Glass projects

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Moscow’s Highest skyscraper in Europe

In the middle of Moscow’s business center stands Europe’s highest skyscraper, the Federation Tower. During construction, the VIAVAC compact GB-750 was used to install glass panels. The construction of the 373.7-meter, ninety-five-floor tower, was completed in 2016.

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Assembling the glass roof construction of the upper floors was particularly daunting, as the highly experienced specialized assembly team was faced with high winds, snow and temperatures down to −20° C, as well as the complicated positioning of the glass.

The roof construction’s glass elements were installed with the help of the VIAVAC compact GB-750. In order to accomplish this, the tilting function of the vacuum lifter was used to place the glass in the correct position.

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The VIAVAC compact GB-750 is used in this project.

Installing curved glass at the Atrium Tower Amsterdam

A considerable effort is currently under way to renovate the famous Atrium office building in Amsterdam. In addition to the renovation of the current premises, two further towers are being built to expand the office complex. In order to alternate between workplaces and light, open spaces, the company Octatube from Delft is integrating seven winter gardens into in the corners of the towers.

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The corners of the winter gardens consist of large, warm, curved glass elements. Octatube hired the VIAVAC compact Curved glass lifter to install these elements. This machine is designed specifically for placing curved glass elements, and can be adjusted to accommodate different radii. In addition, with the VIAVAC compact Curved, the elements can easily be rotated (360°) and tilted (90°) from their transport position.

For this project, Octatube is also using the VIAVAC GBX for the installation of flat glass elements. This glass lifter is suitable for lifting elements up to a weight of 800 kilograms.

Both glass lifters feature two independent vacuum circuits, eliminating the need for safety straps and allowing efficient operation. In addition to the option to rent, VIAVAC also offers the vacuum lifting tools for sale.

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The VIAVAC compact Curved is used in this project.

Glass installation in office building ‘The Edge’

The most sustainable office building in the world is found in Amsterdam. With more than 13,000 m² of glass on the facade, the building is a real eye-catcher for travellers on the A10 motorway. For the installation of the facade,  the firm Rollecate was searching for a multifunctional vacuum lifting tool for installing the glass elements of different shapes and dimensions on an incline. The solution they selected was the VIAVAC GBX.

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Radio remote control
The radio remote control saved a great deal of time as well as the use of extra aerial platforms. Upon conclusion of the project, the head contractor Henk Hakman expressed his satisfaction: ‘The VIAVAC GBX was the right solution for this project and fully met our expectations.’

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The VIAVAC GBX2 is used in this project.

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