Focus On Overhead handling equipment.
Wire rope hoist in standard, custom configurations
Offering configurations ranging from standard contactor control to individually customized electronic control, the DR20 wire rope hoist lifts up to 50 tons. The hoist may be used for crane or plant-engineered installations. It also comes in a double-rail crab model for double-girder crane applications. Safety features include standard overload protection, upper and lower geared limit switches, brake wear monitoring, and load spectrum recording. The hoist also includes a fast-acting brake, protective rope guide, and lubricated-for-life gearbox. Hard wired push button or radio controls may be specified. Demag Cranes and Components , 440-248-2400, www.demag-us.com .
Attachment lifts drums
The Parrot-Beak drum handling attachment safely lifts steel, fiber and plastic drums weighing up to 2,000 pounds. The model HCB-BC attaches to any overhead hoist, crane or boom and engages drums automatically. To ensure safe, reliable pick ups, a mechanical clamping system engages the top lip of the container, while an adjustable counter-balance on the main frame of the unit permits safe handling of all drums measuring 15 to 27 inches in diameter. A padded belt cradle protects the drum sidewall during transport. The attachment is offered in one- or two-drum configurations, and may be specified in stainless steel for food grade and pharmaceutical applications. Liftomatic Material Handling , 800-837-6540, www.liftomatic.com .
Suspended tool management
The Tool Solutions line includes jib cranes, trolleys and a festoon saddle for applications that involve suspended tools. The enclosed-track workstation jib can work in small spaces and comes in two capacities: 50 and 150 pounds. Both versions may be wall-mounted or freestanding. For applications that require festooning of cables, wires and hoses, the smooth gliding trolley combines with the arched saddle for safe, efficient management. The trolley has multiple bolt holes to accommodate different applications, and the rubberized saddle holds multiple hoses. The saddle can be mounted straight or at a 30-degree angle to suit different festoon stacking requirements without twisting. Gorbel , 800-821-0086, www.gorbel.com .
Crane lifts, moves 42-foot long blanks
Capable of moving blank stacks up to 42 feet long, the M5600 sheet lifter and crane system handles steel and aluminum sheets. The heavy duty motorized unit picks up stacks from a conveyor with 14 lifting forks on each side, spaced to clear the conveyor rollers. Able to lift up to 30,000 pounds, the lifter handles sheets up to 110 inches wide and stacks up to 20 inches high. Spring-loaded flapper plates at the center fork of both lifting arms prevent damage to loads by shutting off leg motion when the flappers make contact with the sheet stack, tripping limit switches. Bushman Equipment , 800-338-7810, www.bushman.com .
Portable hoists for lift and place use
Easily attached to existing I-beams using adjustable trolleys, the Leo series of portable hoists can also be equipped with motorized trolleys to provide horizontal and vertical movement. Ideal for lift and place hoisting of fragile materials--including glass, granite and stone--the hoists feature variable frequency drive controllers. Soft start and stop capabilities permit raising and lowering of materials in finite increments. To ensure safety, a push-button pendant, upper limit switch and fail-safe brakes are included. The electrical controller's overload sensing device protects the motor from damage caused by overwork or poor power supply. Beta Max , 800-233-5112, www.betamaxhoist.com .
Wireless crane control
For demanding industrial applications, the M1 wireless control system for electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes provides safety and reliability. The system can control up to four motions with two ergonomic, multi-axis joystick controllers. The trolley/hoist selector, two aux push buttons and toggles are mounted on an impact-resistant Lexan housing. EOT cranes currently using remote controls can be standardized to the M1 system, saving time and money. To minimize spares and transfer keys to other controllers, the wireless system uses the supplier's external TransKey RFID configuration to increase safety and streamline workflow. Cattron Group , 724-962-3571, www.cattrongroup.com .
Vacuum tube lifter supports heavy boxes
With top and side grips for loading, unloading and palletizing boxes that are too heavy to lift from the top alone, the compact VT140 vacuum tube lifter includes an adjustable frame assembly. Vacuum pad attachments lift from the top and side to prevent excessive stress to the top. Providing a 100% continuous duty cycle and instant attach and release, the ergonomic lifter includes an extended handle for optimum load control, 360* swivel on top for unrestricted rotation, and quick-connect pad attachments in sizes up to 12 x 16 inches. Anver , 800-654-3500, www.anver.com .
