72t overhead crane installed
04 March 2013
A 72t overhead crane for reel loading and unloading has been installed in a new marine cable factory by Street Crane Company. JDR Cable Systems will use the crane to ensure high volume production from a new vertical lay-up machine.
The factory crane package includes an 11m span double girder crane with a 72t SWL and a custom-built VX hoist, operating on a 30m long freestanding gantry system.
Unusually, the gantry was installed prior to the erection of the building shell and the completed crane was used in the assembly of the carousel at the core of the VLM. Once the carousel was installed, end-stops were fitted to the gantry to limit crane travel and protect the top part of the machine.
Radio remote control lets the crane operator select a position of clear visibility and maximum safety.