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.