The monorail system means both tradition and innovation in a hot dip galvanizing plant. Some old pictures from the 1950s show monorails and manual hoists: at that time, we used to call it “carousel”.
Since the 1970s, thanks to their stronger lifting capacity, bridge cranes have become more and more popular. In the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Gimeco used to build plants adapting the design to the bridge crane constraints. However, today Gimeco is designing also monorail-based plants, that turn out to be more efficient because they tend not to be constrained by bridge cranes positions and freedom of movement.
Monorail systems, if integrated by the other lifting systems, allow to better connect all the process areas of a hot dip galvanizing plant: furnace, dryer, pretreatment tunnel, hooking and finishing areas, ultimately giving more flexibility to the whole process. In other words, monorail systems streamline the connection of different key factors in the overall process, emphasizing its nature as an integrated system of human resources, energy, materials and operational procedures. We like to think that a monorail system is a “flexible technology helping increase efficiency”.Monorail systems