Posts Tagged ‘crane’

Crane fitted with electric wire rope hoist offers safe working load

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

An electric wire rope hoist from VERLINDE has been integrated with a new 360° power slewing jib crane. It was at Yarmouth Harbour on the Isle of Wight, UK that EUROBLOC VT2 electric wire ropes hoist was fitted. Designed, manufactured and installed by UK distributor, Pelloby, the crane/hoist offers a safe working load of five tonne.

 As a vital tool for a busy dock, the new crane provides dockside access for the various boats using the harbour on a daily basis. Thanks to its 360° rotation, seven meter height and use of a VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT electric wire rope hoist, the crane can be used for loading and unloading goods and equipment, or for lifting vessels out of the water for maintenance purposes.

A EUROBLOC VT2 04115 CRP4 hoist was specified. This short headroom trolley version offers nine metres height of lift, 8+1.3m/min hoisting speed, 3-20m/min travel speed and M5 duty classification. Deemed ideal for the 838x292x176kg universal beam, the hoist will be expected to perform with complete reliability in this exposed, salt-rich marine environment.

Verlinde at the Height of Sculpture Restoration

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Tollis, integrated in the Lebèvre group, is involved in all heritage restoration activities. It was founded in Normandy in 1944. When WW2 was over, a great deal of work had to be done after bombing had damaged numerous towns. The group was gradually structured by integrating or creating units to cater for various activities including: stone cutting, masonry, wooden structures, joinery, reinforcement of buildings, restoration of ornamental parts and sculptures. Implementing innovative techniques for each activity used side by side with more traditional techniques.

Tollis focuses on the restoration of buildings/monuments and sculptures, whether they involve works in stone, metal or bronze. For stone sculptures it is frequently necessary initially to make a mould of the original that will be used as a basis for the restoration. Guillaume Montagné, who followed a project on Nevers Cathedral points out: “For instance, on this cathedral we recently had to carry out a restoration operation of statues encircling the top of the steeple. The original sculptures were removed and taken to our workshop. On the copies we made, following the moulding operation, we carried out a restoration operation that consisted of restoring significant elements that were missing, like a finger, a hand, a beard, a sceptre, etc. Based on the copies, our sculptors were able to carve new stone sculptures that were then put in place around the steeple. The original sculptures are now conserved and are on display to the public in a gallery devoted to such works.”

A Verlinde suspended crane is at the service of sculpture Guillaume Montagné, he says, “Tollis has been based at Chevilly Larue in the Paris region for the last almost fifty years and our 900sqm workshop with a floor to ceiling height of 25m can handle the most impressive sculptures and statues. The first suspended crane was installed in 1968 for a stone cutting enterprise in the group working in these premises and it has proved its utility with assiduity until very recently.

“The time had come to look again at the installation for reasons of compliance, safety, reliability and ease of operation. Suspended crane travel now benefits from new, more economical motorisations and a Verlinde hoist with the capacity of lifting 10t loads has been installed on the double girder crane that travels on the existing metal structure. The new hoist has meant, for instance, that oil leaks and a lack of travel precision are now a thing of the past.

The Verlinde wire rope hoist installed was selected from the Eurobloc VT range. It actuates the lifting hook block by means of a 4-fall rope lead-off enabling totally centred vertical lifting. The hoist motors for vertical travel and the travel/long travel motors for horizontal movement provide variable speed offering the operator several benefits such as jolt-free travel, no oscillation, good flexibility of movement and significant precision for offloading loads.

As the sculpture workshop environment is very dusty, all components have an IP66 dust protection rating. The system incorporates various safety features: a highly efficient lifting brake, protection against overloads and travel limit switches for the hoist and suspended crane. As each lifted load has its particularities, general control of the crane is provided by a button radio-control system enabling the operator handling any sculpture to place himself in the best possible position to carry out the manoeuvre.

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Cranes and hoists to save the day after warehouse fire

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A reconstruction process at a busy warehouse that was severely damaged by a fire has started with a selection of Verlinde Eurobloc electric wire rope hoists and Eurochain power travel electric chain hoists that have been installed in conjunction with a series of Pelloby cranes.  

The site in Fareham which is owned by Kelvion, a leading manufacturer of heat transfer products such as plate heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, modular cooling towers, and refrigeration heat exchangers, became engulfed in a huge blaze overnight during March 2014.

As a result, a fifth of the company´s facility was rendered completely unusable. However, the factory is now up and running again thanks to large-scale rebuilding work that has included the installation of several Verlinde hoists mounted to single girder travelling cranes designed, produced and supplied by UK manufacturer, Pelloby.

In total, five overhead cranes were supplied, all spanning the factory width of 12,543mm. The three highest load capacity cranes all feature Verlinde electric wire rope hoists. Two Eurobloc VT3 models offering 10 tonne safe working load, 320mm wide flange settings and 6m lift height were joined by six Eurobloc VT2 low headroom models with 5 tonne safe working load, 320mm wide flange settings and 9m lift height.

