Design, Fabrication & Installation of Custom Gantry Crane
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Design, Fabrication & Installation of Custom Gantry Crane
Design, Fabrication & Installation of Custom Gantry Crane

Having recently moved from an old plant location to a new one, a Lancaster-based company contracted with GSM Industrial to design, fabricate and install a new custom gantry crane system to facilitate the removal and replacement of the printer head for their new printing line. This was done in a manner that met both their production line needs and took into account the physical limitations to do so.

The GSM Industrial team designed the gantry crane with the assistance of an outsourced Professional Engineer (PE); sourced and fabricated all structural steel items at our shop; blasted and painted all of the steel; sourced and ordered crane hoists with the needed lifting capacity; and installed the new gantry crane.

The project wasn’t without some challenges. Starting with only a pencil sketch provided by the customer, GSM worked with a PE to produce an engineered solution and fabrication drawings for the customer’s approval before beginning fabrication work on the project. When it came time for the install, there was no plant shutdown so the GSM field crew had to work around the customer’s production team to minimize the disruption to their operations. Roughly one ton of steel was used in the gantry crane system, which required minimum welding for the bolt together assembly.

GSM Industrial was a good fit for this job because of our unique ability to provide a turn-key service, incorporating all of our divisions – design, fabrication, and installation.

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