Aluminium and Steel Platform Design

Platforms can provide easy access to equipment for maintenance purposes, which can reduce downtime/shutdown costs. There are several different types of custom made platforms to suit a range of requirements: Maintenance platforms are permanently located around large critical equipment to provide continual access; for a smaller application or one with restricted access, Access Platforms may be the answer to access work areas; if you only need a temporary platform, which can be moved into and out of position, there is a lightweight, movable platform that will suit your need; for equipment, which requires frequent inspection, a mobile platform or stairways provides the means to perform maintenance at an elevated location, typically made of Aluminium, it is very lightweight; and if you are after a more robust mobile platform, please look at the steel portable platforms. Dynamic Engineering Consultants can help you with the design of a platform, which will suit your specific needs.

Maintenance Platforms

Maintenance platforms adjacent to the equipment they belong to can provide significant savings in terms of maintenance downtime and other costs. This is especially true for large equipment like Gyratory Crusher main shaft assemblies and Flotation Mixer. These platforms can be custom made for most equipment and installations. Below is a couple of examples of large maintenance platforms designed by Dynamic Engineering Consultants.

Crusher mainshaft maintenance platform 3d model and actual platform

Gyratory crusher mainshaft maintenance platform: 3D model and actual platform

 

Flotation cell rotor stand: 3D model and actual platform

 

 

Crusher access platform

Crusher access platform

 

Access Platforms

Occasionally mining operations require tailor made engineering solutions due to space and operational constraints. Below is an example where Dynamic Engineering provided designs for such an access platform extension. The platform is suspended from the “back” of the portal and is furthermore connected to an existing platform.

Underground platform: 3D model and actual platform

Underground platform: 3D model and actual platform

 

Lightweight, Movable platform

When performing maintenance, lightweight platforms can easily access equipment. Dynamic Engineering can design custom maintenance platforms to suit specific needs. One of our recent projects were to design and analyse a lightweight ball mill inspection platform. This project was recently completed and the maintenance platform used during the shutdown is shown below:

Inspection platform: 3d model and actual platform

 

 

Mobile Aluminium Platform and Stairway Design

Dynamic Engineering Consultants designs movable/transportable aluminium access platforms/stairways.

Mobile platforms and stairways offer a safe way of doing maintenance at elevated positions. This type of platform is made from Aluminium and can be easily moved into place. Further safety features include a self-closing and lockable wheels. In addition, jacks can be added to raise the platform to ensure the correct height every time. Below are some examples of recent completed designs, Dynamic Engineering Consultants can design mobile platforms to suit your specific needs.

CAT 995 platform set: This is a set of 3 platforms that is used for a CAT front end loader. All the platforms are movable by forklift and the whole assembly fits around the loader.

CAT955 Platform set

CAT955 Platform set

These steps were designed to comply with the principles of AS1657 and have been stress checked at a load of 250kg – resulting in safety factors exceeding 4:

 

2.8m high movable steps with stabilizing jacks and swing gate

2.8m high movable steps with stabilizing jacks and swing gate

cantelevered-platforms2

Cantilevered platforms

 

Movable steps with stabilizing jacks

Double stair platform

Completed access stairways and platforms

Completed access stairways and platforms

Steel Portable Platform

Dynamic Engineering Consultants has completed several portable steel platform designs, which are used for inspections. These platforms are used in the mining industry to inspect, amongst others, excavator buckets and truck trays. The platforms are moved into position with a forklift and are then adjusted and levelled by means of adjustable jacks.

This specific design is certified for 500kg load but can be tailored to the client’s requirements.

830e-platform combined

Portable 830E platform: 3D model and actual platform

 

Occasionally¬†mining operations require tailor made engineering solutions due to space and operational constraints. Below is an example where Dynamic Engineering provided designs for such an access platform extension. The platform is suspended from the “back” of the portal and is furthermore connected to an existing platform.

3D model of underground platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installed underground platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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