Unknown to over 2 billion people around the world, a Handling Specialty custom-engineered and manufactured scissor lift premiered at the Atlanta Olympics opening ceremony. Singer Gladys Knight rose out of the ground on a 2,500 lb capacity scissor lift custom engineered and manufactured by Handling Specialty.
Rising to a height of 144”, the hydraulically-actuated lift emerged from a retractable hatch in the stadium floor. Handling Specialty engineers developed the triple-stage scissor lift so that it could achieve impressive speed and motion control. The lift was considered key to both the opening and closing ceremonies.
- 2,500 lb capacity, hydraulic actuation, 84” x 96” platform, 144” vertical travel.
- 168” reach and fast speed.
- Rise time of 18 seconds.
- Safe and reliable lift for a high-profile event.