Telescoping working platforms first introduced and further developed by CTI Systems to enable the service personnel to safely and quickly access the different aircraft areas.
Teleplatforms improve working conditions in the following applications:
- Aircraft manufacturing and assembly
- Aircraft line maintenance
- Aircraft cleaning, paint stripping, masking and re-painting
- Aircraft overhaul.
Teleplatforms travel along cranes and include:
- Telescoping mast
- Working platform.
The working platform lowers to the hangar floor thus the personnel can easily enter. Then it lifts and moves to the required position towards the aircraft in 4-D mode (3 linear and 1 rotational axes).
Horizontal movements of the CTI teleplatforms are controlled by the RMC (Relative Motion Control) system, especially developed by CTI. This takes account of the current angle of rotation of the working level in relation to the crane axes and allows it to move the same way as the joystick is actuated, as long as the radio remote control is housed in the reference panel. Movements, particularly those near the aircraft, can therefore be controlled extremely safely.
CTI Systems provides integrated systems with multiple teleplatforms in a comprehensive overhead crane system, which allows alternating and interchanging use of auxiliary hoists in the entire crane operated hangar area. Access to any aircraft types in freely selectable parking configurations can be granted, whether angular parked, “nose-in” or “tail-in” or any other position.
Teleplatforms are equipped with an integrated collision protection system for all directions of movement to avoid any impact to the aircraft or other unexpected obstacles.
Additional safety devices prevent injuries to the personnel, damage to aircraft, building or other teleplatforms.
Stationary parking positions can be provided for the teleplatforms, when the installation is not in use or is being serviced.
Teleplatforms can be fitted with any necessary equipment and media according to individual needs including:
- Hot and cold water supply
- Compressed and breathing air
- Electrical sockets and lighting with various technical data
- Additional jib cranes
- Safety ropes for fall protection
- Emergency descent devices
- Particularly in case of aircraft painting applications, each installation is equipped with the necessary explosion protection.