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Complicated glass assembly from the inside

Fitting the pane around the corner post from the inside
Image rights: Heavydrive.com

 

The team was tasked with glazing an extension on a house in the Bavarian town of Donauwörth. The steep position of the site posed a challenge for crane access. It would have been too costly to hire a large truck-mounted crane to reach from the road, but Heavydrive came up with a solution using its special equipment.


The team attached the VSG 450 K vacuum suction system with a spreader cylinder to the assembly jig of an MRK 86 mini crawler crane. The long, heavy-load assembly jig even enables panes to be fitted under an overhang. This meant the 200kg glass element could safely be manoeuvred around the corner post and fitted into the opening from the inside. The team also assembled a 4-metre-long pane at the front. Within just two hours, the two technicians had installed the glass elements safely and without a hitch.

Fitting the pane around the corner post from the inside
Image rights: Heavydrive.com

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