Slip Resistance Steel Plates Applied To Lift Platform at Autoquip

  • The Situation:

    According to Autoquip, Sandia National Laboratories is a government contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). They manage the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile; provide research, development, and testing services; and manufacture specialized non-nuclear products and components for national defense and security applications. At their labs in New Mexico, they were looking for a solution to access underneath the nuclear centrifuge to conduct maintenance so they contacted Autoquip to build a centrifuge. The dynamics and sensitivity of their product provided an interesting material handling challenge for Autoquip. Autoquip needed slip resistance applied to the centrifuge, which is why Autoquip contacted SLIPNOT to create a safe walking surface.

  • The Solution:

    Autoquip provided SLIPNOT with 13 steel plates. SLIPNOT applied their Grade 2 coating to various sized 18-1/4" x 10" x 12" steel plates that were used for the lift platform that was used by Sandia National Laboratories. SLIPNOT’s steel metal creates safety for the personnel that will be performing maintenance to the centrifuge. Steel metal with the SLIPNOT coating can be completely submerged in slick substances and still maintain its slip resistance, due to its superior coefficient of friction.

  • The Impact:

    The non slip steel plates were installed to the circular lift platform to help Sandia National Laboratories workers maintain a safe work environment. The lift with SLIPNOT’s steel slip resistance keeps workers at ease while handling this sensitive maintenance work. The custom platform design work created a safe walking surface for employees.

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