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Sensata productivity applications

Self-propelled scissor lifts, the most common type of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) move vertically through folding supports in a ‘X’ pattern, known as scissor mechanism.

They are classified in 2 main categories based on how they are powered and where they are used. Battery-powered (or electric) scissor lifts are used mainly indoors on slab surfaces, while the engine-powered lifts are used outdoors where the surfaces are frequently uneven (for this reason they are commonly referred to be for ‘rough terrain’).

Regardless of how they are powered, they have many sensors and controls to manage movement, safety, and mainly stability (operators on the platform are subject to fall hazards, therefore safety is a priority).

For decades, Sensata has been a marketleading supplier of complete platform control systems for scissor lifts, either battery or engine powered. The platform control unit and the electronic control unit (or ground control unit for the engine powered) can connect and control a variety of digital and analog machine interface as joysticks, sensors, limit switches, motor controllers, pushbuttons, alarms and control them through a dedicated CAN-bus system.

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