Stacking Chain Mechanical

Programmable & Repeating Positioning

Autoquip- Mechanical Stacking Chain Scissor Lifts offer exceptionally stable lifting by supporting the load from beneath with a column of heavy duty interlocked chains. Chain design is simple and easily maintained, and load capacities vary with use of single and multiple columns. Predetermined work elevations can be programmed with the use of a PLC motor controller and a transducer or encoder.

stacking chain mechanical
CapacitiesTravel DistancePlatformMobilityControls
2,000 lbs / 8,000 lbs24″ – 60″From scissor, conveyors, rotators, and extensions available.Multiple types of unpowered to powered.Many control options to assist any application and safety requirements.

Flexibility & Benefits

  • Solid steel legs and added stiffeners provide overall stability and straight, repeatable roller tracking as the lift raises and lowers.
  • Joints, the most critical wear points in the lift, feature chrome-plated, 100,000 psi, ultimate-strength pins for premium load strength and long life.
  • Minimum 1/4-inch-thick steel-reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection, maximizes load stability, and greatly extends the life of the platform deck.
  • Extremely rigid stacking chain mechanism provides stable load support throughout the lift’s travel.

Durability & Quality

  • 1:1 actuator stroke to lift travel provides a more repeatable and accurate programmed elevation stop.
  • Programmable mechanical drive allows the lift to be called/sent to multiple pre-determined levels.
  • Stopped elevations are maintained indefinitely— a critical asset for alignment and precision applications.
  • Drive motors are rated for variable frequency drive control signals.


  • Over-travel and Under-travel limit switches are mounted in the lift base frame to prevent the mechanical actuator from self-destructing by overextending the actuator stroke.
  • Minimum 3:1 structural factor of safety makes these lifts the most structurally sound lift in the industry.
  • Compliance with recognized standards:
  • ANSI MH29.1 – Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissor Lifts
  • NFPA 70 – National Electric Code
  • ASTM – A36 – Structural Steel Standard
  • ANSI Z535 – Safety Labeling Requirements
  • AWS D.1 – Welding Standards
  • Applicable portions of OSHA 29CFR1910 – General Workplace Safety

Maintenance and Warranty

  • Autoquip offers an industry-best 2-year warranty on all parts as a promise that you’ve purchased the industry’s most reliable mechanical scissor lift.
  • Maintenance-free bearings at pivot points require no lubrication.
  • On-board maintenance devices enable maintenance crews to safely and effectively block open the lift during inspection and routine maintenance.
  • Mechanical actuator design is simple and easy to inspect and maintain.