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    World’s Largest Construction Hoist System at Work



    Alimak Hek recently installed the largest personnel and material hoist in the world at NYU Langone Kimmel Pavilion hospital in 2016. This USD1.2 billion expansion project, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, is a 21 story, 830,000 sq. foot medical facility aimed at providing patients and their families with more efficient and quality healthcare. The Alimak Mammoth Triplex, has 12,400 kg (27,225 lbs.) of lifting capacity per set up, a hoist floor area of nearly triple that of other large hoists and is the most advanced hoist system that the company has installed to date. At the corner of 34th and FDR Drive, there is very little room for a tower crane or another hoist. Due to the space constraints at the site, alternate sides of the mast sections were utilized to accept two high speed Alimak Scando 650 FC-S high speed construction hoists which will mainly be used by personnel with the addition of an Alimak Scando TM 60/55 FC which is a personnel and material hoist. The Alimak Scando 650 FC-S is one of the world’s fastest hoists with speeds up to 100 m/min (330 fpm). Since hundreds of employees will be needing to access different floors at various times, the high-speed hoists will increase efficiency. Safety is always a priority for the company and these machines are furnished with the latest safety equipment from overload sensors to self-greasing reservoirs for reducing worker exposures during routine maintenance. One of the key features of this installation is the company’s A3 system which is a real time online monitoring system that helps troubleshoot issues before they turn into problems.