Spika’s client is a leading manufacturer of construction, mining, forestry, and industrial heavy equipment. They required an adjustable diving board style of cantilevered work platform to gain access into an electrical cabinet within earth moving equipment during the manufacturing process.
Access for this had been deemed a safety issue, and the customer’s safety-first culture required a custom solution for the access point.
The diving board deck had a 14” max width requirement in order to safely hover within a space that had sensitive components on all sides, including above and below the deck. Due to the sensitive environment, height adjustability had to be controlled from the deck with built-in safety interlocks to ensure only the operator could raise and lower the system.
The client chose to work with Spika because they needed a partner that could meet their unique and rigorous project requirements. They met through a video conference to review the project requirements and begin concept development. Additional calls and emails between Spika and the client refined the concept to ensure the platform would stop at pre-programmed heights to eliminate the risk of platform interference with the equipment.
Spika, along with an automation and controls partner, designed and manufactured a low profile, cantilevered work stand to fit the tight confines of the machine cabinet.