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Design Qualification of Electric Stacker

1.0 OBJECTIVE: To design, engineer, and supply of Electric Stacker (Model: ST15 SS FFTL.6000) and provide assurance that the machine is manufactured as per the URS and it complies with CE recommendations.

Electric Stacker

2.0 SCOPE: The scope of this qualification document is limited to the Design Qualification of Electric Stacker (Model: ST 15 SSFFTL.6000) for “Company Name and Address”. This qualification document is part of a Validation activity for the Electric Stacker ( Model: ST 15 SS FFTL – 6000 )

The equipment shall be used In-plant for stacking palletized load at specified lift height. The equipment shall operate where the floor is even and has sufficient load-bearing capacity. The gradient of the floor on which the equipment can operate with a full load is 8% and without load is 15%. The equipment can operate at a maximum ambient temperature of 60°C.


Client: a) To provide the URS for the equipment.
b) To perform the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) at the manufacturer’s and
client’s sites.
c) To adhere to Safety Instructions and Preventive Maintenance activities as specified in the DQ Sheets and in Operation and Instruction Manuals.

Manufacturer: a) To design, engineer, and provide the complete technical details of the
equipment pertaining to its design qualification viz.

(i) To facilitate the client for machine overview,
(ii) To facilitate the client for specifications of the sub-components/bought-out items, and their make, model & quantity, and backup records/ brochures,
(iii) Material of construction of all components
(iv) Brief process description
(v) Safety features and alarms
(vi) Pre-installation requirements

b) To facilitate the client for the Factory Acceptance Test of the machine at their works/ site.
c) To confirm the safe delivery of the equipment to the user site.
d) To ensure that no unauthorized and/or unrecorded design modifications shall take place. If at any point in time, any change is desired in the mutually agreed design, the Change control procedure shall be followed and documented.
e) To ensure the proper installation and commissioning of the equipment.

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EquipmentElectric Stacker
Capacity1500 Kgs.
Capacity @ max. Ht.850 Kgs.
Lift Height6000 mm.
Height Mast Lowered2755 mm.
Height Mast extended6525 mm.
Free Lift2235 mm
Fork length1150 mm X 560 mm.
Fork Shut Height90 mm.
Turning Radius1640 mm.
Battery24V 330 Ah
Total Electrical Loads1.5 K.W – For Drive Motor 2.0 K.W – For Power Pack


MAINI makes Electric Stacker ST15SFFTL 6000 is versatile equipment that is useful in almost all industrial work environments. It is used for high-intensive stacking and transporting in minimum cycle times. The complete machine can be divided into the following sub section:

a) Chassis Assembly.
b) Mast Assembly.
c) Carriage Assembly.
d) Load & Support Wheel Unit.
e) Suspension and Drive Unit
f) Hydraulic System
g) Electrical System
h) Hoods & Panels.


6.1  Overall:

Sr. No.  Description  Specification
2.ModelST 15 SSFFTL
3.  TypeBattery Operated
4.  Basic Capacity1500 Kgs.
5.  Overall Length2215 mm
6.Overall Width850 / 1500 mm  
7.  Overall Height2755 mm
8.Overall Weight  1280 Kg.

6.2  Mast Program

Sr. No.DescriptionSpecification
1.  Raised Mast Height6525 mm
2.Closed Mast Height  2755mm
3.  Lift Height6000 mm
4.Load Capacity  850 Kgs.

6.3 Speed:

a) Travel Speed:
With Load – 5.0 Km/h (Maximum)
Without Load – 6.5 Km/h (Maximum)

b) Lift Speed :
With Load – 0.07 Km/h (Maximum)
Without load – 0.11 Km/h (Maximum)

c) Lowering Speed:
With Load – 0.25 Km/h (Maximum)

Without Load – 0.10 Km/h (Maximum)
6.3.1 Gradient
Laden – 8%
Unladen – 15%
6.4 Fork Dimensions

a) Overall Length – 1150 mm
b) Overall width – 560 mm
c) Lowered Height – 90 mm

5.1 Technical Span of Sub – Assemblies:

Sr. No  DescriptionUnit Quantity  Make
1  Chassis01            —
2.  Mast Assembly01           —
3.  Carriage01          —
4.  Load Wheel04Speciality Urathane
5.  Support Wheel02Speciality Urathane
6.  Drive Wheel01Speciality Urathane
7.  Suspension Casting01S G Iron Casting
8.  Drive Unit  Rating  – 1.5 K.W. Series01CFR, Italy
9.  Hydraulic System Pump Motor Rating –  2K.W01Haldex, Sweden
10Electrical System:
Controller Rating01Curtis, USA, 24V.250 A Series
Relays Rating01Albright, U.K 24 V.
Fuse Rating01 setGermany, 100 amps.
Emergency Switches Rating01Albright, U.K, 24 V
Battery Rating01Exide finds. 24 V. 330 Ah
Type Charger Rating01Sirius, 24 V 45 A
11.  Hoods & Panel       01 set  ABS

6.6 Material of Construction:

Sr. No.  Component Description  Material
1Chassis  Mild Steel
2.MastMild Steel  
3.Load Wheel  Polyurethane  
4.  Support WheelPolyurethane  
5.Drive WheelPolyurethane  
6.Axils & PinsMild Steel  
7Suspension unit  Grey Cast Iron Casting(GG25)    
8.  Lift PistonEn8 + HC Plated
9.  Hoods & PanelsABS


7.1. Horn Switch (H): Provided to caution people or other vehicles when driving and negotiating comers.

7.2. Safety reverse button (F): The purpose of this button is to secure the operator against being squeezed between the tiller arm and a wall, a rack, or any other obstacle.

7.3. Emergency Power Cut–off Switch (A): This is pushed down to quickly cut off the entire power supply to the equipment. Should be used in the event of unintentional movements or in case of fire, short circuit, etc. during operation.


8.1 Study the work order before inspecting the equipment. Clarification if any, clarify
with Marketing and PPC departments.

8.2. Dimensional:- (Record all the dimensions by measuring tape)
a) Check the minimum height (fork height) of the equipment and record (Ground to fork top level)
b) Check the fork width & length.
c) Switch on the key and emergency switch. Operate the side stabilizer level and then operate the main cylinder lever.
d) Lift the carriage up to maximum height and note down height (ground to fork top level laden/unladen)
8.3 Visual Inspection:-
a) See the primary cylinder is lifting first and the movement of the hose is satisfactory.
b) i) See the roller contact, Is it having contact with mast inner surface? (see the gap in the SS roller. The gap should be max. 2mm).
ii) See the roller contact. Is it having contact with mast inner side surface?
iii) Check the support wheels and load wheel’s movement/contact, with and without load.
b) See the deflection of the mast (laden) at the maximum height.
c) Check aesthetic aspects. (welded joints, assembly fitment, uniform bolt, nut, and washer used.)
d) Check for the painting (non-coverage, Scratch)
e) See the cover fitment and the gap. It should be more than a 2 to 3 mm gap. Check for the leakage if any, (at oil seals and welded joints)

8.4 Load Test:
a) Test the equipment without load and with the load. (As specified in a work order or refer to Catalogue). For without load lift the carriage with the help of a lever. Parallelly switch on the stopwatch and record. Lower the carriage in the same way and record. Repeat the same for with load.

8.5 Performance Test:-
a) Lift the carriage up to a certain height and lower. Verify the carriage is lifting and roller movement is perfect.
b) Move the equipment forward and reverse. Parallelly apply the brakes immediately and see the effect.
c) To check or shrinkage of the cylinder, observe the carriage movement when the carriage is in a static position for 2 minutes (check shrinkage with load also).
d) See the electrical connections and their routing is perfect.
e) Move the equipment in reverse direction with the help of butterfly switch and hit the safety switch in the stomach, the equipment has to move forward. See the effect.

8.6 Sub Assembly:-
a) Note down the details of the sub-assembly part used. Example:- Drive motor, Pump Motor, Lift Cylinder, Battery, relay, Controller, Safety Socket, Valves, and Charger.

8.7 Pre-dispatch check:-
a) See the painting finish, Cover fitment and all electrical connections are functioning.
b) Attachment if any, see the functional aspect and record the same.
c) If any rework, information has to go to the assembly department with the rework record.
d) Verify the equipment once again after the rework, if found satisfactory in all respect, give the clearance for dispatch/customer inspection.

9.0 APPENDIX for Design Qualification of Electric Stacker:

9.1 List Of Abbreviations
KW: Kilowatt
V: Volt
Ah: Ampere Hour
DQ: Design Qualification
URS: User Requirement Specification
FAT: Factory Acceptance Test

9.2 Reference Documents for Design Qualification of Electric Stacker:
9.2.1 Manufactures Brochure (s) / Manual (s):
a) Instruction/maintenance manual/spare part list
b) Final Inspection Report
c) Factory Acceptance Test Report
d) Test Certificates.

9.2.2 Client’s Purchase Order:
9.2.1 and 9.2.2 To be submitted as the finalization and execution of the order progresses.

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