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A Brief History of the development of Lifting Tables


Humans' need for vertical transportation is as old as human civilization. Lifting tables relied on basic means of power until the Industrial Revolution.
In ancient Greece, Archimedes developed an improved rope- and pulley-operated hoisting device, which used winches and levers to wind the hoisting rope around spools for vertical transport.
In AD 80, gladiators and wild animals rode primitive lifts to the Colosseum in the Colosseum.
In the 18th century, mechanical force began to be used for the development of lift tables. In 1743, Louis XV of France authorized the installation of personnel lifts using counterweights at his private palace in Versailles.
In 1833, a system using a reciprocating rod was used to lift miners in the Harz Mountains region of Germany.
In 1835, a belt-pulled lift table called a "winch machine" was installed in a British factory.
In 1846, the first industrial hydraulic lifting tables appeared. Then other powered lifts soon followed.
In 1854, American mechanic Otis invented a ratchet mechanism, which was shown at the New York trade show for a safety lift.
In 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was built, a steam-powered lift was installed, and then an elevator was used.

In 1892, the lifting equipment of Mount Astillero in Chile was built, and 15 lifting platforms still use the machinery and equipment from more than 110 years ago.

1 Ton Fixed Roller Type Lifting Table