We always love an engineering challenge, and this was definitely one to remember. We wanted to make this scissor lift functional - in other words, the platform can be raised and lowered by one knob. However, this particular equipment has a self-centering mechanism that we felt was necessary to reproduce in this model. Having one side move is easy. But having both sides of the scissor mechanism slide towards the middle of the rig was a big challenge. And then on top of that, the platform has to stay level.
This project was so successful that our client not only ordered more, but also had us develop a different scissor lift product into a set.