Nonstandard appears to have become the new standard for Bomac Engineering. Indeed, according to Bomac engineer Tate McFarlane: “We find we’re getting more and more requests for non-standard layouts for our Altrac cranes and fall arrest systems. Either that, or it’s customers who know what they want to move but aren’t sure about the best way to go about doing it,” he adds.
While, of course, the team is more than happy to provide stock-standard jib cranes and H-shaped gantry cranes, the engineers do enjoy working through challenges where these standard designs just don’t quite work.
Engineers Tate McFarlane and Victor Lim have recently set their creative minds to solving some unusual customer requests. These have included an inverted gantry crane that will sit 8m off the ground, driven by remote-controlled motorised trolleys. And there has been a fall arrest system featuring a dizzying array of nonstandard bends to suit some seriously modern architecture.
All Altrac products are made in-house at Bomac’s headquarters in Hallam, Victoria. For the engineers, this means they can test out their ideas as they unfold and see the final product in person. And for customers needing a unique solution, this means shorter lead times as they are not waiting for crane components to arrive from overseas before the engineers can even begin looking at adjusting items to meet their needs.
Bomac’s engineers are always happy to discuss different options for lifting and moving items around manufacturing facilities. They may be able to create the crane that others have said would be impossible. Or they may come up with a solution you haven’t even yet considered.
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