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OUR ROLE: To design and manufacture a custom monorail system to clean room specifications

 

FACTS & FIGURES: Cantilevered Monorail System with 1000 kg load capacity
Bolt together system for ease of shipping/install
20ft long x 22ft 2″ OAH
Food Grade 2 Speed hoist with VFD controls for smooth start/stops and gentle load handling
All materials and equipment to be corrosion resistant

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Installation of this equipment was in an underground university scientific testing laboratory, where astrophysical research is conducted. The lab is a wash down, dust free environment, built in the underground rock cavern, with limited space for equipment and a lifting system.
ELS provided the university with a modular monorail system (1000 kg load capacity), with a food grade electric chain hoist that traveled on a cantilevered beam that extended out beyond the support structure in order to extend lifting coverage. The whole system was a bolt together modular design to allow sections of the monorail system to fit into a mine shaft elevator and be assembled in the final location. ELS also provided a custom rigging mount to allow a mobile mining lifter (similar to a fork truck) to lift sections overhead during the bolt together assembly over top of the process equipment. Because the electrical power underground is unstable and had non-standard voltage, a custom transformer was installed.