NEW TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN HULL PREFABRICATION AND FINAL ASSEMBLY

The authors briefly review developments, over the past decade, in the horizontal movement of heavy prefabricated hull-sections by means of sliding and "walking" systems. Such systems can have a capacity far greater than that of shipyard cranes, and are usually more flexible operationally. The sliding systems considered are plastic tracks and skates (used without grease), Gripper Jacks, systems with water (under pressure) as a lubricant, and air-cushion devices. The walking system described is the Trans-Lift; this has been used to move 1,200-ton sections, but the limit for this type of equipment might exceed 50,000 tons. Order from BSRA as No. 49,264.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VEB Autobahnbaukombinat

    Templinestrasse 19
    Potsdam,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Wiebeck, E
    • Moller, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 236
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM