Solution: Forklift truck on 8 t lifting table as conveyed material
The two production levels, 5.35 m apart, were connected by a specially secured shaft. A lifting table now conveys the forklift truck, including pallets and boxes containing cast products made of light metal for the automotive industry, from floor to floor.
This results in a total load of around 5 to 6 tonnes per transport. For the forklift truck, an additional point load had to be taken into account due to the four wheels and, in the case of the pallet cage, due to the four L-shaped feet, while the pallets have evenly distributed loads. This special load required a reinforced design of the platform. In some cases, the goods to be conveyed are not positioned over the entire surface of the platform, but only on one part. Therefore, after consulting ALFOTEC, KSM decided to use a robust lift table for 8 t conveyed material, which forgives unbalanced loads.