Posts Tagged ‘clean room’

Hoist UK Help the Mars Rover

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Hoist UK are a manufacturer and supplier of lifting and handling equipment for the industrial and entertainment market sectors and have recently supplied a bespoke monorail hoisting solution latest generation of Mars Rover units at a facility based at Airbus UK in Stevenage in the United Kingdom.

Working directly for Bouygues Energies and Services, Hoist UK provided a hoist from their hygienic and clean room range which had some unique features for this very unique application,

Hoist UK Director Paul Jordan says: “The hoist was a 1.6 tonne SWL unit with 5.8 metres height of lift and all external surfaces of the hoist were polished stainless steel 316 with minimal horizontal surfaces to help maintain the cleanliness level of the room for the application and the unit was fitted with an infra-red remote control system”.

Paul Jordan adds: “The lifting medium in the hoist was a dyneema belt which is a non-metallic and natural fibre which does not require any additional lubrication, so is perfect for this type of application where cleanliness is a key feature of the required design. Normally electric chain hoists and electric wire rope hoists are used for this type of application but these types of hoists all need lubrication on the chain or wire rope, which is not desirable or permitted in order to keep the very strict cleanliness levels in some of these ISO rated clean rooms. Our hoisting solutions give the customers the very highest levels of cleanliness with equipment that is fit for purpose and manufactured to British and European standards”.

Clean Room Point Hoist

Hoist UK Director Tony Dickson comments: “Our customer and their end user were very happy with lifting system which was installed and commissioned over a two day installation period on Airbus UK site in Stevenage after successful testing in our works.”

Paul Jordan adds: “Hoist UK are not only able to provide standard equipment to suit our customer needs, but are also able to supply specialist and bespoke products manufactured here in the United Kingdom like for this application using our own in house design and manufacturing facilities.

Hoist UK is a full member of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) with UKAS accreditation to ISO9001 (Quality), ISO14001 (Environment) and OSHA 18001 (Health & Safety) to give the customer peace of mind under their company motto of Safety Above All.”

LEEA are established across the globe as the respected and authoritative representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

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Design / Project Engineer Vacancy

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Hoist UK are a well-established lifting and handling equipment manufacturer and supplier and we are looking for a professional individual to support us in the growth of our business in the role of Design / Project Engineer.

The type of work we undertake will be interesting and challenging to the successful candidate as we operate in a large number of different industry sectors, such as:

• General Industry / Manufacturing
• Clean Room / Hygienic , including pharmaceutical, semi-conductor, food preparation
• Aerospace / Space
• Petro-chemical / Offshore / ATEX
• Veterinary / Equine Facilities
• Retail
• Theatres
• Stadia
• Aerial Performance
• Museums
• Schools / Colleges / Universities
• Churches / Places of Worship

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work within a team and must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. An understanding and familiarity of lifting equipment is preferably but not essential, however the successful candidate should be educated to at least degree level in Mechanical or Structural Engineering.

The successful candidate should have experience in a 3D CAD system such as Autodesk Inventor (or Solidworks) and must have working knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes and know common engineering base materials. You should be familiar with low to medium volume manufacturing technology and methodology and should be competent with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook).

The successful candidate will be working in the technical department under the supervision of the Technical Director and will be working with design and sales teams producing both conceptual and production manufacturing drawings and documentation to a very high standard.

You will also be expected to manage project based work, ordering materials, preparing estimate and costing sheet as well as liaising directly with customers, and generally managing their contracts through to completion with assistance from the production and installation teams as well as other parties.

You will be expected to undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the design and sales team in order to help grow the company as wells as  complying with the companies Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental policies to project a professional image of the company in all your activities.

The position would ideally suit a Mechanical or Structural Engineering Graduate with CAD skills wishing to join a dynamic company with great opportunity for advancement within the company.

The position is permanent (following a probationary period) with a competitive salary dependent upon experience and skills.

Salary: Dependant on qualifications and experience

Location: Moreton, Wirral

Hours:  08:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday

Holidays: 20 days per year, increasing one day every year to a maximum of 25 days with company pension scheme

This position is an immediate requirement; applications are invited from interested applicants by email, including CV, with copies of any relevant certificates, a covering letter with statement of availability, salary expectations and references.

All references will be taken up and incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Hoist UK Welcome New Starter to Their Technical Team

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Hoist UK are proud to announce and welcome Wayne Ridgeley to their technical team as Design / Project Engineer. Wayne has been in the lifting industry all of his working life, having been previously employed by Aabacus Cranes, The Rossendale Group, Camlok and more recently with Stahl Cranes working predominantly within the explosion proof (ATEX) equipment sector of the industry. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience of standard & specialised lifting equipment, which Hoist UK feel will be a major asset to the company’s growth and development.

Hoist UK director, Paul Jordan comments: “Having Wayne join our team is a major asset for the company, as it is always difficult to employ a high quality design engineer with a proven track record in the industry”. Paul Jordan adds: “Wayne has a vast knowledge of standard lifting equipment, but his knowledge within the specialised cranes and lifting equipment sector will be a real advantage to us as the company grows, and especially assisting with specialist projects that we are working on”.

Wayne Ridgeley comments: “The chance to work with Paul again is great, and Hoist UK is certainly a company whose technical expertise and approach to project based work interests me. They are working with a range of crane and hoist systems within various industries, ranging from ISO rated clean room systems to performer flying systems in the entertainment industry”. Wayne Ridgeley adds: “I am keen to be part of this exciting company’s growth and feel that my experience with the explosion proof sector and general industry will be a real advantage to Hoist UK”.


Image 1 - Wayne Ridgeley

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Hoist UK Announce New Partnership With D2Cranes

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Hoist UK are pleased to announce an exclusive distributorship of the D2cranes range of cleanroom hoists, crane components and lifting equipment for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In the current era of intense competition, companies are constantly under pressure to develop new and innovative products in shorter time cycles, at lower cost and with ever higher quality, so the use of clean room environments within this manufacturing sector are becoming more prevalent.

D2cranes are dedicated to the development and manufacture of innovative, safe, clean and efficient hoists, with Hoist UK integrating these products into their designs to provide a complete lifting solution for the customer.

Hoist UK director, Paul Jordan comments: “This new range of hoists, cranes and lifting structures are suitable for all cleanroom environments from the food industry to the semi-conductor industry and our products cover all cleanroom applications. Because of the stringent specifications required for cleanroom environments we do not recommend the use of modified standard industrial equipment, and the products offered through Hoist UK have been designed specifically for cleanroom use by D2cranes”.

Roland Hessels, Managing Director of D2cranes explains: “The range of cleanroom hoists is based on three main selection criteria and subject to your specification and budget we will select products from our Optimate, Dedicate or Ultimate range of hoists, all of which can be seen in detail in the clean room area of the Hoist UK website”.

Paul Jordan, Director of Hoist UK comments: “We are very excited to begin this new distributorship as both D2cranes technical expertise and Hoist UK experience will make this a perfect partnership.”