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The Scania EWP that’s taking mining maintenance to the next level

11m high and 7.5m long – you won’t find a bigger vehicle mounted elevated work platform anywhere else!

Safetech’s largest EWP has just rolled out the door fitted to a Scania P380 XT that will help cut mining operators’ costs and improve safety and efficiency.

To assist a major mining company undertake safe maintenance of its biggest machinery, Scania’s special vehicles division tasked Safetech with creating an elevated work platform that was not only highly manoeuvrable on rough terrain, but also withstand the harsh Australian conditions found on arid mining sites

It’s main function is to prevent the costly exercise of mining machinery and its components being removed from site for repairs or maintenance, as well as provide an ergonomic platform for workers.

By raising materials and crew up to 11 m into the air and being able to extend the traversing platform laterally as much as 3 m, the 7.5 m long platform becomes a very solid and versatile place from which to undertake servicing, installation or repair work.

   

The EWP is rated to lift a payload of up to 1.5-tonnes. The wide opening side and rear gates allow forklifts to load materials directly on the platform, reducing the need for cranes to lift materials to the machinery

When deployed, it sits securely on chassis mounted outriggers, rather than extending outwards, giving the platform a more compact footprint. Ensuring a stable and safe working position

    

Auto levelling control system with a digital readout allows the truck to be levelled out perfectly before extending the platform upwards for greater stability.

Safetech engineers designed the EWP with the clients needs in mind, some of these features include: Auto levelling stabilisers, motorised access stairs, traversing platform and intuitive control system including remote diagnostics.

In addition to personnel anchor points and tie-downs, control panels and safety gates, the platform also boasts compressed air lines on retractable hose reels and work lights, as well as a non-slip aluminium floor.

Scania’s Business Manager, Mining, Rene Van Oppen says the Scania XT was the perfect choice for the EWP mounting.

“Working with Safetech we knew that the Scania chassis would be a good fit for the EWP they were designing because Scania puts a lot of effort into being easy to integrate with body control modules as well as securing to the chassis.

“And because there are many Scania trucks in operation on mine sites, it makes sense for mining operators to specify the Scania as the workhorse for this EWP concept.

“Since beginning this project with Safetech there has been a lot of industry interest in the concept, and we are confident that other mining operators around the county and potentially across the globe, will be able to see the benefits of this EWP design.

“This gives mining operators so much more flexibility, as well as the opportunity to reduce downtime on their big machines or infrastructure, so it could literally save them millions of dollars per year,” Rene says.

 

Features on Platform:

  • Double Swing Gate
  • Access swing gate at front
  • Sliding gates on one side
  • Fall restraint anchor points
  • Tie down points
  • Air hose reels (20m hose length)
  • Single phase 240v, 15a GPO’s (Clipsal 56c315 or similar)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Work led lights on extendable mounting pole
  • Area lighting below platform (6x)
  • Platform floor chequer plate with non-slip grit.

Features on Base:

  • Manually operated access stairs with swing gate at top.
  • Single phase, 240v, 32a power inlet for platform gpo’s (clipsal 56ai332 or similar).
  • Inlet for connection of external air compressor.
  • Water tank and soap holder
  • Hand pump for manually retracting platform extension.

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Mining Operations Supported by Safetech’s Vehicle Mounted EWP

Elphinstone Pty Ltd have fitted their centre mount WR810 chassis with the Safetech designed Elevated Work Platform.

Attention to detail was important due to the heavy duty mobile application and hostile environment in which it operates. But with quality components and proven engineering solutions, the platform has a 100% duty cycle as well as a high level of user safety and ergonomics.

 

Safetech endeavours to work with and supply products to those who share our vision of quality design and durability. The Elphinstone team confidently fits that category, with their extensive experience in developing robust custom vehicles. We thank them for getting us on board.

Key Features:

  • Designed to AS 1418.10 standards
  • 5000kg Capacity
  • 4.2m of lift height
  • Twin side access gates
  • Emergency lowering
  • Heavy duty handrails with removable rear section and tool drop prevention mesh

Our Mobile Elevated Work Platforms can be fitted to a wide range of vehicles. From the above heavy-duty vehicle, Heavy Rigid trucks and small commercial FWD.

For more information visit our website, or contact one of our product specialists.

Victorian Manufacturer of The Year 2019 – Safetech

After being nominated amongst a field of prestigious competition, Safetech was announced as manufacturer of the year in the medium business category at this year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

 

To receive this honour from our peers is especially rewarding. The Victorian Manufacturing Awards are judged by people involved in manufacturing and the winners are companies that have demonstrated sustained excellence in performance. It’s a bit like winning the players award in AFL or NRL.

The night is attended by manufacturers, manufacturing consultants and the government agencies associated with business development – all work in manufacturing and understand the challenges, the global competitiveness and what it takes to succeed in manufacturing.

 

 

 

       

Virginia Trioli hosted and our award for Best Manufacturer – medium sized business – was one of the 3 major awards – Best Small, Medium and Large Manufacturer. We were thrilled to simply be a finalist and I thought that would be it. To win was a wonderful surprise and made for a very exciting night.

It’s a team win – this award recognises the engineering and manufacturing excellence of Safetech over many years. Our focus on customers and delivering the best, most innovative products and supporting them after the sale is at the heart of our success.

 

Safetech Shortlisted in the Victorian Manufacturing awards

The Victorian state government sponsors annual Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards recognising the best Victorian manufacturers.

This year Safetech has been selected as a finalist in the medium business category –  businesses with 20 – 200 employees. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Melbourne on May 14.

