Integral solutions adapted to the needs of the client.
Thinking globally allows us to offer specific solutions that can be adapted to the requirements and working systems at our client’s facilities.
This is the case for the combination of products that have been installed at the facilities of the company CONFAC in Denmark. CONFAC is a company that manufactures precast concrete for housing construction.
The system for manufacturing and storing the parts required four bridge cranes, a transfer cart and an external gantry crane, all working together in a continuous and timed process.
The cranes used in the mould-handling process and for the manufacture of the pieces, which are transported outside using a transfer cart and then finally stored in the exterior patio using a gantry crane, are installed in the main hall.
The cranes have drives for all movements, which allow smooth movement of the load and increased speed when the crane is working with 25% of the load capacity.
The characteristics of the products installed are as follows:
- 25 t and 20 t bi-rail bridge cranes, with 24 m span.
- 7.5 t and 3.2 t bi-rail bridge cranes.
- 10×3 m transfer cart with capacity of 60 t.
- 25 t gantry crane with 30 m span and 10 m cantilevers. It has electric rotation in the hook to make handling the pieces easier.
This project has been managed by Certex, our official distributor in Denmark.
GH is a multinational family-owned company, specialising in products for lifting and moving cargo.
With over 60 years in the business, GH works with the most diverse sectors within the global economy with special attention for those that need specific products requiring high performance due to the demand for precision, quality and productivity.
The star product in GH’s range is its overhead crane and all of the variants on this, both cranes deemed to be standard and those designated as special due to their features and the sector for which they are intended.
GH’s involvement with CAF and its developments, both internal and external, date back to the beginning of both companies’ operations since the origins of both GH and CAF came about in the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrial Goierri Valley in Beasain.
Among the outstanding products for the railway sector, there is the mobile transfer cart, for which GH has developed its own product that meets the requirements of a company such as CAF, which is a leading firm across the world in the railway sector.
GH has been fully involved with the project from the offset with seamless interactions between the technical staff at GH and CAF for this project in Newport.
The business is a reference point in the railway sector and this project is tangible proof of that.
MAIN DETAILS OF THE PROJECT
WHERE: Celtic Business Park, Newport, Wales.
WORK FORCE: 250.
START OF OPERATIONS: Autumn 2018.
SCOPE OF WORK: Car finishing and testing.
INVESTMENT AT NEWPORT: More than 35 M€
FIRST PROJECT IN UK BY CAF: 1994
TRANSFER CART: Service to the workshops (warehouse, final assembly and testing bay), and auxiliary factory facilities(painting and water testing).