An Ohio-based gas compressor manufacturer engaged Handling Specialty to design and manufacture a high-capacity hydraulic lift to be used during the painting process. Because some of their compressors have centers of gravity outside the lift envelope, Handling Specialty engineered a custom solution specifically for this application. In addition to the offset loads, the underside of the compressors needed to be fully accessible for painting.
The process starts with the gas compressor lowered onto the lift via an overhead crane, which is then bolted to the top of the scissor lift. The top of the compressor is painted, and then the lift rises to allow painting on the underside of the gas compressor. Safety lock-up bars are used to secure the lift during servicing and inspection. Full perimeter accordion-style bellows ensure worker protection while the lift is in the raised position.
- Capable of handling offset side loads of up to 63,000 lbs. and end loads of 42,000 lbs. (due to lift envelope and size of compressor)
- Pit-mounted lift located within a paint booth.
- Electrically explosion-proof to Class 1 Div 1 Group D for any components local to the lift platform.