Jack

Mechanical or hydraulic device for lifting heavy equipment off the floor. Can also be used where a force needs to be applied between two points.

Bottle Jack

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A small hydraulic jack.

Inflatable Jack

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A strong sealed bag that is placed under the object to be lifted and inflated with air.

Scissor Jack

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A mechanical jack whereby a leadscrew is used to change the distance between two vertices of a parallelogram. The other two vertices move respectively.

Table Lift

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Electrically operated lifting column that could be used for items such as height adjustable desk.

Trolley Jack

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A hydraulic jack with wheels to allow it to be moved across a floor and positioned under the object to be lifted.


See also: Table Lift.

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