This calculator will calculate height h of a scissor lift like shown in diagram below.

User need only
enter the length l of the scissor arms. If desired, you can enter the speed in RPMs of the shaft that
drives the screw, and the time to move a given distance will also be calculated.
length l

5

if output RPM is

648 with pitch of

Number of scissor
levels

20 turns/inch, it will take

3
Time to move in seconds

Given an angle of
(in degrees)
10
20
30
45
60
70
80
90

The height will be
0.868240888
1.710100717
2.5
3.535533906
4.330127019
4.698463104
4.924038765
5

Given number of
levels, total height
will be
2.604722665
5.13030215
7.5
10.60660172
12.99038106
14.09538931
14.7721163
15

d will be
from 10 deg
4.92403877
0
4.6984631
0.417732706
4.33012702
1.099836567
3.53553391
2.571305295
2.5
4.488960676
1.71010072
5.951737127
0.86824089
7.510736809
3.0629E-16
9.118590306

from 90 deg
9.11859
8.700858
8.018754
6.547285
4.62963
3.166853
1.607853
0

1. from 90 deg .851852 seconds to move d=1 inch.

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