Case Study - Zone 2 Material Handling

Client: Manufacturer of electrical insulating varnishes and resins.

Requirement: To load production materials from ground level up onto 11 metre high floor.


Zone 2 Hazardous area
Existing access via staircase
Low Headroom on upper floor
Loading access required removal of existing handrail

Total Solution:

1) Cantilever runway beam projecting from floor landing area out over stairwell fitted with 2000 kg capacity Zone 2 pneumatically powered travelling hoist with push button control pendant mounted on remote track.

2) Purpose designed Low headroom ‘H’ lifting beam with detachable safety hooks

3) Custom lifting cage with fork truck facilitating base, Full height mesh sides and swing opening door with locking latch.

4) Existing handrail replaced with mechanical swing out gates system with self locking safety latch system. Providing full edge protection for all personnel, throughout loading operation.

Design, manufacture, installation and testing of two complete systems provided by Dales’ in-house crane and mezzanine barrier divisions.

Contact 0161 230 2292 to discover how we can solve your handling problems.