This new and innovative lifting gantry lives up to its name the Rapide Aluminium Lifting Gantry as it can be erected in less than 1 minute.
Lightweight, fast and efficient!
Manufactured from lightweight aluminium the Rapide aluminium lifting gantry can be both transported and erected by just one person. When the gantry is folded down, one person can lift up one end using the incorporated carry strap, and simply wheel it around on its special integral wheel to wherever it may be needed. There are carry straps on both ends so it is easy for two people to carry around too.
The Rapide aluminium lifting gantry is compact and will fit into most work vans. It is easy to assemble with the use of its integrated pin system, this means that no other tools are required and are therefore hassle free to put up when out on site.
There are a few standard – off the shelf sizes to choose from; the models are split into 3, standard height, medium height and tall height, each height is adjustable due to the adjustable framework, you can find all the minimum and maximum heights in the specifications tab. 2000, 2300 & 4000mm are the choices for the top beam length and the WLL / lifting capacities for loads are 250, 400 & 500kg depending on the model.
One of the key benefits of the Rapide aluminium gantry is that it is dual rated so it can not only lift loads up to 500kg, but it can also lift and lower personnel. These gantry systems can also be used for fall arrest scenarios for up to 3 people. The man riding capabilities conform to EN795 class B.
When the Rapide is used for personnel lifting/positioning the user MUST use suitable PPE equipment, including a full body safety harness and a retractable device and/or shock absorber lanyard to EN355. This will limit the implied forces to the acceptable 6kN. In some instances where up to 3 people can be attached, there must only be one person per trolley in accordance with the safe working loads.
When used as a fall arrest system you should remember that the system is only as strong as the lowest rated piece of equipment, so although a gantry may have a WLL of 125kg, if the harness or a karabiner for example only has a WLL of 50kg then the overall WLL will be 50kg.
When the Rapide aluminium gantry is used for personnel positioning or for fall arrest operations the gantry’s safe working load ratings will alter, please refer to the table below for the necessary capacity changes; the figures stated are for standard , medium and tall gantries only – not for any special design custom gantries.
Rapide Aluminium Lifting Gantry Options
The Rapide gantry system has a number of options available to enhance the capabilities and versatility, this means you can ensure it will suit your application to its maximum potential.
The top beam on these aluminium gantries comes in three standard lengths, 2000, 2300 & 4000mm; it is possible however to order a custom length beam in virtually any size up to the maximum 4000mm.
There is a choice of trolley systems to compliment your Rapide aluminium gantry; all three are rated to 500kg WLL for goods/loads and 140kg for personnel fall arrest. We can supply a trolley with a master link or a close coupled beam trolley to enable easy movement of loads or personnel across the beam; the third type is a sheaved beam trolley which may be fixed in one location via a pin, these are used with a winch for goods or personnel lifting.
There are three feet arrangements to choose from, the castor option is usually the most popular, having 360 degree swivelling wheels, these enable much easier manoeuvring after the gantry has been erected. The castors are lockable to ensure they stay put when needed and they are also load bearing and so are able to withstand the loads up to the maximum WLL stated on the gantry.
Standard articulated feet enable easier placement of the gantry on uneven ground, there is also an adjustable articulated leg version which also enables fine height adjustments which is great for when the gantry is used across various surfaces and levels.
There is also a special winch bracket available which allows you to attach your chosen winch to suit your application. Stand-off winches are also available for trolley connection to enable personnel positioning and/or recovery operations.