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a transformer from a vessel to its foundation; it was a big project. The planning survey meant that en route we had to unload and slide the transformer under a bridge, reload it and continue the journey, which was the most efficient method of getting it to the site. A requirement was to stay as low as possible, which is why our research led us to the Hydra-Slide product. We worked with a 4-inch (10 cm) margin between the transformer and the overpass, sliding approximately 115 ft. (35m).” The LP350 represents the continued


evolution of the low-profile range that also includes the XLP150 extreme low-profile system. In contrast to their heavy track counterparts, these products are completely hand-portable, compact and ideal for use in areas with limited access or clearance.


Under the Bridge


An overnight road closure was implemented to facilitate the underpass slide. Cold weather and snow presented further challenges for the night crew; trucks were called in to salt the road surface to ensure the equipment had sufficient traction. Andersson explained that the team also


had to overcome an added complication beneath the bridge because of a gradient. By contrast, the 39 ft. (12m) slide onto the foundation was easier as the ground was flat. A track length of 59 ft. (18m) was used throughout with steel plates to distribute ground bearing pressure. The skidding system was powered with a split flow pump and a hydraulic gantry was used to lower the transformer onto the skidding equipment. Andersson said: “We were very pleased


with the [Hydra-Slide] system. We have a history stretching back 50 years—principally in Sweden but around the world too—and a hallmark of the company has always been innovation and development of our equipment fleet. The LP350 fits with that overarching theme.” In addition to the skidding equipment and


gantry, Jinert also utilized jacks and a heavy trailer. The transport portion of the project was subcontracted in this instance as Jinert’s equipment was already committed to another job. It did, however, supply four Goldhofer axles in addition to the 16 provided by the subcontractor, totaling 20 axles. Jinert has 18 depots stretching from


Trelleborg in the south of the country to Varberg on the west coast and Norrköping near Stockholm. It has a fleet of cranes


20 MAY–JUNE 2020 WIRE ROPE EXCHANGE


ranging in capacity from 25-ton (22.5-tonne) to 750-ton (680-tonne) capacity including crawler cranes, mobile tower cranes, mini cranes and crane trucks, in addition to trailers for heavy transport, wheeled loaders and telescopic loaders. The fleet is regularly engaged in varying projects including turbine and generator installation, bridge skidding, chimney assembly and general construction. y


Caldwell Mill-Duty Coil Grab for Steel Service Center


weight of the coils being lifted. The crane and grab are operated by a single operator in a standing position, using radio remote control.” He explained that the coils are typically


the same size but do vary in dimensions and weigh up to a maximum of 75,000 lb. (37.5 ton). The maximum outer diameter is 80 in., while the largest inner diameter is 20 in. Coil widths range from 25.5 in. to 76 in. The crane is Service Class 3 and Crane


Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) Class D, meaning it is rated for heavy service application. The grab is ASME BTH-1 Design Category B, designated when the conditions of the lift are not always defined or predictable, or when load conditions could be severe. Monarch’s customer base includes


appliance manufacturers and the auto industry. The tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers to the auto assembly plants rely on these steel service centers, which act as a bridge between metal producers and end consumers. Monarch is headquartered in Cleveland and


is one of the country’s largest providers of hot rolled, cold rolled, and galvanized steel product. In addition to the site in Decatur, a third service center is located in Cadiz, Kentucky. y


ICUEE Rolls Out New Name, Is Now The UTILITY EXPO


> A 37.5-ton capacity mill-duty coil grab has been installed beneath the hook of a 40-ton capacity overhead crane at a Monarch Steel Company Inc. facility in Decatur, Alabama. The coil grab was manufactured by The


Caldwell Group, a Rockford, Illinois-based company that specializes in both standard and custom lifting equipment. Alabama Sling Center, a Caldwell Group distributor, provided the coil grab to the Monarch steel service center, located in Decatur in northern Alabama. The grab replaced a previous coil grab


that had become damaged over time; the facility opened in 2004. It is rigged below a 92-ft. span top-running double-girder crane, with a single hoist, manufactured by Zenar. The grab carries coils from the processing machine to a floor storage area, over a distance between 100 ft. and 200 ft. Josh Berryman, lifting specialist at


Alabama Sling, said: “The crane has a standard hook block, but there is a scale system between the block and hook. The hook-scale assembly is used to monitor the


> Name Change Reflects Continuous Improvements and Plan for Future of the Show When utility professionals converge


on Louisville, KY from September 28-30, 2021, they will find more education, more equipment manufacturers and service providers with the utility industry in mind and an all-new name – The Utility Expo. “Over the years, ICUEE has become


the utility industry’s premier platform for growth and we are continuously looking for new ways to help the show deliver even more value for top manufacturers, service providers and utility professionals. And that starts with the new name – The Utility Expo,” said John Rozum, show director for The Utility Expo.


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