Southworth Worker Platforms Delivers Personnel to the Work Area
Southworth Products Corp., Portland, Maine, introduces a new product that brings the worker to the job with the availability of worker platforms. For assembly or maintenance operations where large structures, such as aircraft or heavy equipment, must be accessed at elevated or varying heights, Southworth now offers custom-configured lifts that can be designed into most production lines. Offering more flexibility and safety than scaffolding or ladders, the worker platforms are appropriate for stock picking from higher shelves, such as the vertically stacked compartments of storage carousels.
Options include custom controls; soft start/stop; indexed lifting and lowering; slide-out sections that increase platform size when necessary; fold-down safety gates and handrails; custom deck treatments (non-skid, anti-static, etc.); and bellows skirting that keeps dust, debris, and moisture out of the lift mechanism.