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MTS Criterion Series 40

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100-231-444 A January 2011

100-231-444 B March 2012

100-231-444 C June 2014

2 MTS Criterion Series 40 Lifting and Moving Instructions


Lifting and Moving Instructions
This manual provides guidelines for lifting and moving your MTS Criterion
material testing system.

Unless otherwise specified, it is your responsibility to safely off-load, unpack,


and move the equipment to the final location on your premises. Equipment
insurance is also your responsibility.

Before moving the equipment from the receiving area to its final location, check
the dimensions of all doors and passages through which the machine will travel.

For dimensions, see Packaging Dimensions and Weights on page 6 and Load
Frame Dimensions and Weights on page 7.

Contents Responsibilities 4
Packaging Dimensions and Weights 6
Load Frame Dimensions and Weights 7
Moving C41 Single-Column Frames 8
Moving C42 Single-Column Frames 10
Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column Frames 12
Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames 14
Moving C45 Frames 20

WARNING

The MTS Criterion frames are heavy.

Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for
example, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.

Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed by


personnel trained in moving large equipment.

MTS Criterion frames weigh from 603500 kg (1327716 lb). Other apparatus
such as the pallet, packaging, and accessories add to the overall weight. If you
have any questions, call MTS.

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities
This section details the responsibilities of both the customer and MTS to ensure
that the proposed testing area is suitable for the installation and operation of the
testing system.

Customers Responsibilities
It is the customers responsibility to ensure that all required support services are
available, and that all necessary checks are made prior to installing the testing
system. These services and checks are described below.

Site preparation Proper site preparation is imperative so that the testing system operates in
accordance with its specifications and provides accurate test results. The
customer must ensure that the site requirements are satisfied prior to scheduling
the installation appointment.

Handling and Unless specifically arranged otherwise, it is the customers responsibility to


transporting arrange the off-loading, unpacking, and moving of the testing system to the final
site location. For details on handling and transporting your system to its final
location, refer to the moving instructions later in the manual.

Upon special arrangements, an MTS service engineer can supervise the off-
loading and transportation of the load frame to its final site. For additional
information about this service, contact MTS Service department or your local
MTS office.

It is the customers responsibility to provide slings and hoist rings. Slings and
hoist rings must conform to local codes and regulations and be sized correctly to
support the weight of the load frame. Weights and thread sizes are provided in
this manual.

Insurance and safety Under MTS standard contract, the shipping terms are Ex-Works (or FOB
Factory), meaning ownership and liability for the testing system transfers to the
customer at MTS loading dock. Unless other shipping terms are specified in a
purchase order, which MTS does not dispute, the Ex-Works shipping terms
apply. Under these terms, the customer is responsible for securing the applicable
transit insurance on the shipment and arranging safe transport to the final
destination. Arrangements can be made through MTS to secure insurance
coverage and shipping, at the customers expense.

When transporting a load frame within your own premises, you are responsible
for its safe transport. Upon special arrangements, an MTS service engineer or
Business Partner can supervise the transportation to the load frames final site.
For additional information on this service, contact MTS Service department or
your local MTS office.

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Responsibilities

MTS Responsibilities
MTS standard contract requires MTS to provide the necessary services to ensure
that your testing system operates accurately. These services are described below.

Additional services and equipment may be negotiated with MTS, but these
additional services must be mutually agreed upon and specifically described in
your purchase order.

Insurance Under MTS standard contract, the shipping terms are Ex-Works (or FOB
Factory), meaning ownership and liability for the testing system transfers to the
customer at MTS loading dock. Unless other shipping terms are specified in a
purchase order, which MTS does not dispute, the Ex-Works shipping terms
apply. Under these terms, MTS is responsible for insurance coverage while the
testing system is in the factory until it reaches the loading dock for shipping.

Installation When the site location is prepared and all the components are on site, MTS is
responsible for the complete installation of the load frame, its components, and
any additional accessories that may have been purchased. The customer must not
make any attempt to install the load frame without an MTS service representative
present.

Initial operation Once the installation is complete, MTS performs an initial operation of the load
frame and a calibration check to ensure that it is working properly and measuring
accurately. MTS also performs a customer demonstration that briefly describes
how to operate the system.

Documentation MTS provides all the documentation required to operate the system, including
manuals for the load frame and any required software applications.The manuals
are available on mts.com by yourself.

