Glass assembly in Canada in sub-zero temperatures

 

The facade of the Grand Th├ę├ótre de Qu├ębec (Canada) needed a major renovation. Moisture had damaged the outer shell of the theater, which opened in 1971 and is made of prefabricated panels and components made of exposed concrete. The Heavydrive VSGW 900 KS suction system with winter equipment was used to install the large fa├žade panes.

The intake system with a load capacity of 900 kilograms has an extra flat design. With a construction depth of just 16 centimetres, it is particularly suitable for installing and transporting panes between the facade and scaffolding. Thanks to the variable attachment arms, panes measuring up to 4.3 by 3.2 meters can be sucked in.   The VSGW 900 KS was equipped with a winter package for use at the Grand Th├ę├ótre in Quebec.

It was used in the winter and the devices had to withstand freezing temperatures. For this purpose, Heavydrive has developed special winter plates that securely suck on panes of glass even at temperatures as low as -20 degrees. The large glass elements around the facade of the theater were installed on time without any problems. The customer was very satisfied with the handling and currently ordered another Heavydrive system.

 
VSGW 900 KS with winter equipment used on the Grand Theater in Quebec (Canada) Image
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VSGW 900 KS with winter equipment used on the Grand Theater in Quebec (Canada) Image
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