300 Tons on a crossbeam
A huge coke-processing machine – a so-called filling car – is to be shipped as a whole via Brussels to Marseille. The task for us in Dortmund: to construct a lifting beam that can lift the filling car, which is approximately the size of a small house and weighs about 300 tons.
Our designers were happy to accept this challenge. The crossbeam is just as impressive in size as the machine being lifted. We were on site for the test lift: Within one morning, the spreader beam was attached, the gigantic load was lifted and it performed its service: Smoothly and reliably – test lift successful! We accompanied the exciting scene photographically: