Kinds of Man Lifts
Designed particularly to vertically hoist personnel to higher areas, scissor lifts are common in the construction business to help move or raise employees form one location to another. Man lifts are power-driven and offer platforms or steps and special handholds to provide safe transport. The type of construction work being done would decide precisely what type of man lift will be used in a project.
Electrically Insulated Man Lifts
According to Man and Material Lift Engineering, the man lift most preferred for working in close proximity to electrocution hazards are electrically insulated man lifts. The electrically insulated man lifts provide protection to personnel against accidental electrocution. These kind of machines are in compliance with the American National Standards Institute A92.2 Category C, 46kV Rated. These electrically insulated man lifts offer fiberglass insulated booms, are operated on nonconductive hydraulic hoses that serve to reduce ground error and fiber optic control cables.
Scissor lifts are a special kind of aerial man lift which is meant to transport workers vertically to hard-to-reach places. The scissor lift derived its name because of the scissor type of design of the folding supports that can lower and raise the platform. In order to hoist the lift, each and every one of the folding supports is opened so as to extend the platform to higher heights.
Scissor lifts could be either manually or hydraulically lifted. Hydraulic systems allow the scissor lifts to descend with just a release of hydraulic pressure, rather than relying on power. As the potential of mechanical malfunctions preventing the platform from descending to the ground suddenly is eliminated, at the end of the day, hydraulic systems make safer scissor lifts.
The man lift has a huge range of weight capacities, with some man lifts capable of holding many people, while some models can only hold a single person. Scissor lifts and platform lifts are more beneficial for transporting many people, because boom lifts have less space located in their bucket.