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Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Handy redesigns two lifts

The Handy Lifts division of Sully, Iowa based Janco Industries says it has “revolutionized” the design of its Standard and S.A.M. 1200 Air Lift (seen here) tables with maintenance-free air bellows replacing the existing air cylinder.

In addition, the company says the redesigned lifts also have improved safety features. “The new lift design will not only simplify the way service departments perform maintenance; it will also simplify the way Handy produces these quality lifts for its customers,” says Janco co-owner Joel Jansen.
The redesigned Standard and S.A.M. lifts have an automatic ratcheting safety mechanism with dual springs that create a positive lock as the lift is raised. The safety mechanism is easily flipped back to lower the lift, and automatically resets once the lift reaches the bottom. “With the automatic reset, there is no more worrying about the operator having to remember to set the safety bar.”
The capacity on both the Standard and S.A.M. has been boosted from 1000 lbs. to 1200 lbs., and the maximum lifting height has been raised on both lifts. The Standard 1200 Air Lift features a tabletop work surface of 80”x24”, a maximum height of 39” and a minimum height of 8”. The S.A.M. 1200 Air Lift features an 84”x24” work surface with a maximum height of 39” and minimum height of 8”. “The S.A.M. also features the same rear drop-out panel Handy customers love on the original S.A.M. lift.”