The two lighter duty Pelloby cranes feature two Verlinde Eurochain VR12 power travel electric chain hoists with 1 tonne safe working load, 5.5m lift height and a trolley to suit a 356x171mmx67kg UB (Universal Beam). Also supplied for use on the lighter duty cranes were six Verlinde Eurochain VR5 power travel electric chain hoists with 500kg safe working load, 5.5m lift height and a trolley to suit a 305x165mmx46kg UB.

Sales Representative Vacancy

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic individual to support us in the rapid growth of our business through the role of Sales Representative.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work within a team and must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and you should be competent with basic computer software (able to operate Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook).

An understanding of the UK lifting equipment / crane industry would be advantageous, but not essential as product training will be given.

Although the position will be based at our Moreton facility, the role will also include external sales and site visits covering the North West and the rest of the United Kingdom.

As a Hoist UK Ltd representative you will be the face of the company to existing, old and new customers.

This will require an ability to judge the nature of the contact and to dress, act and deal with the contact accordingly.

The role requires flexibility in every sense and may require frequent and multiple overnight stays away from home.

Job Summary:

  • To sell the entire range of Hoist UK Ltd products and services to existing and new customers;
  • To provide good customer service in the field and to be the link between the customer and the office;
  • To visit existing and old customers at their premises / on site;
  • To identify, contact and visit new customers;
  • To follow up all customer visits appropriately;
  • To be an equal and key member of the sales team and to ensure the team in the office are fully briefed following customer visits;
  • To attend and report to the sales manger at sales meetings.
  • To attend trade shows when necessary;
  • To identify potential new products, markets and shifts in the industry
  • To carry out any other appropriate tasks given by the Sales / General Manager

Hours will be 8:30am to 5:00pm, 5 days per week; however flexibility in working hours will be essential to the successful implementation of this role.

This is a permanent position (following a trial period) with a competitive salary dependent upon experience and skills. A comapny car provided for this sales role.

This position is an immediate requirement and applications are invited from individuals by email (jobs@hoistuk.com), including CV, with copies of any relevant certificates, a covering letter, a statement of availability, salary expectations and references.

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

 

Sales Engineer Vacancy

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

We are looking for a professional individual to support us in the rapid growth of our business through the role of Sales Engineer.

This position is very important to the on-going development of our company and as such will attract experienced individuals who have proven track record in sales and experience of the UK lifting equipment / crane industry.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work within a team. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, an understanding and familiarity of lifting equipment is preferably as is an engineering background, you should be competent with basic computer software (able to operate Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook).

Client development will be a key requirement of the position, extending current and establishing new client relationships. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a capability in generating and maintaining good lines of communication and the effective management of client expectations.

Although the position will be based at our Bromborough facility, the role will also include external sales and site visits covering the whole of the UK.

Duties will include: 

Developing current clients to expand the business relationship
Generate new clients and introduce services and products
Sales administration and order processing

This will be achieved by: 

Contacting prospects on a daily basis to gather required information needed to make the sale
Researching Tendering & Procurement sites searching for the relevant advertisements for new business
Registering on Supplier Lists and maintaining contact with the company with the focus to becoming their suppliers
Building relationships with existing and potential clients and up-selling our company’s products and services
Completing the tendering process and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires
Dealing with any enquiries and gaining feedback regarding the service we provide
Responding to inbound email requests for information

You will also be required to:

Complete various administrative tasks with accurate record keeping.
Achieve individual target
Complete other duties as required
Hours will be 8:30am to 5:00pm, 5 days per week; however flexibility in working hours will be essential to the successful implementation of this role.

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

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

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

Applications via email to jobs@hoistuk.com

Verlinde gantry crane increases productivity

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Industrial systems provider Midi Bobinage has taken delivery of a Verlinde 6,300kg gantry crane. The gantry will handle heavy industrial speed reducers, which are offloaded from trailers and set inside the workshop.

Previously, a manual Verlinde gantry crane with a 3,200kg electric hoist was used. “It was a long and laborious process because the speed reducers had to be offloaded from the trailer with a lifting truck before being manually pushed and handled with the gantry crane. We can now not only deal with larger and heavier systems but handling time has been halved,” said Dell’Ova, chairman and managing director, Midi Bobinage

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Lifting Equipment Engineer Vacancy

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Hoist UK is a leading supplier and manufacturer of lifting equipment based on the Wirral Peninsular, Merseyside and are currently seeking an experienced crane / lifting equipment engineer based locally to work locally and nationally.

The ideal candidate must have previous experience within the crane / lifting equipment industry, and duties will include installation, inspection, repairs, fault finding, servicing & maintenance of a wide range of cranes and lifting equipment.

The ideal candidate must be physically fit and will be LEEA (or equivalent) trained, be fully conversant with LOLER and PUWER regulations and must hold a current full, clean UK driving license, FLT licence and MEWP licence, CSCS card an advantage but not essential.

Alongside this we are also looking for excellent written and oral communication skills, candidates must have English as a first language or be fluent in English if it is a second language and have a commitment to providing a first class customer service.

