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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Maintenance & Housekeeping COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Halton East Asphalt Plant, North Yorkshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP283 COMPANY TEL: 01756 709219
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Elevator maintenance inspections
ARTICLE
In the past, the task of maintaining and inspecting hot elevators at this asphalt plant involved heavy manual handling and “live working”. Now, a vehicle winch is used, which is fixed to the maintenance truck and powered from 12V battery. This means that the plant can be fully locked off.

Engineered on site, a small extension was welded to the bottom elevator shaft. The simple task is to slide a hub wheel onto the bottom shaft, then attach the winch cable to the hub. The cable is wound onto the hub before being secured to the shaft using a locating pin. The easy fit guard to protect the operator from any moving parts can then be fitted into place. The winch is activated with a remote switch held by the fitter. The elevator now moves in a slow, smooth and controlled manner. If work is needed on the elevator, a lock off / isolation is fitted to the 12 volt battery supply.
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Elevator maintenance inspections


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