Standard lifts, tilts, and turn products rarely provide exact material handling solutions. And for applications to be properly, efficiently, and safely performed, material handling customization is necessary. Autoquip design engineers excel at providing design, installation, and post-delivery support - ensuring that your custom lift solution meets your exact requirements at the lowest possible price and with the shortest possible lead time.
Not only do our non-standard custom designs set us apart as the leader in material handling solutions, we are alone at the top of the industry because of our ability to provide these custom lifts at near-standard prices. We are able to do this for two reasons. First, our vast offering of standard products means we can base nearly any custom solution on a core product with which we're already familiar. Because only a small portion of the design is non-standard, design costs are greatly reduced. And second, we're just that good. We have the industry's most experienced and capable engineers utilizing our remarkably vast design library that holds the combined design solutions from Autoquip Corporation and American Lifts. Together, our companies have more than 100 years experience customizing equipment for industries and their unique applications.
Don't assume you've found the perfect material handling solution until you've talked to our designers about custom lifts. We will craft a detailed application review with 3D CAD models or animations of your proposed custom design and pair it with an explanatory quote. And once you've awarded us the order, our team of mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers will manufacture your lift in our award-winning factory located in America's heartland.
Listed below is a small sampling of our capacity to custom lift design and manufacture any size, shape or duty scissors lift, industrial tilter, or turntable.
Above Grade Dual – Ram Work Platform Lift
Aerospace company uses high travel DRAPE to serve aircraft testing needs.
Air Cargo Lifts Handle Large Containers
A major logistics company required a loading dock solution for transferring extremely large and heavy air cargo containers between variable truck bed heights and a fixed dock height.
Airbag Lifts Provide Clean Power
A food processing company installs an airbag-actuated work station lift and turntable combination to provide a clean (fluid-free) method of improving ergonomics and efficiency at a pallet build-up and break-down station.
Aircraft Fuel Tank Positioning Lift
Customer needed a manufacturing “tool” to quickly and cost effectively install an auxiliary fuel tank using minimum personnel and minimal disruption to the production process.
American Lifts and Spider-Man on Broadway
Multiple lift systems bring the story of Spider-Man to life on stage.
Automatic Indexing Lifts for Sheet Feed
Autoquip customizes a standard hydraulic lift to be easily “programmed” to automatically adjust the height of the work resting on top of the lift to a predetermined elevation.
Compact Lift Tried and True
Amtrak becomes a repeat customer of Autoquip and purchases addtional American Compact Lifts for servicing inside their passenger train cars.
Draft Gear Lift
Safe method of removing and installing draft gears from rail road cars.
End of Line Lift for Truck Assembly
Unique scissors lift system used at the end of a tow chain conveyor system to raise semi-trucks off of the tow chain for inspection, then lower them to ground level.
Equine Surgical Lift Table
Equine hospital utilizes scissors lift technology to create a variable-position, multi-use surgical table that is easily moved and adjusted to the surgeon’s preferred operating elevation and position.
Fighter Jet Engine Work Platform
Tinker Air Force Base PMXS Production Squadron for the TF-33 required an open area, work platform to access jet engines in multiple positions.
Fixed Rail-Elevating Work Platform Shuttles and Slides
U.S. Steel required a lift that would improve safety for workers accessing the top of rail cars to load layers of steel pipe and place wooden blocks to support transport.
Fuselage Assembly Tandem Lift System
A business jet manufacturer installs a set of lifting “tools” to raise, hold, vertically adjust, and transport the aircraft fuselage throughout the assembly process.
High Capacity Paper Roll Lift
Paper manufacturer utilizes unique four-post hydraulic lift used for transferring fork trucks and/or multiple rolls of paper between two fixed landings.
High Hinge Pet Food Dumper
A customer required a safe and efficient method of raising and dumping waste carts of pet food into a dumpster where access is limited and ceiling height restricts the use of a Fork lift.
Lifts for Modular Home Manufacturing
Unique system of synchronized scissors tables is used to raise an entire modular home during the final assembly and shipping processes - improving worker productivity and factory throughput.
