Relocation of a 90-year old press in Eisenach
Eisenach City Council commissioned us to translocate a double-lever deep drawing press originally built by Schuler of Göppingen. This superb 90-year old machine was to be transported by the time-honoured Eisenach vehicle factory, UFE GmbH, to the Eisenach Automobile Museum “automobile welt Eisenach” for display there as an industrial heritage monument, witnessing a bygone age of automotive engineering in Eisenach. Dismantlement of the press weighing 70 t was carried out by us using a heavy-duty industrial crane assisted by hydraulic hoisting gear, a process carried out while production was in progress at UFE. Under highly restricted space conditions, the press was hoisted from its foundations and transported across narrow lanes. On account of its dimensions (approx. 6 x 3 x 7 m) the giant press had to be transferred to a heavy-duty hydraulic trailer and hauled out of the building. Afterwards it was transported to its future site in front of the museum where it was erected employing two 70 t and 160 t truck-mounted cranes.
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