In addition to the well-being of small animals, the health of horses is the focus of the Schönbühl Veterinary Clinic. For stationary care, there is a treatment hall with an emergency stand, an adjoining operating room with 2 cushioned lying down and recovery rooms and numerous horse boxes. Here, the animals are lovingly cared for, monitored and looked after around the clock.
In the clinic's operating room, a GISKB monorail is used to transport the anaesthetised horses quickly yet safely. The animals are sedated in the preparation box and then put under anaesthesia. As soon as the horses are stable under narcosis, they are attached to the electric chain hoist of the crane system while they are asleep and are gently moved to the treatment table with this monorail. After the procedure, the horse is carried by crane to the recovery box, where it slowly regains consciousness.
The crane system in use is designed as a linear overhead monorail. This has two straight sections with lengths of 9.5 m and 5 m, which are connected with a 90° curve. All lifting and travelling movements are carried out electrically, conveniently controlled by a control switch. Travel limit switches ensure automatic switching from normal to slow travel speed at the predefined points. For the lifting process, the system is equipped with a GIS electric chain hoist GP500, which offers a load capacity of 1000 kg.
Although for once it is not a production hall but a veterinary clinic, this example shows very well, how the routing of the GISKB monorails can be adapted to the local conditions with millimetre precision thanks to curves and switches. This results in an economical solution for goods handling, or in this case for animal transport, from one workstation to the next.
Technical data / fact sheet
GISKB Monorail with curve
Straight sections (9.5 m + 5 m) connected with 90° curve
Pendulous suspensions mounted to concrete ceiling
3.2 m (Room height: 3.978 m)
With frequency controlled electric tug
GP500/2NF, lifting speed 4/1 m/min
4-button control switch with emergency stop, control cable length: 2.6 m
- Electric chain hoist with food-grade gear grease
- Travel limit switch 1-stage (normal to slow speed)