GGR’s range of compact and portable hoists, including the rotating and tilting Glassmax Giraffe, can provide a quick and simple solution for carrying out overhead and canopy glazing jobs.
For example, the 320kg capacity Glassmax Giraffe was used recently to install new panels to a glass canopy on the platform of Wakefield Westgate train station. The vacuum lifter attached to the hoist has 360° rotation and 90° hydraulic tilt functions so could easily manoeuvre the glass units into the exact overhead position for fitting. With minimal set up time required, the Glassmax Giraffe can lift loads to a maximum height of 4.8 metres and has a removeable counterweight system for added stability.
This practical and easy-to-use hoist was also used to install glazing at a ticket office for the ferry service which transports visitors across the River Clyde from the Glasgow Museum of Transport to the Science Centre. The Glassmax Giraffe lifted glass panels on top of four steel tubes with precision to create a floating roof.
Multiple Glassmax Giraffe machines can be used simultaneously to lift larger and heavier glass loads, like on this job where GGR replaced a broken piece of canopy glass in London.
Click here to take a look at GGR’s full range of hoists and lifting solutions for working in restricted access areas.