Avalon Plastics Limited are a UK based injection moulding company that have been in operation since 2003. Pelloby have worked with Avalon on a series of projects designing and manufacturing cranes for their sites in Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed and Glastonbury, Somerset.
We recently supplied a 12.5 tonne overhead beam to Avalon’s site in Wales to run on a pre-existing gantry framework, which had to be specially reinforced to be able to support the new crane.
Increasing the existing gantry capacity
When expanding their operational capabilities in 2015 the team at Avalon realised they were going to require an additional heavy duty lifting solution.
A smaller capacity crane that was supported by a gantry steelwork system already existed on site, however as this crane had not been used for several years and couldn’t lift certain heavy materials, it was apparent that it wasn’t going to be able to carry out the company’s developing requirements.
Pelloby were therefore able to provide a brand new travelling crane with an increased safe working load capacity of 12.5 tonnes, which featured an electric single girder design. The span of this crane was 17 metres, while it offered a 5.4 metre height of lift and utilised a VT3 Verlinde wire rope hoist operated via a handheld radio control.
In order for the existing gantry to be able to support the increased weight of new crane and its potential maximum load, alterations had to be made to ensure the stability of the structure and guarantee workplace safety. Pelloby were able to carry out these changes with minimal operational disruption by welding a reinforced plate to the underside of the gantry.
From design to final commissioning
The various departments at Pelloby were able to oversee every stage of the production and delivery of this crane. Richard Holley, Operations Manager at Avalon Plastics explained that the system has also helped them increase their operational capabilities.
“The older crane which we replaced with this new Pelloby system had fallen into disuse but the arrival of this new overhead crane has meant that we are once again fully utilising the gantry framework which has always been present at our Hengoed site production site.
“We are extremely happy not only with the design, delivery and installation service from Pelloby but also with the commissioned crane in use.”
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