launching gantry assembly

What preparations should you make before assembling the launching gantry?

FAQ Jun 02, 2015 No Comments

In order to assemble launching gantry smoothly and successfully, we shall carefully make a preparation in advance.

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(1)    assembly equipments:

16t and above cranes                                           1 set

Φ19.5 steel wire rope 8m                                       4 ropes

Sleepers (bailey truss not less than 24 pieces)                      300-500 pieces

Electric welding machine                                       1 set

Oxygen gas, acetylene                                          1 sets

Hammer (12 pound, 8 pound)                                1 piece for each item

Wrench, pliers                                             several pieces

Gradienter                                                1 set

(2) Measurement location and field engineering

Usually the launching gantry is assembled on the roadway at bridge head. Assembly field demands certain working ground with min area 100m x 10m. and the field shall have enough bearing capacity to install and carry girders for the launching gantry. The field can set a longitudinal but smooth slope with the gradient less than 3%; measure the position of launching gantry running centre line, auxiliary front support leg, front, middle, rear support legs, auxiliary middle support legs and rear support bracket.

(3) Assembly order

Assembly order: surveying and positioning→assemble left and right main girder and guide girder in balance and symmetry (add temporary support at the same time) →install front, rear connecting frame and temporary inclined strut→install guide girder auxiliary front support leg, front support leg, middle support leg, auxiliary middle support leg, rear support bracket and rear support leg→install lifting trolley→install hydraulic system→install electrical system→preliminary running check and commissioning.

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