Expertise in maritime weapons, ammunition and stores lifts/elevators
MacTaggart Scott's expertise in maritime weapons, ammunition and stores lifts/elevators spans several generations of vessel designs. Continuous refinements have taken place to meet more demanding customer requirements:
- Modular installation within ever decreasing trunk sizing.
- Full operation at increasing angles of roll and pitch.
- Meet exacting defence standards, such as explosion proofing and hazardous zones
HMS Ocean, the UK's amphibious helicopter carrier encompasses two specially angled weapons lifts/elevators. These caged platforms transfer modern weapons and ammunition through many deck levels. Impressive ability to smoothly stop at intermediate deck levels. Interlocked, powered opening of large watertight and flashtight doors.
3 vertical stores lifts, plus garbage and personnel lifts were also provided to HMS Ocean.
The refit of weapons lifts/elevators to the UK's Invincible class of vessels illustrated a particulary innovative approach for installation into a very tight trunking space; a totally modular fit into the deck opening. In this case, culminating with interlocked opening of the watertight/flashtight through-deck hatch for unloading on the flight deck.
MacTaggart Scott provides equipment to a large variety of naval and coastguard vessels, including:
- Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes and Patrol Vessels
- Aircraft Carriers, Helicopter Support Ships and Command Vessels
- Auxiliary Support and Training Vessels
- Hydrographic and Survey Vessels
3D CAD modelling, analysis and integration into your ship
MacTaggart Scott provides 3D CAD models in various formats to allow the customer to insert the lift and ancillaries into the full ship model, providing for a more complete offering to the end customer.
Platform build in a location that suits you
The main and largest component of most lifts is the platform itself, this can either be built by MacTaggart Scott and shipped to you with the rest of the lift subsystems or you may choose to build the lift locally to our design and with our techncial assistance to ease logistics.