In 2000, it was decided by lighting architectural studio to use shipyard cranes with LED lights over the port. The vision of Skira project is completed in 14 years. The lighting giant project of Dean Skira has recently launched. Skira has utilized 73 LED spot lights which are 88 pounds heavy. There are 8 cranes which are used for this project. Each light has 64 high quality LED chips. It is incredible that there are 1600 variety of colors and capacities of lights. When the ceremony of this project was started, Skira decided to give this crane lighting performance with the help of dramatic music. Just like a game, The Dino cranes were turned on. Now these lights are switched on four times in a night. The cost of this unique project is 1.5 million Kunas which are equal to 270000 dollars. Skira completed the work without getting any special fees whereas the LED lights were purchased from Philips at reasonable rates.
In Poland, Argentina and Spain a variety of projects were also launched however the light adjustment of Skira is worthy to admire. As the shipyard cranes are used to lift up heavy weights and can keep on working more than 200 years. The awe inspiring project has surprised the world by making an illuminated ballet with the help of cranes. The shipyard cranes are placed at the sea side area of Pula. These cranes are specially decorated with the variety of lights to enhance the beauty. These cranes are just like the giants and have skyscraping shapes with sleek and sophisticating angles. These beautiful metal based beasts have been lit up near the water so the images of lights can be reflected in the water. Now we can see the dance of multicolor cranes in water.
Skira has introduced a unique platform where visitors can see the dancing lights. The main players of this stage are durable steel LED colorful lights and slow motion to inspire the visitors. This event has been inaugurated in Croatian where Visualia festival is arranged. For the whole night, the lights are remotely switched on for 15 minutes. There are 1600 color ranges and combinations which are used to make the crane giants as something extraordinary and superficial. The metal dancing cranes can mesmerize anyone with their romantic colors, giant shape and eye catching backgrounds. The light show of cranes has grabbed the consideration of visitors throughout the world. The image of cranes in the water shows as if the dinosaurs have come back in a wide range of colors.
The capacities of these cranes are different, starting from 200 tons to 45 tons. The technicians of well-known Skira have decorated the dinosaurs like cranes with 73 spotlights. The load of each light is equal to 40 kilograms because a single light has 64 chips of LED to show 1600 exceptional colors. If you ever get a chance to attend the Visualia festival, never miss to view the eye-catching sight of cranes.
Cranes have three fundamental types which are Monorail crane, Jib crane and Overhead Gantry crane. The cranes have different designs which are particular for executing incomparable tasks at cost-effective rates. Here are some of valuable kinds of crane:
Kinds of Crane:
It is a single rail crane. It is used to transfer the material from one area to another. It has the capability to cover great distance in a short length of time. It can be attached with a roof structure or can be mounted through its own support or crane. It is helpful in transferring objects in a straight path. If the material is required to move from one part of site area to another, monorail is perfect to use.
It is a kind of crane where jib or horizontal member is preset and gives support to portable hoist. It has a limited platform and has traditional structure. Now, the improved versions are used such as Articulated Jibs and Cathead Jibs. Cathead jibs can change retractable type of arms which are ideal to move in a fixed obstacle like building column. To provide extra movement, the jib can move to and fro by an arch. It has free to stand structure which has made it mobile crane. Jib crane is specially used for fix work when items are required to move from one spot to next. Mostly it is used for packing material, lifting a product, moving an item out of the machine or from a work bench.
Jib cranes can mount equipments like hydraulic line tools and air tools. Jib cranes are suitable for small work site. If it is important to cover more distance, Gantry cranes or Monorail cranes are the right choice.
It is a steel based crane and perfect for the movement of heavy load horizontally. It can bear 350 tons of weight.
Overhead or suspended crane is different to Gantry crane as the trolley/hoist moves only. It is typically mounted along lofty columns.
It holds hoist in unchanging machinery that moves horizontally beside the rails, often fitted on mono girder or twin girder. The frame of crane is sustained on gantry system along with wheels and equalized beam that move on gantry rail, mostly vertical to the travel track of trolley.
Tower crane can be assembled to telescopic jib. The self erecting cranes are also included in tower cranes. These are capable to lift using jacks and best for telescopic use. No extra help is required for assembling these cranes.
Crane is available in different types and each is tailored to perform specific function. Sometimes the small cranes are used within a workshop whereas the tallest cranes are used for construction. In order to make the work feasible, special construction cranes are used. The cranes are usually fixed in the ground to avoid imbalance. The cranes are stable in nature and have protective measures to save the workers. The cranes are useful to save the time and help workers in performing the hectic tasks.