Gantry crane and hoist

gantry crane
Gantry crane and hoist trolley.

The fine levelling adjustments of the sixteen rollers that support the rotation ring are now complete. Dome assembly work will commence as soon as the weather allows.


In order to lift the seven fiberglass and steel dome elements into position, we are building a gantry crane with a hoist trolley. The trolley carries an electric hoist having a lifting capacity of five hundred kilograms. The gantry will be securely fastened with guy ropes in order to withstand 20 meter-per-second winds common at this time of year.


Click the image to enlarge.