Additional copies are available and can be ordered through the MTS Sales
department or found online at MTS.com.

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Packaging Dimensions and Weights

Packaging Dimensions and Weights


The following table provides the dimensions of various load frame models when
packaged for shipping. If you transfer the load frame from the shipping dock to
its final site location before unpacking the system, then use these dimensions to
ensure that the frame fits through all doorways and hallways.

Packaging Dimensions for Load Frames

MODEL WIDTH DEPTH HEIGHT WEIGHT


C41.103 820 mm 1100 mm 1760 mm 110 kg
(32.28 in) (43.31 in) (69.29 in) (242.5 lb)

C42.503 1200 mm 960 mm 1570 mm 247 kg


(47.24 in) (37.80 in) (61.81 in) (543.3 lb)

C42.503E 1110 mm 1170mm 1920 mm 326 kg


(43.70 in) (46.06 in) (75.59 in) (717.2 lb)

C43.104 1036 mm 956 mm 1865 mm 312 kg


(40.79 in) (37.64 in) (73.43 in) (686.4 lb)

C43.104E 1250mm 1110 mm 2200 mm 438 kg


(49.21 in) (43.7 in) (86.6 in) (963.6 lb)

C43.304; C43.504 2040 mm 1140 mm 1160 mm 560kg


(80.31 in) (44.88 in) (45.67 in) (1232 lb)

C43.304E; C43.504E 2340 mm 1140 mm 1160 mm 580 kg


(92.1 in) (44.88 in) (45.67 in) (1276 lb)

C44.104; C44.304 2165 mm 1100 mm 930 mm 600 kg


(85.24 in) (43.31 in) (36.6 in) (1320 lb)

C44.104E; C44.304E 2465 mm 1100 mm 930 mm 695 kg


(97.05 in) (43.31 in) (36.6 in) (1529 lb)

C45.504; C45.105 2660 mm 1600 mm 1410 mm 1580 kg


(104.7 in) (63 in) (55.51 in) (3476 lb)

C45.504E; C45.105E 2960 mm 1600 mm 1410 mm 1680 kg


(116.5 in) (63 in) (55.51 in) ( lb)

C45.504W 2960 mm 2000 mm 1410 mm 2150 kg


(116.5 in) (78.74 in) (55.5 in) (4739 lb)

C45.305 2870 mm 1660 mm 1630 mm 2010 kg


(112.99 in) (65.35 in) (64.17 in) (4422 lb)

C45.305E 3170 mm 1660 mm 1630 mm 2210 kg


(124.80 in) (65.35 in) (64.17 in) (4862 lb)

C45.605 3680 mm 1960 mm 1760 mm 4050 kg


(144.89 in) (77.17 in) (69.29 in) (8928 lb)

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Load Frame Dimensions and Weights

Load Frame Dimensions and Weights


The following table provides the dimensions of various load frame models. If
you transfer the load frame to its final site location after unpacking the system,
then use these dimensions to ensure that the frame fits through all doorways and
hallways.

