Are you moving the location of your factory and its contents? Or do you just need to move a single piece of heavy machinery from one industrial location to another? For many, this poses a logistical challenge, but for us, it’s another day at the office.
A machine lifting company, such as us, can move large and expensive items for you with the care and expertise a normal moving company cannot provide.
Our team has decades of experience transporting modern equipment, be it single units or entire production lines. Our heavy lifting technology makes this process easy. We understand that these machines represent our customer’s livelihoods, so you can rest assured that your most expensive assets are in safe hands.
Who can lift heavy machinery
Our machinery lifting company has many years offering factory relocations and machine transportation.
Our lifts are conducted with the utmost safety to protect those involved and the equipment itself. Other nearby items such as other equipment, walls and adjacent structures will be taken into account so nothing interferes with the lifting process.
We will also work out any measurements and spatial concerns before commencement. Many lifts must take place in a confined space and we are equipped to deal with this from any angle.
The lift specialist’s use telescopic mobile cranes, forklifts and other methods. Our lifting capacities range from 6 to 65 tons. For heavier loads, we also employ what’s known as a 4-point jacking system. This can lift 100 to 400 tons in a single load.
Our teams have experience using the above equipment at sports stadiums and on high-rise office blocks. We’ve even moved large but fragile sheets of heavy glass as seen in The Shard building in London.
See the below list of equipment we use:
- Block and Tackle: Equipment that employs wheels, ropes or chains that specially designed for lifting or moving heavy items.
- Cane: A traditional tall machine used for lifting or moving incredibly heavy objects and assisting in high builds.
- Derrick: This is a special version of a crane that is used to lift cargo on and off ships with ease.
- Gantry: A tall metal structure with a range of use such as supporting lights, signals or to pull heavy equipment across tracks.
- Hoist: Equipment that uses ropes to elevate heavy objects from one platform to another.
- Jack: Used to elevate or suspend an object in mid-air, similar to the one we use on cars but on a larger industrial scale.
- Jib: This describes part of a crane that is the long part of the structure as it reaches across a site.
- Pulley: Machinery that utilises wheels, around which we pull rope, or sometimes a chain that’s attached to the item being lifted.
- Skid: Flat wooden structure, sometimes used for moving heavy objects along a surface.
- Sling: Ropes and conveyor belts used to lift heavy items into the air, adding stability.
- Tackle: A term used to describe the ropes connected to other equipment.
- Winch: This uses ropes or on occasion chains, for puling or sometimes lifting items or people into place.
- Windlass: Employs the use of a motor to a pulley or winch, used for heavier items.