Where the load to be lifted is awkward in shape, requires multiple support points or is unstable due to the position of the Centre of gravity Andun deliver bespoke lift beam designs to suit.
Our in-house analysis and Finite Element Analysis capability is used as part of this process. Whatever the challenge our engineer’s design lifting systems that are delivered with a complete package of calculations and fabrication drawings to the client’s specifications. A cat ii or cat iii check on the design can also be provided.
In recent projects, Andun has utilised our in-house 3D printing capability to demonstrate the proposed solutions to stakeholders. This has become a vital tool for building stakeholder confidence.
An example of Andun’s lifting gear expertise was the design of a bespoke C-hook capable of lifting 10 tonnes of concrete in one go. This was developed to speed up the demolition works at Whitechapel station, during a tight possession period. The bespoke C-hook both increased productivity and made the works safer as it removed the requirements for hundreds of resin fixed anchors for lift points.
A key requirement of the project was the task of convincing stakeholders of the merits of the C-Hook as the right engineering solution. To demonstrate the design capabilities, we produced a 3-D print of the hook (pictured below). We found giving stakeholders the opportunity to visualise and hold the design was a key factor in securing approval for the use of this innovation.