Autostacker Puts Safety First

Autostacker has six safety lock positions

A parking lift might sound cool, you wonder, but it is it safe enough to bring into a family home with children, pets, etc.? Your worry is our worry, so we’ve done everything we can do to provide a safe experience with our parking lift. There are always basic precautions the operator must keep in mind, such as making sure he or she is the only person in the area when operating the lift. Children and pets, especially, should be kept away during use.

Always be mindful of some obvious precautions, which are listed in greater detail in the user manual. For our part, though, Autostacker has two essential safety features that are designed to keep you, your vehicle and your home car lift safe, even in the event of total hydraulic pressure loss. That’s about as safe as it gets!

Six safety lock positions

Automatic locks are essential to safety. This goes for any car lift type, but new challenges are presented by Autostacker’s fully collapsible frame. There are no lift carriages, since there are no posts, so locks that are normally placed in the interior of the posts simply don’t work. So, we devised six lock stops, placed along the base of each side. As the scissor arms unfold, a lock mechanism glides over the stops. Once the desired height has been achieved, the operator briefly presses the Down button until the two locks, one on each arm, simultaneously engage the desired stop. Even in the case of a hydraulic leak or more sudden pressure loss, the parking lift will remain suspended indefinitely.

Autostacker features a velocity fuse hydraulic cylinder for safety

Velocity fuse

A self-resetting velocity fuse is placed near the cylinder to prevent a catastrophic incident in the unlikely case of pressure loss during rise/descent. While the safety locks protect Autostacker when they’re engaged, they’re no help when your parking lift is between locks. Velocity fuses are therefore necessary to react to the loss of pressure and plug the space fluid comes out of. The lift will remain “stuck” in position until the problem is fixed and fluid pressure resumes, at which point the scissor arms will safely resume operation.

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