A lift within a nuclear environment can be one of the most safety-critical activities, therefore it is imperative that the lifting equipment is suitably specified, designed, manufactured and tested for the task in hand.
Drawing upon over 36 years' worth of experience supplying lifting equipment to various industries, you can take reassurance that our systems will not let you down.
Core In-house Capabilities
- Inspection & testing
- CE marking
- Quality documentation
- On-site installation & commissioning
- The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
- Lifting Operation & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
Penny Nuclear is also able to provide a range of gantry cranes to suit your requirement, whether this be a small portable gantry, a modular lightweight gantry, or a large permanent overhead travelling crane.
Working closely with the customer and our carefully selected partners, we have provided a variety of gantry crane combinations to the nuclear industry, and you can therefore be safe in the knowledge that you will be supplied with proven technology in the fastest of lead times.
Our lifting beams can range from simple structures used to spread awkward or large loads, to innovative hydro-electrical beams for when positive engagement is paramount or the lift must be carried out remotely.
All of our lifting equipment is passed through our stringent Quality Assurance controls, including full material traceability, non-destructive testing (NDT), overload testing and CE-marking. All items are supplied fully certified in accordance with current lifting regulations.
Hydraulic & Electric Cranes
Our Vehicle Mounted Equipment division has a wide range of Hydraulic and Electric Cranes which are suitable for use within a nuclear environment. Having designed, developed and manufactured these in the UK for over 36 years to stringent quality and safety standards, the cranes are fully supported through proven field experience, full technical support and a host of off-the-shelf accessories.
Although commonly found mounted on vehicles, these types of cranes are also suitable for static mountings within buildings or other facilities. All come with the same level of safety and quality assurance documentation you would expect from any high-quality, CE-marked piece of lifting equipment. Penny Nuclear are able to provide all bolt loadings or mounting data to ensure that the supporting structure is capable of withstanding turning moments, as well as designing and manufacturing bespoke mounting frames or interfaces to suit.
Portable Gantry Cranes
Portable gantry cranes offer the user the ability to perform quick lifts in various locations, and through their aluminium construction they are both lightweight and portable. Securely held together using simple pin arrangements, they can also be quickly assembled or disassembled as required, meaning they take up minimal space within a facility or can even be stored elsewhere. Our standard sizes range from 250kg to 2,000kg, and 2m to 6m spans, but please do enquire if you require a larger assembly.
Runway Beams & Modular Gantries
For performing lifts in a fixed location then runway beams and modular gantries are ideal. Modular designs and standard items allow for these types of gantries to be erected in any facility in minimal time. Typically offering up to a 2,000kg Maximum Working Load (MWL), the beams and gantries themselves can be built to any size and even suspended from the ceiling if floor space is at a premium. The crane systems can be fitted out with a variety of tools, including powered bogies, festoon systems, load/spring balancers and fall-arrest systems.
Overhead Travelling Cranes (OHTC)
Penny Nuclear offer cost-effective solutions for large lifting requirements, with the full suite of services provided to the customer, including design, calculations, manufacture, testing and installation. Various design options are available to ensure you receive the right crane for the application – these include:
- Variable speed drives
- Zoning & collision avoidance systems
- Pendant & radio control
- Load sensing
- Power & cable management systems
- Suitable environmental protection for outdoor or harsh environments