Meadow Burke tools one-clutch lift solution in single 10-ton system

Source: Meadow Burke, Tampa, Fla.

Building on Rapid Lift, a precast/prestressed hardware standard for the past three decades, Meadow Burke has unveiled the Burke Lift system, citing its potential for changing face and edge lifting practice in architectural and structural products.

Burke Lift debuted at the 2013 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention, September 21-24 in Dallas. The system greatly simplifies engineering, plant inventory requirements and lifting, company officials note, while eliminating clutch changeover and spalling of concrete surrounding the hardware. The Burke Lift consolidates face and edge lifts in a complete 10-ton system; compared to prior offerings, it uses a smaller anchor count and affords a broader range of lifting capabilities.

Among Burke Lift features is a one-clutch system, which allows for the elimination of switching between 4/5-ton and 8/10-ton devices. It also positions the clutch to bear into the Burke Lift anchor, rather than the concrete. The hardware features a single style face lift anchor supplied in eight heights to accommodate panel thickness from 5 to 12 inches. In addition, the system is equipped with a single style edge lift anchor that requires just one standard length. —