In workplaces where maintaining high levels of hygiene is important, cleanroom cranes are often an advantageous lifting solution. Here we take a look at a recent project in which Pelloby designed, manufacturer and produced one such system for a leading UK plastics company.
Maximising headroom for this bespoke cleanroom crane
Our client supply a wide range of innovative plastic products for various applications. When developing a new cleanroom at their site, a special crane that offered good standards of cleanliness and hygiene was required.
Pelloby supplied a special 3.5 tonne electric overhead crane with a smart white finish. The crane, which featured a seven metre span, was carefully designed to maximise the available height of lift and as such featured an underslung design and a low headroom construction Verlinde electric wire rope hoist.
We also designed and produced a double run of gantry beams for the crane to run off, complete with splice plates, fixings and a series of hangers to connect these beams to existing supporting steelwork. An enclosed four bar conductor system allowed for an overall downshop length of 36 metres.
The VT Verlinde hoist, cross travel and crane long travel were all operated via a handheld radio remote control.
Features of cleanroom cranes
When producing cranes for cleanroom environments Pelloby can provide a series of additional design features:
- A reduced number of surfaces and components compared with regular designs
- No hidden/internal running surfaces which are difficult to clean
- Dry lubricant on hoist chain or rope
- Special paint or powder coating
- Enclosed conductor system, cable festoon or energy chain system for power feeds
If you’re interested in receiving more information or a quotation for a cleanroom crane, get in touch with our team on 01952 586626 or email email@example.com.