Underslung Segmental Launching Gantry
Precast Segmental Method with a Segmental Launching Gantry (LG) is a very popular way used for the construction of bridges and viaducts with small curve and long span.
Segmental Launching Gantries are used for erecting Precast Segmental Bridges and it uses Balance Cantilever Method or Span by Span Method. Launching Gantry can be designed as Under-slung or Overhead Model to meet the site requirements.
Whenever Segmental Launching Gantry is use, efficiency is crucial. Huada Heavy Industry Launching Gantries are designed to save every single minute in the construction sequence. Motorized mechanisms are used for continuous self-launching, electric winches with motorized travelling wagons are used for segment lifting and transporting, Spreader Beam with 360° on plane rotating, vertical tilting and angle adjustment functions are provided.
Underslung LG Innovations of Huada Heavy Industry:
◆Independent main structures, only connected by the gantry crane, allowing transverse adjustment from single to double and even to triple track.
◆Implementation of hinges on our underslung LG has made it possible to erect spans with a horizontal radius down to 75m.
◆The underslung hydraulic adjustment system permits the whole span to be adjusted in all directions to correct possible misalignments during erection.
◆Underslung LG consist of independent self-supporting main structures combined with advanced lifting equipment, creating an exceptionally flexible system for both the balanced cantilever and the span-by-span method.
THE METHOD AND STEPS OF INSTALLATION
The Launching Gantry (Launching Crane) is the heavy duty hoisting equipment which requires very high safety. A little negligence maybe causes serious accident, therefore, the installation of Launching Gantry must be directed or installed by professional works, and the steps are following:
◆ Surveying positioning
◆ Paving rails
◆ Assemble two sides main girder symmetrically.
◆ Installing front and rear connecting frame
◆ Installing front, middle and rear legs
◆ Installing lifting trolley and auxiliary trolley
◆ Hydraulic system, electrical system, operating platform and plug in power
◆ Test run and commissioning.
Type Selection Requirements
Type selection design needs to provide the bridge design drawings and other technical requirements of Client, including bottom bridge structure, upper girder design and site working environment, the main technique parameters needed to be clear:
1. Maximum segment beam lifting weight
2. Maximum suspension weight
3. Bridge span
4. Segmental block section size and lifting point position
5. Pier section size, height and bending bearing capacity
6. Deck longitudinal slope and transverse slope
7. Minimum curve
8. Type of beam feeding
Main technical parameters