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LIFTING & TESTING

Providing practical & theoretical knowledge and experience of lifting equipment to industry


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Our premises at Hull

The Towne group of company’s have been manufacturers,

Towne Lifting and Testing is committed to ensuring you are

suppliers and installers of quality lifting and securing

supplied with quality equipment at the right price and that

equipment in the north of England since the 1940’s. Initially

the equipment is suitable and fit for purpose.

serving the trawler industry in Hull. The company has grown

believe our responsibilities extend much further, our

in both reputation and stature and now also has branches

mission is to support you in keeping your equipment well

in Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Fleetwood, providing

maintained and safe for use at all times, assisting you to

expertise in a wide range of lifting equipment products and

meet the statutory requirements for thorough examinations

associated services to all sectors of industry.

called for by the LOLER Regulations.

We also

Our fully qualified engineers are able to carry out statutory detailed thorough examinations of all your lifting equipment backed up, if required, by non-destructive and load testing.

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Our modern workshops are fully fitted with calibrated testing facilities (up to 200 te) and examination equipment to ensure our customers have complete peace of mind, happy in the knowledge that free advice on all lifting equipment matters is just a phone call away.

Our site service teams carry out repairs, re-roping of cranes, load testing, NDT, installations, maintenance, specialist lifts and modifications to all areas of industry.

We are approved distributors for worldwide companies such as Crosby Europe, Kuplex, Camlok, Gunnebo, Morris Material Handling, Tractel UK, Yale Industrial Products, English Braids, William Hackett, Pfaff, Walker Magnetics and Bridon Ropes

The company is accredited to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management

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Load Testing All our branches are equipped with load testing machines, the largest of which can provide a 200 tonne tensile load force, enabling us to carry out verification load tests, where required,

on

equipment

undergoing

“thorough

examination”. The test beds are also used to carry out destruction tests on prototypes in order to verify design calculations and minimum breaking loads, and for information to be recorded in technical registers.

Our site service teams have a large stock of test weights, which together with Load Cell Indicators, are used for carrying out dynamic load tests on all types of cranes, derricks, lifting beams and structures. Alternatively they may use water bags or hydraulic jacking rigs to provide the required load force.

These tests are backed up, where required, with non–destructive

testing

such

as

Magnetic

Particle

Inspection.

All our testing machines and load cells are independently calibrated by a third party.

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Crane Maintenance and Re-roping

Derricks, Lifeboats and Davits, Mooring and Anchor Winches, MOD Vehicles, Vehicle Mounted Cranes, Over Head Travelling Cranes and Winches etc.

Our Engineers are fully mobile each having a modern van/pickup and are fully equipped with tools and equipment to travel around the U.K.

Our experienced and highly qualified service engineers are able to provide on-site examinations, repairs, testing, installation, fitting, fabrication, welding and modifications to all types of lifting equipment and portable equipment. We can also supply specialist labour to carry out rigging work, installation or removal of machinery and equipment.

We carry out routine maintenance and re-roping of many types of cranes and material handling machines to all sectors of industry. Our experience covers, Dock Side Cranes, Ships

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Fabrications Towne Engineers are able to fabricate, install, and commission a wide range of crane and runway structures, swing jibs, lifting / spreader beams, lifting clamps and jigs, fork truck attachments and A frames etc.

Lifting and Spreader Beams • Built to meet the customers specified requirements and environments.

• Tested and Certified to current regulations. • Supplied with full lifting accessories where required.

Swing Jib Cranes Swing Jib cranes offer a cost effective solution to areas where access is difficult with other types of cranes, or above machinery where only small lifting radii are required and can be either wall mounted, free standing, overbraced or underbraced. Slewing radius can be fixed or rotate up to 360º.

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Material Handling Pioneer Pallet Trucks

Pakrol Skates and Trolley Skates

The Pioneer pallet truck will lift loads up

Designed for manually moving heavy and

to 2000kg from a minimum height of

rigid loads the Pakrol Skates have a robust

74mm to a maximum of 190mm and is

frame and need minimum maintenance.

available in various fork widths and

The load plate has thrust bearings

lengths to meet the requirements of virtually all applications.

and all models have a handle to facilitate transportation. Available from 8te to 20te.

