Jet engine assembly manufacturer had a need to access engines at a ground as well as a mezzanine level. Warner Specialty Products designed a state of the art mezzanine structure with a scissor lift and “Aperture”. The Aperture or “Iris” allows the platform to close 360 degrees around the engine.
Custom features for each lift were uniquely designed for the customer’s jet engine assembly process:
The Engine Lift, a custom Double Pantograph scissor lift which features an alignment fixture to secure the customer’s engine stand. Once the engine is cradled in the stand, the mechanics can operate the scissor lift from the upper or lower level work station to position the engine to the different working heights. The Double Pantograph has a capacity of 9,000lbs with a 60 inch travel.
Scissor Lift Safety Features include:
The Aperture Work Platform. The “Aperture” design allows the platform to close 360 degrees around the product. It is driven by a gear motor and 6 linear actuators that will “open/shut” steel skin wedges around the cylindrical engine (from fully open at 66” diameter, down to 2” diameter when fully closed) to allow safe, “walk-on” access. Even when the engine isn’t present the aperture closes completely to allow safe egress across the work platform. The aperture work platform has a capacity of 500lbs.
Custom Aperture Work Platform (Aperture) Features include:
Custom turn-key lifting solutions from Warner give manufacturers like this one the substantial capacity to optimize production and experience immediate results, most notably:
Watch the Aperture in action here (produced by our design team)
Mezzanine Top Side:
Overview of Mezzanine
Scissor Lift to raise engine
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