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.
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.