KOMBI Platforms and KATT Rung Ladders - two modular access systems providing one solution
Ridleys, Bendigo VIC
LGPM Process Innovation
KOMBI Modular Access Platforms
KATT Modular Rung Ladders
Ridleys are Australia's largest producer of livestock feeds and their new facility, which began construction in April 2019, will supply the expanding markets in Central and Northern Victoria.
Ridley managing director and chief executive officer Tim Hart stated, “This state-of-the-art facility will enable us to support the continued growth of poultry and pig producers in the region, and will help us realise manufacturing and logistics efficiencies.”
The grain silos required egress to enable personnel to access the large structures with safety and confidence.
Solution - KOMBI Aluminium Platforms and KATT Rung Ladders
To begin the process, SAYFA worked closely with engineers from LGPM to model up a system that was fully modular and one that would attach to the silos without compromising their integrity.
Initial drawings were created using the KOMBI Builda and after several revisions the concept of marrying both KOMBI platforms and KATT rung ladders was visualised, providing a perfect design solution.
KOMBI platforms and KATT rung ladders are fully modular systems and were delivered in kit form ready for assembly on-site. As there is no requirement for hot works, LPGM were able to carry out a quick and easy install.
Additionally, as both KOMBI and KATT systems are manufactured from lightweight robust aluminium and require minimal maintenance, this provided an additional advantage given their high exposure to the elements. KOMBI platforms and stairs are adjustable on-site with no specialist tools enabling modifications in situ.
The innovative KOMBI T-Bolt allows easy on-site modification
At a cost of $47M, Ridleys now operates out of brand new facilities in Bendigo with improved efficiency, quality and safety.
For more information on KOMBI modular platform and stair systems visit the KOMBI website.