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Platform Lifts #casters

Platform lifts #casters

Aerial work platforms, Aluminum scaffolding, work platforms and platform lift #casters all of these access platforms have one thing in common, they all use wheels. I’m using the term platform lift to cover all work platforms / access platforms that people use to access their overhead needs. All these platform lifts use casters or a wheel of some type to move them. The problem is people are so busy working overhead they neglect to see what is going on with their tires or casters.

Platform lifts #casters this is an 8 inch castor on a tail stand for the EMB 120 aircraft.
Platform lifts #casters this is an 8 inch castor on a tail stand for the EMB 120 aircraft.

You hear this all the time but it is true. If you take five minutes and check your equipment especially your wheels and remove any foreign objects at that time you will have a castor that rolls. This castor was in a pile of scaffolding equipment that the customer was throwing out. I removed the string from the platform lift #castor and the customer now has a platform lift that rolls again. I also save the customer around $50 for a new platform lifts #castor.

Platform lifts #casters this is a 5 inch castor used by an insulation contractor.
Platform lifts #casters this is a 5 inch castor used by an insulation contractor.
Platform lifts #casters I removed the string and they had a new castor.
Platform lifts #casters I removed the string and they had a new castor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial work platforms, Aluminum scaffolding, work platforms and platform lift #casters all of these access platforms have one thing in common, they all use wheels So take the time to unwind the twine and have a usable castor.

As we like to say here at upright scaffolds North America,” if you need to get up, Get up right with  UpRright Scaffolds North America”

Scaffolding

 

Aluminum Scaffolding #Snow Skiing?

Aluminum Scaffolding #Snow Skiing?

ALUMINUM  SCAFFOLDING #SNOW SKIING?

Aluminum Scaffolding #Snow Skiing? What does Aluminum Scaffolding #Snow Skiing have in common?

When there’s no snow on the ground and people still want to access the mountain by riding the chairlift, how do they get off the lift safely.

That is where Aluminum Scaffolding #Snow Skiing? Have in common.

Aluminum scaffolding #snow skiing? This is after one days work and the customer is happy
Aluminum Scaffold #Snow Skiing? This is after one days work and the customer is happy

Aluminum Scaffolding #Snow Skiing? Access Platform

Our customer was building a rustic landing out of wood and logs. This took those people 2 to 3 weeks eight hours a day with around 4 to 5 workers.

The Aluminum Scaffold #Snow Skiing? Was the answer. It took them two days three workers eight hours a day to build the aluminum landing. . Taking the rustic access platform down took about two weeks and the same amount of men and hours.

The Aluminum Scaffold #Snow Skiing? Took one day 10 hours and three men.

They’ve had the stand for three years and it was paid for in the Second year by labor alone.

Conclusion

Aluminum Scaffold #Snow Skiing? What does Aluminum Scaffold #Snow Skiing have in common?

The Aluminum Scaffold #Snow Skiing? Save you time and labor equaling a large savings in money year after year.

As always,” if you need to get up get upright with upright scaffolds North America”.

Scaffolding

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING TAIL STAND #EMB120

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING TAIL STAND #EMB120

                      ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING TAIL STAND #EMB120      

 

INTRODUCTION:
This article is going to show the Aluminum Scaffolding Tail Stand #EMB120. The Aluminum Scaffolding Tail Stand # EMB120  accesses an area of the aircraft called the empennage. The Aluminum Scaffolding Tail Stand #EMB120 helps the crew access all parts of the empennage to do what is call an “A” check.  There are four levels of aircraft checks and they are A, B, C and D checks. The TAIL STAND FOR THE #EMB120 covers the vertical and horizontal stabilizers and the APU (auxiliary power unit). This check is like you taking your car in for its 10,000 mile check.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS STAND:

The Aluminum Scaffolding Tail Stand #EMB120  needed to be light weight, portable and durable. The customer wanted to access the whole empennage without having to move the access stand or a platform lift. A platform lift like a scissors or boom lift would need to be move to all the different locations and if they are not set up with a wand that stick out 3 or so inches around the platform that shuts the platform lifts down if they get to close; then is when things could get expensive. They access platform was required to be moved by the mechanics and not a tug.

This was a perfect application for portable aluminum scaffolding. We used as much standard equipment as possible and then made the custom parts and here it is.

 ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING TAIL STAND #EMB120 this shows a 6 foot cantilever platform added to the existing structure
ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING TAIL STAND #EMB120 this shows a 6 foot cantilever platform added to the existing structure

ACCESS STANDS NEED WORK TO:

This stand has been in service for over 20 years. I should know, I sold it and assembled it when I worked for UpRight Scaffold in Selma, Ca. After all that time the casters wore out and the customer had other access requirements so UpRight Scaffold North America was called in to meet their requirement needs.