Light Lift for Night Show
High-travel scissors lifts equipped with special light plants / light bars are raised for night time performances only, then lowered away and out of sight.
Aerospace Manufacturing Challenges Solved by Customized Tork Lift
Manufacturing challenges solved by Autoquip’s customized Triple Long T1 Tork Lift which provides a high accuracy lifting solution for our customer MAG IAS who is a leading tool and systems company that provides manufacturing solutions to Boeing.
Miller Theater Gets a Lift
Unique three-lift stage system provides the customer the flexibility to extend an existing stage for performances, create alternate orchestra seating, or be used as material lifts for scenery changes – all with the push of a button.
Mixing Vat Lift Moves People into Place
Customer upgrades an existing paint line with a personnel work platform that has the ability to adjust the position of the platform surface both vertically and laterally, reducing reach and improving worker efficiency and safety.
Multi-Positioning Cradle for Rolls of Film
Film manufacturer purchases a special lift with high-hinge tilter to raise and reorient heavy rolls of sensitive film into mandrels for processing, greatly improving ergonomics and reducing the waste resulting from dropped or damaged rolls.
Oil Field "Christmas Tree" Assembly Lift
Petroleum valve manufacturer required a high-capacity, high-travel lifting solution to safely and ergonomically assemble large oil and gas valve stacks.
Overhead Lift Turns Work Upside-Down
Customer retrofits an existing assembly line with an overhead lifting mechanism that provides variable vertical and lateral adjustment of the product being assembled, thereby improving worker productivity.
Removing Damaged Product Loads
A manufacturer of aluminum lids uses a 93-degree tilter to down-end a palletized load of product to remove/replace damaged product before shrink-wrapping and shipping.
Scrap Metal Dumper "Drives" Efficiency
Scrap metal collecting/dumping bin that traveled along a fixed track via powered traversing wheels to service multiple sheet metal shearing machines - to catch sheared "drop" (scrap) and transport to recycling area for dumping.
Sidewalk Lift for Basement Access
Customer needed to replace a condemned sidewalk service lift with an updated material lift in order to move furniture and material from the sidewalk at grade level outside building to basement level inside the building.
Small Jet Wing Mating Lift
A business jet manufacturer requires a special “tool” to raise, position, and attach a one-piece wing system to the underside of the aircraft fuselage.
Solar Mirror Assembly Lift with Fixture Clamps
Solar electric generation facility with high volume requirements looks to load and unload fragile mirror pallets.
Telescoping Deck for Fuselage Assembly
To increase the productivity throughout the fuselage assembly process, a major aircraft manufacturer needed a lightweight, telescoping, and variable-height work platform solution.
Tork Lift Put Through Harsh Conditions
Autoquip's custom designed Tork Lift was built to withstand extremely harsh conditions and loads in Alaska for an oil rig operation and proves itself to weather the storm.
Heavy Duty Scissor Lift Moves Impressive Art Collection
Autoquip's Heavy Duty Scissor Lift, The Torklift T1 was custom built for LA's Broad Museum to help transport the museum's contemporary art collection.
Valet-Operated Parking Lift
Automotive repair and re-sale shop expands parking by installing a vehicle lift to access multiple floors within a commercial building.
Vertical Lifts for Aircraft Parts
An aircraft manufacturer utilizes a vertical material lift to transfer carts of parts between upper and lower work elevations.
Wind Generator Blade Work Platform
Manufacturer of wind generator blades retrofits an existing assembly process with a 28-foot-long adjustable work platform to provide variable work heights for assembly employees to improve safety and productivity.
TSL Dock Lift Helps Move Donated Goods For The Salvation Army
Autoquip provides custom solutions to "do the most good" for The Salvation Army. The TSL Dock Lift improves productivity for unloading donated goods.
Series 35 Quad Long Assists Tractor Loading
Series 35 Quad Long becomes part of the loading and shipping process for major tractor manufacturer.
Moving Assembly Line Demands Mobile Mezzanine Lift
How to Convey Materials to a Mezzanine that is not in a Fixed Position?