A steel platform can provide easy and safe 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 restricted 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 needs. And if you are after a more robust mobile platform, please look at steel portable platforms. Dynamic Engineering Consultants can help you with the design of a platform, which will suit your specific needs. All platforms conform to Australian Standards.
Maintenance Steel 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.
Gyratory crusher maintenance platform:
Gyratory crusher platform: 3D model
Gyratory crusher platform: actual platform
Flotation cell rotor maintenance platform:
Flotation cell rotor stand: 3D model
Flotation cell rotor stand: 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 underground 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
Lightweight, Movable Platforms
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
Inspection platform: Actual platform
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.
Portable 830E platform: 3D model
Portable 830E platform: Actual platform
Below are some more example of access platforms:
Crusher access platform
Cyclone access platform
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