CONCLUSION:

The Aluminum Scaffolding Tail Stand  #EMB120 Is tough, durable and light weight For easy and careful positioning around the aircraft. Please follow up on next blog and from all of us here at UpRight Scaffold North America, “if you ever need to get up get UpRight with UpRight Scaffold North America.”

 

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS/CLEAN ROOM PLATFORMS

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS/CLEAN ROOM PLATFORMS    

Where to find parts?

Where to learn about those parts?

Right here at UpRight Scaffolds North America!

Aluminum scaffolding parts are hard to find and we at UpRght Scaffolds North America want to make it easy for you. This article is to help you understand the different Aluminum scaffolding parts that go into your aluminum scaffolding. We will talk about new parts, old parts and if there obsolete and if so what replaced them.

Please feel free to contact Joe foot at 707. 799. 8902 or email him at Joe@uprightsna.com.

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Below you’ll find a series of aluminum scaffolding pictures, of parts. These pictures of the aluminum scaffolding parts will either have descriptions or not. Again if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

CLEAN ROOM PLATFORMS

THIS IS A DRY PLATFORM water or moisture will run through the platform these are used a lot in clean rooms
THIS IS A DRY PLATFORM water or moisture will run through the platform these are used a lot in clean rooms
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ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS HATCH DOOR DIAMOND PLATED — USED IN CLEAN ROOMS
Scaffold Parts
CLEAN ROOM / this is the NASA Wise project showing our clean room scaffolding.
Scaffold Parts
• NASA G.P.M. GLOBAL PRECIPITATION MEASUREMENT (PIC 4A)
http://pmm.nasa.gov/node/243
Global Precipitation Measurement is an international satellite mission to provide next generation observation of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. Customer requested Gold anodized satellite stand for their clean room application. The anodizing seals the aluminum. When aluminum surfaces are exposed to the atmosphere, a thin invisible oxide skin forms immediately which protects the metal from further oxidation. This self-protecting characteristic gives aluminum its high resistance to corrosion.

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS/CLEAN ROOM PLATFORMS  Are all made out of aluminum. Platforms are usually made out of wood which is unacceptable in a clean room. Clean room platforms and the rest of the scaffolding structure is all made of aluminum and sometimes anodized. Because the scaffolding is made out of aluminum it is lightweight and able to move carefully around a satellite with only a few people moving and guiding the structure. The platforms are usually made out of diamond plate which prevents anything from falling through the platform. They also make dry platforms which enable water and moisture to pass through the platform. This makes for a slip resistant platform.

Please feel free to give us a call with any questions 707-799-8902 ask for Joe foot or email me at Joe@uprightsna.com.

As we always say at Upright SNA, 

If you need to get up, get  up right with UpRight Scaffold North America

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS/new and old/HATCH DOORS

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS/new and old/HATCH DOORS

Where to find parts?

Where to learn about those parts?

Right here at UpRight Scaffolds North America!

Aluminum scaffold parts are hard to find and we at UpRght Scaffolds North America want to make it easy for you. This article is to help you understand the different Aluminum scaffolding parts that go into your aluminum scaffolding. We will talk about new Aluminum scaffolding parts, old parts and if there obsolete and if so what replaced them.

Please feel free to contact  Joe foot at 707. 799. 8902 or email him at Joe@uprightsna.com.

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Below you’ll find a series of aluminum scaffolding pictures, of parts. These pictures of the aluminum scaffolding parts will either have descriptions or not. Again if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

HATCH DOORS

Aluminum scaffolding parts, “hatch doors” shows you the hatch door and how it’s built and attached to the platform. The hatch door is field replaceable by removing the hinge. As you can see the hinge runs the full length of the hatch door for maximum stability.

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS HATCH DOOR LATCH
ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS HATCH DOOR LATCH

 

 

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS HATCH DOOR HINDGE
ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD PARTS HATCH DOOR HINGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again be safe and remember “if you need to get up, get Up Right with UpRight Scaffold North America”

 

 

 

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD Upright Scaffold North America

ALUMINUM SCAFFOLD

Upright Scaffold North America

SPAN SCAFFOLD

Aluminum Scaffold is the most versatile of all aluminum scaffolds, provides a large work surface at any height or configuration to address any access challenge. It can be used in most any application including facility maintenance, aircraft maintenance, construction and commercial decorating to name a few.  These rolling towers can be quickly and safely erected every time with no tools required.  Vault Span Scaffold base sets offer rapid leg adjustment and non-marking casters. Span Scaffolds are available in single wide (29”) or double wide (54”) and platform lengths of 6’, 8’ and 10’.  Vault Scaffold and components are manufactured to fit most other brands or can be manufactured to meet your own specifications.  All Vault Span Scaffolds meet or exceed OSHA requirements and ANSI standards as well as CSA standards.

