Two chain hoists from Demag Cranes & Components have been installed in underwater tanks at the Sydney Aquarium to help with the cleaning and maintenance of the tanks.
Demag chain hoists are employed to safely move the animals prior to the cleaning.
The Sydney Aquarium is home to more than 12,000 aquatic animals from 650 species, and features amazing underwater tunnels as well as the world's largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit.
Set in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, the Aquarium boasts of one of the world's largest collections of sharks, dugongs, platypuses, seahorses, penguins, giant turtles, jellyfish, thousands of tropical fish, gigantic stingrays and more.
Keeping the aquarium clean and moving the animals is an ongoing job with the two Demag DC-Pro chain hoists including pendants and a KBK-25 catenary system being relied upon to make the process as easy and safe as possible.
The Demag chain hoists installed in the two main tanks are used to move animals and gear in and out of the tanks for cleaning and maintenance as well as for relocating the animals. The tanks are generally cleaned every second day.
According to Paul Eager, Curatorial Supervisor at the Sydney Aquarium, the Demag hoists and cranes play a major role in the upkeep of the aquarium, and are used during the drive cleans to move gravel and animals and also for boat removal.
Since the cleaning takes place within a specified period of time, it is important for the lifting equipment to perform reliably every time. Eager adds that Demag’s reliability and track record provides that peace of mind.