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ergonomic working with tecmach low profile scissor lift

Lift the work to the operator

A recent installation of adjustable height assembly benches using Tecmach low profile lift tables. The machine frames are wheeled onto the bench which is then raised to the correct height for the operator to install the sub-assemblies.  Each operation being undertaken at the comfortable working height set by the operator. Completed units are then wheeled off when the assembly bench is lowered to ground level. 

Some of the units have turntables so the operator can rotate the machine allowing easy access to all sides without having to move around the machine being assembled.

The result of installing adjustable height assembly benches has been improved productivity and a happier workforce. A win all round.

Tecmach low profile welding benchTecmach low profile scissor lift welding bench 

Lift the work to the operator - adjustable height welding bench.

Low profile welding bench scissor lift.

This is a variable height welding bench with a low closed height of 90 mm.   It has a 10 mm thick top plate.

This customer required a very low closed height to make it easier to offload the items being fabricated.

 Tecmach Variable height welding bench

Lift the work to the operator - variable height welding bench

This welding bench is 3000 mm long on a tandem scissor mechanism.  The lift was tailored to fit the requirments of the customer who manufactures electrical control cabinets.

Features as standard our welding tables are 10 mm unpainted platform, earth bonding points, flexible conduit over cable and hoses to protect from welding and grinding sparks, platform safety ledge and hose break valves, hand pendant control.  This particular customer wanted an 45 mm overhang of the top plate to allow clamping of items to the edge.  The 10 mm plate allows tack welding of items during manufacture.

Tecmach gas bottle lift

Gas Bottle Lift

Tecmach provided to a London Hospital a custom designed compact scissor lift to take nine surgical gas bottles from street level to the basement bottle store level.  The site had restricted space and a custom lift was designed to meet the requirements wide enough to take the three rows of bottles but still allow passage of personnel and bottles at lower level. 

The platform is fitted with racks to take the gas bottles, twin boom barrier which lift vertically to give safe access to the platform without projecting into the walkway.  Walkway protection is provided by safety mesh from the underside of the platform.

The barriers are interlocked and also controls the lift access gate at street level.

Tecmach scissor lift work platform in spray booth

Lift the operator to the work

Scissor lift work platform in a spary booth at a window manufacturer.

The operator is able to raise his work platform to the best height for the particular item he is spraying.

Scissor lift lifting fabric rolls in stillage at cutting station

Bring the work to the operator.

A Fabric supplier installed scissor lifts at their cutting work stations to reduce back injuries through lifting and twisting with handling heavy rolls of fabric. The fabric to be cut is moved to the cutting area in stillages and loaded on the scissor lift by the fork lift. The operator can then raise the stillage to a comfortable height to lift off the fabric roll. From a trial with one lift table the cutting area now has four since it proved to be a effective improvement to the working system and gives improved operator safety.

Scissor lift for moving goods between levels within factory

The warehouse is building which is on two levels due to being on a sloping site.

The scissor lift goods lift is used to move pallets on pallet truck between the upper and lower levels. 

The scissor platform is fitted with handrails and gate and goal post.

The goal post on the scissor lift next to the higher level side means gives access to the lift when the lift is raised and provides a barrier when the lift is in the lowered position.

Tecmach Scissor lifts with shafts cardboard processing

Four Tecmach Mezzaine floor lifts

These lifts are used to move new product from production to the storage area on the mezzaine floor.


At lower level the finished product is transported to the lifts on conveyors where it is automatically loaded onto the lift which raises to the uppper level.  The product is off loaded by hand pallet truck and moved to storage area.

Tecmach Scissor lift fitted with converyor used in scaffold board nailing station Single scissor lift table with conveyors installed at Parker Timber.

After the scaffold board end-band nailing station the operators build packs of scaffold boards 1200 x 1200 x 3900 mm. Inclusion of the scissor lift table increases efficiency and decreases operator fatigue.

Tecmach Lowprofile lift in food preparation area for airline food Food Industry - ergonomic working position
Low profile lift table with ramp used in factory
producing airline food. The lift is in the tray loading
area. This saves the operatives a lot of bending
to put trays in the trolleys and speeds up operation.

We can supply scissor lift tables in stainless steel.
Tecmach low profile scissor lift used for lifting 25kg bags for hopper feed in bakery Food Industry - Bakery - reducing manual handling
Bring the product to the operator - The operators are loading seed product into a hopper.
The pallets are moved with a pallet truck and placed on the low profile scissor lift which is used to lift the pallet to a comfortable working height for the operators to lift the 25 kg sacks and empty them into the hopper.