Pioneer Hi-Lift Truck The Hi-Lift Truck lifts loads up to 1000kg

Hydrofor Hydraulic Toe Jacks

from a minimum height of 90mm to

A hydraulic bottle jack for a wide range

maximum height of 800mm and can be

of applications with a casing moulded

used to assist in loading a van or used as

from a single block and a stable steel base

a worktable.

plate. The lifting toe rotates 360ยบ around the column and the lowering speed can be

Pioneer Trolley Lift

controlled including an instant stop.

With its hydraulic power the trolley lift enables the operator to handle a wide

A wide range of other equipment is available to assist

variety of loads up to 2000kg with minimum

you no matter what your material handling needs, such

effort. The platform has an area of 380 x

as drum carriers, crane forks, mechanical jacks etc. We

380mm and an arm with a reach of 240mm

are happy to advise and assist you to find a solution.

and they can be quickly interchanged. The large diameter wheels make movement easy and the retractable and compensating casters ensure positive steering and controlled manoeuvring of the load.

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Chains Towne Lifting and Testing is an authorised distributor for Parsons Chain Company, the manufacturer of the British made Kuplex 8 + 10 chain system.

The dual system with its enhanced wear and fatigue properties has long been the market leader for alloy chain slings to BS EN 818-4.

With chain and components stocked from 6mm—32mm we can offer a quick and versatile solution to your slinging requirements.

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We can assemble slings with one, two, three or four legs, with or

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without shortening clutches and terminating with a wide variety

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of hook options, ranging in SWL from 1te to 85te. We can also supply a range of special purpose slings.

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KHX E

KHX S

KC N

KF N

KHW

KDN N KDL N

KSS N

KCL

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Our staff can give you help and assistance in choosing the right sling for your requirements.

Towne Lifting and Testing are approved distributors for the innovative grade 100 all-inclusive Grabiq chain sling system produced by Gunnebo, as well as being stockists for Hacketts, Crosby, Pewag and RUD chain systems. All equipment is assembled at our premises by our qualified lifting engineers.

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Shackles From 250kg - 1000 tonne SWL Towne Lifting and Testing carry

Steel Shackles. All our branches keep a wide range of

a large stock of Shackles. We keep a full range of US Fed. Spec.

manufactuers shackles such as

Alloy Steel, High Tensile Steel and Commercial standard Mild

Shackles and High Tensile Shackles.

G-209 S-209 Screw pin anchor shackles meet the performance requirements of Federal Specification RR-C-271D Type IVA, Grade A, Class 2.

G-210 S-210 Screw pin chain shackles meet the performance requirements of Federal Specification RR-C-271D Type IVB, Grade A, Class 2.

G-2130 S-2130 Bolt-type anchor shackles meet the performance requirements of Federal Specification RR-C-271D Type IVA, Grade A, Class 3.

G-2150 S-2150 Bolt-type chain shackles meet the performance requirements of Federal Specification RR-C-271D Type IVB, Grade A, Class 3.

Crosby, Green Pin Alloy

Green Pin Shackles An Economy Range of Dee & Bow Shackles both in screw and bolt type and conform to US Federal Specifications.

High Tensile Full Range of High Tesile shackles both dee and bow in screw and bolt type pins.

Eyebolts Towne Lifting and Testing carry a full range of British Standard (BS), European Standard (DIN) and Commercial Pattern Eyebolts, Eyenuts and Bownuts in stock at all branches. Available from: 6mm (1/4") Up to: 76mm (3") dia. These items can be supplied with Working Loads up to 25 tonnes. There are many different styles of each product available and variations can be supplied to customer's specific requirements i.e. Long Shank Lengths, Large Eye Dimensions, Galvanised, Sheradized, Tested and Untested. We also stock RUD Lifting Points in alloy steel, variants of which have swivel capabilities for self alignment.

