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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.

O’Brien AutoGlass – Elevated Glass Repairs

Another quality Mobile Elevated Work Platforms by Safetech

We have some big news coming up at Safetech. While we cannot say what it is exactly, what we can tell you is that it centers around one of the most sophisticated Mobile EWPs we have ever built.

But as an appetiser, check out this clever Service MEWP built for O’Brien AutoGlass.

Built to aid in the replacement and maintenance the windscreens of buses and trucks. Working up high on a stable, durable and ergonomic platform has really helped the team improve efficiency and safety.

A flap on the left side of the truck folds down allowing the technicians to get right up close to the vehicle in question.

   

A range of platform mounted supports and mounts provide workers with all they need to work at the elevated level without coming down for additional tools or components.

   

The best designs elements are often the ones you cannot see. At Safetech we are proud of the way this scissor lift platform and all its mechanisms tie-in seamlessly with the rest of the truck.

To have a chat with us about a tailored solution to suit your application, give us a call. 1800 674 566

www.safetech.com.au

Sneak Peek – 4WD Mounted Mobile Elevated Work Platform

One of Safetech’s latest integrated MEWPs

EWP Landcruiser Project Moe   EWP Landcruiser Project Moe

 

Here is a sneak peek of our Landcruiser mounted Mobile Elevated Work Platform with integrated onboard and ground controls.

    

Our engineers have worked meticulously on the design, making sure it complies with AS1418.10 standards and can survive the harsh Australian climate.

    

Our Mobile Elevated Work Platforms can fit on to any wide range of tray vehicles, including trucks and rail vehicles.

More details about this product including photos of the vehicle in use will be coming soon.

For more information, give us a call or get in contact with one of our product specialists.

 

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