Liftech provides engineering for lifts and lifting systems including design, review, developing lift procedures, developing design criteria, and hardware specifications.
We are experienced in a wide range of lifting applications; examples include nuclear power plant lifts and lift systems, offshore platforms, large floating and land-based cranes, and blimp hangar repairs.
We have significant experience in the design and review of large floating and land-based cranes. We helped design and review crane designs with capacity up to 12,000 t. Examples include assistance with the design of the 1,700 t floating crane that erected the major components of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge self-anchored suspension span and the Bigge AFRD land-based ringer cranes. We have worked on several other specialized, confidential crane systems that have major impacts in their marketplace.
Moving Heavy Objects
We have designed systems for moving dockside cranes and other heavy objects. We are familiar with and design systems that incorporate dollies and heavy haul trailers, air or Teflon pad skid systems, and Hilman rollers. We design crane move systems that lift and move cranes with little out-of-service time for the crane.
Liftech provides services to contractors specializing in heavy rigging and iron work. We help with a variety of engineering; examples include modifying cranes, repairing damaged cranes, skidding or rolling heavy objects, securing large structures for sea transportation, and designing lifting and erection schemes.
We provide engineering for designing erection schemes for lifting and jacking heavy structures. We are familiar with designs that incorporate rigging tackle and equipment including strand jacks, can jacks, cranes, lifting brackets, slings, wire rope, strand, reeving, jacks, etc.
Offshore Wind Farms
Liftech has extensive expertise with the following, making us well suited for supporting offshore wind farm engineering efforts:
- Heavy lift engineering: large floating and land-based cranes, lift plans and procedures, and heavy rigging systems including hardware
- Wharf engineering: the design and evaluation of wharf structures
We are a small, nimble company that can readily fit into a larger team and help providing structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering services. We have assisted with the design of large lift systems, designed and reviewed major lifts, performed peer review, and handled smaller portions of large projects.