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    LOCK – YOUR SPECIALISTS FOR MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS

    Problem analysis, application selection, project planning and implementation for custom-fit platforms for maintenance, general operations and servicing work.

    MAINTENANCE & SERVICE PLATFORMS

    FOR THE LAST 175 YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN SUPPLYING INDUSTRIAL AND TRANSPORT COMPANIES WITH LATERALLY AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE MAINTENANCE & WORKING PLATFORMS.

    Are you looking for adjustable maintenance platforms, work platforms, roofwork platforms or mobile platforms? A solution that offers flexibility and practical adjustment capability? A solution that finally fits your budget? And do you need a partner who can assure that your technology functions reliably and delivers high-performance work for you?

    Our job is to get you positioned at the right working height. Ergonomic work and optimised process operations are the top priorities for our maintenance platforms. For every specific type of application, Lock can provide the appropriate maintenance platform, work platform or vertical access technology.
    We are in operation worldwide for small and large companies and we equip our customers reliably, individually and with certified Lock solutions for work on commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and for aviation. Entrust your project to us. Get started with your work or maintenance platform from Lock.

    • Work platform/elevating platform
    • Work platform
    • Roofwork platform
    • Flexible workplaces

    HOW EFFICIENT IS YOUR MAINTENANCE PLATFORM?

    In addition to purely technical development, we provide our customers with a fully comprehensive range of service. Services that include risk assessment, CE conformity, an examination of total cost of ownership (TCO), functional descriptions, operating manuals and a full set of documentation. At your request, we would also be happy to show you the savings potential we could help you to achieve with the right solution. Just send us a brief note. We will then contact you.

     

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    EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS MADE-TO-MEASURE

    HERE IS HOW WE HERE AT LOCK ORGANIZE YOUR SOLUTION:

    From analysis of the problem to selection of the right maintenance platform through to project planning and implementation, we are there to assist you with effective advice and action. We always design the solution for your application individually and specifically adapt it to suit your needs. This approach applies to stationary or mobile platforms, working platforms with or without personnel transport and to platforms accessed by ladders or steps. All made possible by Lock’s modular design principle. Made to measure. Perfectly. 

     

    1. EVALUATION OF NEEDS

    You have a something in mind that you would like to consult us about. As our customer, you first need to define the situation. Our service naturally includes the devising of proposed solutions that you can then present to your team. This procedure defines all of the parameters that are important to you or that are stipulated by the legislator.

     

    2. INTERNAL PRESENTATION

    We provide you with a comprehensive set of concept material to enable you to present your solution in-house. Regardless of whether we deliver that presentation or you take charge of it yourself, you will be well equipped and all decision-makers will be able to reach a verdict on a well-informed basis.

     

    3. DESIGNING TO MEASURE

    Before we can provide you with a reliable quotation, we need to gain a detailed knowledge of the facts. To accomplish this, we produce a design matrix which enables us to plan all relevant aspects of our service into an initial graphic solution. This construction drawing then serves as a basis for the precise planning of the entire project.

     

    4. QUOTATION & ACCEPTANCE

    Our official quotation follows as soon as you are satisfied with the solution we have mapped out. Once you accept our quotation, we initiate the planning and implementation stage.

    An overview of our services

    LOCK WORK & MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS

    Certified maintenance platforms for many different sectors

     

    OUR REFERENCES

    MOBILE MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS IN AUTOMOTIVE CONSTRUCTION - HYMER CARAVAN

    A maintenance platform is something that should make the assembly of motorhomes much easier because it can help to optimise the operations involved. Even in very confined spaces. Following an on-site analysis by experts from Lock, a manual height adjustment unit was chosen featuring Lock rack and pinion winches, which, once mechanically linked up, and depending on the type of vehicle enables the correct working height to be reached. The integrated access uses a drag staircase to achieve a space-saving design. In addition to the significant improvement in ergonomics, this application ensures a reduction in the error rate and ultimately an increase in efficiency of around 15%. 

     

    STATIONARY ROOFWORK PLATFORMS IN THE RAIL SECTOR - PFAFF

    Lock drives are almost always used in the construction of roofwork platforms. Lock rack drives are fitted for lateral adjustment of the drawer units. They push the platform laterally to the train with a positive fit. This makes work on the catenary power cable and in the upper area of the train an ergonomic and risk-free operation. Lateral adjustments are possible with Lock rack and pinion gear units with electromechanical coupling action

     

    MOBILE MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS FOR TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS - FIRE BRIGADE

    This application established a mechanical coupling between the individual Lock rack and pinion winches. The height of the maintenance platform is adjusted manually. The self-locking feature in the Lock winches has created a safe, sustainable and virtually maintenance-free solution for the customer.

