Multisorb Technologies Limited are an international active packaging technology firm with premises in both the UK and the USA. They recently approached Pelloby in order to find a new overhead monorail crane system that not only helped increase workplace efficiency but further improved their already high health and safety standards.
Multisorb’s site in Telford processes large bags of silicone in order to create packaging for electronic goods. Until recently these bags were being transported to the upper level of a mezzanine structure within the Multisorb warehouse using a combination of a forklift truck, a special goods lift and some existing Pelloby monorail crane systems.
However, as this goods lift was located directly above a frequently used door, the team at Multisorb decided to upgrade their overhead monorail cranes to provide a system that would better ensure the safety of their dedicated team on site.
Cantilever overhead monorail crane design
As well as providing companies with brand new lifting systems we also regularly help refurbish existing cranes, which can often be a more cost effective solution for our clients. In the case of Multisorb we manufactured two new straight runway beams to work with older gantry steel columns.
The first of these beams, which is 10.2m in length with a 1.25 tonne lifting capacity, runs out over the edge of the mezzanine platform to lift goods from below. Pelloby supplied a brand new two speed chain hoist for use on this overhead monorail crane which was pendant controlled at the request of customer.
Take a look at this overhead monorail crane in action in this short video:
The second beam was 9.6m long and could support weight of up to 2 tonnes. Our engineers fitted two of Multisorb’s existing hoists onto this beam in order to further reduce the costs of the new monorail crane design. This crane was used to transport the silicone bags into position once they had been lifted onto the raised warehouse floor level.
In addition to moving heavy loads away from a high footfall area of the warehouse, an audible flashing beacon was added to the end of the cantilever runway beam as an extra safety feature. Whenever the hoist passes over the cantilever section of the beam this alarm sounds to let staff nearby know that a lift is taking place. The beacon deactivates when the hoist travels back over the mezzanine floor.
If you want to learn more about how a Pelloby crane could improve your workplace safety practices, get in touch with our team on 01952 586 626 or email email@example.com.