S&S clients are seeking new ways to enhance safety and efficiency while reducing operational costs. One area of particular concern is the process of accessing the tops of railcars and trucks. This task can be hazardous, and the equipment used is often outdated and inefficient and can be very costly to install. S&S has developed a mobile railcar / truck access cart powered by a patent pending rechargeable, battery driven tug/drive system. Below we will outline the key features of this innovative solution, including its safety features, versatility, and ease of use.
Battery Powered Mobile Access Platform
The safety of operators is of paramount importance, and the mobile access cart is designed with this in mind. The unit features access gangways that provide a safe and stable walking surface for workers to access the top of railcars and trucks from a platform with stair unit. Additionally, the gangways are equipped with safety cages to protect workers from falls while on top of the cars and trucks. The cages are made of durable materials and are designed to withstand various working environments and heavy usage. These safety features not only protect workers from injury but also help to reduce liability for a company.
The mobile access cart is designed to be highly versatile, allowing it to be used in a variety of applications. The unit can be used at a sites loading and unloading facilities where access to multiple cars or trucks is needed for sampling, venting, and inspection. It can be provided as a single or dual sided system and its compact size and maneuverability make it ideal for navigating tight spaces, while its battery-powered tug unit provides the necessary power to move the cart and its operator smoothly and efficiently. The unit rides on V-track that can be installed on paved or concreted areas. The track can also be placed below grade if preferred.
Mobile Platform with Access Gangways, Emergency Egress & Operator Drive Platform/Control Station
Battery Powered Tug Drive Unit
Ease of Use
The mobile railcar access cart is designed to be easy to use, even for operators who are new to the equipment. The unit is equipped with intuitive controls, and the battery-powered tug unit provides smooth acceleration and braking. The unit’s rechargeable battery pack provides extended use between charges, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
Cost saving can be great when compared to installing long platforms with track mounted gangways. The cost of steel, concrete or piles, and installation cost, along with consideration for permitting, site access, and down time can be very high. The mobile access cart can significantly reduce all these considerations by providing an easily installed solution with minimal efforts and the project can be done faster.
The mobile railcar access cart powered by a rechargeable battery-operated tug unit is an innovative solution that addresses the safety and efficiency concerns associated with accessing the tops of railcars and trucks. The unit’s safety features, versatility, and ease of use make it an ideal choice for companies seeking to improve their operations while protecting their workers.
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