13/12/2006 - 06:00 am

MLE Develops Aerial for Aircraft Manufacturing

Custom equipment manufacturer Man & Material Lift Engineering, Cudahy, Wis., has unveiled the PM54 aerial lift for aircraft manufacturing applications. This custom foundation-engineered, pedestal-mounted aerial serves as a major tool in the fabrication of carbon fiber fuselages, allowing the operators to reach into the fuselage without creating a potential hazard.

The PM54 features 54 feet of horizontal reach and 25 feet of vertical movement, and an 8-foot telescoping jib allows for rotating side-to-side. Platform capacity is rated at 800 pounds.

The PM54's platform is equipped with 800-watt lights and removable rails with HySafe fall protection, and features routed to the platform include 110V/220V power, hot water, shop air, and breathing air. The entire machine has a 480V power system and has a battery back-up for recovery during a power outage. Using the Profibus network interface, a Palm Pilot can be used to set speeds, ramping, detail logic parameters, and troubleshoot. The PM54 has a Class II dust explosion-proof rating.

For more information on the PM54, visit www.manliftengineering.com.

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