Heavy Duty Platform Lift Description
This Heavy Duty Platform Lift is a double pillar machine with a Safe Working Load of 2000 Kgs and a lift height of 3920mm. The lifting platform will be big enough to allow a pallet (1200 x 1200 x 1800mm) to be loaded using a fork lift truck. At the upper level, there was a landing plate to allow easy unloading. The Heavy Duty Platform Lift was constructed from mild steel with epoxy coated finish and was bolted to the floor without the need for a pit. Lifting with this Heavy Duty Platform Lift is accomplished via chains driven by a motor gearbox mounted at the top of the one column with a crossover shaft to the other column.
Safety Guard to PD 5304 Safety of Machinery
The safety guard is constructed from 40 x 40 x 3mm mild steel box section and 1.5mm sheet to meet the requirements of PD 5304 Safety of Machinery. It enclosed the Heavy Duty Platform Lift to a height of 6130mm with a hinged door at each level through which the pallets can be loaded and unloaded. Each door is electrically interlocked to prevent the Heavy Duty Platform Lift being operated with a door open and in addition, the doors are mechanically locked closed whilst the Heavy Duty Platform Lift is running. Each door may only be opened when the lifting carriage is at the appropriate level.