Posts Tagged ‘lifting and handling equipment’

Hoist UK Design, Manufacture & Install Bespoke Crane System

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Hoist UK are a manufacturer and supplier of lifting and handling equipment for the industrial and entertainment market sectors and have recently designed, supplied, installed & commissioned a bespoke overhead crane system at a large manufacturing plant in the North West.

A simple task one would have thought for one of the country’s leading suppliers and installers of industrial lifting equipment until the client explains that the facility is already finished, jam packed with machinery, ducting and conveyor equipment and in full production. The area is also in a highly sensitive / secretive production facility that also requires a heightened state of cleanliness throughout installation and during use. Oh, and finally the installation has to be completed within a very tight schedule so as not to disrupt production, then the simple just became a little more difficult.

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No stranger to the extraordinary (one look at their website will confirm this), the Hoist UK team set about a design that would weave its way through a maze of duct and pipework and was both simple & practical to install and above all met the timescale and specification from the client.

Hoist UK Technical Sales Engineer, Colin Jones says: “The crane system has a safe working load of 500kg, runway length of 19.5m, and 3.5m span supported by four separate goal post structures, which were mounted avoiding all the site obstructions and pipework, which could not be moved. The system was installed for maintenance of machines which are running 24/7 and the system was successfully installed during in a tight shutdown and maintenance schedule on site.

“Whilst we are unable to divulge who the customer was, they were very happy with the crane system which was installed and commissioned over a three day installation period on their site” comments Hoist UK Technical Director Paul Jordan. “The crane system is a variable speed powered bridge crane fitted with a Verlinde VR electric chain hoist with radio control function” he adds.

“Hoist UK are not only able to provide standard equipment to suit our customer’s needs, but we are also able to supply specialist and bespoke products manufactured here in the United Kingdom using our own in house design and manufacturing facilities. We are UKAS accredited to ISO9001, ISO18001 & ISO14001, and to give the customers additional peace of mind we are also Achilles registered and are SMAS approved installers, our company motto Safety Above All says it all” added General Manager Louise Dickson

Hoist UK is a full member of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association).

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

For more information on our specialist range of lifting structures and appliances, please contact: sales@hoistuk.com

For further information visit: www.hoistuk.com or contact: info@hoistuk.com

Hoist UK supply bespoke automatic oscillating crane

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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 system with an automated vertical oscillation element for a large aerospace manufacturer based in the United Kingdom.

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The crane system is designed for operation on a chemical process line facility with aggressive acidic conditions running ten operations per hour on a twenty four hour basis with the system holding a fixture containing components in a stable level and fixed condition whilst performing an automated smooth vertical oscillation.

Hoist UK Design Engineer Wayne Ridgeley says: “The fixture on the crane system can safely process up to 200kg of component parts and uses a screw jack mechanism controlled by a PLC control system, which enables the customer to change the oscillation parameters of the machine through a touch screen HMI with crane itself having encoders and limit switches on board to monitor the conditions of operation.

Wayne Ridgeley adds: “The crane system traverses along a fixed monorail beam on variable speed electric travel trolleys with the operator controlling the raise and lowering functions manually, as well as being able to run the oscillate function through a suspended pendant hand controller on a festoon system. The main structure of the monorail crane is coated with a C4 painted finish to ISO12944 and stainless steel caging is present to all four sides to protect the operator when in use”.
Monorail

Hoist UK Director Paul Jordan comments: “Whilst we are unable to divulge who the customer was, they were very happy with the crane system which was installed and commissioned over a three day installation period on their site after the factory acceptance 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 using our own in house design and manufacturing facilities, which are UKAS accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001 to give the customer peace of mind under our company motto of Safety Above All.”

Hoist UK is a full member of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association).

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

For more information on our specialist range of lifting structures and appliances, please contact: sales@hoistuk.com

Hoist UK supply stainless steel crane system

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Hoist UK have recently supplied a free standing 250kg SWL crane system manufactured from stainless steel 304, for an application mounted directly above an acid dipping facility.Crane 1

The free standing crane structure was designed to BS EN1993 and manufactured from closed stainless steel sections for ease of wash down by the customer and enhanced protection in this hazardous working environment with  all the main structural components pickled, blasted and passivated prior to delivery to the customer.

The push/pull crane system itself was also manufactured from stainless steel 304 and finished in the same manner as the main supporting structure and then fitted with a VR series electric chain hoist from Verlinde.

