Highworth Jib Crane

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    On Monday 12th June, Bramley Engineering visited Highworth area, near Swindon to undertake the installation of one of our 270° jib cranes.
    Our customer asked the Bramley team to provide a solution for lifting out a pump motor for servicing purposes. However – there was an additional request – they needed a locking mechanism to stop the jib arm from slewing around under load.
    Bramley Engineering stepped up to the plate to put forward our idea. At first glance, it would seem like any standard column mounted swing jib crane. However, upon closer inspection the ‘slew’ plate (pictured) at the bottom of the jib arm had three locating notches at 45° and implemented a ‘plunger’ style, spring loaded index bolt to lock the arm into position when slewing. Another simple, yet effective design element conjured up by Bramley Engineering and another successful job signed off by the team at Bramley Engineering.

Charlbury – A Unique Lifting Gantry

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    Bramley Engineering were on the road again in the month of May to install one of our new unique lifting gantries at a site in Charlbury.
    We were drafted in to provide a solution for lifting a pump from a well. Our design had to ensure it could be securely planted on the narrow concrete perimeter of the well, whilst also having a quick and simple production method from manufacture through to installation. Thus, this distinctive gantry was born!
    The individual uniqueness of this particular gantry can be found in its design of the supporting gantry goalposts. These gantry goalposts were an evolved revision on our already exclusive ‘arch-type’ gantry goalpost. Graham Bramley – Managing Director and Chief Designer at Bramley Engineering – came up with the sophisticated idea of splitting our ‘arch-type’ goalpost in half with some additional benefits, yet without affecting the structural integrity of the original design.
    These benefits included the following:
  • Logistical improvement – Galvanising suppliers can often only transport material that is a maximum of 4 metres wide due to the size of the bed on rigid lorries. Larger items can be transported at an additional cost, often with much longer turnaround times. Therefore, by splitting the goalpost in half – this logistical problem now has a solution and the turnaround by the galvanising plant is significantly reduced, whilst also cutting costs.
  • Installation – Likewise with this split design, handling the parts on-site becomes much easier. Hiab lorries should no longer be required for dedicated transportation and installation purposes – again, cutting costs.
    We can conclude, that it has been another successful project from Bramley Engineering with another happy customer. We have plenty more exciting projects in the pipeline, so be sure to keep tabs on our latest new bulletins.

Onwards & Upwards!

10t Overhead Electric Travelling Crane

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We recently designed and manufactured an SWL 10t capacity overhead gantry crane for an established plastics and injection mouldings firm in Milton Keynes, which included the manufacture of this 17 metre span box beam. This was quite a challenging project, as we have had to utilise the full height of the building to ensure we avoided collision with the customers toolings and machinery.
Installation is currently underway and going smooth, so we shall be sure to post the news of the finished product here.

Installed 16 Gantries at Beckton

Our installation of the 16 lifting gantries at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works is now finished. Another challenging project, as the area of installation is surrounded by various obstructions, including pipework, cabling and a first level mezzanine platform. Therefore, we were very restricted with the height of lift but had to also ensure we achieved enough lift to raise and maneuver the pump sets out of position… and of course Bramley Engineering were able resolve this.

Another job well done!

Todays Install is Going Well

Our team are currently finishing off the installation work at Beckton STW. We have been installing a gantry spanning 45 metres, consisting of sixteen runway beams at approx. 9 metres each and capable of lifting 3 tonnes each. It's fair to say that this has been a big one!

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Jib crane successfully fitted in Manila

Our beloved Director, Graham Bramley has been packed up and shipped out to the Philippines to install one of our very own innovative articulated Jib cranes for a local, leading aerospace business. We are proud to announce that this jib crane was successfully fitted in Manila today with a special thank you to Hilti UK @HiltiGB_Eng for helping us source HY200 injectable mortar/chemical resin whilst out in the Philipinnes.

In the meantime, we hope Graham enjoys the rest of his time out there, as for when he's back - it's go, go, go. Watch this space!

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