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Precast Concrete Production

The precast concrete industry is an important branch of construction and
infrastructure development. It involves the production of various concrete components
and products, such as beams, columns, wall panels, floor slabs, railings,
bridge components, and tunnel segments. These precast elements are typically
manufactured in specialized precast plants and then transported to the site for
assembly and installation.
Aicrane understands the challenges of the precast concrete industry and offers
lifting solutions designed to meet its material handling needs. These solutions
ensure the safe and efficient handling of heavy and large precast concrete components
throughout the production, transportation, and installation stages.

Material Handling Solutions for Precast Concrete Industry

The production process of precast concrete involves multiple stages, including mold manufacturing, precast component production, transportation, and installation. Lifting equipment is indispensable in the precast concrete industry, supporting each stage of the production and installation process. By utilizing suitable material handling solutions, precast concrete manufacturers can enhance productivity, ensure product quality, and improve safety.

Aicrane provides customized material handling solutions tailored to the various production and construction needs of the precast concrete industry, making the handling of precast components simpler, safer, and more efficient.

Solutions for Demolding & Transporting

Solutions for Demolding and Transporting Precast Components

Aicrane provides different lifting solutions to assist in the demolding and transfering of large precast elements from the production line to storage areas.

Solution 1: Using Gantry Crane for Demolding and Transferring

General-purpose gantry cranes can be used for precast elements demolding and transferring from one work cell to another, and this solution is suitable for the work place with preset tracks. For large-sized precast components, two gantry cranes can work in tandem to handle heavy components effectively.

Gantry Crane Used For Demolding
Gantry Cranes Used For Demolding
Gantry Cranes Used For Tranferring Precast Elements
Two Gantry Cranes Used For Tranferring Precast Elements

Solution 2: Using Straddle Carrier for Demolding and Transferring

Due to high mobility and large load capacity, this solution is suitable for the precast yard with high mobility requirements and needing to tranfer heavy-duty concrete elements. We provide different straddle carrier solutions to match different operation needs, for example, a straddle carrier crane can operate individually or in tandem with another carrier to transport large and heavy precast elements efficiently. This versatile crane system allows for flexible handling of oversized components in the precast industry.

DTL300 Straddle Carrier
Straddle Carrier Working in Precast Yard
DTL800 Straddle Carriers
two straddle carriers transporting heavy precast bridge beams
straddle carrier cranes in prefab yard

Solutions for Transporting & Installation

Solutions for Precast Concrete Components Transporting & Installation

Solution 1: Utilizing Hydraulic Transporter & Straddle Carrier

The hydraulic transporter transfer heavy precast concrete beams from precast area to construction site, and the straddle carrier for cross-line construction is used to install the prefab components on the site. Using straddle carrier is ideal for the rapid construction of large quantities of standardized beams, particularly in long, straight bridge projects.

hydraulic transporter tranferring precast elements
hydraulic transporter tranferring precast elements
hydraulic transporting for precast concrete moving
hydraulic transporting for precast concrete moving
Straddle Crane Handling Bridge Beams
Straddle Crane installing Bridge Beams

Solution 2: Utilizing Hydraulic Transporter & Launching Gantry Crane

After transporting the precast concrete bridge beams to site, the launching gantry crane will install the precast beams on request. Using launching gantry crane is suitable for bridge projects with complex structures, varied geometries, and high precision installation requirements. Choosing the appropriate lifting solution based on the specific needs of the project can enhance construction efficiency and ensure the quality of the project.

Launching Gantry Crane and Customized Hydraulic Transporter
Launching Gantry Crane and Customized Hydraulic Transporter
Lifting Concrete Beam From the Hydraulic Transporter
Lifting Concrete Beam From the Hydraulic Transporter

Equipment for Precast Concrete Production Industry

Aicrane provides several kinds of material handling devices for precast concrete production, mainly including gantry crane, straddle carrier, rubber gantry crane, overhead crane, hydraulic transporter and tranfer cart.

