Material Transport Platform
By Jack Burke04 October 2018
Air Technical Industries (ATI) has developed a material transport platform with built-in hydraulic lift with up to 10 000 lb. capacity.
The unit is battery powered, 24 or 48 volts, with a built-in charger that charges itself automatically at a docking station. This newly developed feature allows the unit to be used 16 hours a day, increasing efficiency and saving time, the company said.
The unit has infinitely variable speed travel control from zero up to 3 mph and is equipped with an automated braking system with gradual acceleration and deceleration. Wireless remote controls are available for convenience of the operator with up to 100 ft. of range.
The platform deck comes with a variety of options; plain flat surface, “V” shape top for transporting cylindrical rolls, and can be equipped with gravity or powered roller conveyer for loading and unloading. A powered rotating platform can change the orientation of the load, or an upender function can pick-up the load in a horizontal position and deliver it in vertical position or vice versa, the company said.
The unit travels on a subsurface mounted track or can travel on a surface mounted flat bar track attached to the floor. The wheels are steel double flanged to travel a straight line for dedicated application. It can also run on crane rail or inverted angle track if equipped with V-groove wheels. When the unit is equipped with power steering for more versatility, the wheels are polyurethane for quiet, smooth operation, and to protect the floor, the company said.
ATI is based in Mentor, Ohio, USA.