Spider cranes are versatile and compact lifting machines, known for their ability to access confined spaces and work in challenging terrains. These impressive machines are made even more versatile by the wide array of attachments and lifting devices they can accommodate. In this discussion, we’ll explore the typical attachments and lifting devices used with spider cranes, highlighting their essential roles and applications.
The jib attachment is an extension arm that provides additional reach and flexibility for spider cranes. It’s particularly useful for lifting loads over obstacles or reaching into complex structures, enhancing the crane’s maneuverability and versatility on the job site. The two main jib attachments are known as “flyjibs” and “Searcher hooks.” Here are some classic examples in use.
Manipulating heads are attachments fixed to the tip of the Unic Spider Crane’s boom, delivering the ultimate combination of reach and precision. These heads are engineered to provide the utmost precision while extending the crane’s reach, making them invaluable tools in various applications. The manipulating head is designed as an excellent device for lifting and manipulating large-format glass and comes in various sizes and lifting capacities. When attached to the Unic mini spider crane, these provide customers with the added advantage of the crane’s extended boom reach, making it perfect for glazing at height. The highly flexible manipulating head is designed to attach directly to the UNIC crane’s boom and is independently powered with electric actuators that allow precise movement of glass loads. This attachment comes with 360° continuous rotation, the ability to slew left and right, tilt up and down, and can be operated via its radio remote control.
Overhang beams have revolutionized the lifting solutions industry. This is a beam with varying capacities from a few hundred kilograms to large units capable of lifting many Tons in weight. They are often used in the installation of glass and other items, where a crane cannot reach due to the overhang of a building. They are also bringing a brand-new dimension to building towers, in that the tower no longer needs loading bays installed. This speeds up the work, as overhang beams can be used to off load items between floors and wherever required.
The flexibility and adaptability of spider cranes are significantly enhanced by the wide range of attachments and lifting devices available. These attachments empower spider cranes to handle diverse lifting tasks across various industries, making them an indispensable tool for modern construction and material handling operations. Understanding the utility of these attachments is essential for optimizing the performance and efficiency of spider cranes in complex projects.
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