Gantry load testing
By Christian Shelton23 December 2019
Australian lifting and rigging equipment rental firm Dynamic Rigging Hire load tested two 90.7 tonne capacity Shuttlelift mobile gantry cranes in Melbourne prior to them going into service. The cranes, which will be used to lift pre-cast T-beams at a manufacturing facility, had to be tested to comply with Australian standards, and will be subjected to periodic testing to maintain compliance.
To test the gantry cranes Dynamic Rigging Hire used a 100 tonne capacity Straightpoint Radiolink plus load cell sourced from specialist lifting equipment provider Elevate Lifting and Rigging. This was combined with a pair of 120 tonne capacity shackles, 100 tonne capacity roundslings, and a 145 tonne capacity Maxirig spreader beam.
The readings were monitored by the crane technicians who used the load cell to make adjustments to the scale system on the cranes. Both cranes were load tested and had their operating systems set within an afternoon.
The load testing and operating systems were set on the two gantry cranes in just one afternoon