Dream Team: Glazing at Height with GGR’s Vacuum Lifters
With the constant construction works in big cities, our extensive range of vacuum lifters are always in demand. Take a look at how different lifters have been used with a UNIC mini spider crane to take glazing to new heights!
This P11104 glass vacuum lifter was hired to install some canopy glazing with some help from a UNIC URW-706 mini crane at the CityPoint building in central London. The 35 storey skyscraper is the fifth tallest building in the capital.
The Rose Bowl, Leeds
A UNIC URW-706 crane was used with an MRT4 glass lifter to replace a broken unit on the third floor of the Rose Bowl building at Leeds Beckett University (formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University).
The multi-configurable 320kg capacity MRT4 lifter handled the 250kg glass unit while the compact crane easily worked in the limited space between the building and the nearby roadside.
The City Academy, Hackney
This UNIC mini crane was combined with a 455kg capacity PFHL89 glass vacuum lifter to replace a broken unit at The City Academy in Hackney, London.
The URW-706 and vacuum lifter were hired to install the new 335kg tall unit at a 17 metre height at the school. The PFHL89 slimline glass lifter is just 188mm deep so can easily fit between a building’s facade and surrounding scaffolding.
Our vacuum lifters have also worked on other high profile glazing projects in the past at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre and the Shard skyscraper. GGR also provide accredited training courses for operators in how to safely use our glass lifting accessories and mini spider cranes.
For more information about hiring or purchasing compact cranes, vacuum lifting equipment or even your own glazing tools from GGR please contact your nearest depot.