Air Technical Industries of Mentor, Ohio was asked to be involved in a very exciting project for the military. The challenge was to design a piece of equipment that could be easily integrated into a helicopter blade testing system.
This helicopter blade testing system starts with a trolley that rolls onto an elevator and stages the blades for testing. The elevator raises the blades more than fifty feet into the air where the blades are positioned onto an Air Technical Industries’ extra-long Tandem Scissor Lift Table. From there, the blades are raised up using Air Technical’s table to a position where technicians can then test the rotor.
The extra-long Tandem Scissor Lift Table that engineers at Air Technical Industries designed for this military application has a capacity of 4,000 pounds, an overall table size of 63″ x 432″ with a vertical travel of 147″ and a total raised height of 165″.
Designed to handle long or very heavy loads, standard models of Tandem Scissor Lift Tables are available in capacities ranging from 2,000 to 50,000 pounds with a raised height of 44″ to 92″ and table sizes from 36″ x 120″ to 72″ x 240″.