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Plasteroard/drywall Lift Help

  1. Nov 27, 2005 #1
    Hi everyone

    For my college project I am designing a hydraulic telescopic cylinder type plasterboard lift and need help in finding the correct methods/formulas to use in order to design the safe dimensions for the wheel base, the plasterboard platform itself and to determine the weight capacity etc, etc. So if anyone can help i have included more information below:

    The Plasterboard lift is a device that enables the easy positioning of plasterboards on to the ceiling joists of buildings, thus enable a single person too easily and permanently tack it in to position. The plasterboard lift simply acts as a platform. Once the plasterboard has been placed on the platform, it can be roughly manoeuvred in to position and jacked up to the required height.

    The plasterboard lift will be required to support plasterboard/wallboard sheet of dimensions 2400 x 1200 x 12.5mm and with a weight of I believe to be 24.71kg. The plasterboard lift will consist of three or four castor type wheels, which will support a telescopic, foot operated hydraulic ram/cylinder. At the top of the ram/cylinder there is required to be rectangular frame, which will be the platform to which the plasterboard will rest. At its lowest level the maximum height should be no more than three feet and is required to be able to reach heights of up 10 feet minimum.

    Any help will be very much appreciated.

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  3. Nov 27, 2005 #2


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