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ropes secured around the base to re-  der to aid recovery. The shackle load cell   setup and assemble a 27-ft. diameter
         strict movement and secure the frame.   attached to the quad pod measures the   boring machine at the Dugway Stor-
         The brief behind DLM Designs  latest   tension being place on the load cell, this   age Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio.
         innovation  was  to design  and  build   measurement is then wirelessly trans-  The equipment was integral to deliv-
         a product that could  be transported   mitted to a DLM display which can be   ery of a heavy lift and transport con-
         easily up a mountain  and assembled   placed up to 200m away.         tract for a crucial phase of the $150+
         quickly in an emergency.             Tony O’Brien, Mechanical Design   million project, part of a broader plan
           The Quad Pods stainless steel frame   Engineer comments ‘We have worked   for the collection, storage and treat-
         has been designed to open and assemble   with this particular company before   ment  of  waste  and  rain  waters,  with
         on the mountain side, with a load cell   to  custom  design  and  build  a  test   the objective of reducing the level of en-
         attached beneath the top of the pyramid   frame for their training courses, so it   vironmental pollution in Lake Erie, one
         which can hold up to 800 kilos. A lever   is great to see they have come back to   of the five Great Lakes in North Amer-
         hoist is then to be fixed underneath the   us with a brand new project for us to   ica. The project is overseen by a joint
         load cell for lowering people down in or-  get our teeth stuck into. We can’t wait   venture  formed by Lane  Construction
                                            for the next one!’                 Corporation’s subsidiary, S.A.  Healy,
                                              This is another example of DLM   and Lane’s parent, Salini Impregilo.
                                            Designs capabilities. With over 40   PSC accepted a scope of work to
                                            years combined experience in not   load the over dimensional, overweight
                                            only load cells but also load monitor-  tunnel  boring  machine  components,
                                            ing and electronic systems. DLM De-  transport  them  to  an  installation
                                            sign engineers are able to carry out   shaft, lower six of 12 pieces (the larg-
                                            complete  bespoke  designs  from  con-  est weighing nearly 500 tons), and as-
                                            ception through to completion.     sist with assembly 200 ft. beneath the
                                                                               surface. The other six, smaller parts
                                            PSC Crane & Rigging                were lowered by crawler crane with
                                            skids boring machine at            the  piecemeal  descent  taking  place
                                            Cleveland Tunnel project           in sequence. PSC was then presented
                                              PSC Crane & Rigging, headquar-   with a challenge to slide the reassem-
                                            tered  in  Piqua,  Ohio,  supplied  a  Hy-  bled boring machine approx. 300 ft.
                                            dra-Slide HT500 heavy track hydrau-  PSC loaded the components onto 20
                            DLM Quad Pod    lic skidding system and four newly   lines  of  self-propelled modular trans-
                                            acquired JS250 jacking load shoes to             continued on next page

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