Platform Lift Description
This Platform Lift is a double pillar machine with a Safe Working Load of 1200 Kgs and a lift height of 3500mm. The lifting platform will be big enough to allow a standard pallet (1200 x 1000 x 2370mm High) to be loaded and raised through a mezzanine floor for unloading by hand over a barrier. The Platform Lift was constructed from mild steel with epoxy coated finish and was bolted to the floor. Lifting with this 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.
When the pallet is loaded, it is simply placed onto the lifting carriage base plates. At the upper level, the top layer of the pallet will stop at the same height as the barrier around the top of the Platform Lift. This allowed the top layer to be removed and control of the Platform Lift was then via ‘dead man handle’ control by the operator at the top who could inch the machine upwards to unload each subsequent layer on the pallet. At the full up position, the top of the pallet was level with the barrier and once the pallet was empty it was returned to the full down position.
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 Platform Lift to a height of 3500mm on three sides and 5700mm on the fourth side with a hinged door at the bottom level through which the pallets can be loaded and unloaded. The door is electrically interlocked to prevent the Platform Lift being operated with the door open.