As part of their cladding issue, TCI features the story of how our 1000kg capacity vacuum lifter was used to install over 1000m² of BENCHMARK Konnect Engineered Façade System panels to the Meadows View 11 storey residential building in Edinburgh.
Click here to watch a clip of the Ultra-Clad 1000 lifter in action on this project.
By using the Ultra-Clad 1000 with the on-site tower crane and one of GGR’s Libro 500 counterbalanced beams for working under tricky overhangs, the five-strong installation team on the Quartermile Q20 project were able to lift and fit these oversized pre-engineered modules in just 10 days.
Making its debut appearance on this job, the 30 pad Ultra-Clad 1000 lifter used its tilt function to pick up each oversized panel from its stack then move it from a horizontal to vertical position ready for fitting onto the building’s facade.
A big success for the Quartermile project, this time-efficient and safer method of lifting was less labour intensive, involved minimal manual handling and shaved an impressive three weeks off the project’s installation schedule.
Take a look at the Ultra-Clad 1000 and our full range of cladding panel lifters here.