ALE has completed the lifting of an oven, weighing 500t, in a glass bottle factory in Mexico.
The oven was to be lifted a total of 450mm so that 400mm stools could be inserted to support the oven.
Prior to the lift, all the oven’s components were disconnected. Several reflective reference markers were then set around the oven and these were monitored by a total station survey during the operation to ensure the oven was lifted in the correct position.
ALE analysed the oven’s concrete beams and found they were not strong enough to support the lifting operation without reinforcement.