You will also be required to complete various administrative tasks with accurate record keeping and complete other duties as required.

Hours will be 8:30am to 5:00pm 5 days per week Monday to Friday (40 hour working week plus overtime); Flexibility in working hours will be essential to the successful implementation of this role.

This is a permanent position (following a trial period) and salary is negotiable dependent upon experience and skills.

This position is an immediate requirement; applications are invited from qualified individuals by email, including CV, with copies of any relevant certificates, a covering letter, a statement of availability, salary expectations and references. All references will be taken up and incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Please send your application to either:

jobs@hoistuk.com

or

FAO: Mr Tony Dickson,
Hoist UK Limited,
Unit 2, Wrynose Road,
Old Hall Estate,
Bromborough, Wirral,
CH62 3QD.

Business Development Engineer Vacancy

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

We are looking for a professional individual to support us in the rapid growth of our business through the role of Business Development Engineer.

This position is very important to the on-going development of our company and as such will attract experienced individuals who have proven track record in business development and experience of the UK lifting equipment / crane industry.

The position will demand the ability to work within a team. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, an understanding and familiarity of lifting equipment with an engineering background and be competent with basic computer software (able to operate MS Word, Excel & Outlook) and electronic planning tools.

Client development will be a key requirement of the position, extending current and establishing new client relationships. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a capability in generating and maintaining good lines of communication and the effective management of client expectations.

Although the position will be based at our Bromborough facility, the role will be external covering the whole of the UK and occasional overseas travel will likely be necessary.

Duties will include: 

  • Developing current clients to expand the business relationship
  • Generate new clients and introduce services and products
  • Support management in the development of marketing and sales strategies.

 This will be achieved by: 

  • Contacting prospects on a daily basis to gather required information needed to make the sale
  • Researching Tendering & Procurement sites searching for the relevant advertisements for new business
  • Registering on Supplier Lists and maintaining contact with the company with the focus to becoming their suppliers
  • Building relationships with existing and potential clients and up-selling our company’s products and services
  • Completing the tendering process and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires
  • Dealing with any enquiries and gaining feedback regarding the service we provide
  • Responding to inbound email requests for information

You will also be required to:

  • Complete various administrative tasks with accurate record keeping.
  • Achieve individual target
  • Complete other duties as required

Hours will be 8:30am to 5:00pm 5 days per week; however flexibility in working hours will be essential to the successful implementation of this role.

This is a permanent position (following a trial period) with a competative salary dependent upon experience and skills.

This position is an immediate requirement; applications are invited from qualified individuals by email, including CV, with copies of any relevant certificates, a covering letter, a statement of availability, salary expectations and references. All references will be taken up and incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Applications via email to jobs@hoistuk.com

Verlinde commences jib manufacturing in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Verlinde jib cranes have applications in industrial and manufacturing environments, enabling goods to be moved upon a floor or lifted to different floors.

The news follows on Verlinde Pakistan’s ‘massive’ crane orders from Indus Toyota and Pak Suzuki.

Verlinde will ensure that jibs with SWL 0.5–2t are manufactured and available from stock in Pakistan. Jibs are available both demand and to order, the company said. It will also make aluminium jibs used in water treatment operations.

The company has made the strategic decision to manufacture in Pakistan because of the popularity of its products in the country. The move that will make it easier for it to meet the demands of its customers in Pakistan.

Simon Rothechild, business development manager for Verlinde, said: “Being able to announce work with big global players like Pak Suzuki and Indus Toyota so soon after Verlinde’s move into Pakistan is amazing progress and to keep the momentum going, moving to manufacture now makes strategic sense and demonstrates our commitment to Pakistan as a major emerging market. Manufacturing here means we will be able to offer an unrivalled service to our Pakistani customers and we are really looking forward to seeing the project grow moving forwards.”

Verlinde launches CB type Roller Unit

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Verlinde has this month introduced a CB type roller unit for use with travelling crane traversing systems and hoist trolleys.

The manufacturer says the new rollers designed to be used with variable-speed or two-speed trolleys.

When used for variable-speed trolleys, Verlinde’s unit includes two free-running rollers, two powered rollers, 2 motors and gearboxes, 4 rubber stops and a cabinet-housed speed variation system.

When it is used for two-speed trolleys or with travelling crane girders, the CB type roller unit is configured identically to the variable-speed version, with the exception that the speed variation system is not included.

The four models in the range target different capacities. At the lower capacity end, up to 8t, the D125 is suitable for applications requiring travel speeds between 6.5 and 27m per minute along a 40 to 50mm wide running rail. Next in the range is the D160, for loads up to 25t, which allows speeds from 5 to 25m per minute on a 50 to 60mm wide running rail.

At the larger end of the capacity range, there is the model D200, targeting applications with loads of up to 30t, speeds from 6 to 24m per minute, and running rail widths between 50 and 65 mm. In addition, Verlinde offers a model D250, for a maximum load of 58t, speeds from 5 to 32m per minute, and a running rail width from 70 to 75mm.

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