Internal transportation of a press machine, Mexico
ALE has successfully performed the internal transportation of a press machine, weighing 170t.
Before ALE could transport the press, it was dismantled into two pieces for transportation. In order to do this, the client installed two gantries, one to take the piece from its original position and another one waiting in dismantling zone to receive the pieces.
The client then released the main gate in order so ALE’s equipment could get out of the main installation to go to final position for every piece.
ALE used 10 axle lines, comprising of 6 axle lines of conventional trailer and 4 axle lines of SPT, as well as an end beam with auxiliary engine.
The first piece, the head of the press weighing 100t, was transported and the second piece, the base weighing 75t, was transported the following day.
The route involved tight turning angles and a narrow gate.
As every transport took eight hours, allowing time to move the press from the gantry to the SPTs, ALE had to mobilise the equipment at short notice.