TECHNICAL GUIDE LIFTING TOWER MEGARA 300 MEGARA Series

TECHNICAL GUIDE
LIFTING TOWER
MEGARA 300
MEGARA Series
MEGARA Series
INDEX
1. INTRODUCTION
2. GENERAL DATA
2.1. Technical data
2.2. Applicable regulations
3. GENERAL SAFETY RULES
4. HOW TO USE
5. MAINTENANCE
6. SPECIFIC RISKS
7. PREVENTION SYSTEMS
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1. INTRODUCTION
This instruction manual has been drafted pursuant Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG requisites.
The instruction manual is an integral part of the lifting tower to be consulted before, during and after tower startup, likewise whenever deemed necessary, respecting the contents for each and all the parts thereof.
This is the only way to achieve the basic objectives established in the manual base such as preventing accident risks
and maximum optimisation possible for the lifting tower features.
This manual has taken extreme care regarding safety and accident prevention at work while using the machine
highlighting information of particular interest to the user.
ATTENTION: PRIOR TO USING THE LIFTING TOWER,
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
2. GENERAL DATA
2.1.Technical Data
NAME
MODEL
TECHNICAL
CHARACTERISTICS
EQUIPMENT
DESCRIPTION
COMPANY
ADDRESS
LIFTING TOWER
MEGARA 300
Maximum height: 6,10m.
Minimum height: 1,92m.
Maximum load: 300kg.
Minimum load: 25kg.
Material: Steel as per DIN 2394.
Open base area: 2 x 2m.
Closed base area: 0,47 x 0,47m.
Weight: 90kg.
Winch: 900kg maximum load with automatic load retention brake.
Cable: Galvanized steel under EN12385-4. Right hand ordinary lay. MaxLoad: 19600N
Tensile strength: 1770N/mm². Diameter: 6mm. Length. 12+1m
Fixation of tower sections to working height with safety pins.
Leg anchorage with safety pins.
Bubble level to adjust tower vertical position.
Rustproof protection and painting protection finish.
Lifting tower MEGARA 300 has been designed to vertically raise structures and lighting
and sound equipment to different heights.
Tested by skilled personnel having passed all the operating, maximum load and dimension
inspections.
ROLLSPEED, S.L. (FENIX)
Camino Alquerieta, 10 / 46470 - Massanassa,Valencia (Spain)
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2.2. Applicable regulations
- Directives CE 2006/42/EG on machinery.
- BGV C1 (GUV 6.175).
- BGG 912 (GUV 66.15, GUV G-912).
- EN 12385-4:2008-06 .
- DIN EN 10305-3:2010-05 .
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3. GENERAL SAFETY RULES
The lifting tower is an industrial element designed to raise loads vertically, it must NEVER be
used as a platform elevator for people.
Only place the lifting tower on firm flat grounds
checking it is in vertical position. Do not use
wedges or any strange elements to balance the
hoist.
Check legs are correctly assembled and secured by their safety pins.
Never raise a load without first checking it is
correctly supported and centred on the appropriate lifting tower supports, so the load only
acts vertically.
Never move the lifting tower when the
load is raised. It is inadvisable to make any
kind of movement, even small positioning
adjustments.
Never use the lifting tower over any mobile surface or vehicle.
Before using the lifting tower, check the
cable state, which must not present any
broken threads or compression. NEVER
EVER use defective cables and change cable
if in doubt. Only use steel cable as
described in this manual.
Fix the lever when the load is raised.
Never surpass the maximum load capacity indicated on the lifting tower label of characteristics
and this instruction manual.
Minimum load for braking function without
problems is 25kg. Brake will not function
without this minimum load.
If there is a likelihood of strong wind or gusts,
place the lifting tower on the ground and secure
it with the aid of straps.
Never fix a strap over a vehicle or any other
element which might move.
Neither grease nor lubricate the winch
brake mechanism. Braking disks were greased with a special heat and pressure resistant grease.
No other products must be used to prevent negative influence on brake functioning.
Never use a ladder over the lifting tower or
leaning against it for any kind of work.
Beware of any kind of projection above the lifting tower like cornices, balconies, luminous signs, etc. It is very important to avoid the presence
of cables below the lifting tower working height.
All sections must be lowered to transport
the lifting tower.
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4. HOW TO USE
1. Place the lifting tower over a firm and flat surface in its working
place.
2. Remove the outriggers (H) from their transport supports (C)
and insert them into their working positions (G) hecking that
they are fixed by the safety pins (K).
3. Adjust the outrigger stabilisers (J) by turning the cranks (I) to
level the lifting tower. Ensure it is in a vertical position checking
the bubble level.
