With us it does not matter whether you order one, ten or one hundred lift tables. Every single one of our products is subjected to an intensive final test to avoid unpleasant negative surprises at the place of use.
The composition of the examiners is based on your individual wishes. Our final inspection is normally carried out by applying the dual control principle , i.e. one design engineer and one fitter from our company carry out the inspection and testing together.
Our internal checks can be supplemented by additional inspections and tests on request. Acceptance by an external expert or pre-acceptance by one of your employees is often requested.
Please inform us in your enquiry if an acceptance report by an external expert is required. Our staff will then take care of all the necessary arrangements. Depending on the area of application of the lift table, column lift or simplified goods lift , we work together with TÜV, Dekra or Germanisch Lloyd in this regard. Other testing organisations can of course also be used when inspections and tests have to be done abroad.
If you would like to carry out your own inspections and tests on your scissor lift table or column lift, or if you would like to be present at the final inspection, this is also possible. We would be happy to coordinate this with your staff so that an interim inspection can also be carried out during the production process.
Not only the critical and safety-relevant components are checked during our final inspection, but also all customer-relevant facts are tested and assessed as far as possible. For example, the following points are part of our test:
This is to check whether the desired geometric dimensions have been adhered to. Do the platform dimensions match the specifications in the order. Is the overall height of the lift table not too high? Is the required lifting height achieved?
In addition to the pure connection data of the hydraulics and electrics, the professional laying of the lines is also examined. Were the appropriate bending radii observed? Are cables not routed over sharp edges and corners? Are only trailing cables used in the energy chain?
Each lift table is equipped with various safety devices. In the simplest case, a pipe rupture safety valve is sufficient to protect the lift table platform from dropping uncontrollably in the event of a pipe rupture. In addition, there are usually also foot protection safety edges which, when triggered, prevent the platform from lowering any further, but must still allow it to be raised.
All the safety equipment on the lift table are noted in this section and it is checked that they ae correctly installed and fully functional.
Various load tests are carried out in this test phase. For example, we require the lift table to perform at least thirty complete lifting and lowering movements with the nominal load without exhibiting any faults.
In addition, the lift table is subjected to a twenty-five per cent overload and may not suffer permanent deformation or damage even in the most unfavourable position.
Other inspection and test conditions include, for example, checking the paint finish, comparing the welds with the production drawings and welding specifications or the correct application of all markings directly on the lift table.
This short list is far from exhaustive and represents only a small part of the overall inspection. You can find our standard checklist for easy lift table acceptance under the following link. This gives you a better idea of the procedure for our acceptance inspections and tests.
Notes on the use of the checklists
The standard checklist above is used for every scissor lift table. Depending on the equipment, further special checklists must be added to this list. For example, we have checklists for rotating platforms, tilting platforms, undercarriages, etc.
Some of the requirements originate from EN 1570-1 and have been incorporated into our test cycle. However, a large part of the inspections and tests exceed the required scope and have been integrated in the checklist to ensure that you acquire a high-quality lift table.
It should also be noted that these checklists are not suitable for inspecting used scissor lift tables . In the case of used scissor lifts, further points should be included in the inspection. This includes, among other things, checking the age of the hydraulic hoses or the soiling of existing sensors. On the other hand, some inspection points fall away; the platform dimensions do not change over time, for example.