Fair
6 °C
Germantown, Maryland
Fair

06:00-12:00 Thu Apr 26 2018
none

ANOTHER SMOOTH MOVE BY SIPPEL GROUP

24-09-2014
by 
in 

How do you move an 11.5 tonne travelator through a busy shopping centre without a hitch?

The answer is simple – call Sippel & Co.

The Sippel Group are specialists in moving heavy equipment and no challenge is too great.

When Jesmond Shopping Centre at Newcastle needed to install their first travelators to provide better access to its upper shopping level, it commissioned Sippel & Co to move the monster machines.

Sippel & Co succeeded in moving the 11.5 tonne loads under a restricted height entry awning, through the entrance doorways and across a fragile Italian tiled floor, with zero damage.  

The move, contracted through Johns Waygood, required Sippel to manufacture special supports for each end of the travelator.

The supports were not only used to carry the fabricated end supports but also to provide a stable area each end for the innovative Sippel AIRSKATE Air Flotation Move System. 

The 11.5 tonne travelators were balanced by crane to place one end of the load on one set of AIRSKATE Modules on a slip sheet covering an uneven surface of Roman tiles up to the entrance doorway.

They were then re-slung for the crane to pick up the far end and gradually slid in further until the second set of AIRSKATE Modules could be positioned under load.

It was then plain sailing through the door and through to the installation point.

Flotation was maintained as the machines were moved through to the installation point keeping the Deadman Manual Control Depressed On for reduced pressure controlled Compressed Air Flow.

This ensured there was no damage to the tiled floor.

After reaching the destination the long 11.5 tonne load was then safely installed by Johns Waygood.   

  

Sippel & Co Pty Limited

Ph: 0411 136 484

Related news & editorials

  1. 26.04.2018
    26.04.2018
    by      In
    Available now from HBM, the ClipX signal conditioner claims new standards in industrial process control by simply integrating into existing machines and production systems. The ClipX is a dynamic signal conditioner that not only amplifies signals and transfers them to the control unit, without any... Read More
  2. 26.04.2018
    26.04.2018
    by      In
    Now available at a one-off price of $400 and with significant discount for quantity orders, the DarDeck safe step platform can pay for itself in efficiency gains. And the improved safety it brings to any warehousing, retail or maintenance environment could save a fortune in workers compensation and... Read More
  3. 26.04.2018
    26.04.2018
    by      In
    Hyster has demonstrated what it claims is Australia’s first hydrogen-powered forklift. The 1.8-tonne unit was unveiled at a ceremony in Sydney by Hyster-Yale Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Tony Fagg (pictured right).
    Also involved in the launch (pictured from from left), Scott Nargar, Manager of... Read More
  4. 26.04.2018
    26.04.2018
    by      In
    As the aerospace, automotive, power generation, and other manufacturing industries continue to develop even more robust metals, cutting tool manufacturers must evolve as well with high-performance tooling to tackle these materials.
    The KBH10 is one such tool; an uncoated turning insert that offers... Read More