Handling Specialty reached a new weight capacity limit for its automated destacking scissor-lift solutions with this project.  Two hydraulic destacking lifts were engineered-to-order, each with 60,000 lbs capacity.  The lifts, built to automotive specifications, are used for precise and controlled destacking and transferring of steel sheeting. 

Mechanically-encoded to a system PLC, the lifts automatically engage to the correct elevation of the pass line. This results in fine increments of adjustment and high reliability for repeat performance.  The lifts are self-propelled along rails by a traversing electric friction drive controlled by a variable frequency drive (VFD).


  • Mechanically encoded to a system PLC
  • Lifts are self-propelled by a traversing electric friction drive

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