Spika’s client required a customized work platform to access their CNC machine. The resulting system incorporated customized adjustable components to provide OSHA-compliant access to all parts of the machine during use.
Spika’s client performs the design and production of combat vehicles for militaries around the world. They identified the need for a customized work platform system around their CNC machine.
The platform had to operate in a harsh environment laden with shavings and fluid and provide a perfect interface with the contoured machine. But the most challenging requirement was driven by the need to keep the platform system in place as a permanent work surface around the machine. Because of this, the platform required reconfigurable components to ensure machine table clearance during rotation, and trap doors were needed to allow maintenance tasks underneath the working surface.
The client had had several successful projects with Spika in the past, so they reached out to the company to tackle this new challenge. Spika was provided with a CAD model of the environment and began to work closely with the client through several design revisions to develop a tailor-made solution for their exacting specifications.
The resulting system incorporated customized adjustable components to provide OSHA-compliant access to all parts of the machine during use.