These robust MGV's are engineered to lift and traverse 40,000 lbs and 70,000 lbs respectively & were built for the energy industry. These units also have the capacity to act as automated guided vehicles when the need arises.
Engineered and manufactured to lift and precisely position massive engines for assembly and maintenance purposes, Handling Specialty's 40 ton Manually Guided Vehicles employ modular traction/steering drives that are bolted to a fabricated steel frame. The traction/steering modules simplifies the operation and maintenance of the engine transporters.
The Traction/Steering modules provide the force to move the MGV. Each module consists of two polyurethane wheels each driven by a servo brake motor. These servo motors provide differential speed steering control to the module angle and provide traction. Each module is equipped with an absolute encoder to monitor the angle of the module.
All models feature traditional steering as well as crab steering capabilities. The engine transporters also feature Zero Turn Radius (ZTR) steering which allows the transporter to turn about its center. All of these steering modes are available in both unloaded and loaded conditions offering maximum flexibility of use.
All models have an e-stop button on the corners of the mainframe as well as amber strobe lights and audible signal that indicate the transporter is going to start moving and is in motion.
The 40-ton models feature an integrated hydraulic lift function that allows the transporter to pick up engines with the assistance of a specially designed tooling fixture.
The 70-ton models feature a tandem ability to carry even more wieght.
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