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SL-500X® Electric Lift

The Best All-Around Solution for Everyday Server Handling

Streamline hardware management with the ServerLIFT® SL-500X Electric Lift, the industry standard solution for frequent server moves, fast installations, and handling any rack-mounted data center equipment. The SL-500X data center lift is purpose-built for IT environments, eliminating the risk of equipment damage and injury for virtually any server-handling task or situation. That is why it is the all-time, best-selling data center lift and the prevailing choice for critical projects across the globe.


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Frequent or Heavy Moves

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Safe, Quick, and Seamless

With its powerful electric motor, the ServerLIFT® SL-500X device can move, lift and install stacks of thin servers, fully populated blade chassis, switches, power supplies, or storage arrays. It makes the transportation, positioning, and installation or removal of any rack-mounted equipment a breeze. It will even traverse ramps and floor gradients with angles of no more than 6 degrees.

Footprint (WxLxH): 24 x 44 x 69 inches
Weight (unloaded): 455lb (206 kg)

Shipping Dims (WxLxH): 26 x 45 x 78 inches Shipping Weight: 557lb (253 kg)
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Enhanced Data Center Operations

Information technology environments are constantly evolving, prompting server hardware to be refreshed regularly. New advances in technology have not eliminated logistical issues for those tasked with moving and lifting server hardware. This causes extreme stress on the lower back, risking injury to the operator or accidents and damaged hardware. The ServerLIFT® SL-500X tool promotes a different, more effective kind of data center management by eliminating stress, pain, and giving employees the confidence they need to quickly and easily handle otherwise difficult tasks.

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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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-500X Super-Duty Lift is backed by a worry-free, 30-day Money-Back Guarantee.


Heavy Duty / Micro-Leveling Platform

The platform stays rigid and level, even when lifting up to 500 lbs (227 kgs.) This, along with the user-controlled micro-leveling SmartTILT™ shelf adjustment feature, provides the critical post-to-post alignment needed to precisely rack-mount any server, making installation a breeze.

Side-Loading Capability

The side-shifting platform orients equipment for loading parallel to racks on either side of an aisle. With 6 inches (15.24 cm) of lateral movement in either direction, the platform provides the support you need while securing the equipment to the rack.


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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The RS-500X™ Rail Lift helps you quickly and accurately lower equipment into slotted rails.
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The LE-500X™ Lift Extension assists with lifting heavy IT equipment off of pallets and out of boxes.
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ServerLIFT® Service and Extended Warranty agreements are available in one-, three- and five-year terms on the SL-500X. Warranty extensions include a year-end or end-of-term on-site preventative maintenance service.
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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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server lift platform extension accessory

The PL-500X® Platform Extension brings the reach of any ServerLIFT® machine down to the floor.
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WS-1X wide shelf attachment

The WS-1X™ Wide Shelf is a 17" (43.2 cm) wide plate attachment that provides additional shelf surface area to fully support servers across their entire width.
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