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.
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.
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.”
How many times have you broken a tool in the field and had to either stop what you were doing to go to town and either buy a new one or take it to someone that can fix the item. I think we all have been there at one point in time. The components of the Aluminum Scaffolding that get the most use and wear and tear on the job site are repairable in the field. For this you will need the spare part with you for immediate repair but you won’t have to tear the Aluminum Scaffolding unit down and take it to town. You will be able to fix it in the field or replace the broken part in the field.
The casters, platforms, adjustable legs and leg lock assemblyon your aluminum scaffolding can all be replaced or repaired in the field. These Aluminum scaffolding components get the most use. Next are the Aluminum scaffolding end frames, guard rail frames, braces, toe boards, bushings and both long pin and short pin interlock clips. These items are not fixable in the field but are defiantly field replaceable. Some of the Aluminum scaffolding items can be salvaged and even bring you money to defer the cost of that brokenAluminum scaffold part. If you damage a frame on the last upper rung down to where the next rung comes across just cut that part off at the top of the tee joint. Now you have yourself a shortAluminum scaffolding frame which can come in very handy. If for example you had a 6’9” extension frame and damaged the top section of the frame just cut that top section off. You now have a 5’6” Aluminum extension frame. Don’t throw that damaged Aluminum scaffolding part away keep it and recycle it for cash. Now you can go buy some beers with that new found money and recycle those cans as well. If you damage the wholeAluminum scaffolding frame take out the bushings and interlock clips and keep them for when you might need them and recycle the aluminum scaffolding frame for cash.
The platforms standard and hatch door are designed so you can replace whatever section might be broken. You can replace the hooks, side and end rails, hatch door and the wood all in the field.
The leg lock assembly is also field replaceable by just taking out theAluminum leg and the set screw on the side of the leg lock assembly and sliding the leg lock off the Aluminum base frame. If you damage a base frame salvage the adjustable leg, leg lock assembly and short pin inter lock clips. Then what do you do with the Aluminum scaffolding frame? You recycle your old aluminum scaffolding frames and offset your cost on replacement parts.
If you own aluminum scaffolding and want me to come by and look at it from a safety aspect regarding what pieces you should recycle and what pieces can be repaired as well as what you should salvage from the damage Aluminum scaffold sections just email me @[email protected] or call 707-799-8902 (I am only able to visit companies in my geographical area. Because of computers and camera phones were able to do a lot without visiting your site.) When I inspect yourAluminum Scaffolding I create two areas, one is for what is good and you keep and the other area is for what should be scrapped / recycled. I then will work with your people to strip the scaffold sections of salvageable parts and make a list of what needs to be replaced. If you would like a quote on the Aluminum scaffolding replacement parts I will put one together for you to turn into your insurance agent and or place an order for some or all the broken parts so you can put your damage Aluminum scaffolding back to work for you.
That’s enough for now I will do a part 2 on “Aluminum scaffolding fixed In field” and we will cover outriggers, High Clearance platforms and toe boards.
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HOW TO PROPERLY SET UP YOUR ALUMINUM SPAN SCAFFOLD
This pictorial and the attached video regarding “HOW TO PROPERLY SET UP YOUR ALUMINUM SPAN SCAFFOLD” are meant for you to copy and use when ever needed. You may also contact me, “Joe Foot” owner of UpRight Scaffold North America regarding “HOW TO PROPERLY SET UP YOUR ALUMINUM SPAN SCAFFOLD,” or anything else.
If you watch the attached video you will see the proper way to set up you a 6’ single wide aluminum span scaffold. You will also see what not to do when setting up your single wide aluminum span scaffold.
This is how to properly set up your aluminum span scaffold;
Put the caster brakes on one of the single wide base frames.
Take your horizontal brace and attach it to the vertical tubing of the base frame above the fourth horizontal.
Rest the other end of the horizontal brace on the ground.
Get the other base frame and leave the casters unlocked for now. Roll the base frame over to the horizontal brace end that is on the ground and lift it up and connect the hook above the fourth horizontal rung.
Don’t lock the caster brakes yet on that frame.
Get a diagonal brace and snap the hook to the horizontal rung at the bottom of the frame (this is the frame with the brakes on).
Now take the other hook and snap it on the third horizontal rung from the bottom. You can move that frame back and forth to line up the hook in the same position that it is on the bottom rung.
Once you snap that hook LOCK THOSE CASTERS.
Now set your platform on the horizontal rungs
This concludes this portion and we would like to thank you for taking the time to look at my article.
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How to replace your adjustable leg lock system on your aluminum scaffolding in the field:
If for some reason you damaged your Adjustable Leg Lock System on your aluminum scaffolding while in the field, don’t worry you can field replace it in 10 minutes. The adjustable leg lock system on the aluminum scaffolding has a setscrew that can be removed with either a screwdriver or Allen-ranch depending on the manufacturer.
Prior to removing the leg lock system you will need to remove the 12-inch threaded adjustable leg with the caster on the bottom of it. To do this you will need to unlock the leg lock system and slide the adjustable leg out.
Remove the adjustable leg lock system by removing the setscrew and sliding the adjustable leg lock system off the bottom of the scaffolding frame.
How to install your adjustable leg lock system on your aluminum scaffolding in the field:
Take your new adjustable leg lock system and slide it back on the bottom of the tube lining up the setscrew holes. Wipe off and clean the bottom of the scaffolding that you’re going to slide the leg lock system on to. Once you’ve lined the setscrew holes up screw the set screw in but do not over screw the setscrew. You can check this by putting your finger inside the frame and feeling where the set screw hole is and if the set screw is going past the inside of the frame you will need to back the set screw off till it is flush with the inside of the frame.
Now take your 12-inch adjustable leg with your caster on the bottom of it and slide it into the new adjustable leg lock system on the bottom of the frame. Test your adjustable leg lock system by sliding the collar down over the safety latches make sure the latches engage by trying to pull the collar straight up. If you cannot pull the caller straight up on your adjustable leg lock system; then you know your adjustable leg lock system is in good working condition.
Now you know how to replace your adjustable leg lock system on your aluminum scaffolding while in the field. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call and as always
“If you need to get up get up right with Upright Scaffold North America”