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Assembly of curved panes in a skydiving tunnel in Belgium

Pane assembly with Heavydrive vacuum suction system and minicrane
Image rights: Heavydrive.com

Heavydrive received an enquiry from a Belgian body flight facility just before Christmas. Ten concave panes needed to be installed to construct the wind tunnel. On 23 December, Heavydrive’s lorry arrived on the construction site on the Belgium-Luxembourg border to deliver the assembly devices. The 1,200kg curved panes were assembled using the MRK 168 mini crawler crane with a hook height of 16.8m and a lifting capacity of 4,000kg.

 

The VSG 1200 KR vacuum suction system was attached to the mobile crawler crane. This suction system is suitable for convex and concave curved panes and has a lifting capacity of up to 1,200kg. Its 48 adjustable suction pads enabled the heavy glass elements to be lifted safely. Like all Heavydrive suction systems, the hydraulic VSG 1200 KR can be seamlessly tilted by 90 degrees and rotated by 360 degrees, so the ten concave panes could be fitted promptly and without a hitch.

 

The customer also availed of the Tapfheim-based company’s one-stop service. Immediately upon arrival of the devices on the construction site in Belgium, an experienced Heavydrive technician personally briefed the customer on how to use them. The team of experts was also available over Christmas for questions or emergencies.

 

Heavydrive specialises in complicated assembly of panes of all shapes and sizes. The company has a wide range of specialist suction systems with a capacity of up to 4,000kg for convex and concave curved glass elements. All Heavydrive systems are easy to operate and meet the highest safety standards. The assembly devices can be delivered from the headquarters in Tapfheim to anywhere in Germany within twelve hours and worldwide within a few days. Don’t miss 30% discount off short-term rentals until the end of April!

Pane assembly with Heavydrive vacuum suction system and minicrane
Image rights: Heavydrive.com

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