Guidelines In Purchasing Data Center Equipment Lift

Heavy IT equipment is hard to install in a rack and if it is done manually it can injure the employee. This is one of the reasons you will need to have a data center equipment lift. But, before you buy a DataCenter Equipment Lift, there are certain things to consider. 

Below are your guidelines in purchasing a data center equipment lift:

A. The equipment must should be built just for data centers

The lifter must be suitable for the data center. People usually commit mistakes when purchasing a data center lifter, since the lifter that they purchase is made for warehouses. Lifters for warehouses are actually not that easy to maneuver, does not have a good braking system and it cannot extend into the rack or datacenter tool, which makes the installation process not easy and safe.

B. The lifter should be able to insert equipment in the racks

The main purpose of using lifters is to lift equipment to places that you cannot easily reach, however data center lifters can hold the equipment in the rack while it is being fastened by a technician.

This kind of lifter can save time and is safe to use.

C. The lifter should be able to carry your maximum load

Check the lifter that you purchase, it should be able to carry and handle the weight of your equipment such as power supplies, switches, servers and more. It is better if you buy a lifter that can carry a heavier load than your equipment, since you never know if you will have a new and heavier equipment. Lifters that were created for warehouses, can cause unexpected problems during the installation process. It is actually more complicated to lift servers on the racks than to load boxes on shelves of warehouses. 

D. Consider the size of the lifter

There are some lifters that have rectangular footprints and square footprints. A lifter that has a smaller footprint can easily go through small aisles. Lifters that has a rectangular footprint has a load and table that is suspended. Square footprint lifters has a frame that is easily mounted to support the lift table. This kind of lifter is safer to use, since the tower frame will be strapped to the rack when the lift is in progress.


E. The lifter should have a great lifting speed and has a precise adjustment

In order for the installation process to be quick and easy, the lifter must match the mounting point of the rack.


F. The lifter should be able to reach the rack height that you desire

The main purpose of lifters is to bring heavy equipment in the rack height that you desire.

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