One-handed, ergonomic chain hoist control
The addition of an ergonomic cylinder control to the (N)ER line of three-phase electric chain hoists allows control of the hoist direction by moving the cylinder's in-line handgrip with one hand while positioning the load with the other hand. Offered pre-installed or as a retrofit kit, the cylinder control is available on capacities of 1/8 and 1/4 ton in single-speed models and on the under-the-cover variable frequency drive dual-speed models. To reduce energy draw while maintaining horsepower, the hoist draws less current, while enhanced motor, brake and inverter components lower noise levels. Harrington Hoists , 800-233-3010, www.harringtonhoists.com .
Low horsepower crane control
The low horsepower Impulse G+ mini adjustable frequency crane control offers user-friendly standard programming for basic applications and advanced programming capability for high-performance environments. The system includes an expanded horsepower range. Its dimensional footprint is identical to the supplier's P3 Series 2 drive up to 5HP, and comes in an even smaller footprint beyond 5HP. Magnetek , 800-288-8178, www.magnetek.com .
The convertible Jib-Master JB-4R forklift crane works in three ways: as a forklift crane, on a pedestal mount or on a truck. When used with a lift truck, the unit lifts large parts, bundles of long material or people in an optional personnel basket. Attached to a pedestal mount, it may be used as a workstation crane. Mounting the system to a truck allows field use. Features include push-button remote control, powered articulating mast rotation, hydraulic boom lift, and powered hydraulic telescopic boom. The crane offers 3,000 pounds capacity when retracted and 2,000 pounds capacity when extended. A self-contained 12V or 24V DC battery powers load lifts up to 144 inches. Air Technical Industries , 440-951-5191, www.airtechnical.com .
Compact wire rope hoists lift up to 80 tons
For crane, monorail and replacement applications, the CXT wire rope hoist offers lifting capacities up to 80 tons. The compact hoist allows for reduced hook approaches and maximum hook coverage to lift loads higher. Capable of handling a variety of lifting capacities, speeds, trolley types, duty classes and options, the hoist features hook-activated upper limit switches, secondary hoist and drum brakes, true vertical lift, and true lift reeving. The hoist may be specified with a low headroom trolley for single-girder cranes and monorails, double girder trolley for double-girder cranes lifting heavier loads, and normal headroom trolley for monorails, restricted side clearances or curved runways. Konecranes Americas , 800-934-6976, www.konecranesamericas.com .
Articulated jib lifter
The Conco articulated jib lifter combines rugged construction with affordable pricing. The versatile unit includes reach-in coupled load ranges from 165 to 665 pounds. With a lift range up to 120 inches and standard reach from 8 to 16 feet, the lifter works in light and heavy applications. Standard features include a threaded interface at the end of the cable and a safety latch hook at the end of the chain. In low-headroom clearance applications, the secondary arm can be mounted above the primary arm. Both primary and secondary joints incorporate 360* continuous rotation. Positech , 800-831-6026, www.positech.com .
Low maintenance electric chain hoist
The easy to maintain ZIP-V electronic chain hoist includes a corrosion-resistant epoxy paint finish that is 80 microns thick and an electro-zinc plated load chain. With lifting capacities from 1/8 to 5 tons, the five-pocket load wheel provides smooth lifting, accurate load positioning and long chain life. Features include a plug-in pendant station, chain container, and a slip clutch that protects the operator and equipment from overloads. A standard upper and lower travel limit switch incorporates automatic shut off to prevent misuse. For quiet, smooth operation and extended life, AGMA 10 precision ground gearing and variable frequency speed drive are included. Morris Material Handling , 800-933-3001, www.morriscranes.com .
Stainless steel hand winch
Offered in three models with lifting load capacities of 600, 900 and 1,300 pounds, the Silver Line TSSBW series hand winch is fabricated of 304 grade stainless steel. Features include solid steel machine cut gears, gear covers and automatic brakes. Ideal for applications requiring corrosion resistance, the winches lift and pull small to medium sized loads. Thern , 800-843-7648, www.thern.com .
Modular, pre-engineered crane package
The QX modular, pre-engineered crane package expedites simple assembly, ease of operation and reduced maintenance. The package includes a Spacemaster SX electric wire rope hoist with lifting capacities from 0.5 to 80 tons and lifting speeds from 10/1.5 to 62/10 feet per minute. The hoist's large diameter rope drum offers low headroom, easy positioning, close approaches and reduced component wear. Plug-in electrical cabling facilitates installation and controls movements from a push-button station. R&M Materials Handling , 800-955-9967, www.rmhoist.com .
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|Title Annotation:||Demag Cranes and Components Corp.; Liftomatic Material Handling Inc.; Gorbel Inc.|
|Publication:||Modern Materials Handling|
|Date:||May 1, 2009|
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