When purchasing a Gantry Type of structure, you will need to consider several things. Whether you are constructing the type of Gantry for sale, or for your own use, it is important to consider all of the types of features available for this type of equipment.
The first thing you should be aware of when buying a Gantry type of structure is the type of construction that is going to be undertaken on the structure. For example, the Horizontal platform is suitable for general roof terrace construction, but is more suitable for roof decks that have a slope. The vertical platform is more suited to flat roofs. The sloping deck is best for roofs with a steeply inclined slope, while the platform is best for flat roofs.
The basic design of the equipment is designed to give optimum control over all the angles and directions of the Gantry at the same time. There are three basic options for these devices. They can be wheeled, gimballed, or stowed. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
The wheeled Gantry type of gantry, is one of the most well liked types of gantry. This has the advantages of being able to move more freely and being easier to work with. The disadvantage is that it takes longer to move the Gantry in either direction. This is important, as in some cases the choice of direction of movement has to be in a straight line.
The design of the vertical platform is more suitable for building roofs than for construction. It allows very little freedom of movement for the construction crew and the ease of access will depend on the design. In most cases, the shape of the platform allows for the movement of the control mechanism behind the Gantry. A low sitting platform for the deck of the Gantry is a much better option than a high platform, for work on flat roofs.
The stowed platform is an excellent choice for flat roofs. This is a good choice because the construction team will not need to reach over the edge to reach the deck. The Gantry will tilt easily for the purpose of lifting, and it is only necessary to pick up the gantry onto the flat surface to place the decking. This is a cost effective option, but it does mean that there is a risk that the area of the roof that will be covered is uncovered when the Gantry is tipped. However, the workers can reach the deck with ease, without leaving the workers to be exposed.
The wheeled platforms will help speed up the operation of the Gantry. This will increase efficiency and allow more work to be completed at the same time. The limitation is that these types of equipment require more labour to set up, and they are not suitable for all types of gantries.
Whichever type of Gantry type you choose, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. The key is to choose the one that will suit your requirements, and at the same time ensure that it can be installed in a timely manner.