Gantry Crane

Gantry Crane

General-purposed gantry cranes are versatile lifting equipment commonly used in precast yards. Aicrane provides both single girder gantry crane models like AQ-MH and AQ-NMH and double beam gantry types like AQ-MG crane to suit different work needs. Generally, double girder heavy duty gantry cranes are designed for lifting extremely heavy precast concrete elements. Heavy duty gantry cranes are typically custom-engineered to meet the specific requirements of each precast yard, ensuring reliable performance and maximum efficiency in material handling operations.

AQ-NMH Outdoor Gantry Crane
AQ-NMH Gantry Crane Lifting Precast Concrete
AQ-NMG Gantry Crane
AQ-NMG Gantry Crane Handling Precast Concrete

In summary, gantry cranes are essential equipment in precast yards, offering versatile and efficient solutions for lifting and moving heavy precast concrete components. Whether it’s a regular model gantry crane like rail moutned gantry crane, a rubber tyred gantry crane, or a heavy duty gantry crane, each type offers unique advantages tailored to the specific needs of different precast yard applications.

Rubber Tyred Crane

Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane

Rubber tyred gantry cranes are gantry cranes equipped with rubber wheels for mobility. Unlike regular model gantry cranes, rubber tyred gantry cranes do not require fixed rails or tracks for movement, making them highly flexible and suitable for outdoor applications in precast concrete yards.

rubber tyred lifting concrete beam
Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane Lifting Concrete Beam
rubber tyred crane for precast concrete handling
rubber tyred crane for precast concrete handling

They offer excellent maneuverability and can travel over uneven terrain, making them ideal for handling precast concrete components in outdoor storage yards. They are capable of lifting heavy loads and have a wide operating range, making them indispensable equipment in large-scale precast manufacturing facilities.

Straddle Carrier

Straddle Carrier Crane

Aicrane provides different kinds of straddle carrier cranes to match the precast concrete elements handling requirements. The straddle carrier’s ability to efficiently manage and relocate heavy prefabricated components significantly enhances the overall efficiency and effectiveness of prefab construction endeavors.

straddle carrier for precast concrete transferring
straddle carrier for precast concrete transferring
straddle crane for precast industry
straddle crane for precast industry

Overhead Crane

Overhead Crane

An overhead crane is used for lifting and transporting heavy precast concrete elements. These overhead cranes typically consist of a horizontal beam that spans the width of the yard and moves along elevated runways, supported by structural columns. The lifting mechanism, which can include a hoist or trolley, is attached to the bridge and is used to raise and lower loads.

Overhead Cranes for Precast Yard
Overhead Cranes for Precast Yard
Overhead Crane for precast
Overhead Crane for Precast

In a precast yard, overhead cranes are employed to move precast concrete panels, beams, columns, and other structural elements from production areas to storage or loading areas. Overhead cranes are often customized to suit the specific needs of the precast concrete yard, such as the size and weight of the elements being lifted, the layout of the facility, and safety considerations. Aicrane provides various kinds of overhead precast crane. There are several heavy duty overhead crane models like AQ-LH, AQ-NLH, AQ-QD, AQ-QDX. We also have light duty overhead crane models which has better flexibility. Overall, overhead cranes play a vital role in streamlining operations, improving productivity, and ensuring the safe and efficient handling of precast concrete components in the yard.

Transporter & Transfer Cart

Hydraulic Transporter and Electric Transfer Cart

Hydraulic transporter and electric transfer cart can be used to transfer precast concrete components such as beams, columns, and panels from production areas to designated storage locations or loading areas within the yard. With high mobility and versatility, using the transfer cart and hydraulic platform transporter can greatly streamline workflow and contribute to the overall productivity of the precast manufacturing process.

Aicrane hydraulic platform transporter
Aicrane hydraulic platform transporter
electric flat cart to the UK
Aicrane Transfer Cart

Whether it’s moving standard-sized components or handling customized elements, these transporters can be configured to accommodate different shapes, sizes, and weights of precast concrete elements.

