Around, 80% of the injuries in the workplace are back injuries due to heavy lifting. This can be more common in a data centre, as the majority of rack mount equipment, like servers are extremely heavy items of equipment. In order to reduce the likelihood that injuries would occur, the use of a server lift can be incorporated into your work environment.
Like any piece of equipment on the market, there are a lot of choices, so choosing the correct piece of equipment is vital to the smooth running of your company. Many of the data centres where we work tend to be rather cramped and the areas between the server racks can be quite narrow. The SL500 server lift has a great advantage over its competitors as the footprint of the machine is really small. The SL500 server lift width is just 24 inches, so manoeuvring through slim isles is made a lot easier with this equipment.
An important factor when choosing a new server lift is to make sure it meets the current OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines that are set out. The SL500 server lift meets and in some cases, exceeds those guidelines. This can not only assist you in making sure that your workplace is as safe as possible but if used properly, it is highly unlikely that any accidents are going to occur.
As far as the weight that the SL500 server lifter is able to handle, the maximum is 500 pounds. So what about the height it can lift to, the SL500 server lift can lift equipment to a height of 8 feet, making it very convenient to lift equipment to the higher levels in your racks. In addition, you can also lift other items such as heavy batteries and with the included strap handles, remove items safely from a box with the use of this server lift.
The controls that operate the SL500 server lift are not only easy to understand and use, but extremely easy to manoeuvre heavy equipment very precisely in to and out of your racks. The brake/stabilizer locking system helps to keep the server lift in place while you are positioning the equipment.. The onboard controls supply you with the ability to manoeuvre any item into very small places, so that the server or any other hardware can be slid into the rack conveniently.
Selecting the right server lift can not only help you to make sure that your working environment is safe, when you choose the SL500, you’re also giving yourself an efficient piece of equipment that your entire workforce will appreciate.
The SL500 is definitely a piece of equipment to think about as it ticks the right boxes and gets the job done.