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SL-500FX™ Front-Loading Lift

Front-Loading, Deep Rack Support

The ServerLIFT® SL-500FX™ Front-Loading Powered lift is optimal for uniquely designed data centers, manufacturers, test labs, and system integrators with wider aisles, lots of space, or obstacles in front of the rack. Equipped with all of the features of the ServerLIFT® SL-500X® side-loading lift, the SL-500FX unit has a unique front-loading configuration, allowing for support up to 11.5″ (29.2 cm), or 20″ (50.8 cm) when used with the FE-3X™ attachment, into the rack.


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Preconfigured Racks

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Regular Moves up to 500 lbs.

Deeper Support, Stability, and Versatility

The ServerLIFT® Front-Loading SL-500FX is the only safety-certified data center lift capable of supporting equipment as it is extended up to 20″ deep into the rack. The forward-sliding platform accommodates both fixed-rail and face-mounted installs with optimal stability and visibility. It will even traverse ramps and floor gradients (max. angle of 6 degrees.)

Footprint (WxLxH): 24 x 44 x 69 inches
Weight (unloaded): 458lb (207 kg)

Shipping Dims (WxLxH): 26 x 45 x 78 inches
Shipping Weight: 567lb (258 kg)

Works for Any Data Center Design

The ServerLIFT® SL-500FX device features a durable built-in Easy Glide Shelf that moves forward to allow for precise server positioning. Micro-leveling SmartTILT™ shelf adjustment allows for precise forward-angle alignment and easy installation even with servers up to 500 lbs (227 kg). The enhanced maneuverability and reach of this machine makes it the lift of choice for installs into pre-populated server racks or pre-configuring server racks on pallets.

Safety Is Our Top Priority

ServerLIFT® server handling lifts are designed to be the data center professional’s safest and smartest decision. Ours is the only data center lift certified to meet global safety standards, with a 100% accident-free record reported by our customers.
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Danger in the Data Center​

“Manual material handling is the principal source of compensable injuries in the American workforce, and four out of five of these injuries will affect the lower back.”
– Occupational Safety and Health Administration

“Over 36% of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries…lifting loads over 50 pounds will increase the risk of injury.”
– US Bureau of Labor

No More Manual Lifting

IT equipment manufacturers typically specify using two to four people for handling and installation. Even with four people, manually lifting equipment unnecessarily increases the risk of accident. Manual lifting also delays other critical data center tasks from being performed.

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SL-500FX sliding servers off of shelf and into rack

Save Time and Money with ServerLIFT®

Installing servers and related IT equipment by hand is both dangerous and inefficient. Depending on the number of people used to install equipment, data center efficiency can improve by up to 300% when using ServerLIFT® devices instead.

Two salaried employees installing a new piece of rack-mounted equipment weighing 75 pounds*, by hand, provides a perfect example. This task requires 30+ minutes of high-tension work per employee, risking muscle strain, pinched fingers, and other injuries. Conversely, a single tech using a ServerLIFT® data center lift can make the move in 15 minutes with no risk involved.

* mounted to the rack—no cabling or connections
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

The ServerLIFT® Guarantee

The SL-500FX Front-Loading Lift is backed by a worry-free, 30-day Money-Back Guarantee.


Heavy Duty, Micro-Leveling Platform

The platform of the SL-500FX data center lift stays rigid and stable, even when supporting up to 500 lbs (227 kg) of equipment. When fully raised, it safely lifts servers up to 52U high (8 ft. or 2.44 m).  This, along with the user-controlled  SmartTILT™ platform angle adjustment feature, provides the critical front-to-back, level alignment needed to precisely rack-mount any server, making installation a breeze.

Front-Loading Usability

The SL-500FX data center lift features a unique forward-sliding platform enabling up to 11.5″ (29.2 cm) of extended support into the rack (20″ [50.8 cm] when used with the FE-3X attachment as shown). Along with deeper support into the server cabinet, the user also achieves greater maneuverability of equipment for precise positioning with to up to 3.4″ of platform angle tilt adjustment.  


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The RL-500™ Platform Riser enables you to reach to the top of any rack without hitting overhead obstructions.
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FE-3X Extended Shelf adds support into the rack

Get extended reach and deep rack server support with the FE-3X™ Extended Shelf. Designed for use with the SL-500FX™ Front-Loading Lift
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GT-1000X Glide Table friction free unloading of servers

The GT-1000X™ Bi-Directional Glide Table helps you load and unload heavy servers with a single hand for a no-stress server move...every time.
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ServerLIFT® Service and Extended Warranty agreements are available in one-, three- and five-year terms on the SL-500FX. Warranty extensions include a year-end or end-of-term on-site preventative maintenance service.
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