Work Platforms - Aircraft Daily Maintenance Platforms

Jump to the ProductsDAircraft Daily Maintenance Platformrawing on research data gathered in the field, Spika has designed and fielded a new generation of aircraft maintenance platforms that are receiving praise from military and civilian users - the family of Universal Maintenance Stands (UMS).

As today's military is transforming and restructuring into a more modular, deployable, and effective organization, maintenance stands in Spika's UMS Family are lighter, more maneuverable, universal, and quicker to use than the past generation of maintenance stands. Our platforms are easily palletized and deployed, a clear benefit to the military/joint environment, as well as to the civilian industry.

 

 

 

Universal Maintenance Stand Benefits

The Universal Maintenance Stands are free-standing modules, capable of being used alone or quickly linked to other modules to form longer, larger work platform systems. Constructed of 6000 series aluminum, these lightweight platforms offer unmatched stability and durability without the weight and corrosion concerns or the cumbersome maneuverability of the old B-Series stands.

Spika's family of aviation Universal Maintenance Stands range in working platform height from 32 inches, which is ideal for engine and transmission access of the OH-58, up to 126 inches, which is perfect for top-side wing access of the C-130s. Footprints may be as small as 36 inches by 48 inches, or as large as five feet wide by 16 feet long for some fixed wing applications.

By offering varying heights and configurations, such as deeper "C" frames that allow over-reaching of obstacles, or bi-level handrails that easily adjust in height to accommodate aircraft component interference, the UMS's can be used on practically any aircraft, fixed or rotary wing.

The UMS Series are all styled around a common design, utilizing manual linear adjusters to easily raise or lower the platforms over a 12- or 24-inch range. All offer industrial-duty casters with high quality brakes and indexing pins, and come standard with industrial coated safety rails. Spika’s Quick-Latch system provides for instantaneous coupling of stairs with the deck. Not only do these platforms increase efficiency of task performance while occupying a minimal footprint, they provide worker safety that meets or exceeds the standards of OSHA 1910 Subpart D.

 

B-Series Stands vs. Spika UMS Stands

B-Series Stands

Spika's UMS Stands

  • Steel construction
  • Heavy
  • Rust and corrode
  • Awkward to move
  • Hydraulics leak
  • Do not meet all current OSHA standards
  • Out of production
  • Difficult to deploy
  • Take up valuable hangar space
  • Limited work platform area
  • Aluminum construction
  • Lightweight
  • Rust and corrosion resistant
  • Easily rolled into position
  • No hydraulic system
  • OSHA 1910 compliant
  • Readily available
  • Easily palletized and deployed
  • Small, efficient footprint
  • Models with large work area

 

 

 

 

Watch this video to learn more about the key features and benefits of Spika UMS stands for skid-type helicopters

                                                 

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