Beyond Gravity designs and manufactures Lifting Devices for a multitude of applications.
Beyond Gravity has designed and manufactured Lifting Devices for a multitude of applications ranging from lifting/handling of small instruments to very large spacecraft. They are used for hoisting/handling during all stages of integration and testing up to launch.
Lifting Devices come either with fixed hoisting axis or are convertible between horizontal and vertical configuration. Features such as remote control for lifting and/or COG (Center of Gravity) adjustment are selectable by the customer.
Handling Devices, Adapters, Panel Integration Devices
System MGSE includes all MGSE items needed during spacecraft spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test activities (AIT).
In the course of delivering System MGSE, Beyond Gravity has designed and delivered a wide variety of Spacecraft Adapters, Integration Stands, Handling and Integration Devices (e.g. optical alignment tooling), Special Test Stands (e.g. TV or Magnetic Test Stands) and Panel Handling Equipment (e.g. Panel Hoisting devices, Panel Integration Trolleys etc.).
The Multipurpose Trolley (MPT) supports the spacecraft or dedicated modules during horizontal or vertical integration and provides a table capable of tilting and rotating the spacecraft.
The Multipurpose Trolley (MPT) supports the spacecraft or dedicated modules during horizontal or vertical integration and provides a table capable of tilting and rotating the spacecraft to any attitude between spin axis vertical and horizontal.
The Multipurpose Trolley (MPT) provides the interface to the spacecraft via the Transport and Handling Adapter or specific other test adapters.
Aluminum alloy or carbon steel is selected as a structural material.
Providing full compatibility to safety EC regulations, a complete set of safety interlocks is implemented, e.g.:
- No rotating while tilting
- No tilt while rotating
- Key-switch for mains power
- Overload limitation
Operation of Trolley via cable remote control and (optional) programmable touchscreen.
- Tilt and slewing-rotation of the spacecraft via self-locking motor driven spindles for tilting and auto-locking wormgear motor drive for slewing ring rotation
- All drive systems and moving parts fully covered
- Provisions for towbar/crane lift/fork lift
- Level-adjusting screwjacks & castors
- Protective soft-cover for transport and storage can be provided