It will be presented at the Worlddidac trade fair, which will be held in Basel from 29 to 31 October 2008.
PORTEL is an industrial heavy door of the kind used in steelworks, hydroelectric dams, nuclear facilities, industrial hangars and banks. It is designed for maintenance-related training and offers an ideal way to carry out educational tasks in mechanical maintenance. It is fitted with 3D design software models on SolidWorks, facilitating the study of mechanical solutions for the performance of operational tasks.
PORTEL features guidance systems, angle transfer, couplings, motorisation and safety devices. It allows breakdown simulations and maintenance operations, and it facilitates studying improvements to the system. The system enables users to diagnose breakdowns, prepare for operator actions, repair defective mechanical components (rack rails, sprockets, sliders, bearings, couplings and chains) and perform validated improvements (replacing the type of guidance, or installing a coupling limiter or biometric lock).
PORTEL is 1,280mm x 1,830mm x 2,200mm (height of 3,010mm with the door open) and features a 2.2kW or 1.5kW geared motor, which is controlled by a programmable PLC with a variable speed driver. The heavy aluminium door weighs 90kg, and the moving mass, which is adjusted via 20-kilogram centrifugal weights acting as bricks, can reach up to 570kg. It is equipped with an impregnable mechanical safety device, as well as end sensors to control acceleration and deceleration.
All of the PORTEL workbench mechanical parts can be subjected to a maintenance operation (lubrication or replacement) or changed. A modular surface extension allows the installation of additional kinematic components, such as coupling limiters, toothed chain wheels and rolling chains, declutched angle transmissions and reduction gears with hand wheels.
DELTALAB (deltalab-cosimi.com), which is headquartered in Moirans (near Grenoble, in south-eastern France), has been designing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of products for technical and vocational training, as well as for academic institutes and universities, for more than 40 years.
The company’s products have applications in many fields – in mechanical engineering (structures, mechanics and technology, hydraulics, aerodynamics and thermodynamics); in process engineering (chemical engineering, process control, water treatment, food processing and pharmaceutical engineering); in maintenance; and, finally, in automation and electrical engineering.
DELTALAB’s multidisciplinary engineering and design department designs, develops and tests products in compliance with the customer’s educational guides and specification sheet, from basic equipment to pilot production chains. Its after-sales service includes on-site installation, commissioning and training.
With over 50 writers designing the products and their educational content, including several hundred practical works designed, DELTALAB allots 8% of its annual turnover to R&D and launches 15 new products a year on average. DELTALAB has over 4,500 customers worldwide, and about 100 agents and international distributors. Over 30% of its sales revenue is achieved through export.
DELTALAB will take part in the Worlddidac trade fair, which will be held in Basel (Switzerland) from 29 to 31 October 2008.