Equipment shown is used for removal and replacement of mould lids (0.5-1 tonne weight) in resin transfer moulding (RTM) operations for the production of aircraft seat components.
Individual cells are equipped with overhead rail-mounted scissor lifts fitted with rotating lift platforms, hydraulically operated via pendant controllers. The rail mechanisms allow horizontal movements up to 4.5m x 7.5m of the supported loads either fore and aft or side to side. The scissor lift movement provides a total lift of 1.25m (at heights of 1 to 2.5m above floor level) with a 360° rotation of the lift platform, and with all operations being carried-out with maximum safety and minimum operator effort.
Special purpose jib crane unit, designed for multi-workcell operation, and used for handling 750kg loads within a resin transfer moulding (RTM) production operation. Equipment is fully compliant with Health and Safety legislation and is CE marked.
Brixworth have supplied manipulator and turnover stands for large awkward-to-handle loads of up to 600kg in weight. The illustration shows a plasterboard clad roof chassis (typical weight 500-600kg) being turned through 180°. This chassis is part of a modular building construction by Terrapin Ltd. Similar equipment has also been supplied for handling boat hulls during their manufacturing process. .
Where assembly jigs are used for production, then special purpose Benco units can be supplied with double-ended manual rotation. The example illustrated was produced for the aerospace industry and provides 3500mm between mounting flange centres, with a retracting tailstock for ease of jig mounting and changing. Good working access is provided for loads up to 3000kg.