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Platform that travels up and down

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  1. EasyEd

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    I have a similar problem to this thread from three years ago.

    https://openbuilds.com/threads/small-scissor-lift-with-the-lead-screw.590/

    I need to suspend a platform that is 2' x 2' about 6" off the ground and be able to raise it to 14" and lower it back down to 6". There is a 16"' tall enclosure (container) around the entire platform. I'm considering a scissor type lift or using a pneumatic cylinder lift. What are your thoughts? A drawing is attached.
     

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    How much load are you looking to lift?
     
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    Great question. 300 lbs +
     
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    I'm wondering what would be the lightest weight material you could use in the scissor mechanism that would still be able to lift at least 300 lbs?
     
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    helium would work..
     
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