GGR’s Unic URW-706 lifts 250kg glazed panels for installation at 16m height

One of GGR’s mini spider cranes, a 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706, was used with an MRTA611 Six-in-Line glass vacuum lifter to help glaze the external walls of the venue now that the temporary seating area used for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been removed.

The spider crane and glass sucker were able to lift the first of the 1.5m x 3m glazed panels from a ground level stillage and install them at a 16 meter height. An impressive 628 pieces of 250kg screen printed glass are to be fitted which will cover 2800m² on the east and west sides of the Aquatics Center and let plenty of natural light into the swimming pool area.


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