Load Frame Dimensions

MODEL WIDTH DEPTH HEIGHT WEIGHT


C41.103 560 mm 530 mm 1520 mm 60 kg
(22.05 in) (20.87 in) (59.84 in) (176 lb)
C42.503 704 mm 636 mm 1332 mm 112 kg
(27.72 in) (25.04 in) (52.44 in) (246.4 lb)
C42.503E 704 mm 636 mm 1632 mm 125 kg
(27.72 in) (25.04 in) (64.25 in) (275 lb)
C43.104 794 mm 757 mm 1616 mm 175 kg
(31.26 in) (29.8 in) (63.62 in) (385 lb)
C43.104E 794 mm 757 mm 1916 mm 190 kg
(31.26 in) (29.8 in) (75.43 in) (418 lb)
C43.304; C43.504 826 mm 768 mm 1752 mm 305 kg
(32.52 in) (30.24 in) (68.97 in) (671 lb)
C43.304E; C43.504E 826 mm 768 mm 2052 mm 325 kg
(32.52 in) (30.24 in) (80.79 in) (715 lb)
C44.104 870 mm 700 mm 1951 mm 367 kg
(34.25 in) (27.56 in) (76.8 in) (807.4 lb)
C44.104E 870 mm 700 mm 1951 mm 383 kg
(33.9 in) (27.56 in) (76.8 in) (842.6 lb)
C44.304 870 mm 700 mm 2251 mm 395 kg
(33.9 in) (27.56 in) (88.60 in) (869 lb)
C44.304E 870 mm 700 mm 2251 mm 410 kg
(33.9 in) (27.56 in) (88.60 in) (902 lb)
C45.504; C45.105 1315 mm 957 mm 2269 mm 1195 kg
(51.77 in) (37.68 in) (89.3 in) (2629 lb)
C45.504E; C45.105E 1314 mm 957 mm 2569 mm 1265 kg
(51.73 in) (37.68 in) (101.1 in) (2783 lb)
C45.504W 1710 mm 957 mm 2569 mm 1700 kg
(67.32 in) (37.68 in) (101.1 in) (3748 lb)
C45.305 1362 mm 1100 mm 2535mm 1660 kg
(53.62 in) (43.31 in) (99.80 in) (3660 lb)
C45.305E 1362 mm 1100 mm 2835 mm 1700 kg
(53.62 in) (43.31 in) (111.57 in) (3848 lb)
C45.605 1660 mm 1272 mm 3490 mm 3500 kg
(65.35 in) (50.08 in) (137.40 in) (7716 lb)

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Moving C41 Single-Column Frames

Moving C41 Single-Column Frames


The single-column load frames are shipped with wooden packaging. They are
strapped to the wooden skid. Accompanying components are packed in
cardboard cartons and also strapped to the wooden skid.

Ensure that the test system is placed on a stable or other suitable work platform
that can support the test system weight. Ensure that your users are able to access
the controls and the working space on the system without discomfort when it is
placed on a table or other suitable platform.

WARNING

The MTS Criterion frames are heavy.

Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for
example, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.

Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed by


personnel trained in moving large equipment.

Before you begin Before moving the load frame, ensure that:

Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have complied
with your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate training
required by OSHA in the U.S.).

At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling and
the top of the load frame.

There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid.

The frame and forklift can fit through all doorways, halls, elevators, or stairs
located from the shipping dock to the final site location.

Any table upon which the frame is placed is sturdy, level, and capable of
supporting the weight of the machine.

You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame when
moving or relocating it to another site.

Equipment The following items are required:

A forklift or crane with a load rating that is double the load frames gross
weight (for frame weights, refer to Load Frame Dimensions and Weights
on page 7)

Sharp knife

Screw removal tool

Two lifting straps

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Moving C41 Single-Column Frames

Procedure To unpack and position the load frame:

1. Move the load frame, still in the shipping material, to its final location
within your building. Use a forklift to transport the container from the
shipping dock to the final location. Unpack the load frame after it has been
moved to its final location.

2. Remove the shipping material, leaving the load frame fastened to the
shipping skid.

3. Remove the shrink wrap vapor barrier encasing the load frame.

4. Cut the strapping that secures the load frame to the shipping skid.

5. Remove the fixed wood blocks around the machine.

6. Use the packing list to inventory all the items. Accessories may be in the
container with the load frame or may be packaged separately.Do not open
any of the packing boxes. The packing list will indicate the total number of
boxes that are included in the shipment. Count the number of boxes you
received to make sure you have the correct number of boxes. Do not open
these boxes until the MTS service representative arrives to install your
testing system. This ensures that no parts are lost prior to installation.

7. Use the crane position the frame into its operating location,Attach two
lifting straps to frame base and secure them to the crane hook.Slowly and
carefully lift the frame off the floor and place the load frame carefully into
position.Then remove the lifting straps from the base.

Crane Hook

Do not exceed 30

Lifting Straps

Load Frame

Lifting C41 model with a Crane

8. Retain all packing materials until the system is satisfactorily installed and all
parts, assemblies, and accessories have been located.

When the frame is in its operating location, you can proceed with the installation
process.

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Moving C42 Single-Column Frames

Moving C42 Single-Column Frames


The single-column load frames are shipped with wooden packaging. They are
strapped to the wooden skid. Accompanying components are packed in
cardboard cartons and also strapped to the wooden skid.

Ensure that the test system is placed on a stable or other suitable work platform
that can support the test system weight. Ensure that your users are able to access
the controls and the working space on the system without discomfort when it is
placed on a table or other suitable platform.

WARNING

The MTS Criterion frames are heavy.

Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for
example, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.

Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed by


personnel trained in moving large equipment.

Before you begin Before moving the load frame, ensure that:

Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have complied
with your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate training
required by OSHA in the U.S.).

At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling and
the top of the load frame.

There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid.

The frame and forklift can fit through all doorways, halls, elevators, or stairs
located from the shipping dock to the final site location.

Any table upon which the frame is placed is sturdy, level, and capable of
supporting the weight of the machine.

You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame when
moving or relocating it to another site.

Equipment The following items are required by the customer:

A forklift with a load rating that is double the load frames gross weight (for
frame weights, see Load Frame Dimensions and Weights on page 7)

Sharp knife

Electric power tool

Safety line or safety belt

M16 hoist rings if using a crane

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Moving C42 Single-Column Frames

Procedure To unpack and position the load frame:

1. Move the load frame, still in the shipping material, to its final location
within your building. Use a forklift to transport the container from the
shipping dock to the final location. Unpack the load frame after it has been
moved to its final location.

2. Remove the shipping material, leaving the load frame fastened to the
shipping skid.

3. Remove the shrink wrap vapor barrier encasing the load frame.

4. Cut the strapping that secures the load frame to the shipping skid.

5. Remove the fixed wood blocks around the machine.

6. Use the packing list to inventory all the items. Accessories may be in the
container with the load frame or may be packaged separately.

Do not open any of the packing boxes. The packing list will indicate the
total number of boxes that are included in the shipment. Count the number
of boxes you received to make sure you have the correct number of boxes.
Do not open these boxes until the MTS service representative arrives to
install your testing system. This ensures that no parts are lost prior to
installation.

7. Mount the M16 hoist ring to the top beam of the frame column.

8. Use the crane to slowly and carefully lift the frame clear of the wooden
pallet, and place it in its operating position.

9. Retain all packing materials until the system is satisfactorily installed and all
parts, assemblies, and accessories have been located.

When the frame is in its operating location, you can proceed with the installation
process.

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Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column Frames

Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column Frames


C43 (10 kN) double-column MTS Criterion load frames should only be moved
using a forklift (or crane) with a load rating that is double the load frames gross
weight. For frame weights, see Load Frame Dimensions and Weights on page
7.

Ensure that the test system is placed on a table or other suitable work platform
that can support the test system weight. Ensure that your users are able to access
the controls and the working space on the system without discomfort when it is
placed on a table or other suitable platform.

WARNING

The MTS Criterion frames are heavy.

Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for
example, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.

Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed by


personnel trained in moving large equipment.

Before you begin Before moving the load frame, ensure that:

Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have complied
with your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate training
required by OSHA in the U.S.).

At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling and
the top of the load frame, including clearance for lifting the frame via a
forklift.

There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid.

The frame and forklift (or crane) can fit through all doorways, halls,
elevators, or stairs located from the shipping dock to the final site location.

The floors from the shipping dock to the final site location have sufficient
support for the weight of the load frame and forklift combined.

You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame when
moving or relocating it to another site.

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Moving C43 (10 kN) Double-Column Frames

Equipment The following items are required by the customer:

A forklift with a load rating that is double the load frames gross weight (for
frame weights, see Load Frame Dimensions and Weights on page 7)

Sharp knife

Screw removal tool

Protective padding for the crosshead

Two M16 hoist rings if using a crane

Procedure To unpack and position the C43.104 load frame:

1. Move the load frame, still in the shipping material, to its final location
within your building. Use a forklift to transport the container from the
shipping dock to the final location. Unpack the load frame after it has been
moved to its final location.

2. Remove the shipping material, leaving the load frame fastened to the
shipping skid.

3. Remove the shrink wrap vapor barrier encasing the load frame.

4. Cut the strapping that secures the load frame to the shipping skid.

5. Remove the fixed wood blocks around the machine.

6. Use the packing list to inventory all the items. Accessories may be in the
container with the load frame or may be packaged separately.

Do not open any of the packing boxes. The packing list will indicate the
total number of boxes that are included in the shipment. Count the number
of boxes you received to make sure you have the correct number of boxes.
Do not open these boxes until the MTS service representative arrives to
install your testing system. This ensures that no parts are lost prior to
installation..

7. Position the frame into its operating location.

If you use the crosshead method to lift and position the frame into its
operating location, see Frame base method on page 15 for details.

