PROJECT: Our solution for the Farwaniya Court Complex in Kuwait (VIDEO)
BMU 3: Self-hoisting extendable pantograph gondola.
The inside of the sloping glass facade can be accessed with a special self-hoisting extendable pantograph gondola, suspended from a monorail track. This type of gondola ascends vertically, but can extend itself to get closer to the sloping facade. This particular pantograph gondola has a maximal horizontal range of 2 meters (6.5 feet).
On the other side of the glass, a standard self-hoisting gondola (that is also suspended from a monorail track) is restrained to the sloping facade with wire ropes which can be attached from a distance, and reeled in from inside the gondola.
The FacadeXS solution:
BMU 1: A traversing roof car with a base height of more than 6 m (20 ft), suspending a fixed pantograph gondola up to 90 m (295 ft) down the facade, with a track length of 280 m (918 ft).
BMU 2: A traversing roof car suspending a self-hoisting gondola up to 62 m (203 ft) down the facade, with a track length of 285 m (935 ft).
BMU 3: A monorail system with a track length of 115 m (377 ft), suspending a self-hoisting extendable pantograph gondola up to 85 m (279 ft) down the facade.
BMU 4: A monorail system with a track length of 31 m (101 ft), suspending a self-hoisting gondola up to 85 m (279 ft) down the facade.