[Beowulf] [EXTERNAL] server lift

Will Powell will.powell at cc.gatech.edu
Wed Oct 20 20:35:19 UTC 2021

We have a number of "Strongway 2-Speed Hydraulic Rapid Lift XT Table 
1000-Lb" carts, which are the scissor lift type.

They're sturdy. They double as simple moving carts (hauling a stack of 
servers to surplus) or frequently used as a small, mobile work table 
wherever needed within the datacenter. They were within our budget, too.

They don't extend high enough on their own to install something at the 
very top of a rack but all we usually shim something (empty shipping 
boxes?) to get the right height, if needed.

Will Powell
Research Technologist // Georgia Tech // School of Computational Science and Engineering

On 10/19/21 7:40 AM, Michael Di Domenico wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 9:33 PM Lux, Jim (US 7140)
> <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>> Do you want one with a scissor lift type arrangement, or with a "prongs" arrangement (more like a forklift)
> we have one with the prongs now, that's one of the biggest issues.
> trying to slide an unlevel server, that's very heavy, onto rails in
> the rack is difficult.  and with the width of the isle and the counter
> weight on the lift, trying to lift the low side of the server slightly
> involves and act of yoga by a superhero
> i was looking at ones from serverlift, they seem to have a flat
> platform and side hoist rather then a rear hoist.  seems like a good
> design, but before i buy something i'd like to get some unbiased
> opinions on it or others like it.
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