Busch are a leading vacuum pump specialist company with offices in multiple sites in the UK and Europe. Pelloby were recently asked to design, manufacture and install a bespoke lifting solution featuring four underslung cranes and a supporting gantry steelwork structure.
Four underslung manual cranes
As part of a project to streamline operations at their Crewe manufacturing plant, Busch GVT began looking at systems that would allow various items to be lifted at once. Pelloby provided two options that would have achieved these goals – a double armed jib crane and an overhead crane system with four manually operated beams. The latter option was eventually deemed the most suitable and our design and manufacturing teams set about producing this system.
The finished installation consisted of four underslung manual cranes each spanning 3m in length and providing a 3m hook height, all of which were supported by a gantry freestanding steelwork structure bolted to the workshop floor.
Each of the underslung manual cranes had a one tonne safe working load capacity and was fitted with a two speed electric chain hoist suspended from a push travel trolley.
Freestanding gantry steelwork
The gantry beams which the cranes run on total an overall length of eight metres and are carried by three goal post frames. A four bar down shop conductor system was also included for powering the hoists.
The supporting columns, the gantry beams and the crossbar beams on top of one another give the crane an 4.3 metre overall height.
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