The low profile lift that has a closed height of 80 m and in this case has been installed in a shallow pit, alternatively a ramp can be used. The scissor lift platform has a stainless steel cover.
Tecmach 6000 kg (six tonne) tandem scissor lift 6 tonne capacity Tandem scissor lift table
Custom disabled lift for Scottish listed building Example of Disabled access lift installed in Glasgow at premises with listed building status.

Lift gives access from pavement level to entrance level. When not in use the lift parks out of sight in basement open area.

This scissor lift platform was finished with stainless trim and handrails, glass panels and stone clad floor.
Tecmach tandem scissor lift work platform  Working platform
Tandem scissor lift table fitted with fixed handrail and chain handrails for a working platform
Tecmach air cargo handling scissor lift with weighing facility Air cargo handling with inbuilt cargo weighing system at a USAF site using a single scissor lift table.

System can weigh from 5 kg to 10 tonnes, ensuring that the total cargo on aircraft is correctly weighed and distributed.
Fly tower projector mounted on Tecmach Scissor lift at National Theatre There was a requirement at the National Theatre for mounting a spotlight projector to project images on the tower.

The problem was that the theatre is a listed building and during the day the spotlight would have been visible above the parapet which was not acceptable. The solution was to mount the light on a Tecmach low profile scissor lift table to raise the light at night to the position required for projecting the image on the tower and during the day lower it behind the parapet.
Mezzaine floor goods lift Goods Only lift to a mezzanine floor within its enclosure.
Custom scissor lift quadruple scissor for radar Triple Double scissor lift table
(3 double scissors stacked with intermediate frame). Custom built scissor lift for the customer’s special requirements.

This is a special application lift where the customer wanted a small footprint and high stroke. The customer used it for raising a telecommunications aerial.
` Two scissor lift platforms under construction with fixed handrails fitted with interlocked belt guards. These lifts to be used as variable height working platforms
Tecmach single scissor lift with roller blinds

Single scissor lift table fitted with safety roller blinds fitted on short ends ready for shipping to customer.


Tecmach variable height welding bench

Welding bench with long platform to fit customer specific requirements. This table is based on a tandem scissor table because of its length.
Fitted with Earth bonding points &10 mm steel plate top platform,


Twin tandem scissor lifts as infeed for cardboard diecutterTwin Tecmach tandem scissor lifts used as infeed to cardboard die cutter Infeed tables for cardboard die cutting machine at carton manufacturer in Cambridgeshire.
Twin tandem scissor lifts allow operator to feed narrow sheets using one table and wide sheets using two tables.

Operational benefits : lower operator fatigue, better ergonomic working for operator, improved manual handling, less damage to product, increased throughput.

WIN WIN WIN - improved working conditions, improved efficiency, improved quality
Goods inwards Tecmach scissor lift - loading dock Shopping centre

Lorry off loading is at roof level in the shopping centre.
Access to some units via bridge, single scissor lift as goods lift.
Goods inwards

Single scissor lift with goal post frame at upper level access.

 Tecmach customised stage lift

Theatre Stage lift

Tecmach double scissor lift for use as theatre stage lift.  Lifts to stage level and beyond, lifts section of stage.

Special requirements: removable shaft and whole lift can be moved out of way if lift not being used in production to free up orchestra space.


 Tecmach scissor lift fitted with turntable at machine outfeed

1000 kg capacity scissor lift table with turntable

Turntable used for stacking items onto pallets, indexing at 45degs, minimises stretching and bending and improves working enviroment for operator.


Automated machine infeed with Tecmach scissor lift

Tecmach scissor lift table is a integral part of feeding material from automated storage to laser cutting machine.  Scissor lift runs on tracks between the storage racks and the laser infeed.

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Tecmach Red loading dock table

Single scissor lift in loading dock, painted in corporate colours.


Good inwards loading dock Tecmach scissor lift table with goal posts

Goods inwards lift installed in retail store. 

Lift features goal post guards around lift platform plus hinged gate arm on external side.

Edinburgh Custom DDA lift ListedBuilding

Scissor lifts don't have to be rectangular.

Custom six sided scissor lift for Disable access lift for Scottish listed building.

 Tecmach catafalque lift in raised positionTecmach catafalque lift in lowered position

Catafalque Lifts

Two scissor lifts installed as catafalque lifts in main chapel and small chapel at a crematorium.

Custom built for the requirements of the crematorium lift, example of features are

  • quiet motor pump hydrualic pack
  • low smoke halogen free cabling
  • wireless controls so the interment can take place without the offical having to be in a fixed position to control lift.
  • Wireless control also allows a faster installation
  • Lift has three stop positions

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