Reach the bottom-most rack positions with a ServerLIFT PL-500X™ Platform Extension
The PL-500X Platform Extension transforms the ServerLIFT device into the only tool that can safely and precisely handle equipment at bottom rack positions for near-ground installs. The extension’s platform leveler also enables the operator to tilt the equipment up or down for precise server alignment and perfect installations every time.
Also, because it extends beyond the server lift frame, it can support equipment in hard-to-reach places such as cabinets located in corners or up against walls.
- 500-pound (227 kg) load capacity
- Assisting near-floor and low-rack installs securely and easily
- Lifting heavy IT equipment out of boxes and off of skids
- Micro-leveling to align server perfectly with both rails or rack posts
- Reaching into corners and against walls
- No dangerous back bending or strained lifting
- Simple attachment and removal – no tools required
Removing Servers from Boxes and Off of Pallets
You just got a new server. It’s in the shipping box, embedded in a block of Styrofoam on all sides. With the PL-500X Platform Extension, you just slip the heavy-duty yellow slings under the server and attach the ends to the four hooks that drop into holes, at the corners of the extension. Then, the ServerLIFT machine and PL-500X Extension combine to lift the server with its box right up off the ground so you don’t have to.
You can easily remove the box and packing foam from the server fully intact to save for later, in case of a return or future migration project. After setting the server down onto a table or counter and transferring it to the ServerLIFT or PL-500X platform surface, you’re ready to shift to installation mode.
Now you want to install that new server in a very tight space, into a cabinet that’s up against a wall or in a corner spot. The extension gives you reach beyond the server lift wheel base, for interference-free insertion or removal. Using the included ratcheting straps with the PL-500X Platform Extension’s multiple tie-down attachment points ensures your valuable servers are super secure during moving and positioning.
You and your staff will never again have to lift while squatting, kneeling, or bending over, in order to reach low-rack installs, risking back injury and/or server drops and damage. Calling three of four colleagues over to heft or level a server into a bottom rack unit by hand will forever be a thing of the past. They will never have to risk prying their fingers beneath a server to lift it out of a crate or off of a pallet.
Instead of sweating and struggling to keep heavy servers level from post to post or into attachment rails, your techs can comfortably ratchet the PL-500X micro-adjusting leveler for precision alignment.
Moving heavy equipment just got safe and easy.
Compatibility and Benefits
The Platform Extension is compatible with the ServerLIFT SL-350X, SL-500X, and SL-1000X models. It extends in front of each ServerLIFT unit and down to the floor, allowing the operator to load equipment at ground level and reach beyond your lift’s frame.
The PL-500X Platform Extension includes:
- 2 heavy-duty slings
- 4 sling hooks
- Fine-tilt adjustment ratchet and socket
- Zippered storage bag
- Counterweight kit for rear of ServerLIFT unit
- Removable horizontal attachment arms for convenient storage