The electric chain hoist was specially prepared with stainless steel bottom block, hook and chain with biodegradable lubricants in the hoist gearbox and on the lifting chain for this application.

The hoist was fitted with stainless steel shield on the underside of the hoist body to give the unit added protect in the working environment and the main structure was fitted to the customer existing slab floor with a stainless steel anchor system.

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Hoist UK carried out the installation, comissioning and load testing for the customer during their weekend shutdown ready for production to start again on the Monday morning.

Hoist UK are a manufacturer and supplier of lifting and handling equipment for the industrial and entertainment market sectors and we distribute products directly from some of the world’s leading  manufacturers to offer you the best price and service possible.

We aim to meet all your supply needs; from the supply of a shackle to the design and installation of a complete lifting and handling system, we will integrate products from our suppliers range with equipment and services of our own design to create a complete project solution.

Specialist and bespoke products are produced using our own in house design and manufacturing facilities, which are UKAS accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001.

For more information on our specialist range of stainless steel lifting structures and appliances, please contact: sales@hoistuk.com

Remember: Safety Above All

LEEA Innovation Award winners

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has awarded Van Beest and Hoist UK with Best Product and Best Application prizes at the LEEA Innovation Awards held at LiftEx 2013, Bolton USN Arena, UK, in November.

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John Williams, operations manager for LEEA (right), presents the Innovation Award for Best Application to Paul Jordan of Hoist UK, at  LiftEx 2013.

Van Beest, producer of high tensile shackles, was awarded the Best Product prize for its Green Pin ROV shackles, which are designed for use with remote operated vehicles (ROVs) in sub-sea environments. Hoist UK, a manufacturer, distributor and supplier of lifting and handling equipment, was awarded Best Application for its Oblik modular lightweight load bearing structure.

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Business Development Engineer Vacancy

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Due to their continued increased growth and expansion, Hoist UK are looking for an enthusiastic Engineering who could support their existing business development team in achieving improved enquiry processing and overall customer management activities.

Hoist UK specialises in the installation, service and repair of lifting equipment for general industry as well as the theatre and the touring event industry.

Qualifications:

Preferably educated to Degree level in an Engineering discipline, ideally Mechanical or Structural Engineering.

Applicants with work experience in Technical Sales or Engineering (including Year in Industry placements) will be viewed favourably.

The Role:

  • As the company continues to grow and expand in key markets and sectors, they are looking for an enthusiastic Engineering to provide technical support to their internal sales and manufacturing departments, current clients and potential new clientele.
  • Additionally, the candidate will be required to develop relationships and seek potential new business for our products and services from a wide range of industry and entertainment based prospects.
  • The company are constantly striving to improve and innovate products within the lifting industry and the candidate will be involved in design and development, working closely with the company’s directors.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Processing enquiries and producing quotations within agreed quality standards.
  • The interpretation and translation of customer specifications into clear work statements.
  • The identification/clarification of customer objectives.
  • Ensuring all documentation is accurate and logged correctly in the sales and quality management system.
  • Take hold of job ownership in conjunction with operational areas to ensure effective communication and that margins and project timing are achieved.
  • Communicate daily with customers via email, telephone and letter as well as in person, when required.
  • Managing existing accounts and identifying and develop new business opportunities.
  • Prepare data and analysis to generate key performance information.
  • Support the existing Business Development, Engineering and Sales Team when necessary, as well as working with other engineering and operational departments to ensure we meet the customers’ requirements.

Additional Requirements:

Whilst the role is essentially based at our Bromborough works on the Wirral, there may be a need for UK and occasional European travel to support customer review meetings, project management meetings, presentations and proposals.

Key Competancies:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to negotiate at all levels of the organisation.
  • Drive and motivation to take a project at enquiry level and deliver an order.
  • Ability to manage your workload to deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Team player able to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – at all levels.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Familiarity with MS Office software primarily Excel, Word and Project.
  • Familiarity with 2D or 3D CAD systems is essential.

The Company:

Hoist UK are a manufacturer and supplier of lifting and handling equipment for the industrial and entertainment market sectors.

We distribute products directly from some of the world’s leading manufacturers to offer you the best price and service possible.

We aim to meet all your supply needs; from the supply of a shackle to the design and installation of a complete lifting and handling system, we will integrate products from our suppliers range with equipment and services of our own design to create a complete project solution.

All applications and your CV should be sent to: jobs@hoistuk.com and will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

(Applicants applying through a recruitment agency will not be considered).