Exceptional handling of large loads with hydraulic gantries: the rotation of a magnet in Marghera
For the handling of the first and largest superconducting magnet ever made in Europe in the Porto Marghera plant, Marraffa used the lifting technology with Hydraulic Gantry Cranes. Marraffa's Hydraulic Gantry Cranes were used during the rotation of the magnet inside the industrial sheds.
This is the first and largest superconducting magnet ever made in Europe, a technology that exploits the potential of fusion energy. The initiative is part of the ITER project, the largest international experiment in history, which offered the opportunity to demonstrate all our Italian capabilities in a very complex and technologically advanced project.
Producing safe energy without greenhouse gas emissions. At the heart of it all is a technology consisting of a superconducting magnet ready to reproduce the Sun's energy on Earth. A project that unites Europe, Japan, the United States, Russia, China, India and South Korea in the construction of the largest experimental plant in the world, which aims to produce energy from nuclear fusion, clean, safe energy with no greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
Simic, in collaboration with F4E, has succeeded in completing the manufacture of this complex component built in the Marghera plant and of which a total of ten will be built in Europe.
Lifting heavy loads: what are hydraulic gantry cranes for?
The Hydraulic Gantry Cranes system resembles a lifting bridge that uses a hydraulic lifting system that can be equipped with two or four pistons on which beams are installed to anchor the load to be lifted. Hydraulic gantry cranes are perfect for handling and lifting heavy loads when working in very tight, low and cramped spaces, especially when working inside industrial buildings.
Marraffa has a lifting system with hydraulic gantry cranes that can reach a height of 12 meters and lift 600 tons on two legs and 1200 tons on four legs. The cranes are installed on rails to allow the load to be moved.
The Hydraulic Gantry Cranes lifting system is also suitable and very useful for meeting the needs of loading from the dock onto a barge to allow a different type of intermodal transport solution. Marraffa is capable of handling loads on river barges using the "motorways of the sea", in this case the "motorways of the rivers", operating in the river ports of Marghera, Mantua, Chioggia and Cremona.