Different versions of gantries

Document Sample
Different versions of gantries Powered By Docstoc
					Different versions of gantries

Gantries are large support frameworks that are made of metal and used in industries to
provide support to heavy objects. The basic structure of a gantry comprises of an elevated
metallic framework which stands on metallic support pillars which are also made of
metal.

There are different versions of gantries according to structure and design which are also
made according to intended purpose. Other differences across gantries may show up in
technology, as in the two kinds of gantries – automated and manual gantries.

These huge structures serve different purposes in industries and will therefore be
designed to meet specific needs. For instance, there are small sized gantries that are made
portable to serve small companies. These kinds of gantries will also be portable easy to
disassemble and assemble. It makes it easier to shift from one location to another as well
as renting it to other parties.

The other versions of a gantry show differences in the mode of mounting. The portable
gantries will be easy to disassemble and will thus not be mounted permanently on the
walls of the building structure. On the other side, the permanent gantries are made fixed
on the building walls and can only be moved upon demolition of their support walls.

Some of the permanent gantries are part and parcel of the wall, which means they get
their full support from the walls and the metallic support structure is completely
integrated into the wall pillars. You only can move them upon detaching from the pillars
and by then you will have to compromise these structures.

Sizes of gantries are determined by the intended company. For instance, if a particular
company needs to have a gantry it will then acquire one that completely fits its available
space.

Other technical differences of gantries

There are lots of differences in technicalities that may show up across gantries. First will
be power or energy drive in them. Some gantries are made to use fuel for their drive
while others are entirely driven by mechanical energy. Other versions of a gantry will
operate on electrical power. The choice as to which drive should be used in a gantry is
totally dependent on two factors; the preference of the company at hand and purpose that
the gantry is intended to serve.

According to purpose, other aspects such as speed and efficiency will be included in
determining the appropriate version of a gantry. For instance, the one that rides on
mechanical power will fit in industries which are not strict on speed and can hire human
labor in plenty. Likewise, the fuel-driven gantries will offer great amount of energy but
will only fit in a company that does not mind costs of fuel and other technicalities that
come with this version.

The choice as to which particular version of a gantry can fit is totally dependent on the
above discussed points. What you want to consider is that your choice of gantry fits and
does not bring along other unwanted expenses.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Tags: gantries
Stats:
views:15
posted:2/1/2013
language:
pages:2
Description: The portable gantries will be easy to disassemble and will thus not be mounted permanently on the walls of the building structure