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Soft Tissue Industry Case Study

  • Paper industry lifting solution case study

3x 3.2t Single Girder Electric Overhead Cranes & 2x Free Gantry Systems

Our first project for this customer, one of the largest independent soft tissue converters in Europe, came by way of introduction and recommendation from one of their sister companies for whom we had previously built cranes.
Originally this project was to supply three identical single girder cranes each complete with a gantry. After installing the first the project changed slightly and the second and third systems were built in line and joined to make one long run to give better versatility.
The height needed to the hook was very tight to achieve due to the available building height and constraints of services and plant. As well as providing the height needed and accommodating our supports around other contractors we still needed to provide good quality cranes as previously supplied to the sister company for a competitive price with a prompt delivery.

  • Overhead cranes for lifting rolls of paper

  • Overhead cranes in a paper factory with Granada vehicles below

  • SWF Nova hoist on a Granada Crane in a paper recylcling facility

  • Lifting beam manufactured by granada hung from an SWF hoist

  • Custom lifting beam hung from an overhead crane

  • Custom Lifting Beam SWL 3 tonne

  • Engineer vehicles parked below an overhead crane

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Case study 2 for soft tissue factory at a glance


Soft tissue converters

Three new cranes and gantries for ongoing factory expansion

Equipment Type
Single girder electric overhead travelling cranes and free standing gantry steelwork

3.2 tonnes (each crane)

1x 15.1 metres and 2 x 14 metres

5.8 metres (each crane)

5 & 0.8 hoisting, 20 & 5 hoist travel and 32 & 8 bridge travel, all motions dual speed with bridge and hoist travel by inverter control.


Hoist, Hoist Travel & Crane Travel all FEM M5

Other / Extras
Each crane is fitted with remote control and a zone restricting system with key switch override

1 x 23 metre long by 5.9 metres high free standing gantry system with 4 bar conductor system for one overhead crane. 1 x 45 metre long by 5.9 metres high freestanding gantry system with 4 bar conductor system for two overhead cranes.

September 2014 & January 2015


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