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Bespoke 32-Metre Telescopic Jib Crane Deployment Solution

The right handling solution isn’t just about the mechanical characteristics of safe working loads and reach. Sometimes, a crane needs to do a disappearing act, whether for aesthetic reasons or to avoid being an obstruction. And it still needs to be safe, reliable and fit-for-purpose.

The Challenge

Large jib cranes are not usually kept out of sight. However, our client had a roof-mounted crane application that needed to be hidden in order to maintain architectural aesthetics.

The roof in question also has a distinctive curved and tapering shape, adding to the challenge of safely traversing the crane rails, operating reliably – and of course retracting out of sight when not in use. Significant mechanical handling and electrical engineering challenges needed to be solved.

The Solution

ARX designed, manufactured, and installed two bespoke machines. Both have a slewing mast to support the telescopic jib crane, mounted on a powered trolley.

When not in use, both machines cleverly retract into specially designed, hidden garages. These are fitted with sliding louvre cover panels that exactly match their surrounding materials, allowing the cranes to disappear completely from sight while also being protected from harsh weather.

Technical Details

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