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Hoists Yale Hoists are designed with practicality, endurance and safety

Pul-Lift速 C85 - With Roller Chain

in mind and ensure that whichever Yale Hoisting Product you

Capacities 750 - 10,000 kg

choose, you can be assured of buying the best !

Enclosed housing with housing cover, handlever and lower block made from high

Hand Chain Hoist Model VS

tensile white malleable cast iron for overall

Capacities 500 - 20,000 kg

rugged construction.

The robust all-steel construction has

The roller chain sprocket is made from heat

roller or ball bearings fitted to all

treated chromium-molybdenum steel with

rotating components. This reduces

precision machined teeth to ensure smooth

friction and increases efficiency. The hoist is epoxy resin coated as standard.

chain movement. The graphite cast iron load sheave for the link chain has precision machined chain pockets for accurate fit and durability

Features

of the load chain.

The hand chain cover with special slots and the optimal design of the hand

Model CPE with Suspension Hook

chain wheel prevent the hand chain

Capacities 1,600 - 10,000 kg

from blocking and derailing. Hardened load chain sheave with four precision machined pockets. Two guide rollers and one

Model CPE with Integral Trolley Capacities 1,600 - 10,000 kg

chain stripper ensure accurate alignment of the load chain over the load sheave. All brake components are manufactured from

The CPE series is a range of high quality products for

high quality materials and are zinc plated and chromalized for

professional applications. They are highly efficient and

added corrosion protection.

engineered for a long working life. The hoists are composed of three main component parts which makes service easy and inexpensive.

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Clamps Towne Lifting and Testing are authorised distributors and repairers of Camlok Lifting Clamps, which is the world renowned manufacturer of below the hook lifting equipment in the UK, for the steel fabrication, construction and rail industries. Camlok Clamps are used in factories, docks and harbours to lift plate, beams, rail and other sections. To complement the vast array of clamps, Camlok also manufacture scissor grabs, C hooks, tripods and forks. Their products lift everything from containers to sheet piles and are all available from Towne Lifting and Testing.

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Hydraulic Jacks

A huge range of top quality products for general lifting, pushing, pulling moving and supporting of loads.

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Cylinder capacities from 5t – 1000t Hand pumps and power jacks up to 700bar Claw jacks and heavy jacking systems Puller sets up to 50t

The Range of cylinders includes: universal, single acting, double acting, low profile, flat, hollow, pull and high tonnage cylinders. We also offer a full range of electric, air, petrol and hydraulic power packs, pumps, hoses and every possible accessory you could need.

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Wire Ropes

Fibre Ropes

Our Time Served Riggers have supplied wire ropes for over 50

Due to our historical links with Hull’s trawler industry, our

years, each rigger has the ability to splice any size of wire rope,

riggers have over 50 years experience in wire and fibre rope

re-rope cranes and winches and machine press wires in-house up

work. Our time served riggers can perform a variety of hand

to 52mm dia with a variety of end fittings to suit customers needs.

splicing activities to suit the needs of our customers, from hand splicing mooring ropes to complex rigging on yachts. Our

This enables us to supply the most suitable rope to each of our customers. The following ropes are part of our standard

riggers have the skills required to ensure any rigging project can be fulfilled.

programme, please send us your enquiry even if you don't find the products you need on this list: Standard ropes 6x7, 6x19, 6x24, 6x19s, 6x19 fi (fi = galvanized for the fishing industry) (6x25), 6x36, 8x19 fi (8x25), 8x36, 18x7,

Distributors for English Braids and Bridon Ropes we have strong links with the rope works industry.

We can supply

almost any type of fibre rope for marine, industrial, agriculture and yachting purposes.

