Are their any special environmental variables that may effect the equipment?
Many lift tables can be made with stainless steel, special bearings, and with power supply's to meet a variety of industry specific environmental compliance standards.
What physical restrictions may hinder proper access to the equipment?
Typically a lift table will take up only slightly more space than the load it is handling. However, certain design concepts may take significantly more floor space, which without proper consideration can lead to additional hazards to the operator.
Where can operator controls be placed in the work area?
Pedestal mounted controls, foot controls, and magnetic backed control boxes are all useful options to consider when selecting a lift table. Primarily you will want equipment controls to be in a location that the operator can optimize for ergonomic benefit, and additionally negate any potential tripping hazard.
What power supply is available in the work area?
Electro-hydraulic lift tables can be specified to run on single-phase 115 volt, 230 volt, or three-phase voltages of 230 or 460. The initial stroke of lift tables often creates a high amp draw as the equipment gains inertia, especially on higher capacity tables. Single-phase models thus may require dedicated 20-30 amp circuits, while three-phase units will operate quite efficiently and are recommended in high usage applications.