How to choose scissor lift elevator and cargo lift elevator


Scissor lift elevator and cargo lift elevator are two popular models for lifting goods. However, how do we choose from them? Now let us introduce their some similarities and differences.

Similarities between scissor lift elevator and cargo lift elevator

  • Application

No matter cargo lift or scissor lift, their main application is for lifting goods between different floors. However, scissor lift also is used for loading and unloading goods between ground and cars.

  • Customizability

Both lift platform are fully customized according to lifting height, platform size and load capacity. So customers just need to confirm and do exact measurement for the installation site, and offer the data to us. Our engineers will offer the most suitable and economic solution to each client.

Further more, many special requirements also can be customized.

  • Fixed lifting platform

Scissor lift elevator and cargo lift elevator are belong to fixed lifting platform. Fixed lifting platform is a kind of lifting equipments, which has good lifting stability and wide applicability. So no matter choose which type, both can offer very good performance.

  • Installation environment

Both hydraulic cargo lift and scissor cargo lift can be installed indoor or outdoor. All of our lift platform are made by shoot blasting and powder coating. Although they are installed outdoor, lift platform will not rust. And we will use electric parts of IP55 level.

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scissor lift elevator & cargo lift elevator

Differences between scissor lift elevator and cargo lift elevator

  • Lift Structure

Structure is the main difference between this two kind of lift platform. Main structure of scissor lift platform is scissor structure, which can be opened and closed. Main structure of cargo lift platform is guide rails and platform. Guide rails only can be vertical.

  • Pit requirement

For most of scissor lift platforms, they have to installed into a pit. The pit depth is different according to the self height of machine, which usually is from 400mm to 1100mm.  However, there is a special model in scissor lift platform, that is scissor dock lift. This model also is named low profile scissor lift, which self height only is about 150mm, so it can be fixed on ground floor directly.

However usually cargo lift elevator is fixed on ground floor directly. We will make a ramp with the lift together, which is convenient for loading and unloading. However, it also is ok if client prefer to make a pit for installing cargo lift, the pit depth just need t be 180mm-200mm.

  • Stability

If scissor lift platform is installed without any guide rails, its stability is not as good as cargo lift, which is decided by their structure. As scissor structure has a certain amount of bias in the process of rising and falling. So usually, if lifting height is more than 3000mm height, and platform will go through a shaft hole, we will add guide rails with scissor lift elevator to ensure its best stability in running.

  • Lifting height limitation

For scissor lift elevator, usually its max. Lifting height will not be more than 10 meters. Its max. Lifting height will be limited by platform size.

However for vertical cargo lift, its max. lifting height can be about 30 meters. Its max. Lifting height will not be limited by platform size and load capacity.

Above is the main similarities and differences between scissor lift elevator and cargo lift elevator. We believe you know them better now and can do better choice. If you are still confused, just send us your requirements, let us help to choose the most suitable solution. No matter which kind of lift platform, all of them have same and the best quality.

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