Several of the machines are heavier than the lift capacity of the existing crane. These companies use lifting bridges to handle these machines.

However, there are times when the weight of machines exceed the lift capacity of the crane. Investing in new cranes does not make sense when only a few of these machines have to be moved every year. This forces the manufacturer to look for alternative lifting tools so that the transport rollers can be inserted under the machine.


Our customer, a french designer and manufacturer of numerically controlled machines, has contacted us to lift his machines. Indeed, the latter are becoming heavier and their weight has reached the capacity limit of the crane of 20 tons. Their new machines now weigh 25 T.

Application : To lift a machine tool to set up transport pads. The crane has a capacity limit of 20 T.

  • Load to be lifted: 25 T
  • Height between floor and chassis: 100 mm
  • Lift height: 85 mm
  • Total height: 185 mm
  • Reduced contact surface on the frame
  • Control the lifting systems simultaneously to lift the machine on the right.


In addition, the cushions were controlled “remotely” by a mobile control unit. This essential device provided the necessary security for its operators when handling the machines.
levage de machine par coussin de levage
coussin de levage sous la machine
Several of our production machines are heavier than the capacity of our crane. Due to the limited budget, we were not able to invest in a new crane jut to lift about 10 machines per year. Therefore we had to find a solution to lift the machines and place transport rollers underneath them. From now on we are going to equip our assembly teams with this lifting system because high capacity cranes are not always available (new construction). We highly recommend these lift bags for similar applications.
Responsable de production
25 Tons
lifted (machine)
inflatable lifting cushions supplied
185 mm
of total height

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