Industrial Maintenance Platforms


July 19, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News


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Industrial maintenance platforms typically refer to ladders, steps, and lifts that are used when working on industrial equipment and vehicles, with a large portion of industrial maintenance platforms are dedicated to working on aircraft.

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Industrial Maintenance Platforms

Unlike a car that is easily accessible from the ground, many large vehicles and industrial equipment can’t be reached without additional support. Ladders can provide height but they don’t give the user the ability to carry necessary tools and material to work on the vehicle or machine without endangering himself or others. Industrial maintenance platforms, at its most basic form, give mechanics a secondary level of support off the ground so they can freely work from heights otherwise unreachable.

 

The difference between industrial maintenance platforms, especially aircraft maintenance platforms, is that they can accommodate large objects and many people at the same time. A boom or scissor lift, for example, has a very small amount of enclosed space for the operator to work; industrial maintenance platforms can be used to create large amounts of workspace directly near the areas that are being attended to.

 

Another difference in aircraft maintenance platforms and other types of lifts is that industrial maintenance platforms aren’t intended to reach extremely tall places. While a telescoping boom lift can place the operator 60 feet in the air, maintenance platforms usually go no higher than 10 to 20 feet, the height at which most machines, industrial equipment, and aircraft require work at.

 

Industrial platforms are designed to give the user workspace and allow him or her to reach places that would otherwise be inaccessible. Some platforms may only be a few feet square and raise a few feet off the ground while others can be used to work on helicopter blades. Choices for maintenance platform sizes are virtually endless and are only determined by the job they are required for.

 

Unlike many other lifting platforms, a lot of maintenance platforms are vertically stationary. They usually have a base with wheels so it can be moved from place to place when working on aircraft or equipment, but they are not usually able to move up and down. While small bases may work like miniature scissor lifts, industrial maintenance platforms for the most part use attached stairs or ladders to get the mechanic into the air. This allows anyone to work at heights without knowing how to operate machinery like boom or scissor lifts.

Industrial Maintenance Platforms

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