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Storage King Marsden Park

Freight Hoist Storage King

Premium Freight Hoist for a Premium Building

4 Freight Hoists have been installed, complimenting the premium finish of this world class facility.

Freight Hoist Storage King

Our proven and reliable Freight Hoist has been a staple of many self-storage facilities around the country. Storage King in Marsden Park are one of the latest to reap the benefits of Australia’s finest Goods Hoist. Continue Reading…

FRM installed Freight Mate at Buckby Motors

FRM installed Freight Mate is a critical link for Buckby Motors in Tasmania

A custom Freight Mate in Buckby Motor’s Galvin Street facility is being utilized to facilitate the 2 levels of their refurbished service centre.

With customers, service and spare parts sales at the upper level and deliveries at the lower level the Freight Mate forms a vital link in transporting all spare parts within the facility.

Buckby’s service manager Nathan Wooley said they had given it a solid workout with full pallets of goods beyond 1000kg and it has handled it all with ease.

Safetech’s distributor in Tasmania handled the Freight Mate specification, installation and after sales support, with this 4600mm Freight Mate being installed in 3 pieces from the lower level.

 

With branches in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart FRM provide a great support and coverage for Safetech products in the apple isle.

In addition to the Freight Mate installation, the new Buckby site also had an existing Tieman Scissor hoist (now part of Safetech’s product line).  FRM were commissioned to relocate and repurpose this existing scissor to the new Buckby’s parts receiving department on the lower level.

    

For all your Freight Hoist needs, including our Attended Freight Hoist range, get in contact with one of our reps.

Ifm video features Safetech as they showcase their Australian team.

In late November, ifm’s German headquarters sent out their professional film crew to capture what it meant for them to be present in Australia.

As a part of the production, Safetech were happy to host the crew and be part of their story.

Our very own Technical Director Bruce Cox and Electrical Engineer David Burleigh jumped in front of the lens, providing an insight into how Ifm’s product range assist with our own innovations and product developments.

We are excited to continue our strong working relationship with the Ifm team.

Get in contact to find out how this improves the capability of our products for our customers.

 

Points of Difference: Hoist and Vehicle Lift Controls

Take the Quiz, which would you prefer in your facility

People say that your competition is your greatest motivator. They challenge you to improve and be better than you would be on your own.

Point of Difference, Lift Controls

This may be true for most Industries, but when you see examples of what our competition are leading with in terms of user experience and finishes on their hoists, it makes you wonder if they are trying at all.

We at Safetech pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to design. We are always refining our products, improving their ergonomics, performance and reliability. On the surface, we also want our products to match the quality of finish expected by both our customers, as well as the end user.

For our Self Storage Hoists and Vehicle Lifts, we now look to the high-end personnel lift market as the benchmark to aim for.

Visit our website and see for yourself what a Safetech Hoist or vehicle lift will do to elevate the feeling of quality in your facility.

Deep Grey Freight Mate Install in the Adelaide Hills

The custom paint Freight Mate that triggered a new standard.

Safetech is proud to showcase this recently completed Freight Mate install in the Hills of Adelaide.

This Freight Mate was ordered in Dulux Teahouse Grey to match the aesthetic of the building.

We at Safetech were so impressed with the quality of the finish and its durability in transit that we decided to explore a similar finish as our new standard.

After some exploration of the range and a little bit of focus testing, we have chosen Colorbond’s ‘Monument’ as our standard offering for all Freight Mates ordered from today.

Our original colours, Safetech Blue with Safety Yellow doors, will remain as our premium offering for that high contrast bold statement in your factory. But this will now be provided by request only.

 

As with all our Freight Mates, the pitless design means that this was easily installed without any complicated preparation or digging of a concrete pit. This eliminated the work for building anchoring or on-site welding that makes all our Freight Mates much easier to fit into existing buildings with difficult access.

Features

  • Same side entry
  • Interlock
  • Custom floor to floor height
  • Intuitive simple to use controls
  • Roll on and Off with ease
  • Lower cost alternative to traditional freight hoists
  • Self-supporting

 

Safetech Freight Mate is the compact, modular solution to goods movement in any building that requires transfer of product between floors.

Symbion Victoria’s Recessed Lift tables and Pallet Dispensers

Improved efficiency in working and loading

After fitting eighteen AS1-900 Scissor lift Platforms to their facility in Victoria in 2013, Symbion continued their association with Total Lifting Solutions Australia Pty Ltd and Safetech to provide and assist them with the installation of eighteen Lift Tables recessed into the floor and 2 Pallet Accumulators, for their Queensland Distribution Centre. The Lift Platforms were Fitted with the flush mount Safetech Paldisc which allowed them to have the ability to rotate and elevate the platform to always be in the optimal working position.

This eliminated the use of ride on forklift trucks form the work area creating a safer working environment for the staff.

  

The lift platforms are controlled close to the operator platforms allowing them to control the raise and lower safely yet without leaving their work area.

The Pallet Accumulators were constructed to fit next to each other with the built- in power packs fitted on opposite sides allowing access for maintenance and repair without having to work in a cramped area.

These units are loaded by hand pallet truck and unloaded using a ride on forklift. They have been designed to accommodate Chep and Loscam pallets.

  

Once installed, the Safetech Pallet Dispensers are an obvious choice in standardising how pallets are handled and stored. No need for complex stacking, signage and storage practices. They also help prolong the life of all pallets by keeping them in sequential rotation.

For more information about our complete range of Materials Handling and lifting solutions, visit our website: safetech.com.au or you can also speak to one of our product specialists. Details can be found on our Enquiry form or contact page 

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