DYNA LIFT AND ALUMINUM T-SLOT SYSTEMS
T-Slot and Dyna-Lift Solutions
Found in many industrial settings, lifting systems play an essential role in getting a job done properly and safely. With structural aluminum framing, lifts are often utilized with tables, workstations, and workbenches. The main goal of a lift system is to allow for better ergonomics, safety, and comfort for employees.
One particular lift system that’s used with t-slotted aluminum is Dyna-Lift. Dyna-Lift makes a variety of lift systems, from forklifts to pallet trucks. At Parco, we use Dyna-Lift Systems to create adjustable lift tables and workbenches.
Purpose of Having an Adjustable Lift Table
Lift tables are used in many applications for many types of industries for experiments, inspection, assembling small parts, repetitive tasks, and more. The ability to adjust the height of a table or piece of equipment allows multiple employees to use the table from shift to shift. Unlike a fixed height table, a lift table is ergonomically suited to provide comfort and prevent injury to an employee. A lift table can also help companies comply with ADA and OSHA Guidelines.
Ergonomics in the workplace is key to employee safety and wellness. Consider a manufacturing setting where a shift will typically run for about 10 to 12 hours. Although breaks are given, hours spent performing a task hunched over or having arms higher than needed can be taxing on the body.
Often employees will complain of burning, aching, or shooting pains in the upper extremities, which generally indicates a repetitive stress injury (RSI). This group of injuries is also called work-related upper limb disorder and non-specific upper limb pain. Types of repetitive stress injuries that are common in the workplace are:
- Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
RSI accounts for a high number of worker’s compensation claims across various industries every year. Doing activities for long hours will contribute to and cause the above. With adjustable height tables, the arms and back can operate at a comfortable level that suits the employee using it.
Capabilities of the Dyna-Lift System
The Dyna-Lift systems that are paired with t-slotted aluminum solutions at Parco come in either standard or heavy-duty. We can also create a custom system for you. Each Dyna-Lift system has the following capabilities:
- Different types of cylinders (1-6)
- Operate manually or electrically
- Leg systems are stainless steel
- A six-post system has a 1,000 lb max capacity
- A four-post system has a 250 lb capacity per leg
- Standard lift unit offers 0-16 in for the adjustable height range
- The hydraulic fluid used is colorless, odorless, non-staining, and non-toxic
- The system operates smoothly and quietly
Dyna-Lift Systems are utilized by either a crank for manual operation or with a push of a but for electrical function. All systems come standard with a four-post lift (96-96-60-60″). They cannot exceed 144″ per cylinder for custom lengths. Available stroke length and weight ratings available are as follows:
Dyna Lift stroke lengths come in 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″ adjustable height sizes. There are also a few other custom lengths available. Heavy-duty lift systems have a height range of 0” to 12″ and can handle up to a 1,500 lb. capacity. This lift system is available for both retrofit and OEM applications. Typical weight ratings are:
One cylinder – 250 lb. lift
Two cylinders – 500 lb. lift
Three cylinders – 750 lb. lift
Four and Six cylinders – 1000 lb. lift
Benefits of Using an Adjustable Height Table
There are several more benefits to supplying employees with an adjustable lift table beyond just work-related injuries. Those benefits include:
- Complies with ADA and OSHA Guidelines
- Improves Productivity
- It offers a long-lasting solution
- Comes ready to install quickly
- Operates quietly and easily
With Parco t-slotted frames and Dyna-Lift Systems, many solutions can be created for various workspaces. Some solutions we offer are:
- Assembly line fixtures
- Office Furniture
- Medical Lab Equipment
- Test Stands
Adjustable height lift tables can utilize a variety of accessories such as casters, panels, ESD panels, parts bins, monitor arms, and more.
Workspaces can either aid in productivity or inhibit it. When a space becomes challenging to work in, safety becomes a concern, and productivity drops. Improving work areas and equipment can seem daunting at first, but at Parco, we make every step easy. From design to build and delivery, we strive to provide functional, effective, and long-lasting solutions.