Large-scale test for construction project at Frankfurt Airport
Heavydrive simulates various installation situations for large construction site at Terminal 3
One of Europe's largest infrastructure projects is taking shape in the south section of Frankfurt Airport. Heavydrive, the installation expert, and its special equipment are involved in the construction of Terminal 3. To guarantee a trouble-free and efficient assignment, the Bavarian company organised a four-day test run in Klagenfurt.
The MRK 86.0 assembly crane was used in combination with the VSGU 800 K overhead manipulator as a mock-up. The manipulator is controlled remotely by radio and sets panes in any position. Three different construction site situations were simulated. First, glazing below a projection in a confined space. For this scenario, the operator set an 800 kilo pane with a five-degree external tilt in the overhead position. The 7-axis forklift manipulator was then used to test the installation of 6 x 2 metre panes on the main façade, the 800 kilo glass elements being tilted outwards and placed beneath the canopy. Finally, the installation engineers simulated the installation of panes with a 9.5 degree internal tilt followed by a five degree external tilt for two areas.
"Precise planning in advance is essential, especially for large-scale projects. Because accidents lead to delays for the entire construction project and incur additional costs", explains Günter Übelacker, Managing Director of Heavydrive. The proposed Heavydrive installation solution proved its worth in the complex test setup for the construction project at Terminal 3 in Frankfurt am Main. The panes were precisely set, and the systems were guided by just one operator via remote control.
The GMG 1000 glass assembly device was used to transport the 800 kilo glass elements. This equipment allows panes weighing up to 1000 kilos to be safely transported indoors and outdoors by just one installation engineer, even in confined spaces or through narrow passageways.