Glass assembly in Canada in sub-zero temperatures
The facade of the Grand Théâtre de Québec (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 façade 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 Théâtre 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.