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The VGI and VGIM ranges of gantry cranes are different one from the other

The VGI and VGIM ranges of gantry cranes are different one from the other



Two gantry cranes to facilitate load travel

With its two ranges of gantry cranes, Verlinde provides its customers robust equipment, easy to set up and operate for the handling of loads from 500 kg to 6.3 tonnes

August 2017

The VGI and VGIM gantry cranes offered by Verlinde have the capacity to shift loads from 500kg to 6.3 tonnes, according to the leading French manufacturer and exporter of lifting and handling equipment.

Fitted with manual or electric-powered hoists, the gantry cranes are time savers in all workshops even if girder cranes are installed. This gantry crane offers flexibility to the operator for shifting parts from one workstation to another without having to wait for the girder crane to be available, it said.

The VGI and VGIM ranges of gantry cranes are different one from the other mainly by their means of travel – manual for the VGI and powered for the VGIM.

VGI: a simple but robust manual travel gantry crane, for loads from 500 kg to 1 tonne.

It has a standard height of 3 m (up to 5 m on request) for a span variable from 2.5 to 5m according to application requirements, a large range of lifting capacities and a wheel gauge of 2.8 m ensuring full stability during load handling. The four white polyamide swivel wheels (up to 3.2 tonnes) and polyurethane wheel covers (above 3.2 tonnes) mounted on axles and bearings provide good resistance to shock and chemical products and easy travel on clean, smooth floors.

The VGI gantry crane frame is welded and delivered in three parts that are simple to assemble with galvanised nuts and bolts. For lifting and lateral travel, the trolley / hoist unit is mounted on the upper profile.

The yellow colour finish in “RAL 1028 glycerol lacquer” is achieved with great care. Finally, to fit the work environment adequately various options are possible, as for instance the parking brake or the swivel wheel lock, a power cord with winder and section switch for use with an electrically powered hoist.

VGIM: a powered gantry crane for handling loads from 1 t to 6.3 tonnes

Overall dimensions of Verlinde’s powered VGIM make this gantry crane compact and both outside and inside operations on clean, smooth floors can be handled by a single operator enabling increased productivity and reduced operator fatigue. When used frequently, the powered mechanism of the gantry crane is highly appreciated for the overall running of the workshop. For powered gantry crane travel, the electrical switchgear and the two motors run on low voltage at 48V.

Located on both sides of the gantry crane, each motor drives one wheel while the other two are free-wheeling. It is therefore easy to control the gantry crane and to make it turn 360-degree by motor reverse polarity. Like the VGI, the VGIM is mechano-welded and is finished in yellow RAL 1028 polyurethane.

The trolley and its hoist travel on the upper profile is powered through an electrical daisy chain and controlled by a keypad to achieve all travel and up/down load handling. Finally, to comprehensively fit the work environment various options are possible, as for instance a power cord with winder and section switch, a radio control and batteries enabling this hoisting unit to be autonomous.

With its two ranges of gantry cranes, Verlinde provides its customers robust equipment, easy to set up and operate for the handling of loads from 500 kg to 6.3 tonnes.

A company born in 1858, Verlinde is a leading French manufacturer and exporter of lifting and handling equipment.  It offers a constantly-upgraded range of 30 groups of lifting equipment, designed for loads from 60 to 250,000 kg and boasts ISO 9001 quality assurance certification and ISO 14001 environment management system certification.

In France, it has Europont travelling crane construction plants, a sales network, a distributor network and after sales facilities. While in the rest of the world, it offers an advisory service in more than 92 countries.




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