Transport and Support Frames

Dynamic Engineering Consultants can design frames to suit your needs.

Transport and support frames can make moving and maintaining equipment much easier. We make use of the applicable Australian Standards as well as the National Transport Commission’s load restraint guide when designing a transport frame. In summary the design has to be sufficient to withstand imposed longitudinal and lateral loads associated with transport applications. In some cases the frames are only used to transport the equipment around on site. In these cases we also perform forklift stability calculations in addition to the structural design. We also adhere to the Australian Standard’s requirements in terms of nameplate requirements.

Transportation Frame

The transport frame above has forklift sleeves and can be easily moved into position. It is modelled in a 3D package and prepared for analysis. The next step is to analyse the frame by applying the required loads, evaluating the stresses and upgrading the model where required. This may include lifting via lifting lugs, forklift guides and the loads required by the load restraint guide. The stress analysis of this frame is shown below. The last steps are to generate detail fabrication drawings and then fabricating the cradle. The fabrication drawing may also include plate developments and lasercut dxf files.
Transport and Support Frames
Transport frame: stress analysis

Transport frame: stress analysis

Container Frame

This container frame is used to suspend chemical containers like cyanide. It comes equipped with ISO container mounts and is of a very heavy construction.

Container frame
Container frame

Container frame

Welding Jig Frame

Below a jig is shown used for the rotation of equipment during repairs. The CAD model is shown below, following with the fabricated jig.

Transport and Support Frames
Welding Rotation Jig 7.5T

Welding Rotation Jig 7.5T

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Completed welding jig

Completed welding jig frame

Engine Support Frame

The engine support frame below can be adjusted to improve maintenance.

Universal engine frame
Universal engine frame

Universal engine frame

Contact us to discuss your transport and support frames requirements.