Scissor Lifts for Theater

Overview

Handling Specialty custom designed and manufactured two direct thrust hydraulic stage lifts to lift and hold performers at a theme park.  The pit-mounted lifts are operated in unison or independently and are situated on either side of an arc-shaped stage area.  Two sets of scissors were used on each lift to reduce the differential deflection of the long platform due to the movements of show personnel during performances.

 

Features

  • Vertical travel at rate of 0.8 ft /second to 96"
  • Dynamic capacity of 6,000 lbs, static capacity of 18,750 lbs
  • Tandem scissor design for greater stability      
  • Designed to safely hold 13 performers during performance where weight distribution is uneven/changing
  • Lifts operate in unison or independently         
  • Incorporates hydraulic safety fuses to stop descent in event of hydraulic fluid loss