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The Challenge

Design, manufacture and install a new overhead travelling crane to be used in a general workshop capacity for handling of large panes of glass.

The customer needed to supply lifting coverage over a large working area so the crane load hook needed to be able to be positioned anywhere within 3 axis, allowing for hoisting up and down, travel left to right and long travel forward and backwards.

The Solution

We supplied the customer with a single girder overhead travelling crane totalling 29 metres in length and with a span of 9.594 metres and a safe working load of 3.2t as required.

This system was fitted with a VM essentials electric wire rope hoist which benefits from a travelling motor gear box, ensuring smooth travelling speeds, whilst also offering dual speed lifting and variable speed for cross and long travel motions, all of which is controlled with a radio remote control system.

As the main uses for this overhead crane are to assist in transferring material around the workshop and loading/unloading trucks, the radio remote control system we supplied with the electric wire rope hoist makes for a safer transition when doing so.

Handling delicate glass structures naturally carries a risk, however, a radio remote control allows freedom to move around the working area from a safe distance, without being connected to the crane via a cabled handset.

The visibility made possible by the freedom of the radio remote control system also makes for a greater level of accuracy, so for a company who deal with large panes of glass this massively beneficial.

Hoist UK

James Jordan

“It’s great to see another customer investing in a piece of lifting equipment that will ultimately increase the efficiency of their existing production processes. An overhead crane is the ideal solution for handling loads over a large working area and in this particular application, the compact VM Essentials wire rope hoist delivers a low headroom solution and allows the best possible lifting height to be achieved.”


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