Although you should keep a look out when you see a new high rise building under construction as you might spot the boom of a UNIC mini crane poking through a window as it helps to glaze and clad the various levels of these multi-level structures.Just like this UNIC URW-295 installing large glass units to this external facade in London.
UNIC mini cranes are ideal for working in between floors as they can be transported in a goods lift, can easily be moved around obstacles and are flexible enough to work around existing structures. They also have a lightweight chassis so they can work in low point loading areas.
UNIC cranes offer a practical and efficient solution for installation work on skyscrapers in congested areas such as central London. A safe and effective lifting method for glazing, the cranes can be quickly derigged and set up again in a different position to start on a new section of the building. UNIC mini cranes have been hired to work their way up the floors in both 122 Leadenhall Street (“The Cheesegrater”) and 20 Fenchurch Street (“The Walkie Talkie”).
Sometimes multiple mini cranes are used on the same site at the same time so glazing operations can be completed even quicker, like this pair of UNIC URW-095 cranes on a job in Aldgate, London.
It’s not just in the UK that UNIC mini cranes have been spotted installing glazing from the inside of buildings. This UNIC URW-095 crane was found by an eagle eyed member of the GGR team who took a snap of it working on the City Gate project in Valletta, Malta while he was on holiday there.
For more information about how our versatile UNIC mini cranes can help create your super structures please contact our friendly customer services team in your nearest GGR depot.