A developer of heavyweight drill pipe were using an overhead crane to feed pipe into a heat treatment oven, but were facing problems overloading the crane. They needed a solution to weigh accumulated stack of pipe before using the crane and contacted Autoquip for a solution.
Autoquip’s engineers designed a load cell lift system consisting of 3 Super Titan Scissor Lifts with scales positioned under each base frame. Pipes are rolled onto lift 1 and 2, or all 3 subject to size requirements. Load cells provide a digital read out of the combined weight.
Specifications for each lift:
Capacity: 44,000 lbs.
Platform: 52”W X 94”L Smooth Steel
Controls: Push-Button with selector switch for lift 1 and 2, or all 3.
Order #129525, Part #9SPI-32051-1
The load cell lift system will help the customer eliminate risks of overloading the crane and enables them to gradually stack the pipe for treatment preparation.