Not All Router lifts Are Created Equally
The router lift you choose should accomplish these 3 goals:
- It needs to be simple and very easy to use
- It should reduce the risk of injury to data center workers
- It should be affordable
There are important advantages and disadvantages among router lifts.
As In Your Data Center Architecture, Simpler Is Better
This Applies To Data Center Router Lifts Too
Anyone with average physical strength can easily operate our manual router lifts. Any of your data center technicians can lift a 650 pound device with our 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. There is no real reason to purchase an electric lift.
Another important thing to consider is size. RackLift™ is a “tower style” design so it can spin 360° in a two-tile aisle. Competitive units have batteries, motors, gearbox and control circuits at the rear, behind their “mast”. This makes their units about 51 percent longer than RackLift creating a footprint almost four feet long. What looks small in the brochure can become a large frustration in narrow aisles.
We recommend the “tower style” router lift; specifically the RackLift RL-600 series product.
Keep it simple – get RackLift – a basic tool for a basic job.
(A) Regular maintenance for competitive brands 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) Full battery warranty is limited to only 90 days.
(Source; Competitor’s Operators-Manual_CS_11-22-2010)