37x7 with diameters ranging up to 78 mm. Special thick-wire Robust designs for the fishing industry, as well as 3-strand ropes. Strands 1x7, 1x19, 1x37, 1x61, 1x91, up to 40 mm We supply these ropes ungalvanized or galvanized, of stainless steel 1.4401 or of special materials. For the fishing industry, we supply ropes with heavily galvanized wires; GALFAN-coated wires are also used. Ropes with fibre or steel core; in cross or equal lay finish manufactured with normal or compacted strands. Non-rotating special wire ropes Soliflex and Triflex also available in stainless steel. For onboard cranes, there are a variety of 4-strand ropes available.

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Webbing Lifting / Lashing

Cargo Securing Our riggers are all fully qualified and have over 40 years experience in lashing and securing all types of cargo on vessels throughout the world. Working to the code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage, our riggers can secure your goods in the safest possible manner giving a shipping line, underwriters, or shipper, satisfaction that their goods are safely and professionally secured.

Towne Lifting and Testing encompass its own facilities to manufacture webbing slings and lashing equipment. This enables us to produce slings and associated products to customer requirements and short working times. We stock a large range of Duplex and Simplex webbing slings, round slings and lashing equipment to satisfy any customers needs.

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Fall Protection The single biggest risk to life within the construction industry is

The Blocfor range of retractable lifelines allows freedom of

falling from height. Legislation insists upon employer’s ensuring

movement when working at height and are available in various

employees are properly protected.

lengths in both wire and webbing.

Towne Lifting and Testing are approved distributors of the Tractel

As a leading distributor for Tractel Height Safety Equipment we

range of height safety equipment, with a variety of temporary or permanent products to suit all working applications. We can advise you on the right equipment for the job, whether your

are fully authorised to carry out repairs and maintenance on all Tractel products, and are approved installers of the Tractel Travsafe Horizontal Lifeline System.

requirements are for fall restraint, fall arrest or work positioning.

We stock a wide range of full body harnesses, from general purpose through to specialist harnesses for Riggers, Linesmen, Arborists etc, with a vast range of fall arrest or work positioning lanyards and connectors.

Lifting Magnets Walker Magnetics has acquired an international reputation as the leader in the field of magnetic technology. Its products for work holding, lifting and material handling are sold globally.

State of the art, permanent, battery powered and electro-magnetic models with high energy Neodymium magnets are available, giving tremendous lifting capacity for traditionally awkward loads such as steel plate, slabs and pipes etc.

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Training Solutions The movement of materials and equipment around the work place is central to most organizations operations. Many hazardous procedures are involved in the slinging and lifting of loads.

With the legal and insurance problems forever being elevated in importance it is even more vital today to ensure that the correct equipment is selected, used safely, examined and that lifting operations are controlled properly. Briefly the types of courses offered are :Above all, it is critical that all personnel involved in the slinging and lifting of loads are trained and fully conversant with safe systems of work and slinging techniques necessary. In addition, that they are up to date with current safety legislation and safety regulations.

Towne Lifting and Testing offer a comprehensive training

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Safe Lifting And Slinging Practices Overhead Travelling Cranes Lifting Gear Inspection and Control Manual Handling Working At Height / Fall Protection IOSH Safety Passports Managing Safely

programme, which can be adapted to suit your needs and equipment.

The use of videos and practical training are used throughout the sessions and successful candidates are issued with certificates of competence.

The courses can be carried out at your premises keeping costs and down times to a minimum. Alternatively courses can be run

If you require any further information on training courses or

from our training facilities located at Hull or Middlesbrough.

have any lifting and slinging problems, please contact us.

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Pennine Avenue North Tees Industrial Estate Portrack Stockton-On-Tees TS18 2RJ

LIFTING & TESTING

Telephone 01642 611035 Fax

01642 611036

19 Wiltshire Road Dairycoates Industrial Estate Hull HU4 6PA Telephone 01482 572121 Fax

01482 504730

Pelaw Industrial Estate Green Lane Pelaw Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE10 0UW Telephone

0191 469 7116

Fax

0191 469 1586

info@towne.co.uk www.towne.co.uk

Registered in England: 1951 502473


Towne Lifting & Testing Services