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Re: Operational Content, I think...

  • From: Greg A. Woods
  • Date: Sun Jun 24 22:04:21 2001

[ On Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 19:36:29 (-0400), Leo Bicknell wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Operational Content, I think...
>
> Something like this http://www.genielift.com/ml-series/ml-1-2.html
> from behind works quite well.  They make a counterweighted version
> I can't find on the web site better for the front.  With forks you
> can even side it into a rack.

Yeah, the counterweighted version would be almost ideal, at least if the
forks are adjustable and will fit betwen 19" rails.  There's a good
picture of it on their "online brochure" page for the "ml series" link
you gave, and from there a link to a larger picture.

> With a flat platform welding on a heavy duity drawer slide will
> allow you to slide smaller gear in and out of a rack.

If you've got, or can make, a wee bit of space between cabinets
(eg. with cabinets on wheels) then the straddle model would work well
too....

Mobile Lift is another manufacturer of similar lifts / stackers, some
with much higher lifting capacities.

If you're putting stuff onto a shelf or existing rails (like you REALLY
should be!) there are various companies making scissor-lift mobile
carts/tables/dollies, though any adjustable lift should work in such a
situation.  Best value is probably a Mobile Lift 500-lb winch lift with
20x20" platform and 54" lift height at ~$775[cdn] from Avenue Inustrial
Supply.  Just mount the rails in the cabinet (or shelf on the rack) and
mount the mating slides on the box, plop the box on the lift, wheel it
into place, winch up to line up the rails (or shelf), and slide it into
its new home.

All of this issue of course clearly identifies why it's cricital to pay
for the extra floor space and have suitable amounts of clearance on both
sides of a rack or cabinet!  ;-)

-- 
							Greg A. Woods

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