     

    MOBILE WORKING PLATFORMS IN CITY BUS TRANSPORT – OVB

    The maintenance platforms of the Offenbacher Verkehrsbetriebe (OVB) are used to conduct maintenance work on the pantographs of its electric buses. Once one of these platforms is in position, people and equipment can be raised electrically to a height of up to 3.9 metres. The roof of the bus can then be accessed via the push units and the fold-out basket railing to enable maintenance work to be conducted.

     

    OUR EXPERTS FOR STATIONARY AND MOBILE MAINTENANCE PLATFORM

    PRE-SALES, AT-SALES & AFTER-SALES SUPPORT BY OUR EXPERTS

    In Pre-Sales we provide consultancy support and help with calculating and sample-testing for your work platform or maintenance platform. We also provide you with active support and training during assembly and initial start-up. After that, we are by your side as a partner with 24-hour support and our 48-hour spare parts service, covering all aspects of your new maintenance platform from Lock.

     

    [Translate to English:] Jochen Blersch - EXPERTE FÜR STATIONÄRE UND MOBILE WARTUNGSBÜHNEN
    Jochen Blersch
    +49 7371 9508-264
    jbl@lock-wartungsbuehne.de
    [Translate to English:] Thomas Fritsch - EXPERTE FÜR STATIONÄRE UND MOBILE WARTUNGSBÜHNEN
    Thomas Fritsch
    +49 7371 9508-261
    tfr@lock-wartungsbuehne.de
    [Translate to English:] Jürgen Bäuml - EXPERTE FÜR STATIONÄRE UND MOBILE WARTUNGSBÜHNEN
    Jürgen Bäuml
    +49 7371 9508-267
    jba@lock-wartungsbuehne.de
    [Translate to English:] Simone Böttle - Thomas Fritsch - EXPERTIN FÜR STATIONÄRE UND MOBILE WARTUNGSBÜHNEN
    Simone Böttle
    +49 7371 9508-241
    sbo@lock-wartungsbuehne.de

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    FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PLATFORMS FOR MAINTENANCE, GENERAL OPERATIONS & SERVICE WORK

    FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS

    What maintenance platforms variants exist?

    The portfolio of our maintenance platforms includes solutions with rack and pinion jacks, lifting system kits and electric rack and pinion jacks. These can be operated manually or electrically. The modular design principle underpinning Lock technology makes a great many variants possible which means that we can always find an appropriate solution for every maintenance platform. Regardless of whether this involves solutions rigidly mounted on a simple base frame, or mobile modular individual modules or applications with lowering capability. We can even provide underfloor designs.

    What drive technology is available for work platforms and maintenance platforms?

    The specialists at Lock use all types of drive technology for their maintenance platform. We know from experience that rack and pinion lifting gear combined as a mechanical or electromechanical solution offers great advantages: low susceptibility to faults, minimal maintenance intensity and high durability. In short, the optimum price-performance ratio.

    What foundation does a maintenance platform need to have?

    Regardless of whether it is mounted on castors and freely positionable in the room, as a permanently installed system or as a wall-mounted application. Together with you, we check the technical conditions in advance.

    Are there any unusual requirements? ATEX for example

    Specific requirements arising from the place of use or installation of the maintenance platform can be solved without any problems. This means that Lock maintenance platforms can be used in ATEX areas and also in the food sector. The system is always designed in accordance with the standard and in compliance with the Machinery Directive, made of steel or aluminium and suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

    What is the maximum stroke speed and stroke length?

    Standard Lock technology can be used for speeds of movement of up to 6000 mm/min and for travel of up to six metres. In special applications, an increase in speed and travel is possible.

    COMMERCIAL QUESTIONS

    How can Lock maintenance platforms help me to increase my delivery reliability?

    Lock's solutions lead to standardised workflows. Processes become clearly definable. Processes and procedures become more transparent. All this helps to increase the reliability of your delivery performance.

    How do Lock maintenance platforms help me to reduce my error rate?

