Dynatect’s patented Liftgard design provides significant advantages over the traditional stitched lift covers that utilize rods inserted into fabric pockets. Aluminum extruded frames provide structure and strength to pleated material (PVC-coated nylon), and more rigidity than flimsy, difficult-to-install rods. The result: easier installation, better structure, superior appearance. The standard Liftgard design includes a zipper and vented corners to accommodate rapidly rising/descending lifts.
ISO14120-2015 “Safety of machinery – Guards – General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards” has been updated and replaces an older version with updated references to more stringent standards including ISO 12100 (Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction) as well as others that provide guidance on means of attachment and safe operating distances. The update now includes “Where practical, hazards shall be guarded by enclosing guards” and Risk Assessments of the machinery must be applied. To comply, lift table manufactures and users are now protecting the scissors portion of the equipment. For more than a decade, Dynatect has been providing lift table protection bellows, with the most recent version being LiftGard®.
The LiftGard has many advantages over traditional sewn bellows. Also, Dynatect offers adding your brand to the bellows using labeling which is RoHS/2002/95 EU compliant featuring strong adhesion and resistance to various oils/solvents.
Liftgard Features & Benefits:
Quick and easy to install – pre-assembled covers are folded for shipping, then easily unfolded for assembly – no need to insert steel rods
Aluminum frame provides rigid support structure
Improved appearance over stitched skirts (no loose threads, no rusty protruding rods)
Improved safety for operators with full circumference bellows skirting
Liftgard is easily modified for special applications such as washdown
Ideal for ball screw scissor lifts for Automotive Skillet Conveyor Lines
Enclosing the bases of lift tables, tilt tables or scissors lift mechanisms
Aesthetic cover for concealing operational components
Ideal for large enclosed-type cover applications
If a more sealed cover is required such as in a washdown application, covers can be manufactured without vents or zipper. In this case, the customer should provide alternative cover venting.
Example – Dynatect lift covers have been installed on Autoquip’s welding station lift platform. The lift platform base is enclosed with protective skirting, one of several standard safety features going forward. The skirting is manufactured from FR-rated material and aluminum edges for rigid structural support. Autoquip, a manufacturer of custom lift platforms, designed this extra wide double long work platform to improve welding productivity. Fun fact: this Autoquip lifting platform can handle equipment weight up to 200,000 lbs.
Example – Dynatect lift covers installed on a tall scissors lift that operates around a paint booth. For this reason, a non-stick PTFE coated material was used for the cover.