Section VI. MODULE CONNECTION
3.10.1 Connecting Launch Beams
Operate the lift and traverse controls on the crane and, using the steadying guide ropes,
locate the next launch beam into position at the launch frame.
Rock the suspended launch beam to align its upper jaws with those of the launch beam
held in the launch frame.
CRUSH HAZARD. PERSONAL INJURY CAN RESULT IF EXTREME CAUTION IS NOT USED
WHEN INSTALLING THE BEAM CONNECTING PINS. KEEP HANDS AND FINGERS CLEAR OF
PIN HOLES AND COMPONENTS BEING MOVED OR CONNECTED.
Equipment damage. Damage to pins and pin holes can result if undue force is used to insert
the connecting pins. DO NOT hammer the pins into position in the upper jaws.
Insert the launch beam pin into the upper jaws and secure it with an R clip.
The head of the launch beam pin must be orientated so that the flat locates under the tab on
the side of the launch beam jaws.
Operate the lower controls from the crane and align the lower jaws with those of the
launch beam held in the launch frame. Continue lowering until the single leg sling just
Insert the launch beam pin into the lower jaws and secure it with an R clip.
Providing the single leg sling is slack, the guide system on the launch beam will ensure
correct alignment for pin insertion.