Heavydrive GMG instruction with certification for construction project in Seattle
A Canadian customer ordered the Heavydrive GMG 575 glass assembly device for a construction project in Seattle (Washington, USA). To allow use of this device for the assembly work, the US legal position called for professional training. As only the manufacturer is authorised to provide the training and issue the required certificate, an experienced Heavydrive employee from the headquarters in Tapfheim, Bavaria, came to the construction site in Seattle especially for this purpose.
The Heavydrive device operator gave the six assembly workers from the Canadian customer a thorough introduction to the glazing robot GMG 575. The assembly aid is designed to insert façade elements into a tongue and groove construction. The Heavydrive employee showed the colleagues the versatile functions of the glass assembly device and how it was efficiently used for the 1000 Virginia construction project in Seattle. With a load capacity of up to 575 kilograms, the GMG 575 easily placed the glass panes weighing around 280 kilograms by radio remote control.
The 1000 Virginia project in Seattle involves the construction of a skyscraper almost 150 metres high. When complete, the building will boast 427 apartments and almost 1,000 square metres of retail space. Before the GMG 575 was used there, the Heavydrive expert checked the device according to the German UVV (accident prevention regulations) standard. Once the Canadian assembly workers had been successfully inducted, the Heavydrive expert issued the required training certificate and use of the GMG 575 could begin.