4. Put the load on top of the lifting tower using the suitable support, in order to make work the weight of the load only in vertical
direction. The minimum load must be 25kg. It is possible to manually block it with the safety pins (A).
5. Elevation: Turn the winch handle (B) clockwise to lift the load
until the wished position, checking that safety pins (A) are activated (T).
6. Lowering: release the safety pins (A) doing the action U. To
release them, turn slightly the winch handle to elevate the load.
In the normal working position, the load’s weight does not allow
to release the safety pins. Once the safety pin (A) is unblocked,
turn the winch handle (B) opposite clockwise until lowering the
load and the first profile is completely down. Release the safety
pins (A) and keep on lowering the lifting tower until the second
profile is completely down. Unblock the safety pin (A) and continue lowering the lifting tower until it is completely folded as
its minimum height. The lifting tower can be fixed in any needed
intermediate position as well as when raising the load, fixing the
safety pin (A) in the position (S).
the profiles with the safety pins (A) in the position (S).
7. For the lifting towers’ transport is necessary to bring down all
the profiles, releasing the safety pin (A) doing the action U. To fix
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5. MAINTENANCE
1. Periodically check cable status. If the cable seems to have broken cable wires or crushing, replace immediately with a new one.
Never use the lifting tower with cables in bad conditions. Only use galvanized steel under EN12385-4. Right Hand Ordinary Lay.
MaxLoad: 19600N Tensile strength: 1770N/mm². Diameter: 6mm. Length. 12+1m
2.The lifting tower is supplied fully greased from factory. Nevertheless, periodical greasing is recommended as per use to the crown
gear of the winch, to the threaded bar of the stabiliser outriggers and the profiles too.
WARNING:
DO NOT GREASE OR LUBRICATE BRAKING MECHANISM
Braking disks were greased with a special heat and pressure resistant grease. No other product must used to prevent negative
influence on brake functioning.
3. Lifting tower MEGARA 300, must be checked by an expert once a year minimum as per its use.
4. Only original spare parts must be used to ensure continued safe use. The user loses all guarantee rights if spare parts other than
the originals are incorporated or modifies the product in any way.
5. To request any spare part, contact the manufacturer or an authorised distributor within your territory.
6. SPECIFIC RISKS
BRAKING SYSTEM FAILURE
May occur due to braking system deficiencies or bad installation. If it stops working it could cause a serious risk due to the raised
load will be out of control and injure users or hit materials next to the tower.
LOSS OF STABILITY
If the tower is placed on a sloping ground or a surface that is not completely flat, there is a risk of loss stability which would lead
to a 90º overturn with risk of serious injuries for workers.
OBJECTS DROPPING TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL
As an elevation equipment and due to it is working high, there is a serious risk of raised objects dropping to a different level, either
due to securing mechanism failure, part wear, dirt, etc., or incorrect use of the lifting tower (E.g.: for goods over the maximum load
allowed). Sudden drop of raised goods implies a serious risk for the worker.
KNOCKS AND/OR CONTUSIONS DUE TO OBJECTS
This risk only occasionally causes an accident to the worker running the operation due to his location during the elevation process;
the risk of knocks from a raised element is more likely to affect people walking by or whose workplace is next to the lifting tower.
Its origin may be due to loss of stability, malfunctioning of structural elements, safety systems, securing systems, etc.
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7. PREVENTION SYSTEMS
BRAKING SYSTEM FAILURE
Equip with winch complying with regulations metioned in the BGV C1 directive, specially DIN 56925 and DIN EN 292.
LOSS OF STABILITY
Maintenance of lifting tower stability must basically be as per the following measures:
• Professionalization, training and risk awareness of lifting tower users.
• Equip with different safety devices and advices from the manufacturer to reinforce stability, like:
• Safety pins which secure the lifting tower once raised.
• Bubble level to help vertical adjustment.
• Fixing maximum load that the lifting tower can raise.
• Maximum slope specification which the lifting tower can access safely.
OBJECTS FALLING TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL, KNOCKS AND/OR CONTUSIONS FROM OBJECTS
The risk of objects falling to a different level can be prevented using homologated safety elements, e.g., a safety pin which fixes the
interior profile of the lifting tower in its working position, so the cable does not support load and guaranteeing impossibility of a
drop. In the event of cable breakage, the braking system will act automatically. Furthermore, if steel elements have been zinc coated
this protects the entire unit from oxidation and corrosion.
These risks can also be minimised with correct lifting tower maintenance. The user must perform periodical inspections on safety
elements and make the necessary repairs in case of detecting deficiencies.
Moreover, the consequences of these risks can be reduced limiting an access area to the lifting tower and with a correct training
of personnel.
NOISE EMISSIONS
This equipment doesn't produce more than 80 decibels.
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