Case:

Miami-Dade county sought to modernize their existing FOG (fats, oil & grease) disposal facilities. The county needed two clamshell crane systems, one to load oily waste for disposal at one facility, and another for their food-to-waste plant.

Miami-Dade needed a UL508A certified system that could operate for extended periods of time without the risk of failure and expensive down-time.

Solution:

Considering the heavy-duty use of both systems, MHS sourced Anvil clamshell below-the-hook attachments that would be used in conjunction with the overhead system. Our engineers designed a custom 4 Ton 3 wire rope hoist with dual lifting ropes to open and close the clamshell, allowing for easy loading onto waste trucks.

The crane system designed for both facilities were 4 ton bridge cranes with mainline disconnects controlled directly from the pendant for enhanced safety.

To satisfy the needs of the food-to-waste facility, we built an electro-hydraulic clamshell crane system to support heavier, solid loads.

Equipment:

Systems Type:
Top-Running Double Girder Overhead Bridge Crane

Hoist Type: Wire Rope Hoist

Capacity:

  • One 4 Ton Crane (FOG plant)
  • One 4 Ton Wire Rope Hoist attached to Anvil clamshell (FOG plant)
  • One 4 Ton electro-hydraulic clamshell crane system (food-to-waste plant)

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custom 3 cable hoist custom clamshell for overhead crane Customized Moon Pie drop for RSA Bank Trust Building in Mobile, Alabama manufactured by Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHS CRANE)
custom clamshell for overhead crane Customized Moon Pie drop for RSA Bank Trust Building in Mobile, Alabama manufactured by Material Handling Systems, Inc. (MHS CRANE)