The press and accumulator cylinders of the Eiffel Tower elevators have actually been in service for one hundred years, and this is the first time they have been changed with systems that are technically as similar as possible to the original equipment fitted in the tower.
Our free-standing jib crane was a 250kg working capacity unit with a three-metre operating radius and with two metres to the underside of the arm. The jib was a bolted and welded construction which could be split down into more manageable components for handling at high level, as the structure would be moved to various locations during the refurbishment work.
Our jib crane was uniquely reported as being the only aluminium slewing jib crane standing on one of the most recognisable steel structures in the world at the time!
"Creating this bespoke jib crane was a fantastic example of the capabilities of our design team and engineers ability to create bespoke lifting equipment solutions for our clients specific needs. Jib Cranes are usually manufactured in steel however, this jib crane needed to be lightweight to allow the client to disassemble and reassemble the structure in multiple places and therefore was designed and manufactured in aluminum to make assembly and transportation of the jib crane lightweight and portable."
Click here to see our help article on the range of Jib Cranes we have available