SPRINGFIELD, OHIO — Ohio-based overhead crane and hoist manufacturer R&M Materials Handling has announced the installation of three 7.5-ton-capacity single girder cranes at Boxabl’s prefabricated-home plant in Las Vegas.
R&M worked with their distributor American Equipment LLC on the project.
The cranes, which span 47 feet and provide 25 feet of lift, feature R&M’s SX low headroom wire rope hoists, which help to maximize the lifting height of each system, explained a release.
Boxabl uses assembly line principles to manufacture homes that can be delivered on a flatbed truck and erected the same day. Its Casita model includes a full-size kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom, and retails from $49,500.
Fully stackable and modifiable, Boxabl units can be configured for residential and commercial use. Its speed of construction also makes Boxabl products suitable for emergency responses to disasters, such as floods.
On its assembly lines, Boxabl manufactures panels comprised of steel, insulation and concrete, which become the walls, floor and roof of the modular home. The cranes were needed to expedite the transportation, assembly and folding of the Casita units.
The process includes moving different sized boards to be assembled into panels and then assembling larger panels into houses.
Josiah Fannon, production manager at Boxabl said: “The cranes have been a huge help and an absolute necessity for our production. They facilitate the transportation, assembly and folding functionality of our units, even down to dropping a custom-built boat-wrap cover over the top of the units to protect them during shipping.”