Stitched Lift Table Enclosure
Overview: The most common style of lift table enclosures. The enclosures are held together using industrial stitching.
Construction: Stitched Vinyl
Material: 22oz Vinyl
Fold Depth: 1.5″, 2″, 3″, 4″
Color: Yellow, Black, Blue or Black and Yellow
Rib Structure: Optional stiffening wires
Mounting: Flat Steel Bar “ Bolt on
Heat Bonded Skirt
Overview: Instead of stitching the vinyl is heat welded to a rigid PVC skeleton. This enclosure uses the same vinyl material but has a very clean crisp appearance. Great for wash down applications and when a more rigid construction is needed.
Construction: Heat Sealed Vinyl
Material: 18oz Vinyl
Fold Depth: 1″, 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″
Color: Yellow, Black, White or Blue
Rib Structure: Rigid PVC flats on every fold
Mounting: Flat Steel Bar – Bolt 0n
Other Common Questions
How does the enclosure mount to the lift table?
There is a 3″ flange on the top of the enclosure that attaches to the side of the lift table as shown below. This is then bolted to the lift table every 12″ The flange will have flat steel bar or stiff PVC in the flange pocket depending on the style of enclosure you purchase.
Does the enclosure need to attach at the bottom?
Most installations allow for the enclosure to rest on the floor while only the top is attached. The weight of the enclosure often is enough to keep the enclosure on the floor. We also have optional weight bars for the bottom which can be ordered and added after the enclosure is installed.
What is the difference between internal and external fold?
- Below you can see that the folds of the bellows can face outward, or inward depending on what style you want.
- Please be aware that internal fold bellows need adequate room facing inwards for the folds.
- For instance, if you have a 50″ x 50″ top size and a 50″ x 50″ bottom lift table size then an internal fold will not work.
- Pit lifts that are mounted in the floor generally always need an internal fold for them to work.
- Internal folds have the smallest foot print for conserving space.
- External folds are the most common and best option for when you are unsure that an internal fold will work.
What fold depth should I choose?
- Fold depth (as indicated in the above image as xx) is the width of the folds
- 3″ folds are the most common and economical
- Smaller folds would only be needed if you have space constraints such as lift table carts and pit lifts.
- The smaller the fold the more expensive the enclosure and the taller the stack up of the enclosure.
Are different colors available?
Yes there are different colors available for stitched enclosure and the heat bonded skirts. The standard colors are black, yellow or black and yellow together. Other colors can be requested on the fill in Quote forms.
Are there any OSHA requirements regarding scissor lift table enclosure?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates workplace safety around pinch points to reduce occupational injuries. According to the OSHA definition, pinch points are points on presses and other workplace equipment where workers could get a finger or other body part caught between two moving parts. The OSHA warns that pinch points can cause severe injuries, including amputation, and regulates work practices for workers exposed to pinch points.
Scissor lift tables have scissors which are a very dangerous pinch points. Thus, if the lift table is not properly shrouded with a lift table skirt then OSHA will issue your facility a fine. This includes mobile scissor lift tables.
Are there any specific requirements for having skirting on scissor lift tables? Are they absolutely required?
If OSHA comes to your facility and finds a scissor lift table that does not have an enclosure / guard then you will most likely be fined. A scissor lift table is a pinch point hazard and industrial facilities have to guard against pinch points. In addition you are providing a safer work environment for your workers.
Can you please give us the OSHA Rule or reference that speaks about guarding of pinch points?
OSHA does not specifically call out lift tables in their documentation. Rather they call out pinch points and shear points which can be present with many different machines. These pinch points and shear point must be properly guarded to protect your personnel.