How to Calculate Scissor Lift Length
The length of a scissor jack lift is proportional to the support weight of the scissors as well as the integrity of the steel cross sections over the length. The scissor structures length and weight are corollaries, meaning that the former determines the latter for scissor jack stability. An extreme instance of this to illustrate the point will be a 20-foot lift length that is featherweight made from Styrofoam that is practically weightless. It definitely can not support at much of a height and can not support a lot at all.
Determine how high in the air the platform will be raised to determine or calculate the length of the scissor lift needed to support the weight of both occupants and objects on the platform in relation to the weight of the platform.
In order to reach the required height within the weight support parameters, the number of cross sections of scissor folding supports sections that would be necessary to be extended at their full extension. Lastly, you would never want to ascend a few workers up on a platform with their materials that is on a platform supported by any type of unstable structure since obviously any machine which is susceptible to tipping would really put individuals in an extremely dangerous situation.
Determine the weight of each and every scissor cross-section. This is vital to determining the length and weight of the scissor lift you would require as well as the overall stability of the equipment. When completely extended, determine the angle between the ground or horizontal level against the scissor arms measured.