Maintenance Stand Design

Dynamic Engineering specializes in high capacity maintenance stand design. These stands are designed using the principles of AS2538 and experience gained in this field over a period of 10 years.

Stability and strength as well as ease of handling are taken into account during the design process.

From a design point of view a tool called Finite Element Analysis is applied to each design, making it possible to ensure that the stand has adequate capacity to resist deformation and buckling.

All designs are engineer certified – meaning that a Chartered Engineer, Registered with Engineers Australia, has signed off on the design.

Below is an example of one of our many designs. These stands have a 200T capacity (100T each side) and is used for wheeled loaders in the Mining Industry. Feel free to contact us with your specific requirements.

3D model of the Maintenance stand

Stress Plot after loads have been applied

Actual maintenance stand set

115T stand with pneumatically actuated wheels

Curved top stand with spring loaded wheels

Dump trucks are large and heavy vehicles and thus require very sturdy maintenance ramps. In addition, our client needs to be able to move the ramps easily. Dynamic Engineering designed the ramps, which fulfil both requirements. The ramp was designed in accordance with the Australian Standards and was made strong enough to withstand the load of the truck. The ramp can simply be moved with a forklift. It includes sleeves to prevent the forklift guides from damaging the ramp structure.

Dump truck ramp

Many of our clients are happy to fabricate their own equipment, but need help converting their concept ideas into a design that complies with the Australian Standards. Dynamic Engineering works with the client, fine tuning the maintenance stand design until complies, and can then assist with generating accurate fabrication drawings.

In one such an example, our client wanted to analyse a drill mast stand with a WLL = 25T. Below is the concept along with the final design.

Client’s concept

Final Design

The concept had to undergo several modifications to comply with the stress, deflection, stability, buckling requirements. In addition the pins were checked to see if they were strong enough and finally the stand was checked while being lifted with the forklift.

Finite Element Analysis