Pelloby regularly get asked to find solutions for challenging lifting requirements, but with over 45 years’ experience in manufacturing cranes – we’re always happy put our design skills to the test.
A recent project required us to find a system that could lift items from an outdoor loading bay to an internal room two floors above.
Innovative loading bay equipment
The ISIS complex is a state of the art research centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, which houses an array of neutron and muon instruments that allow scientists to study complex atomic materials processes.
One of the buildings at the site manages control equipment for the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Beam Accelerator, however in order to offload heavy duty control racks from a lorry outside and move them into position on a second floor location, a bespoke lifting solution that could pass these materials through an elevated roller shutter door was required.
Having worked with ISIS in the past on several overhead crane and post jib crane installations, we were confident we could provide a bespoke lifting solution that would increase the efficiency of their day-to-day operations.
Unique wall mounted jib crane design
The finished system was a wall mounted jib crane capable of supporting loads of up to five tonnes in capacity with a 180 degree slewing angle. This meant that with the roller shutter door open, the jib arm could be rotated until it was fully protruding out of the building, directly above the loading bay.
A handheld remote governed the crane’s rotational movement and hoist control which allowed the team to operate the loading bay equipment system from either inside the building or outside from the loading bay.
This carefully tailored wall mounted jib crane is able to lift goods directly from the vehicles used for transportation which helped further increase workflow times by removing the intermediary phase of unloading goods from the van or lorry before moving them inside.
The jib arm can be fully rotated in the opposite direction to tuck in unobtrusively against supporting columns, which reduces the amount of space the system takes up when not in use and allows the team to get on with other tasks.
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