During an equipment update our customer had the challenge of finding the best way to connect the gantry arm to the base. To complicate matters, the installation was on a ship’s deck with heavy exposure to salt water.


We were able to detail a system which employed a shrink-disc to mechanically lock the arm to the base.

This approach allowed them to position the arm at any desired angle. Additionally, there is no clearance or lash for wear or fretting corrosion.

We also designed a watertight cover to offer additional protection.

This approach not only simplified installation, but down the road it allowed them trouble free removal.

If you have an unusual connection to make, let us know.