    Our maintenance platform experts analyse your material flow then an associated value flow analysis is performed automatically to create the customised solution needed to reduce error rates and to increase efficiency. This achieves a reduction in the error rate of your assembly and work-related operations of up to 40%.

    How do I assure good ergonomics with Lock maintenance platforms?

    By inspecting the installation site for the system and the associated analysis of the production process as well as with an appropriate risk analysis, our experts ensure compliance with ergonomic workflows.

    How can Lock maintenance platforms help me to reduce my assembly times?

    Lock solutions reduce assembly times and increase efficiency through ergonomic operations, short walking distances and materials within easy reach.

    How do the shutdown and position feedback take place?

    The control unit integrated in each electric drive contains either analogue or digital position feedback and is entirely free of current, i.e. in the event of a power failure, the control unit remembers its last position. Even changes in position during a power failure are detected by the control unit. Secondary damage up to and including total failure is therefore avoided proactively.

    How is material delivered to Lock maintenance platforms?

    All materials needed are ready to hand, resulting in optimum assembly and maintenance times, combined with ergonomic working methods. In this way, your maintenance platform is integrated into your value-added process right from the start, helping to reduce costs and also to increase productivity. 

    How well do Lock maintenance platforms & work platforms perform in tests?

    The modular design of Lock technology delivers conviction through ease of installation and straightforward initial start-up. Low-maintenance and robust, it delivers trouble-free operation for years. We have a successful track record extending back until 1959. 

    How long is the service life of maintenance platforms?

    Having the right design and good project planning for each application assures a long service life. That is how we are able to provide a 10-year quality guarantee on Lock power drives. 

    SAFETY

    Who assesses maintenance platforms & work platforms, and how should they be evaluated?

    We guarantee the appropriate application in accordance with regulations through a variety of additional services. We evaluate the system for full compliance with existing regulations before delivery and, on request, can prepare the necessary documents as well as the maintenance instructions. We also organise any necessary initial sample testing by TÜV or DEKRA. If required, we can conduct the necessary regular maintenance on your maintenance platform. In addition, our Lock Service is available for you by telephone around the clock.

    How can I assure health & safety at work?

    Health & safety at work (HSW) is a top priority for Lock with its maintenance platforms: adapted travel speeds, emergency stop switches, barriers or cordoning off of danger zones with fences, sensor solutions or guards assure this. With the risk analysis prepared by Lock for this purpose, the documentation and the description of all necessary safety aspects for your plant, occupational safety is fully guaranteed. This also makes your plant a building block in your safety concept.

    The risk analysis consists of these parts: identification of hazards, assessment of hazards, measures to minimise hazards. Then preventive action is taken to avoid harm to life and limb.

    REPAIR AND SERVICE

    What level of service can Lock provide?

    We provide you with comprehensive support during the commissioning of your maintenance platform. And afterwards, we at Lock provide the right level of service to assure the long-lasting and trouble-free operation of your equipment. Our service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lock’s in-house service staff conducts fast and professional repair of your system.

    We provide you with documentation (risk assessment, CE conformity, TCO analysis, functional description, operating instructions, overall documentation), manufacturing and assembly (pre-assembly, pre-installation, type testing, component assembly) engineering and mechanics, (circuit diagram creation, software programming, performance level calculation, 3D design, calculations and design, as well as simulation).

    Where do I obtain spare parts and accessories?

    Many of the parts needed for your maintenance platform are kept as stock items in our central warehouse, so we can deliver urgently needed spare parts within 48 hours. 

    Do work & maintenance platforms require maintenance, and what does this involve?

    Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure the durability and safety of each of these units. Maintenance is based on the relevant operating manual and maintenance instructions. Maintenance is conducted by Lock Service or by the customer, based on visual inspections and checklists. 

    How is compliance with machinery directives achieved?

    By documenting your system properly, we can assure compliance with standards and directives such as Machinery Directive MRL 2006/42/EC, mobile elevating work platforms DIN EN 280, DIN EN 1570 lifting tables, safety of machinery DIN ISO 12100 for risk assessment. Safety of machinery DIN EN 60204, electrical equipment, EC/EMC Directive 2014/30/EU.

    How substantial does the documentation need to be?

    In principle, every maintenance platform needs to be documented in accordance with the Machinery Directive. This includes the functional description, control sequences, assembly and operating instructions and calculations. Our team of experts prepares all of this and provides it to you.