift technology has a multitude of industrial applications, like construction and transport. It is often implemented to operate heavy machinery or to move and lift heavy and large objects like cars, dirt and large, heavy shipping containers. Their main function is to be able to support, lift and move heavy or large objects that could not be done through the use of manual labor. Another function is lifting personnel to repair utility wires or cables or lifts can be used in theatres to rig lighting fixtures on the stage.

Other types of lifts include electric lifts and pneumatic lifts. Electric lifts utilize electricity to move up and down, while pneumatic lifts utilize compressed air to function. Hydraulic and pneumatic lifts are often favored over electric lifts in some applications because in the case of an emergency or loss of power a simple release of pressure will lower pneumatic or hydraulic lifts, whereas an electric lift would not be able to function without electric power.