Telescopic roof cars2016-10-21T12:47:06+00:00

Telescopic roof cars

Used for more complex building designs (such as roofless buildings), or situations where an extensive outreach is required.


Telescopic roof cars can be equipped with a telescopic base and/or a telescopic jib, according to the design of the building and the required range of the facade access system.

The PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) for our BMU’s is designed so that it can be monitored remotely. This facilitates remote inspection and analysis of system faults, and the integration of BMU data in a BMS (Building Management System).
The base of the roof car can be extended to elevate the roof car from a parking position in the structure, or to lift a gondola over a high parapet. Gondolas can also be lifted over a high parapet with a luffing function (which raises the jib of the roof car). In some cases, both a luffing function and a telescopic base can be applied.
The motorized undercarriage moves the roof car over a rail track, so that it is able to reach a large facade surface. A rail track can be customized according to the dimensions of the roof, and can possibly be used by multiple roof cars.
The roof car can be rotated to change the direction of the jib in relation to the rail track. This function is used when the gondola is lifted from the roof and suspended over the edge. It could also be used to work around the corners of a facade.
A roof car can be equipped with one or more jibs that extend outwards like a telescope. These telescopic jibs increase the range of the BMU, even when a roof car is unable to come close to the parapet. The reach of a custom telescopic jib is dependent on the required range of the facade access system.
As the telescopic jib(s) of a roof car extend outwards, a moveable counterweight makes a similar (but smaller) movement in the other direction to keep the roof car in balance.
Our ergonomic gondolas allow workers to work on the facade in front of them while keeping a good posture – without straining the lower back. The tall back side of the gondola gives workers an increased sense of security.
A rotating spreader allows for adjustment of the direction of the gondola in relation to the facade. This makes it possible for workers to get close to curved facades or facade with a certain angle.
All our roof cars can be equipped with a GRU (Glass Replacement Unit), an extra hoist that is suspended from the roof car, which can be used to lift or lower windows. This way, glass panels can easily be moved to and from the location of the glass replacement.
All our roof cars can be equipped with a restraint system. This system connects the gondola to the facade, preventing that the gondola moves too far away from the facade, or starts swinging. This increases the safety of the BMU in windy conditions. A restraint system is for buildings that are 40 meters (131 feet) and above.

Traversing roof cars with a fixed jib

Traversing roof cars with a fixed jib are used on flat-roofed buildings where there is enough space for a rail track along the eaves.

They are customized to fit the dimensions of the building and they can be equipped with special functions according to our customer’s requirements.

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Traversing climbing roof cars

Climbing roof cars are used on buildings with sloping roofs. In a FacadeXS solution, climbing roof cars run on a rack and pinion rail track.

Just like traversing roof cars on a flat roofs, climbing roof cars can be customized to fit the building and can be equipped with a number of special functions.

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