Electrodrive delivered 16 custom powered trolleys to Marand Precision Engineering for use on a turnkey operation for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft project.
Leaders in automation and mechanical ground support equipment and tooling, Marand’s Aerospace division supplies leading Australian and international airlines and manufacturers.
Marand required the power trolleys to move heavy tooling around the production site seamlessly as part of a turnkey operation for Boeing.
Marand had earlier commissioned a fleet of powered trolleys from Electrodrive in 2006. Needing to expand their capacity for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, Marand worked with Electrodrive to specify an additional 16 power trolleys including a customised top to specifically suit the load requirements as well as a restricted space handle and speed control.
The Electrodrive powered trolleys have helped Marand seamlessly integrate a heavy moving requirement into their operations, improving productivity and work conditions. Safety has also improved significantly with the elimination of heavy lifting and pushing by the workforce.
Jerry Kops - Program Manager Aerospace Automation at Marand explains that they sourced the custom powered materials handling trolleys from Electrodrive to expand their customer Boeing’s capacity in manufacturing components for the new 787 Dreamliner.
The trolleys purchased by Marand from Electrodrive in 2006 have proven to be the perfect solution to handling precision tooling safely, which encouraged the company to contact Electrodrive again for the new Boeing requirement.
Key benefits of Electrodrive powered trolleys:
- Reduced manual handling, eliminating heavy lifting and pushing
- Increased efficiency in process automation
- Reduced operator fatigue
- Achieves a specialist engineered solution