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Glazier Uses Beta Max Hoists to Boost Production by 30%

Case Study:Benson Industries – WTC

The hoist and mounting option Benson Industries used to install glass panels on the top 10 floors of the World Trade Center Freedom Towers has been used to install:

 

  • Glazing
  • Curtain Walls
  • Cladding
  • EIFS
  • Architectural Panels
  • Large Stone
  • Waterproofing & More

Watch the video to the right to get the details of the project.

Then read Benson Superintendent,Tim Walswick’s interview below, to get his personal take on Beta Max Hoists.

Material Hoist Testimonial

… . They (Beta Max Hoists) move 50% faster than the winches that we normally use. We increased production by at least 30% and finished the project ahead of schedule.
“We stayed within budget on the first job but now that they are paid for, its money in the bank.”

Tim Walswick - Superintendent Commercial Curtain Wall Installation at Benson Industries LLC

Read Tim's Full Inteview By Clicking Here

 

Inteview with Tim Walswick, Superintendent Commercial Curtain Wall Installation – Benson Industries LLC

 

BETA MAX: How did the use of Beta Max equipment help address and solve the project’s special challenges?

 

BENSON: “We stayed within budget on the first job but now that they are paid for, its money in the bank.”

 

BETA MAX: Did you improve on your schedule or timeline?

 

BENSON: “The Beta Max Leo XXL VFD’s Material Hoist help pay for themselves by the speed the Material hoist carries the payload. They move 50% faster than the winches that we normally use. We increased production by at least 30% and finished the project ahead of schedule. This allowed us to send the Material Hoists to start other projects which exceeded our customers expectations. As a result of using Beta Max Products we saved time and money”

 

“We needed a high speed material hoist that could lift 2000lbs up to 200ft with variable speed functionality and offered a variety of mounting options. Beta Max worked closely with us to come up with a solution and provided a lifting system for us on time.”

 

BETA MAX: Were you dealing with any space or setup challenges?

 

“This Beta Max Material Hoist was able to fit in a confined space and was mounted parallel to the building on an I-Beam system that took the hoist from corner to corner of the building. This enabled the hoists to trolley back and forth on each side of the building picking and placing window panels and curtain wall all day long.”

 

BETA MAX: How satisfied are you with Beta Max equipment and service?

 

“We were very satisfied with the level of quality of the product. Our experience with Beta Max was great from the sale to customer service to helpful tips and answered questions from technical service.”

 

Tim Walswick

Superintendent Commercial Curtain Wall Installation, Benson Industries, LLC

Beta Max Leo XXL Smooth Start
Designed Specifically For Glaziers:
The Beta Max Leo XXL VFD* Hoist gets more installed per day
at less cost than traditional methods.

*VFD stands for Variable Frequency Drive which means the hoist operates at variable speeds.

 

  1. Prevent Material Breakage and Protect Profits

    • Eliminate jarring starts and stops with smooth acceleration and deceleration.

      Traditional discrete hoists go from off to top speed and from top speed to off instantly. This causes a severe jolt of the transport material and leads to significant breakage.
      Beta Max VFD hoists accelerate and decelerate smoothly protecting your payload and saving you money.


      See the difference between a VFD and Discrete hoist by clicking the video.

    • Controlled placement of panels.

      Beta Max VFD hoists have a standard slow speed of 8 ft. per minute. This speed is ideal for toggling materials into place.

    • Wire rope precision delivers exact payload elevation

      Getting a chain hoist to stop at the exact height you want is difficult because of how the links move through the hoist. A wire rope hoist does not have links and can stop at the exact height you need.

  2. Maximize Productivity and Complete Jobs Faster

    • Deliver glazing materials to work level fast (80 fpm)

      Workers aren’t standing around waiting on materials to install. Our VFD hoists smoothly accelerate up to 80 ft. per minute.

    • No re-rigging with “Pick and Place” mounting options

      Wireless Remote Control

      Dual Wireless Remote Controls

      Our parallel I-beam trolley mount allows you to move the hoist along the entire face of the building. This means you can pick up your panel at ground level, raise it to install height and trolley along the building and into place, all in one go. – That’s Fast.

    • Pass hoist control to the right person at the right time

      Two hand held wireless controllers create wireless freedom from long cumbersome pendant cords. Give the worker at ground height control of the hoist while rigging and initial lift. Then pass control of the hoist to the worker waiting to receive / place the payload.

