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Design and Construction of a Telescopic Platform

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104784, PP. 1-14

Subject Areas: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering

Keywords: Telescopic, Platform, Stepladder, Design, Fabrication, Mechanical Elements

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A telescopic platform is equipment used in the Laboratory or Workshop to carry out different kinds of job on the ceiling e.g. fixing or replacing of electric bulbs, fixing of electric fans etc. it is also used to change streetlight on campus. Now that technology changes rapidly, the use of step ladders of different kinds with low reliability and quite a number of limitations should gradually be replaced by less expensive alternative. To this end, Telescopic Platform has been designed and constructed to meet the urgent need for replacement. Materials were locally sourced for such as Bevel gear, Sprockets, Chain, Power screw, Nut etc. and used for the fabrication, which involves welding grinding, fitting practices as well as assembly. The Telescopic Platform so produced is mobile, suitable for use on flat, sloping and terraced surfaces with high reliability. Its height can be varied within a range designed. The telescopic platform designed can offer a good capacity of 834 N with efficiency of 85% and can conveniently carry an average human weight of 736 N.

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Olufemi, A. B. , Sola, O. T. and Jimoh, Y. A. (2018). Design and Construction of a Telescopic Platform. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4784. doi:


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