Repairing a material lift is often a viable alternative to replacing it, whether it be an electric material lift, hydraulic or pneumatic material lift, or mechanical material lift. This especially makes sense when looking at the components of a material lift and the possible types of problems that could be encountered.
Material lifts are usually operating in an environment in which the material lift will take some amount of abuse. From colliding with vehicles, racks, or doorways, to thermal stresses in hot or refrigerated environments, to exposure to the outdoor elements, the structural and mechanical parts of a material lift can be subjected to many circumstances that can damage the material lift. For example, a material lift used in a refrigerated warehouse may experience thermal stresses that would not be otherwise expected. Similarly, a material lift used outdoors on a farm or scrapyard may experience higher levels of corrosion and damage due to water and dirt. A machine shop experienced in material lift repair can troubleshoot frames, masts, axles, and other structural elements and repair or replace the damaged parts, including with OEM replacement parts for Genie and Sumner lifts.
All material lifts include some mechanical parts. An electric material lift, for example, may utilize an electric motor to power the lift, but the lift still travels on a mast and uses winches, pulleys, and cables to connect the lift to the electric motor. These mechanical parts require care and service, such as proper lubrication, to ensure that they can operate optimally. Material lifts, like machine tools, may produce unusual noises when in need of inspection or repair. Grinding, whining, squeaking, or popping noises can indicate that parts of the material lift’s mechanical system have experienced wear, damage, or corrosion. A machine shop authorized for Genie lift repair and Sumner lift repair can recondition, repair, or replace these parts.
Electrical systems, which can include a power source for a battery powered electric material lift, the wiring to deliver electricity from a power source to an electric motor, the electric motor, and the electric motor controls, can wear out or become damaged. When replacement of electrical parts is needed, an authorized repair shop for Genie lifts and Sumner lifts can use OEM parts.
Hydraulic or Pneumatic
Whether the working fluid is compressed gas or hydraulic fluid, hydraulic and pneumatic systems can fail. Sometimes the problem can be fixed with replacement connectors or hoses. Other times, the problem requires a more involved repair such as the replacement of valves, actuators, or cylinders. In any of these cases, a machine shop experienced in material lift repair can diagnose the problem and repair the material lift.
In sum, when a material lift is experiencing structural or mechanical problems, a machine shop experienced in material lift repair can restore the material lift to operation, often using OEM replacement parts. Likewise, electrical problems with an electric material lift or hydraulic or pneumatic problems with a hydraulic or pneumatic material lift can be diagnosed and repaired by an experienced machine shop.