  3. Generate Higher Profits Per Project And Per Year

    • Own for the cost of renting.

      In many cases, for the cost of rent, permits, setup and breakdown of a single crane, you can OWN multiple Beta Max Hoists.
      These hoists pay for themselves on the first job and add significant profits to the bottom line for every job after that.

    • Win more bids by working independently of the GC

      General Contractors prefer subs that use their own equipment to deliver materials. Coordinating use of the GC’s equipment to deliver materials is a headache and potential bottleneck the GC would rather avoid.

    • Complete more projects in a given year

      Winning more projects and completing them faster means you can bid on more work and take on more work each year – more work equals more revenue.

Pick and Place All In One Run

Rigging of Glass1. Rig your panel and control the hoist at the staging area. 2. Raise your panel to install height 3. Use the I-beam trolley to move the panel along the building face to the install point. 4. Control the hoist and install the panel at the install point.

Pick and PlaceNo Wasted Time Re-Rigging, No Wasted Time Setting Up Multiple Staging Areas.

Spider Panama InstallAnother glass panel install via Spider Staging in Panama

 

Beta Max Hoists are small and flexible to the needs of the project site.

Mounting options for the Leo XXL VFD include multiple I-Beam options, Scaff-Trac and Trestle Monorail setups.

    I-Beams can be attached to scaffolding, rolling roof rigs, Hydro Mobile platforms and even on casters. Parallel and perpendicular setups are possible depending on need.

     

    I Beam Trolley Mount Features

    • Lift Capacity: 2,000 lb
    • Mounts to any standard size I-Beam
    • Adjustable Flange Widths of 2.7″-6.0″
    • Material delivery made easy with I-Beam Trolley that moves along the full length of the beam
    • Customize forward and backward cantilever to your unique job site requirements
    • All Beta Max Mounting Systems can be customized to your jobsite specifications
    Floor panel I-Beam

    Floor panel I-Beam

    Suspension Bracket I-Beam

    Attach to scaffold using suspension bracket

    Rolling Roof Rig

    I-Beam on Rolling Roof Rig

    Hydro Mobile Platform

    Hydro Mobile Platform Setup

    Parallel I-Beam on Scaffolding

    Parallel I-Beam on Scaffolding

    Beta Max Swing Stage and I-Beam

    Parallel I-Beam with Swing Stage

    Beta Max Scaffold I-Beam

    Another I-Beam on Scaffold Option

    I-Beam on Casters

    I-Beam on Casters

    Long Run on Scaffold

    Long Run on Scaffold

    Beta Max Scaffold Suspension Bracket

    Scaffold Suspension Bracket

    Beta Max Scaffold Post Mount

    Get a Quote for a Beta Max VFD with an I-Beam Trolley

    The Scaff-Trac is a standardized and complete lifting solution engineered for easy installation every time. No special tools are required to setup.

     

    Scaff Trac Features

    • Lift Capacity: 1,200 lb
    • Optional extensions provides unlimited system length for ease of material delivery through multiple scaffold bays
    • Materials are always within easy reach with a 3.5’ cantilever for 7’ spaced scaffolding and 2.5’ cantilever on 8’ spaced scaffolding
    • Special saddles are available for mounting to continuous climbing scaffolding
    • Counterweight Clamp Assembly helps balance overall weight distribution, installs easily on standard scaffolding and accommodates your weights
    • All Beta Max Mounting Systems can be customized to your jobsite specifications

    Beta Max Scaff Trac System

    Beta Max Gemini on Scaff Trac

    Beta Max Roller Top Trolley

    Beta Max Scaff Trac on Scaffolding

    Get a Quote for a Beta Max VFD with a Scaff Trac

    When attaching to scaffolding is not an option, the Trestle Monorail is a free-standing A-Frame that gets you up and running fast.

     

    Trestle Monorail Features

    • Lift Capacity: 2,000 lb
    • Installs easily between floors and rooftops. No special tools required.
    • Customize this mounting system for use on mast climbing platforms
    • Counterweight Clamp Assembly helps balance overall weight distribution, installs easily and accommodates your weights
    • All Beta Max Mounting Systems can be customized to your jobsite specifications

    Beta Max Trestle Monorail Setup

    Beta Max Mast Climber Hoist

    Beta Max Trestle Monorail Beta Max

    Beta Max Scaffold Post Mount

    Get a Quote for a Beta Max VFD with a Trestle Monorail

     

     

     

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