A&H Offers Compact Device for Handling Materials in Confined Spaces

A&H Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., Cerritos, Calif., has introduced the Shop Lift™ an ergonomic solution to the problem of heavy materials handling in a confined space. Shop Lift is an economical yet rugged device built to fit through most standard doorways. Designed to carry up to a 600-pound payload, the Shop Lift deliver it safely to a machine, storage rack, pallet, loading bay or onto a truck. With a gross weight of 700 pounds and small footprint measuring only 28” wide x 72” high x 61” long, this compact yet powerful device protects workers and loads alike. Driven by a 12V electric-powered hydraulic pump with built-in battery and charger, Shop Lift features standard 18-inch long sturdy steel forks with 9-inch load center.

Adjustable from 8 inches to 18 inches wide and with tilting to 15º, it is capable of elevating a load up to 51 inches off the floor, with a reach-in capacity of 28 inches forward extension. Every type of load, including pallets, round bar stock, molds, tooling, crates, heavy work pieces, and even sensitive electronic or medical equipment, can be transported safely and easily by one operator using the onboard pendant control. According to product materials, Shop Lift operates on the principal of counterbalance, so every load, up to 600 pounds, is safe and secure.

Its hydraulics are rated to 1200 pounds, and its heavy-duty steel structure remains rigid while riding quietly on molded polyurethane or cast steel 8-inch diameter wheels with foot-engaged floor lock. With a tight turning circle of only 67 inches, the Shop Lift is maneuverable and remains impervious to uneven surfaces on the plant, warehouse, or shop floor.

Originally designed for loading electrical discharge machine (EDM) tooling, the Shop Lift is ideal for mold shops, machine builders, tool and die works, foundries, all types of manufacturing, assembly and other materials handling requirements. Plus, the device has significant advantages for distributors of everything from food to auto parts, wherever heavy loads needs to be transported in tight quarters. “Clean” locations, such as hospitals and electronics manufacturing facilities, can also utilize Shop Lift in many ways.

The standard Shop Lift™ can be shipped in 30 days. Custom models can be built on request.


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