Anti-Swing Device for Rope Suspended Platforms

Considering a major shift from conventional and unsafe builder hoist to a more safe and reliable hoists, Spartan has been at the forefront to ban the unsafe builder hoist form the beginning. Spartan, with its rich experience in manufacturing hoists, has various models of passenger and material hoists.

Aviator: The recently launched hoists series are branded by ‘Aviator’ series of passenger and material hoists. The weight carrying capacity varies from 500 kg to 2 tonne. These machines are used at both medium and high rise structures. Rather Spartan’s multi-functional hoist replaces tower crane for rebar lifting application. Spartan’s multi-functional hoist has an attachment of rebar carrying attachment, which carries rebar measuring 12 metres through horizontal rebar attachment. Spartan also plans to manufacture twin cage hoists in coming year and is at design stage.

Spartan boasts of around 30 in-house design professionals and is well equipped with all the necessary design software and tools like solid works etc. Each machine is manufactured after rigorous design stage, where best machines of the world in the similar capacity is researched, studied and then designed to match the international standards. FEA analysis is carried out well in advance while designing, where machines are tested at various heights, at adverse climatic conditions through software. This gives a near to actual performance of the machine even before manufacturing. Each machine is designed considering its application, site conditions, safety, convenience, ease in operation etc, claims the company.

Safety is of paramount importance in equipment working at heights. All the hoists come with centrifugal safety device, which activates by centrifugal force and stops the hoist in case the hoist’s speed exceeds a specific speed limit. Many such safety factors are part of every single machine. “Control panel in the hoist is one of the most advanced features of the hoists one would hardly find in any of the competitor,” claims Vikram Mehta, Managing Director, Spartan Engineering Industries Pvt Ltd. It is provided with flash light for easy visibility, joystick for easy operation and emergency switches. The PLC functions cover lot of indicators like VFD trip, limit switch failure, phase failure exit door, open entry door, rack search fault etc. The higher or premium models also have a display screen, where the actual fault would be displayed for easy identification and repair. It is placed at a strategic position which would be easily viewed by the operator. These machines also come with mechanical lock and electrical sensors in critical areas like entry or exit door, trap door, erection platform etc. This ensures hoist does not start if any door is left open. To add to these, overload alarm indicator is also provided as an option. All these safety features makes Spartan’s hoists more reliable and competitive.

Rope Suspended Platforms: Spartan also manufactures Rope Suspended Platforms (SRP), popularly known as Gandola. Spartan is a market leader in SRP and it is used for various finishing applications like plastering, putti application, painting etc. at the end of the project. Spartan’s Rope Suspended Platforms also come with various safety features like Anti-Swing Device. Anti Swing Device is one of the most advanced features of Spartan’s SRP, where it holds on the SRP and avoids swinging of SRP at higher heights and ensures operator’s safety. Spartan’s SRP also comes with roof attachment, where the SRP and the operator are safe from the falling debris or material from top while working. All these safety features in the machines display the commitment towards customer’s safety at site.

The company’s role doesn’t end at just selling the machines. Rather it starts after selling the machines. Spartan follows the principle of ‘Train the Trainer’. The company’s training staff is specialised and well trained in advance before one trains the customers’ team. The company’s specialised team trains the operator on the usage, application, maintenance and repair. Though Spartan assures the immediate attendance on breakdown of the machine, Spartan trains them about how to use it efficiently so as to reduce the maintenance at the minimum.

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