Custom Lifts & Platforms

Industrial Lifts and Platforms for Versatile Handling Support

Achieve efficiency and ergonomic mobility with custom lift and platform solutions that support your unique manufacturing, distribution, and performance testing processes. Applicable in a variety of industries and uses, Bastian Solutions’ specially designed and engineered equipment helps clients’ operations reach new levels.

Our custom lifts and platforms are often employed in operations with unique products or extreme environments, from handling heavy or oddly shaped items, supporting precise product testing with equipment like explosion-proof test platforms, to safely providing personnel with ergonomic access to complete assembly tasks. As a system integrator, Bastian Solutions has access to the material handling tools, automation technology, and testing to support your unique operational needs.


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Our customers come to us to design custom lift and work platform solutions after encountering challenges that extend beyond the capabilities of out of the box solutions. Some of these include:

  • Heavy loads or special weight ratings
  • Unique product shape or size 
  • Hot or cold extreme environment specifications
  • Specific testing scenarios like explosion proof testing or radiation processes
  • QA/QC of product or materials
  • Product accessibility during assembly and testing
  • Employee safety and ergonomics
  • Facility configuration or space constraints

Safety and Ergonomics

Personnel lifts – Designed to allow operators access to different parts of large assemblies such as aircraft jet engines. They can even include built-in toolboxes and workspaces for increased efficiency and maneuverability. 

Unique access needs – Our build platform lifts have been developed for the aerospace industry to give operators ergonomic access to different parts of their product through the assembly process. Build platforms can be designed to lower or raise items as needed to your specifications.

Heavy Load Handling

Electro-mechanical conveyor lifts – Designed for high-duty cycles and heavy loads without need for compressed air, these lifts are popular in manufacturing plants running continuously. They utilize an electric gear motor for vertical actuation with a motorized drive roller conveyor on the lift carriage.

Freight lift - Our electro-mechanical designs have many advantages over a hydraulic lift actuation – no possibility for oil leaks, less noise, fewer components, greatly reduced preventative maintenance and perhaps most important less cost.


Custom Designed Built Manufacturing Engine Lift Platform

As we work together to explore custom solutions for your lift and platform needs, consider your:

  • Function requirements
  • Frequency of lift or platform use
  • High or low-duty production or distribution cycles
  • Space constraints
  • Product dimensions, volume, packaging
  • Personnel safety and ergonomics
  • Future product and business objectives

The Bastian Solutions’ custom automation team works with customers to determine feasibility and return on investment of all possible custom solutions. We use three main tools during the engineering and fabrication phase: 


Engineering Studies 

 By investigating your existing processes and exploring different configurations, we’re able to engineer the best custom solution.


Machine Simulations

 We create realistic models of your proposed operation using real-world data, rates, speeds and the logic associated with handling products.


Finite Element Analysis 

For large structural loads or precise handling requirements, we can test for the proper strength, rigidity or flexibility to reduce risks and confirm capabilities.



By demonstrating excellence for standardization and quality assurance in our manufacturing process and for our commitment to customer experience and satisfaction, Bastian Solutions’ custom automation division has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification.

By responsibly managing the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes to improve our environmental performance and for our commitment to sustainability, Bastian Solutions’ custom automation division has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification


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