Furnace Lifting Device

Furnace Lifting Device


Location: Albury, New South Wales

Client: CFE Projects & Maintenance

Scope: Design of device to safely lift bars out of the furnace

Design Considerations: 

  • FEA Strength and fatigue analysis under elevated temperatures for required service life
  • Provisions for safe assembly, inspection and maintenance

Design Achievements: A safer solution was required at a local forge to remove molten 16-tonne steel bars from the furnace and lower them into the quenching bath. KUSCH enabled this by completing the structural design and fatigue analysis for a fit-for-purpose forklift jig, considering fatigue effects and service loading.