Overhead crane for aerospace manufacturer
30 August 2019
J&B Equipment has installed a circular crane and other systems to lift jet engines for testing at an aerospace company. Acco Material Handling Solutions provided the solution.
The scope of work covered design and installation of a system for moving jet engines to and from test cells. The principal challenge was that the engines needed to be moved quickly, slowly, and with great precision at various stages of the testing process. Of course, safety was the paramount concern throughout material handling operations.
The solution was a Louden monorail, a circular (360-degree curve) and other cranes, a customised carrier, and work-rated hoists. Variable speed control was provided for the crane and carrier travel, while two-speed controls for the hoists facilitated lifting and lowering operations. Weston-style mechanical load brakes and multiple carrier travel limit switches provided added safety.