Lifting+Handling

Moving backing line at carpet factory

Specifications

Backing line for woven carpets:
Dimensions: 26 x 5 m
Weight: 50 tons

Shearing machine

Location

Harelbeke, Carpet Company

Execution

Both the shearing machine and the backing line had to be moved 35 metres on the same line of axis. In order to keep production stoppage time to a minimum, it was necessary to move the machine as a whole. The SPMT was positioned under the backing line to support the full construction and then the 16 anchored feet were undone. The machine was then moved to its new position. The full move was completed within the forecast schedule of just two days.