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3 Advantages of Electric Lifting Columns

Electric lifting columns are completely integrated linear actuators with a lot of stability. Multiple lifting columns can be combined and synchronized to increase their capabilities. They come ready to install with a simple setup and easy maintenance, decreasing installation and maintenance costs throughout its life. An electric lifting column offers a number of advantages over standard linear actuators, such as, quiet operation, long stroke with high adjustability, capable of lifting heavy, and handling eccentric loads.

One major advantage of lifting columns is how quiet they are. Electric motors are inherently quiet. Additionally, the motor is integrated inside of the lifting column. This helps to make for a very clean package and keeps the noise of the motor down. This makes electric lifting columns perfect in offices. Their low-noise make them great actuators for stand-up desks as well as medical equipment, since they do not require additional attenuation of the noise.

Electric lifting columns are also extremely adjustable. The top and bottom of the lifting columns have limit switches, which automatically stops the column at the end of the stroke. Lifting columns utilize a telescoping, multi-stage design, which minimizes the space required for the assembly, while maintaining a long stroke. They can stop anywhere within their stroke making the column incredibly adjustable. The lifting columns’ end products can accommodate a variety of different user heights because of the extreme adjustability and long stroke thus increasing end-user ergonomics.

One of the most important advantages of the electric lifting column is their ability to lift heavy loads and to handle eccentric, or off-center, loads. This is ideal for situations where the location of the load is unknown or variable, such as doctor’s office chairs. The lifting column can handle the off-center load without any additional, cumbersome support columns, leading to a simpler design with a smaller footprint. Their ability to handle heavy loads and eccentric loads improves device functionality while providing appropriate speed and adjustability requirements.

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