GEDA mixes in
Permanently installed transport platform ensures efficiency at a Swedish asphalt mixing plant
The state-owned company Svevia has acquired a competent technical support tool for one of its asphalt mixing plants. In the Arlanda plant near Stockholm, a permanently installed GEDA 500 ZP P transport platform has been mixing in at dizzy heights for more than a year.
Svevia carries out large-scale road-building and other infrastructure projects throughout Sweden. For all its asphalt work on motorways, urban roads and in industrial estates the company produces the asphalt in its own three mixing plants at Arlanda (Stockholm), Ale (Bohus/Gothenburg) and Läggesta (Mariefred).
Sophisticated technology is used inside the gigantic plants. The asphalt mixture is created by means of a thermal mixing process of mineral rocks, rock flour, binding agent and if required, additives.
Year-round operations in wind and weather, together with their handling of heavy loads, place high requirements on Svevia’s asphalt mixing plants.
First and foremost, regular maintenance works are essential for guaranteeing a smooth asphalt production process. Instead of accessing via the time and therefore cost-consuming route via the stair tower, those responsible at Svevia decided to deploy a permanently installed transport platform from the Bavarian manufacturer GEDA-Dechentreiter GmbH & Co. KG. The transport platform was commissioned by GEDA’s Swedish partner, the company BVM (ByggVärmeMaskiner AB). BVM has more than 30 years’ experience in the lift sector and is well known in the Swedish market.
For the most stringent requirements
The tower-shaped mixing modules must be accessible at all times for maintenance work. Staff are frequently left with no alternative to the arduous climb up the staircase and here time and cash fall by the wayside in the truest sense of the word.
The GEDA 500 ZP P transport platform has proven to be a reliable helper along the mixing module towers and an efficient energy-saving alternative to the staircase tower.
For maintenance and repair works on the Svevia asphalt mixing plant, the permanent GEDA 500 ZP P transport platform is used for the transportation of tool carriages, welding equipment and burners, but also for the transportation of spare parts, e.g. for the parallel drum. The 1.6 x 1.4 metre platform with a rated load of 500 kg or five people provides enough space to also transport bulky and heavy parts easily and safely up and down. On the Svevia asphalt mixing plant the installation height along the mixing module tower is 20 m. With a hoisting speed of 9 m/min, the fast transportation of people and materials is guaranteed. Special GEDA landing level safety gates at each of the landings ensure the safe transfer between the platform and the landing.
Here the compact GEDA 500 ZP P power pack defies tough environmental conditions such as the high levels of dust accumulation which are part of the daily work routine here.
By professionals for professionals
GEDA permanent transport platforms facilitate and expedite regular buildings inspections, maintenance and other necessary servicing work. And what's more they can also be retrofitted to existing installations and buildings with very little effort, due primarily to their low anchoring forces. Over eight decades of proven know-how, continuous development and unique quality have made the GEDA transport platforms strong partners for heavy loads and efficient work methods.
The successful installation of the transport platform on the Svevia asphalt mixing plant is the outcome of a year-long collaboration between GEDA and the Swedish company BVM who have been supplying the Swedish market successfully with GEDA height access solutions since 2013. It is therefore not surprising that both companies have achieved the best possible solution for the Svevia asphalt mixing plants at Arlanda and will now continue their collaboration in the permanent and temporary construction lift sectors.