Love them or hate them, we’ve all been subjected to the (often dreaded) revolving door with little thought as to how they were actually installed in a building. These energy efficient doors have been around since the 1880s and are commonplace amongst today’s modern buildings, so it was no surprise to find GGR’s lifting team working on a new revolving door in Manchester earlier this week.
Using a UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane and a Kombi 7011-DSG (dual circuit) designed especially for handling curved glass, GGR installed two revolving doors at a new local council building. The 7011-DSG curved lifter has rotating pad arms that can be adjusted in width to handle materials with concave, convex and flat surfaces.
The 400kg capacity vacuum sucker lifted the 250kg exterior revolving door panels off their stillage, rotated them into the correct alignment using the lifter’s 270° rotation function then lowered the units to the ground. The lifter was then quickly adapted to its convex mode and securely attached to the inside surface of the curved panel for fitting.
With the most compact cranes, a selection of the best glass vacuum lifters around and experienced operators all at GGR’s disposal, there was no reason to get ourselves into a spin on this revolving door project.
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