Aluminum Scaffold
6′ ALUMINUM SPAN SCAFFOLD. ROLLS THROUGH STANDARD 30″ DOORWAY

 

SINGLE WIDE SCAFFOLD

Span scaffolds offer a modular, cost effective and safe means of access to job sites. The interchangeability of our components provides flexible, easy to erect working platforms from 1 foot (.3m) to height of over 100 feet (30m)

Span scaffolds have been designed to provide the user with maximum flexibility with a wide selection of components and options.  Easy to transport and store. Our span scaffold roll on their own casters – even through doorways.

Single wide scaffold – width 29 inches (.74m) Platform lengths – 6 feet (1.8m), 8 feet (2.4m) or 10 feet (3m).

If you have any questions please feel free to give Joe Foot a call at 707-799-8902 or email me at Joe@uprightsna.com

As we say at UpRight, “If you need to get up, get upright with UpRight Scaffold North America.”

Scaffolding

 

 

Aeriel Work Platforms CASTERS IN DETAIL

Aeriel Work Platforms

CASTERS IN DETAIL

Today’s work platforms, be it Platform Lifts, Aerial Work Platforms or Scaffolding and when I say scaffolding I’m talking about Aluminum Scaffolding. Now steel Scaffold uses it as well but not as often, the reason is that steel Scaffolding for the most part is stationary. What am I talking about? Well at the bottom of every Platform Lift, Aerial Work Platform or Aluminum Scaffolding there is something they both have in common and that is Non Marking Wheels. Throughout the years and many customer complaints all Aerial Work Platforms went to the non marking tires for the simple reason not to mark up the customers floors.

This brings me back now to the Scaffolding aspect of this Blog and that is to show you the non-marking caster. Below I am going to break down the caster and show you the different features it possess along with pictures to represent what I am explaining.

Caster Sizes

The Aluminum Scaffolding Casters comes in two sizes 5” and 8” (picture shows a 5” caster). The reason for the two different sizes is simple; the 5” caster is used primarily in doors because it gives the base section of either the single wide or double wide scaffolding a height of 6’ 6” just low enough to go under a standard doorway.  The 8” caster is used mostly in open areas or outdoors. The larger caster gives you the ability to roll over cords and small pebbles that are often found in those work environments.

ALuminum Scaffolding
The 5.5″ caster is the most commonly used caster in industry and construction.

Caster Stem & Installing Caster

Next is the stem of the caster that has a detente pin that gets depressed when shoved into the adjustable leg of your scaffolding. There are two ways to install the caster. One turn the end frame upside down with the adjustable leg facing up and put the stem of the caster into the adjustable scaffolding leg and pull straight down on the caster while slightly moving it back and forth and it will go in. It is not easy and we don’t want it to be so is the reason for the tight stem fit and the detente pin. Because the caster is tough to install there was invented another way of putting it into the adjustable leg and that is to turn the scaffolding frame on its side and put the stem of the caster in on the horizontal plan and hit the bottom of the caster with a rubber mallet or sand filled one. If you need to use a regular hammer put a piece of wood between the hammer and the caster wheel this will protect the non-marking wheel from damage.

5" Caster STEM WITH DETENTE PIN
5″ Caster STEM WITH DETENTE PIN

Caster Braking Mechanism

The braking mechanism has two positions, on or off. When the braking lever is pointing up it is in the unlock position. Notice in the picture how the hub of the caster is off set from the vertical member of the caster stem which is put into the bottom of the scaffolding frame. This gives the caster the ease of casting and swiveling when turning. This off set hub also prevents the wobbling you get when the hub is in line with the vertical member. A good example is when you push a shopping cart fast the front caster wobbles from side to side.

CASTER BRAKE IS IN THE OFF POSITION
CASTER BRAKE IS IN THE OFF POSITION

When the brake is put on you need to push it all the way down till you feel it click. You will see in the picture that the hub is now off center of the vertical caster stem just slightly in the opposite direction. So the more weight you put on the scaffold the more that wheel wants to be pushed back into the braking systems.  As I tried to show in the picture the aggressive looking metal teeth that come into contact with the none marking wheel when it is move back under the vertical member of the scaffolding and then the hub or center of the wheel going just past the center of the vertical member and into the metal teeth which stop the rolling of the wheel. At the same time the wheel is going back another set of teeth come up and make contact with a set of teeth that are connected to the swivel portion of the caster as shown in the attached photo. This stops the swivel action of the caster. At this point your scaffolding may flex as you climb it but it will not move side to side or front to back at the base.

Aeriel Work Platforms
CASTER ON POSITION
Aeriel Work Platforms
CASTER TEETH — USED TO BRAKE AND STOP SWIVEL

 

 

Aeriel Work Platforms
CASTER TEETH

These casters are field replaceable if lost, stolen or damaged. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me either by phone or email.

Again be safe and remember “if you need to get it up, get it up with UpRight Scaffold North America”

Contact Joe Foot @ joe@uprightsna.com or call 707-799-8902

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