Double column, hydraulic or screw car lift?

Double column, hydraulic or screw car lift?

Double column, hydraulic or screw jack? A two-column lift is one of the most commonly used equipment of this kind in car workshops. It allows for a relatively large range of applications. One of the most important issues when choosing the right device is the preferred drive. Often, the first choice among mechanics turn out to be screw jacks, also called electric or electromechanical. However, hydraulic drive is gaining more and more popularity. Which option is better to choose when arranging your own workshop?

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Screw drive – solid construction

The biggest advantage of this type of lift is the simplicity of the structure. Thanks to the uncomplicated structure, the parts rarely get damaged, and even in the event of certain problems, it is easy to find spare parts and make self-repair. Screw lifts are, however, relatively loud and expensive to use – energy is used to power the device throughout its operation.

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Hydraulic drive – reliability and convenience of work

Hydraulic lifts also do not have a very complicated construction. The whole mechanism works thanks to oil-powered pumps. Such equipment is quieter, and does not consume energy when leaving the vehicle – the weight of the vehicle is simply used here. It is also more stable and works faster than screw models. Hydraulic jacks are also considered to be more reliable.
When choosing a lift for your workshop, consult experienced mechanics. Despite their habit of electromechanical drive, many of them emphasize the superiority of hydraulic jacks, which are less emergency and better suited to various applications.

Author: Conture

Double column, hydraulic or screw car lift?

Choosing a lift is a real challenge for the workshop. It is worth equipping the workshop with a lift so that it does not run from and to the channel and that repairs take place in more comfortable conditions. Depending on what is most needed, there are three main types of lifts. We are talking here about a two-column, hydraulic and screw lift. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages, which are worth getting to know before we decide to buy.

Versatility, durability or strength

Two-column lifts are very popular, which is due to their universality and relatively low price. The whole works on the principle of trolleys moving on the guides, on which the arms are mounted, which are additionally adjustable in terms of the length of extension. Thanks to this it is possible to lift vehicles with variously arranged support points. The price of this solution depends on the type of drive as well as the possible load capacity. The disadvantage is the lack of access to certain places of the car, e.g. gearbox. There are also works that we will not be able to do with such lifts (e.g. wheel geometry).

In this case, we have hydraulic jacks, which are additionally characterized by extremely quiet and fast operation and reliability. A big advantage is also the very strong support, thanks to which the lifted car is stable.

However, if you are looking for something that will be able to lift or transfer large masses, then nothing works better than a screw jack. It works based on the engine and worm gear. These lifts are also an excellent choice when we care about the speed of lifting, as well as ease of synchronization of drives.

A lift for a small workshop

The task of the elevators is to move away from the duct system and facilitate work. The three types described have their own varieties that can be useful in specific applications. So when looking for a lift for our workshop, it is also good to suggest the opinions of other customers, workshops that use a given type of lift.

Author: Grzegorz Pospieszczyk

Double column, hydraulic or screw car lift?

A lift is an important element of a car workshop. Without it, it’s hard to imagine most of the work, so the decision to buy it can not be accidental. It is necessary to think through it, check the offers and choose a device that will fulfill its task for years.

Before buying – what is important?

The most important thing to think about before you buy a lift is its future use. This seems a trivial matter, but expectations can be different in every establishment. It is important to answer the question how much work the lift will have to withstand, what is the scope of services offered by the plant, what housing conditions are available. It is also important to consider which vehicles are most often serviced, because works related to passenger cars require a different lift than works related to several-tonne vehicles.

Two-post lift

Two-column lifts are one of the available options among this type of equipment. It is a good option if you need a position for various types of work, without having to create new ones for various tasks. Among the features worth emphasizing is the ability to adjust the height of the lift to the current job, as well as to the height of the employee, which adds to the comfort of work. Thanks to two pairs of arms, the two-column lift lifts the vehicle to the desired height allowing for repair work on the chassis.

Hydraulic lift

Another lift that you can choose is a hydraulic lift. Facilitates lifting of heavy objects with the action of the liquid, which pushes one of the parts of the lift causing it to lift. This makes it easier to work with heavy components that require lifting a vehicle or machine part. It can help, but it is less practical compared to a two-column lift.

Screw jack

There are also screw jacks available on the market, which can be used mainly when working with the stage in the theater. They facilitate the raising of stages or rows of chairs in the theater by linearly moving the elements and acting as lifting, lowering, pressure devices.

Author: Piotr Michałowski