Custom Telescopic Monorail Installation for Pharma Customer

Wednesday 2nd August 2023


In the fast-paced and highly regulated pharmaceutical industry, efficient material handling is crucial to ensure smooth operations and compliance with safety standards. This case study presents the successful implementation of a custom-made telescopic monorail at a pharmaceutical plant, designed to lift materials from a plant room to the landing site outside the building. The project aimed to improve material transfer processes, enhance safety measures, and increase overall productivity for our pharma customer.

1. Project Scope and Objectives:

Our  pharmaceutical client identified the need for a reliable and efficient material handling solution to transport goods from the plant room to the exterior landing site. The primary objectives of the project were as follows:

  • Design and install a custom telescopic monorail system to facilitate material transfer.
  • Incorporate safety features, including a limit switch on the door to prevent operation until it is fully open.
  • Ensure the hoist's safe working load (SWL) is suitable for the expected load requirements.               
2. Custom Telescopic Monorail Design:

A team of experienced engineers and material handling experts collaborated to design a tailor-made telescopic monorail system that met the specific requirements of our pharmaceutical client. The design considered factors such as the distance to be covered, lifting capacity, space limitations, and safety protocols. The telescopic monorail was chosen for its ability to extend and retract as needed, optimizing space utilization within the plant room. This design allowed for the safe transport of materials from various locations within the plant room to the designated landing site.

3. Safety Enhancement:
Safety is of paramount importance in pharmaceutical facilities, where strict adherence to safety regulations is mandatory. To prevent any potential hazards, a limit switch was integrated into the door of the plant room. This switch ensures that the telescopic monorail cannot be operated unless the door is fully open, minimizing the risk of accidents or collisions.
Additionally, the hoist's safe working load (SWL) was carefully assessed to ensure it could handle the maximum weight of materials to be transferred, leaving a margin of safety to account for unexpected variations in load.

4. Installation and Testing:
After the custom monorail system was fabricated, the installation team worked closely the client team to minimize disruptions to daily operations. The installation process was meticulously planned to meet strict timelines and safety protocols.
Once the installation was complete, the entire system underwent rigorous testing to verify its performance and safety features. The monorail's lifting capacity, telescopic extension, and the proper functioning of the limit switch were thoroughly assessed and approved.

5. Benefits and Impact:
The successful implementation of the custom telescopic monorail system brought about significant benefits and positive impact for our Customer:

5.1. Enhanced Efficiency: The telescopic monorail streamlined the material handling process, reducing the time and effort required to transport goods from the plant room to the exterior landing site. This efficiency improvement led to faster turnaround times and increased productivity.

5.2. Improved Safety:

The incorporation of a limit switch on the plant room door prevented any accidental operation of the monorail when the door was not fully open. This safety feature minimized the risk of accidents and potential damage to equipment or materials.

5.3. Compliance and Accountability:

Our C demonstrated a commitment to safety and compliance by investing in a well-designed and tested material handling solution. The implementation of the monorail system aligned with industry standards and best practices, enhancing the company's reputation and accountability.


The successful installation of the custom telescopic monorail system exemplified the our pharma client's dedication to safety, efficiency, and innovation. By partnering with experienced engineers and incorporating safety features, the company not only improved material handling processes but also reinforced its commitment to employee welfare and compliance with regulations. This case study serves as an inspiring example for other pharmaceutical companies seeking to optimize their material handling systems while prioritizing safety and productivity.


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