Engineered Spreader Bar
Long panels are often desirable, since end-laps are eliminated and
visual continuity is maintained. IMETCO's ability to form and ship
panels up to 85 feet in length, and to field form longer panels, opens a
world of possibilities.
However, once long panels are fabricated, whether in the factory or on
the job site, the installer is still faced with getting them up on the
roof. Lifting long and/or curved panels can dramatically increase the
risk of injury or property damage if the proper equipment is not used,
particularly when the installer uses lifting devices that are
field-fabricated or "home-made."
Improper lifting can also increase the
likelihood of oil canning, weaken the structural integrity of the
panels, and result in panel damage ranging from minor dings to total
destruction of the panel.
IMETCO recommends using its Engineered Spreader Bar to lift long and
curved metal roofing panels. Using this unique apparatus will help
- Limit liability
- Reduce risk of injury or property damage
- Protect the design and condition of panels
- Maintain engineered quality of roofing panels
- Expedite delivery of materials to elevated location
- Increase productivity, which can reduce labor and crane rental
IMETCO’s Spreader Bar is composed of five individual 40-foot sections, which can be combined as needed to lift panels up to 220-ft in length.
IMETCO supplies a complete spreader bar assembly, which includes
upper and lower rigging, tag lines, assembly tools and detailed
instructions with photos and illustrations. The unique upper and lower
rigging equipment supplied with every rental makes preparing panels for
lifting remarkably fast and easy. It is easily adjustable to accommodate
multiple rigging requirements on the same project, and very quick and
simple to set up.
IMETCO's Field Services
department is available to consult with you on project site staging, and
in collaboration with a national crane company, can also help you
determine crane requirements and sizing for your specific project site.
Contact your IMETCO representative for more
information about renting our one-of-a-kind Engineered Spreader Bar.