Lifting beams

Lifting beams serve to engage a gate to crane hooks remotely during lifting and lowering of hydrotechnical gates and trash racks.

A lifting beam can have one or two grabbing devices and serves an intermediate link between crane and gate or trash rack sections.

Engagement and disengagement of sections in slots is performed automatically with a grabbing device.

Depending on type of grabbing device beams can be:

  • mechanical with tongs
  • mechanical with hooks
  • hydraulic
  • pneumatic
Mechanical lifting beams with tongs. Dnestr HPP. Ukraine

Mechanical lifting beams with tongs

ProjectCountryLifting capacity, tClear span, m
Kyiv HPPUkraine2×15012,0
Tashlyk Pump storage power plantUkraine2808,0
А-Vuong HPPVietnam1905,2
Mechanical lifting beams with hooks. La Yesca HPP. Mexico

Mechanical lifting beams with hooks

ProjectCountryLifting capacity, tClear span, m
Kyiv HPPUkraine2×15012,0
Tashlyk Pump storage power plantUkraine2808,0
А-Vuong HPPVietnam1905,2
Hydraulic lifting beam. Dnestr HPP-1. Ukraine

Hydraulic and pneumatic lifting beams

ProjectCountryLifting capacity, tClear span, mType
Boguchan HPPRussia23012,2Hydraulic
Kanev HPPUkraine2×21012,0Hydraulic
Kyiv HPPUkraine2×12512,0Pneumatic