Andron Handling designs simple and effective lifting accessories to safely lift complex components at Rolls Royce plc.
Andron was approached to develop a lifting accessory to load a part onto a number of fixtures in a new machine tool centre at Rolls-Royce.
The Technical Challenge
The customer was looking for a simple solution to safely lift complex components onto fixtures in a CNC machining centre. The requirement was to use an existing crane, integrate with complex fixtures, be easy to use and small and light to store.
The Andron Solution to Lifting Accessories
Our simple and easy to use solution was a design of four off wire rope slings with carefully designed bespoke clamp blocks.
The clamp block sets are a self-energising design similar to standard plate clamps, whereby the action of lifting the component secures the clamp. Each clamp block set has a small amount of pre-load such that they positively engage onto the relevant lift feature even if the sling legs are slack.
Great ideas, thorough requirements and data collection process and good thinking outside of the box to reduce cost
This innovative design provided the customers with a high quality and effective lifting accessory which they were extremely satisfied with.