The lifting actuator
Most Sesame systems use a scissor lift table as the the lifting actuator which conforms to European Safety of Machinery standards (EN 292) and Machinery Directive (CEE 89/392). Typically the lifts come with a safe working load of 350kg however this can be increased by special request. Consideration needs to be given to BS 6440:2011 as this limits the SWL to the surface area of the platform lift (the scissor lifts used in most cases are heavily over specified for capacity to increase the stability and the quality). The scissor lift is a mild steel construction coated for external use and the platform that is fitted to the scissor lift is stainless steel for internal or external installation.
For some bespoke designs Sesame may use different lifting actuators such as this Bespoke Stairlift in London.