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ANOTHER SMOOTH MOVE BY SIPPEL GROUP

24-09-2014
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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

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