Not All Rack lifts Are Created Equally
The rack lift you choose should adhere to these criteria. See if you agree.
- It needs to be simple and easy to operate
- It should practically eliminate the risk of injury to data center workers
- It should not break your budget
There are distinct disadvantages and advantages among various rack lifts on the market today. Some manufacturers try to woo customers with expensive bells and whistles that are not necessary.
In Your Data Center Simpler Is Better
This Applies To Your Rack lifts Too
Our manual RL 600 series rack lifts are easily operated by anyone with average physical strength. Any of your people can lift a 650 pound device with a high ratio gearing crank and install it into a rack unaided. For safety the crank auto-locks when the user lets go of the handle. For frequent, or heavier lifts our RL 650 series rack lifts may be better suited.
Size is another important factor. RackLift™ can spin 360° in a two-tile aisle because it’s a “tower style” design. Competitive models have their batteries, motors, gearbox and control circuitry at the rear, behind the “mast” which makes their units about 51 percent longer than RackLift™ (see note 2)*. This creates a footprint about four feet in length. What looks compact in the brochure can become a huge frustration in narrow aisles.
We recommend a “tower style” rack lift; specifically the RackLift™ RL-600 series product.
Keep it simple – get a basic tool for a basic job. That’s RackLift™.
* Note 1:
ServerLift Operator Manual:
(A) Regular maintenance for motorized rack lifts include charging batteries every 2 weeks even if they have not been used, (B) changing winch oil annually “by siphoning oil using a standard pump”. (C) Battery warranty is limited to only 90 days.
(Source ServerLift Operators-Manual_CS_11-22-2010)