Posts Tagged ‘Eiffel Tower’

Verlinde’s Parisian adventure

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Verlinde’s Eurobloc VT 12.5t capacity hoists are being used in the renovation of one of the elevators serving the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

The hydraulic systems, press cylinders and accumulator cylinders of the west elevator…

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VERLINDE hoists chosen to handle the hydraulic system of the Eiffel Tower elevators

Friday, June 12th, 2009

SETE, the company licensed to operate the Eiffel Tower, has entrusted the firm Baudin Châteauneuf with the replacement of the hydraulic systems, press cylinders and accumulator cylinders of the west elevator of the Eiffel Tower. VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT 12.5-ton capacity hoists are used to remove the existing machinery and replace it with new equipment.

VERLINDE hoists chosen to handle the hydraulic system of the Eiffel Tower elevators.The press cylinders and accumulator cylinders of the Eiffel Tower elevators have actually been in service for one hundred years, and this is the first time they will be changed. They are to be replaced with systems that are technically as similar as possible to the original equipment, as the Tower’s creator, Gustave Eiffel had wished.

Baudin Châteauneuf has installed a 17-meter gantry which enters the Tower by a “window” through the metal framework. Radio-controlled VERLINDE hoists will handle the hydraulic systems, which are 16 meters long and weigh around 20 metric tons.

“We work regularly with VERLINDE. Their product range fits our every need, from smallest to largest systems. They are a key player in the field of lifting equipment, and have been in the business virtually as long as we have”, says Mr Morelle, Technical Project Manager at Baudin Châteauneuf.

Eventually, both of the Eiffel Tower’s hydraulic elevators will be renovated in this way.

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Verlinde hoists to move Eiffel Tower’s hydraulics

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Baudin Chateauneuf will replace hydraulic systems, press cylinders and accumulator cylinders in the Eiffel Tower’s west elevator, after being awarded a contract by SETE.

Verlinde Eurobloc VT 12.5-ton capacity hoists will remove the existing machinery and replace it with new equipment.

The press cylinders and accumulator cylinders of the Eiffel Tower’s elevators have been in service for one-hundred years, and this is the first time they will be changed.

They are to be replaced with systems that are technically as similar as possible to the original equipment.

Baudin Chateauneuf has installed a 17-metre gantry that enters the tower by a window through the metal framework.

Radio-controlled Verlinde hoists will handle the hydraulic systems, which are 16-metres long and weigh around 20 metric tons.

Eventually, both of the Eiffel Tower’s hydraulic elevators will be renovated in this way.

For the original article click here

Hoist UK on the Eiffel Tower

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Hoist UK have supplied Verlinde SA in France, who are a leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, with a custom built aluminium jib crane for refurbishment work of the hydraulic systems, press cylinders and accumulator cylinders of the west elevator of the Eiffel Tower.

The press and accumulator cylinders of the Eiffel Tower elevators have actually been in service for one hundred years, and this is the first time they have been changed with systems that are technically as similar as possible to the original equipment fitted in the tower.

Our free standing jib crane was a 250kg working capacity unit with a three metre operating radius and with two metres to the underside of the arm. The jib was a bolted and…. Read more

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