Microcrane Aircraft Maintenance Hoist

Microcranes has introduced the ISO-Certified pick and carry M1 Global Model Microcrane. The company focuses on developing, producing and distributing eco-friendly battery powered or electric, small, portable lifting equipment for repairing, installing and maintenance. The M1 Global design fits through 36 in. doorways, narrow aisles and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22 ft. tip height for installation and repairs of control surfaces, wings, flaps, tails, helicopter engines, rotor gear heads, rotor blades and miscellaneous components in the aviation industry.

The new M1 Global hydraulic pick & carry portable crane is rated at 2,000 lbs. (905kg) (no operator license required) and has a hook height of 20’-3” (6.1m). It is only 30 in. (762mm) wide and weighs 1,800 lbs. (816kg) with 300 lbs. of removable counterweights to reduce weight while transporting.

Using a multi-purpose design, the M1 Model has several configurations including a roof top configuration allowing floor to floor or ground to roof lifting of materials of up to seven stories.
The ISO Certified M1 Global is built to ASME standards, exceeds OSHA standards and is CE Certified to meet international standards for the USA and Canada, Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South America and other territories that look to a CE mark for a measure of conformity. Safety features include an upper limit switch (anti-two-block), 1.5 load safety factor, 4:1 rated hook with safety latch, brakes on rear and front wheels, brake on winch, dual stop points on four piece boom and a winch shield.

The company says it is designed with a small footprint for ease of transport. But, like a transformer, the machine unfolds from the sides and back for stabilization, and the four piece boom extends to a 22 ft. tip height. Users can easily raise and lower the hydraulic boom with hand controls, and raise or lower live loads with a DC power winch powered by 24v deep cycle battery power with an on-board charger. The line speed is 30 FPM (9m/min.).

The mobile crane is used for repairing or removing parts such as inlet cowls, reversed cowl flap, slats in aircraft fleets, helicopter maintenance for ejection seats, rotary blades, ground support equipment (GSE), canopy windshields, vertical stabilizers, ammunition drums, horizontal stabilizers, cannon guns and window cockpit replacement.