Amazing Glazing with the GL-UMC600

Deep overhangs and awkward soffits on buildings can cause a dilemma when trying to install glass, but these troublesome areas pose no problem for GGR and our arsenal of lifting gear, as was expertly demonstrated on this glazing job at a house in Oxford.

A 3 tonne capacity UNIC URW-506 mini spider crane fitted with a GL-UMC600 Glazing Manipulator Head was hired to fit windows on two levels at this newly constructed private home which featured some deep soffits.As this compact crane has hard-wearing tracks and flexible outriggers, it could safely work on the site’s uneven ground.

The crane’s boom could lift each panel to the low angle needed to reach underneath the soffits and the GL-UMC600 robotic attachment precisely manipulated each glass unit into place. Able to rotate loads by 95°, swivel left and right by 40° and tilt by 120°, the accurate movements of this robotic head are controlled by a radio remote control. With the crane working at a 10 metre radius, the 434kg glass panels were fitted into their final position by men on the scaffold who used hand cups to make the last few tweaks.

The UNIC URW-506 mini crane has taken on other tricky glazing challenges for private homes using Hydraulica vacuum lifters to handle larger panes of glass, such as working from the rooftop of a house in London’s exclusive Belgravia neighbourhood and fitting glazed panels to the walls of Sheikh Khalifa’s luxury swimming pool at his palace in the UAE. For working around obstructions on building façades at higher levels, GGR’s range of Libro overhang beams provide a practical alternative solution.

600450 Amazing Glazing with the GL-UMC600
Date: 14 March 2013

See more news about:

Others also read

New Direction for Glass Industry; Wood’s Powr-Grip® Releases Computer-Aided Controls to Simplify Glass Installation and Increase Safety
Schmalz’s VacuMaster Window 500 Comfort+ is designed to lift windows, glass sheets and glass components of up to 500 kg.
Can you love vacuum lifters? No harm starting a news item about the Hird glass lifter hire service with what seems to be a daft question.
To meet the needs of curved glass, Wood’s Powr-Grip offers a concave style pads with a unique shape that allows the sealing edge to flex and shift while keeping a firm seal on the glass.
Vacuum specialist Eurotech will be presenting its standardised, customer-specific vacuum handling solutions at glasstec, the world’s leading trade fair for glass manufacturing and processing, from 20 to 23 September 2016.
Thousands of fans at West Ham’s New Stadium will have Winlet glazing robots to thank for creating the hospitality suits from which they will watch matches in luxury and comfort.


Add new comment