16) Sheet lifter
Usually a below-the-hook (hoist or balancer) material handling device that utilizes two "claws" that grab a piece or pieces of sheet metal or wood. These claws are "squeezed" by means of a ratchet and turning wheel and wrap around the sides of the sheet. A lip on the lower portion of the claws prevents the sheet from falling out of the lifter. The sheet lifter is attached to the lifting device by means of a bail at the top of the device.
17) Mechanical lifter
A lifter composed of two or more rigid parts that move with respect to each other to attach the load to the hoisting device.
All movements of this grab as it attaches to the load are manually actuated.
18) Pallet lifter
A below-the-hook lifting device that utilizes forks in its design and serves to take the role of forklift forks while utilizing the capabilities of a crane and/or hoist. Generally, counterweighted at its top and attached via a bail and hook arrangement.
19) Dock lift
A lift whose travel is generally 5 feet (1524 mm) or less and which is primarily used to load/unload material from trucks and transfer it to dock or ground elevation.
20) Scissors lift
A raising/lowering device that is supported or stabilized by one or more pantograph leg section.
21) Tong grab
A lifting attachment usually used in conjunction with a hoist or forklift that utilizes a "scissors" action to grip a load for vertical lifting or transport.
22) Industrial scissor lift
A raising/lowering device that is supported or stabilized by one or more pantograph leg sections.
23) Indentation type pressure gripping lifter
A lifter that clamps the load and supports it by indenting the load in areas in contact with the lifter.
24) Friction type pressure gripping lifter
A lifter that clamps the load and supports it by friction without causing permanent deformation of the load.
25) Lift Manufacturers (LMPS) Industry Group
The Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS) members are the resource for industry best practices, standards, information, and equipment that lifts, rotates, tilts, and otherwise positions materials. Industry scissors lifts and tilters can also improve the working interface between people and the materials they must move to reduce injury, increase productivity, and eliminate wasted motion, while providing a significant return on investment.
26) Coil grab
Lifting devices, generally attached to a hoist or lift truck, which attach to a coil's OD via tongs or gripping mechanisms and enable the coil to be lifted without damage to the material. May also be configured to "turn" the coil over or move it in directions other than vertical.
27) Jib crane
A stationary or fixed crane that utilizes a cantilevered bridge (girder) supported from a stationary vertical support. The jib crane generally utilizes a lifting device (hoist) that is mounted on the horizontal boom (jib).
28) Telescoping lift truck forks (hydraulic forks)
Hydraulic lift truck forks that can be used for one sided loading, double-deep stacking and as hydraulic fork extensions.
29) Work station crane
An overhead crane generally used for ergonomic purposes and consisting of bridge(s) and runways made from enclosed metal track. End trucks attached to the bridge girder allow for ease of movement. The entire system is designed to allow workers to move loads by hand pushing the load with the assistance of a vertical lifting device such as a hoist or vacuum lifter.
30) Full cantilevered jib crane
A form of wall mounted or column mounted jib crane that utilizes a vertical pivoted member and a bridge or mast that extends at right angles to the pivoting member. This design adds the advantage of having the jib boom at the highest hook lift , thus taking advantage of an entire building height.