Lifting Equipment Cases for Precast Industry

16T Single Girder Cantilever Gantry Crane

16 Ton Cantilever Gantry Crane For Precast Concrete Yard

Aicrane provided a 16 ton AQ-MH for a precast concrete yard in Indonesia. The lifting height of this single girder gantry crane is 5m. Its whole span is 12m while ...
RTG Crane in Nicaragua

4×15 Ton Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane Shipped To Nicaragua

Aicrane dispatched a 4×15 ton rubber tyred gantry crane to our esteemed client in Nicaragua. With a commitment to innovation and efficiency, they embarked on a mission to elevate their ...
10 Ton Gantry Crane for Uzbekistan

MH 10T Gantry Crane In Uzbekistan

Recently, a MH 10T truss gantry crane from our company has been delivered to Uzbekistan used in precast plant to handle precast concrete elements. Truss gantry crane belongs to our ...

Critical Role of Material Handling Equipment in Precast Industry

  • Enhancing Production Efficiency: Material handling equipment significantly speeds up the production process, ensuring timely completion of tasks and increasing overall productivity.
  • Ensuring Operational Safety: By reducing manual labor and handling, material handling equipment minimizes the risk of accidents and injuries, promoting a safer work environment.
  • Optimizing Space Utilization and Cost Management: Efficient material handling solutions help in maximizing space utilization and reducing storage costs, leading to better resource management and cost savings.
  • Supporting Sustainability and Environmental Protection: Advanced material handling systems are designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, contributing to the sustainable development of the industry.
  • Boosting Industry Competitiveness and Customer Satisfaction: By improving efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness, material handling equipment enhances the overall competitiveness of the industry and increases customer satisfaction through reliable and high-quality service.

Material handling equipment in the precast industry not only improves production efficiency and safety but also optimizes space utilization, reduces costs, and supports sustainability. These benefits provide strong support for the continuous development and growth of the industry.

Development Prospects of the Precast Concrete Industry

  • Policy Support and Green Building Demand: Government emphasis on green building and sustainable development across various countries is driving the growth of the precast concrete industry. Precast concrete helps reduce dust and noise at construction sites, contributing to environmental protection.
  • Urbanization and Infrastructure Investment: As urbanization accelerates and infrastructure investment increases, the application of precast concrete in commercial and residential buildings, highways, bridges, and other areas will significantly expand.
  • Technological Advancements: The application of new materials and technologies, such as high-performance concrete and automated production lines, continuously improves the quality and production efficiency of precast concrete components, further propelling industry growth.
  • Rising Labor Costs: The rise in labor costs and the shortage of construction workers are pushing the construction industry to seek more efficient and labor-saving methods. Precast concrete meets this demand perfectly.

The precast concrete industry holds significant advantages and broad application prospects in construction and infrastructure development. With ongoing technological advancements and growing market demand, the industry is expected to maintain strong growth and play an increasingly important role globally.

Aicrane Provides Customized Services

At Aicrane, we understand the unique challenges faced by precast yards in efficiently handling heavy and bulky materials. With our tailored services, we offer end-to-end solutions designed to optimize material handling processes and streamline operations. Here’s an overview of the services we provide:

  • We are committed to offering customized solutions to match specific needs and requirements of each precast concrete yard. Our team works closely with clients to understand their workflow, challenges, and objectives, enabling us to design and implement tailored material handling solutions that maximize efficiency and productivity of precast yard.
  • We have installation team, our after-sales team will reach for you in time, and we provide both online and onsite installation and commissioning guidance.
  • We provide technical support for the customers in precast industry at any time they require.
Aicrane service team for customers

Precast concrete components are widely used in various building and infrastructure projects, including residential buildings, commercial buildings, roads and bridges, tunnels and subways and more. As the construction industry emphasizes quality, efficiency, and sustainability, the precast concrete industry continues to evolve and innovate. In order to make materials handling easier in precast industry, Aicrane is committed to providing more suitable and cost-effective lifting solutions for customers, to help them achieve more success in the industry.

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