Case Studies of Lift Installations

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Adjustable Height Assembly Bench

Adjustable height assembly benchA recent installation of adjustable height assembly benches using Tecmach low profile scissor lift tables. The purpose was to provide ergonomic working conditions for the technician whilst supporting improvement in efficiency and productivity.

The machine frames are wheeled onto the lowered bench which is then raised to a comfortable height for the operator to work at when installing the sub-assemblies in the frame. Each operation is undertaken at a comfortable working height controlled by the operator.

When the assembly is complete the table is lowered to ground level and the assembled machine is wheeled off.

Some of the assembly benches have been fitted with turntables so the operator can rotate the machine frame they are working on to allow easy access to all sides without having to move around the machine being assembled.

The result of installing adjustable height assembly benches has been improved productivity, safety and a happier workforce. A win all round.

adjustable bench

Adjustable Height Welding Bench

Adjustable height welding bench at a company who manufacturers and fabricates metal industrial kitchen cabinets.

Low profile welding bench scissor lift.

This is a variable height welding bench with a low closed height of 90 mm. Supplied with the full features of a standard welding tables which are 10 mm unpainted platform, earth bonding points, flexible protective conduit over cable and hoses to protect from welding and grinding sparks, platform safety ledge and hose break valves, hand pendant or foot control.

This customer required a very low closed height to make it easier to offload the items being fabricated.

welding bench
welding bench

Adjustable Height Welding Bench

This welding bench is 3000 mm long on a tandem scissor mechanism with a 1000 kg capacity. The lift was tailored to fit the requirements of the customer who fabricates electrical control cabinets.

In this case the finished cabinets are tall and wide, so a tandem scissor lift welding bench was selected. For this customer the remote powerpacks were installed on the mezzanine floor above the welding bay. This freed up working space within the welding bay whilst allowing easy access for service and maintenance.

Features as standard our welding tables are 10 mm unpainted platform, earth bonding points, flexible conduit over cable and hoses to protect from welding and grinding sparks, platform safety ledge and hose break valves, hand pendant control.

This particular customer specified a 45 mm overhang of the top plate to allow clamping of items to the edge. The 10 mm plate allows tack welding of items during manufacture.

welding bench
welding bench

Level Change

Gas Bottle Lift

Tecmach provided to a London Hospital a custom designed compact scissor lift platform to take nine surgical gas bottles from street level to the basement bottle store level. The site had restricted space and a custom lift was designed to meet the requirements wide enough to take the three rows of bottles but still allow passage of personnel and bottles at lower level.

The platform is fitted with racks to take the gas bottles, twin boom barrier which lift vertically to give safe access to the platform without projecting into the walkway. Walkway protection is provided by safety mesh from the underside of the platform.

The barriers are interlocked with the scissor lift controls the lift access gate at street level.

gas bottle lift

Scissor Lift Work Platform

Scissor lift work platform in a spray booth at a bespoke window manufacturer.

The operator can raise his work platform to the best height for the particular item he is spraying.

This installation has barriers and harness attachment points to keep the operator safe whilst he is concentrating on his work. The scissor lift platform mechanism is protected by roller blinds that keep overspray off the components whilst allowing easy access for service and maintenance.

In the unlikely event of a power cut, the battery backup allows the operator to lower the scissor lift platform and safely return to floor level.

Bring the work to the operator.

work platform

Scissor Lift To Raise a Stillage

A Fabric supplier installed scissor lifts at their product cutting workstations to reduce back injuries through lifting and twisting with handling heavy rolls of fabric.

To fulfil individual orders of short length or mixed lengths of material the fabric to be cut is moved to the cutting area in stillages and loaded on the scissor lift by the forklift. The operator can then raise the stillage to a comfortable height to lift off each fabric roll and move it to the cutting area.

Following a trial with one scissor lift table platform the cutting area now has four lift tables since it proved to be an effective improvement to the working system and gives improved operator safety and satisfaction.

fabric company lift

Split Level Warehouse Goods Lift

When this warehouse was extended to provide a new goods in /out area, a level change was necessary because of the sloping site and the new part of the building was at a lower level and there was a requirement for a goods lift to quickly and simply transfer product in a smooth operation without the need for Forklift trucks and travel through the carpark with the associated risk.

The scissor lift goods only lift is used to move pallets on pallet truck between the upper and lower levels. This can be undertaken by any of the staff after a short training secession.

The scissor platform is fitted with handrails and electrically and mechanically interlocked gate at lower level and goal post at the upper level.

The goal post on the scissor lift next to the higher level side, gives access to the lift when the lift is raised and provides a barrier when the lift is in the lowered position. The advantage of the goal post in this installation is that it less space is used at the upper level since it eliminates the need for landing gates and in use the operator doesn't have to open and close gate at top landing.

goods lift

Mezzanine Floor Lifts

These double scissor, scissor lift tables are used to move new product from production to the storage area on the mezzanine floor. The scissor lift platform is floor mounted at floor level and the platform closed height is set to match the conveyor height.

At lower level the finished product is transported to the lifts on conveyors where it is automatically loaded onto the lift which raises to the upper level. The product is off loaded by hand pallet truck and moved to storage area.

The scissor lift platform is enclosed in a shaft with electrically and mechanically interlocked gates to provide a safe working environment.

mezzanine lift

Low Profile Scissor

Low profile scissor to raise pallet of ingredient sacks to hopper level at bakery.

Food Industry - Bakery - reducing manual handling Bring the product to the operator. The operators are loading seed product into a hopper.

The pallets are moved with a pallet truck and placed on the low profile scissor lift which is used to lift the pallet to a comfortable working height for the operators to lift the 25 kg sacks and empty them into the hopper.

The low profile lift that has a closed height of 80 m and in this case has been installed in a shallow pit, alternatively a ramp can be used.

The scissor lift platform has a stainless steel cover.

food lift

Lift The Work To The Operator

Scaffold board nailing station.

Single scissor lift table with conveyors installed at Parker Timber.

After the scaffold board end-band nailing station the operators build packs of scaffold boards 1200 x 1200 x 3900 mm. Inclusion of the scissor lift table increases efficiency and decreases operator fatigue and lowers risk of injury.

single scissor lift

Theatre Stage Lift

Tecmach double scissor lift for use as theatre stage lift. Lifts to stage level and beyond, lifts section of stage.

Customers special requirements: removable shaft and whole lift can be moved out of way if lift is not being used in production to free up orchestra space.

Special locking location system was designed and installed so that the lift would always go back into the exact operating position. This is important since the lift must travel through a hold in the stage with 15 mm clearance on all sides.

theatre lift

Ergonomic Working For The Operator

1000 kg capacity scissor lift table with turntable.

The scissor lift is fitted with a turntable used bringing the stillage to a comfortable height for stacking items onto the stillage, the turntable indexing at 45degs, The use of the scissor lift with turntable minimises stretching and bending and improves working environment for operator.

ergomomic scissor lift
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