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Scissor lifts target retail sector

10 July 2024

A new range of scissor lifts has been launched by Hörmann Transdek, designed for loading bay areas, especially in the retail sector where space can be restricted. 

THE RANGE provides a fast, efficient, and safe way to load and unload trailers with bed heights up to 1590mm. Suitable for serving vehicles at traditional docks or level access bays, Hörmann Transdek scissor lifts can also be used for moving goods between split levels in factories and warehouses.

Serving both internal and external locations, the low profile design scissor lifts are primarily designed to be surface mounted which means there is no need for pits or civils works on site. This reduces costs and unnecessary disruption for the customer and allows for rapid installation, which can be achieved in under one day. The range is available in two sizes: 6 or 9-cage variants offering lifting capacities of up to 3000kg, covered pod options can also be provided for external applications.

The lifts are fitted with a gas sprung heavy duty bridge plate which ensures safe and precise bridging between the platform and the trailer, whilst a hydraulic, fixed lead-on ramp with a low gradient provides easy, safe access at ground level. The lifts are operated via a simple set of hand-held controls, from either ground level or within the platform to offer greater flexibility for any application.

CE marked and built in conformity with EN1570 and the Machinery Directive, Hörmann Transdek scissor lifts are built for a lifetime of robust and safe operation. Designed with operator safety as a priority, a range of safety features have been incorporated, including a curtain to prevent access under the platform when it is in a raised position, electronic safety edges fitted around the lift table, a sliding personnel gate and fall protection gates with robust locking mechanisms.

Hörmann Transdek business development manager James MacDonald, says: “Our new range of UK manufactured scissor lifts simply remove the headaches logistic professionals face when it comes to lifting and moving goods around their network. They provide a rugged, safe and reliable operation whether loading/unloading vehicles or lifting goods between split levels. Their rapid installation together with their optimal flexibility offer logistics and warehousing operators a truly cost-effective solution for their material and goods handling needs.

“While we expect that the majority of scissor lifts that will be supplied into the market will be surface-mounted, with our unique design we can easily install these into existing pits to accommodate every application.

“At Transdek we provide the engineering skills and project management expertise to facilitate any site-specific needs and deliver tailored solutions as required, our doors are always open, and we actively encourage clients to visit our UK factory to further see how we can help them ”