If you use the crosshead method to lift and position the frame into its
operating location, see Crosshead method on page 16 for details.

If you use the crane method to lift and position the frame into its
operating location, see Crane method on page 18 for details.

When the frame is in its operating location, you can proceed with the installation
process.

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Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames

Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames


C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 double-column MTS Criterion load frames should
only be moved using a forklift (or crane) with a load rating that is double the load
frames gross weight. For frame weights, see Load Frame Dimensions and
Weights on page 7.

WARNING

The MTS Criterion frames are heavy.

Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for
example, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.

Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be performed by


personnel trained in moving large equipment.

Before you begin Before moving the load frame, ensure that:

Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have complied
with your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate training
required by OSHA in the U.S.).

At the final site location, there is adequate clearance between the ceiling and
the top of the load frame, including clearance for lifting the frame via a
forklift or crane.

There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid.

The frame and forklift (or crane) can fit through all doorways, halls,
elevators, or stairs located from the shipping dock to the final site location.

The floors from the shipping dock to the final site location have sufficient
support for the weight of the load frame and forklift (or crane) combined.

You have adequate packaging materials to protect the load frame when
moving or relocating it to another site.

Equipment The following items are required by the customer:

A forklift or crane with a load rating that is double the load frames gross
weight (for frame weights, see Load Frame Dimensions and Weights on
page 7)

Protective padding for the crosshead

Screw removal tool

Safety line or safety belt

Two M16 hoist rings if using a crane

Righting the package The C43.504 and C44 frames have been shipped in a horizontal position; they
from a prone position must be moved into an upright, standing position before unpacking.

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Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames

To right a package from a prone position:

1. Using a forklift, approach the frame from the light end of the package.

2. Insert the forks under the shipping skid.

3. Lift the whole assembly to about a 35 angle relative to the floor.

4. Wind the safety line or safety belt between the package and forklift carriage
to prevent the package from overturning suddenly.

5. Move the forklift carriage up and forward slowly until the package stands on
its base in an upright position.

When the package is upright, proceed with the unpacking and installation
process.

Transporting There are three methods for transporting the load frame to the test site:
procedures
Frame Base methoduse a forklift to lift the upright load frame from
underneath the base with the shipping skid still attached.

Crosshead methoduse a forklift with padded forks to lift the load frame
from under the crosshead.

Crane methoduse a crane to lift the upright load frame from the
crosshead. If this method is used, MTS recommends using professional
riggers experienced in moving heavy equipment.

Frame base method To transport the load frame using the frame base method:

1. Ensure that the frame is bolted to the shipping skid.

2. Carefully insert the forks under the shipping skid.

3. The crosshead should be in its lowest position so that the frame is not top
heavy.

WARNING

The frame may overturn suddenly when lifting the frame.

An overturned frame can cause injury or death to anyone in the immediate


area.

Ensure that all persons in the immediate area are standing away from the
frame during lifting. Do not lift the frame more than 8 cm (3 in) off the floor.

4. Slowly and carefully lift the frame off the floor.

5. Move the frame to its operating location.

6. Slowly lower the frame to the floor.

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Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames

7. Before placing the frame in its operating location, you must insert the
leveling feet into each corner of the base. The shipping skid must be
removed to insert the feet and before placing the frame in its operating
location. Remove the shipping skid, insert the leveling feet, and position the
frame. Follow the instructions described under Crosshead method on page
16.

When the frame is in its operating location, you can proceed with the installation
process.

Load Frame

Shipping Bolt
Forklift Arm

Shipping Skid

Lifting the Frame from the Base

Crosshead method This method requires protective padding on either the crosshead or forklift arms
to protect the crosshead from scratching or marring.

This method can be used to:

Transport the load frame to the site location.

Lift a tabletop load frame onto a table or workbench.

Lift the frame to remove the transport skid from the frames base and to
insert the leveling feet.

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Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames

To transport the load frame using the crosshead method:

1. Ensure that there are no shipping bolts attached to the skid.

2. Using a forklift with padded forks or protective material around the


crosshead, carefully insert the forks under the crosshead between the
columns.

WARNING

The frame may overturn suddenly when lifting the frame.

An overturned frame can cause injury or death to anyone in the immediate


area.

