EI Lift and Mobile Platform
The EI Lift and Mobile Platform is a mobile elevating workstation used for aircraft assembly, designed to support the use of an Electromagnetic Riveting (EMR) System and provide a safer working environment. The EI Lift and Mobile Platform improves worker safety by eliminating the need for ladders, scaffolding and flip doors. It improves ergonomics by eliminating the stooping and stretching associated with using the fixtures. It also helps to meet efficiency goals by providing a platform which can hold a complete set of tools and fasteners within the operators reach.
The EI Lift and Mobile Platform has space for several workers, tools, cabinets, an EMR system and other equipment. The platform has a two foot cantilever "reach" so that it can bring the operator close into the wing, while an overhead gantry supports heavy tools via a tool balancer. Vertical rise is achieved by a heavy duty scissors lift and the entire machine is mounted on rails for x-axis travel.
The EI Lift and Mobile Platform has been used for pickup riveting, shaving, inspection, cold working with HUCK tools, and other operations in panel pickup stations and wing boxes.