(10037) The advancements of automation of the manufacturing plants throughout the world will continue on an upward trend for years to come. The concept of automation along with robots, automated manufacturing and computer aided design are all advancing our technologies forward into the future.

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(10036) Mechanical screw technology powered with electric servomechanisms is one of the base technologies of robots and automation used in manufacturing. Mechanical screw technologies used with lifting systems are typically ball screw and ACME screw.
Below I describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of screw technology and the exceptional benefits that the [...]

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Ken on November 6th, 2009

(10034) Many commercial establishments such as restaurants and hotels have floor plans that utilize multi-level seating or dining areas. Since these changes in floor heights are not high enough to warrant use of an elevator, most utilize steps to ascend from one level to the next. What appears to be an easy climb for [...]

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Ken on October 26th, 2009

(10027) There are times when an application calls for a cart or pallet jack to be rolled directly onto a lift platform before it is raised to a certain height. While pneumatic air-bag type lifts provide the solution to many lifting problems, they do not allow the benefits of zero-clearance. A ramp can be [...]

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Todd on October 22nd, 2009

(10025) There have been many lifting technologies that have come and gone through the years. The two most common technologies have been hydraulically powered and air powered scissor lift tables.  Both of these styles have been around for more than 50 years, which is a direct result of their advantages and economical price.

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Todd on October 22nd, 2009

(10024) Herkules has been learning the best ways to manufacture world class scissor lift tables since 1983. Since its beginning, Herkules has incorporated best practices in designing, testing, manufacturing and quality control of its scissor lift tables. Today Herkules provides electrically powered, hydraulically powered and air powered scissor lift tables.

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Scott on October 21st, 2009

(10023) Herkules designs and manufactures several models of the lift and tilt and rotate tables to accommodate the correct positioning of pallets, racks, and bins. These lifts can tilt the material up to 45 degrees, then rotate them 360 degrees, then have the ability to raise vertically based on the desired working height of [...]

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Scott on October 15th, 2009

(10021) Herkules is a supplier of Mechanical Tilters which replace the need for powered tilt tables. These mechanical tilters place material within a comfortable reach of the operator which eliminates bending and reaching. These tilters are virtually maintenance free and are substantially less expensive than comparable powered units (picture shown with optional lift table).

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Scott on October 8th, 2009

(10018) Herkules Equipment Corporation has been manufacturing lift tables in Michigan for over 25 years. We have supplied major automotive plants such as Ford Motor Company, Nissan North America, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and other major manufacturing plants around the country (Click here for more detailed customer listings)

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Todd on October 8th, 2009

(10017) When I took it upon myself to engineer a product line of air powered scissor lift tables for the 21st century I knew the final design needed to be beautiful. Recognizing early on in the project that the use of all the latest finite element analysis (FEA) and computer aided design (CAD) software [...]

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