Ensure that all persons in the immediate area are standing away from the frame
during lifting. Do not lift the frame more than 8 cm (3 in) off the floor.

3. Slowly and carefully lift the frame off the floor.

4. Remove the shipping skid, if it has not already been removed.

5. Move the frame to its operating location.

6. Four leveling feet are supplied for the load frame. Thread one leveling foot
into each corner of the base before placing the frame in its testing location.

7. Place the load frame carefully into position.

8. Remove the padded forks from under the frames crosshead.

Forklift Arm
Crosshead

Protective Material

Leveling Foot

Lifting the Frame from the Crosshead

When the frame is in the testing location, you can proceed with the installation
process.

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Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames

Crane method MTS recommends using professional riggers experienced in moving heavy
equipment.

To transport the load frame using the crane method:

1. Attach the two lifting slings to hoist rings of the top plate and secure them to
the crane hook.

WARNING

The frame may overturn suddenly when lifting the frame.

An overturned frame can cause injury or death to anyone in the immediate


area.

Ensure that all persons in the immediate area are standing away from the frame
during lifting. Do not lift the frame more than 8 cm (3 in) off the floor.

2. Slowly and carefully lift the frame off the floor.

3. Remove the shipping skid, if it has not already been removed.

4. Move the frame to the operating location.

5. Four leveling feet are supplied for the load frame. Thread one leveling foot
into each corner of the base before placing the frame into its testing location.

6. Place the load frame carefully into position.

7. Remove the lifting straps from the top plate, and any protective padding, if
used.

When the frame is in its testing location, you can proceed with the installation
process.

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Moving C43 (30 kN, 50 kN) and C44 Frames

Crane Hook
Do not exceed 30
Lifting Sling

Hoist Ring

Load Frame

Lifting Load Frame with a Crane

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Moving C45 Frames

Moving C45 Frames


The C45 frame has been shipped in a horizontal position, so it must be moved
into an upright, standing position before placing it in its operating location. The
package cannot be uprighted directly. You need to unpack the package, and then
move the frame into an upright, standing position .

WARNING

The MTS Criterion frames are heavy.

Moving the frame using improper procedures can injure personnel (for
example, strained muscles and back injuries) or damage the frame.

When lifting the frame, take the appropriate precautions to prevent injuries
to yourself. Moving and positioning the MTS Criterion frame must be
performed by personnel trained in moving large equipment.

Using a crane If you elect to use a crane to move the load frame, MTS recommends using
professional riggers experienced in moving heavy equipment.

Before you begin Before moving the load frame, ensure that:

The load frame is not bolted to the shipping skid.

There are no loose accessories on the shipping skid.

There is adequate ceiling clearance to allow the load frame to be lifted into a
vertical position, including clearance for the crane.

Your equipment operators have the appropriate licenses and have complied
with your local safety standards (for example, the appropriate training
required by OSHA in the U.S.).

Equipment The following items are required by the customer:

A crane with a load rating that is double the load frames gross weight (for
frame weights, see Load Frame Dimensions and Weights on page 7)

Two hoist rings:

Two M24 hoist rings for the C45.504/C45.504W/ C45.105 load frame

Two M30 hoist rings for the C45.305 load frame

Two M42 hoist rings for the C45.605 load frame

Two lifting slings, each with a load rating that is double the load frames
gross weight

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Moving C45 Frames

Procedure To lift the load frame into a vertical position:

1. Remove all packaging material from the frame and ensure that the frame is
not attached to the shipping skid.

2. Attach the two lifting slings to the hoist rings of the top plate and secure
them to the crane hook.

WARNING

The frame may overturn suddenly when lifting the frame.

An overturned frame can cause injury or death to anyone in the immediate


area.

Ensure that all persons in the immediate area are standing away from the frame
during lifting. Do not lift the frame more than 8 cm (3 in) off the floor.

Righting a Load Frame with a Crane

3. Slowly lift the frame until it is in an upright position and is lifted off the
floor.

4. Slowly move the load frame away from the shipping skid and remaining
packaging materials.

5. When the frame is clear of the packaging material, slowly lower the load
frame to the floor so that it is standing on its base in an upright position.

6. Remove the slings from the top plate.

The frame can now be positioned into its operating location and then installed by
an MTS service representative. To position the frame into its operating location,
use the crosshead method to lift the frame. For details,see Refer to Crosshead
method on page 16 .

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