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The official magazine for LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA)

MAY/JUN 2022

Lifting Equipment engineering association of sa

Do you give LMI’s a good name?



Contents LEEASA on the way to deliver goals

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2022 LEEASA Individual Members & Company Members in Good Standing

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Do you give LMI’s a good name?

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A 40 ton overhead crane with a span of 34 meters for handling single moulds

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New crane system for advanced automation supplier

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Four Raimondi flattops installed for the renovation of historic waterfront site

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Heavy lift planning and simulation for mobile cranes

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75 years of innovation

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Compact cranes go underground

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Manitowoc launches new version of Potain MCT 565 for short-jib applications

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Safer, faster and more cost-efficient wind turbine blade replacement

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Full service gets largest Liebherr crane up and running on time

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Haulotte enters the Low-Level Access market

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Enerpac demonstrates new lifting and moving systems

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Hi-Force, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools

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First cohort of CoS Riggers supplied by False Bay College

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Niftylift launches 15m and 17m low-weight all-electric booms

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The patented CroSStab stabilization system is now available for the Hiab

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Macsteel breaks world record with pioneering technology

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More to see and do at Electra Mining Africa, celebrating 50 years this year

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BUYERS GUIDE

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LEEASA +27 (0) 79 658 5602, admin@leeasa.co.za, www.leeasa.co.za Lifting Africa Managing Editor: Surita Marx Cell: +27 (0) 83 281-5761 Email: surita@liftingafrica.co.za Web: www.liftingafrica.co.za Sales: Lusana Merckel Email: lusana@liftingafrica.co.za Sales Assistant: Tasneen Baatjies Email: sales@liftingafrica.co.za Production Manager: Xane Roestroff

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Disclaimer: Opinions in this Publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of this publication, its editorial board, its editor or its Publishers LEEASA. The mention of specific products in articles and advertisements does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by this Publication or its publishers in preference to others of a similar nature, which are not mentioned or advertised. Reliance on any information contained in this journal is at your own risk. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of editorial board makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the correctness or suitability contained and/or the products advertised in this publication. The Publisher shall not be liable for any damages or loss, howsoever arising, incurred by readers of this publication or any other person/s. The Publisher disclaims all responsibility and liability for any damages, includes pure economic loss and any consequential damages, resulting from the use of services or products advertised in this publication. Readers of this publication indemnify and hold harmless the publisher, its officers, employees, and servants for any demand action, application or other proceedings made by any third party and arising out or in connection with the use of any services and/or products or the reliance on any information contained in this publication.

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COVER STORY

LEEASA on the way to deliver goals Nearly 18 months after introducing a new strategy for LEEASA, the board of directors are well on its way to delivering the goals it set out to achieve. It is a process that has not been without challenges, but the organisation is starting to see real change. Lifting Africa finds out more. By no means would one consider the LEEASA board of directors' new brooms anymore. They have, after all, been in office now for more than a year. When it comes to sweeping, however, there are no signs of them slowing down as they start to see the impact of the changes introduced. “The need for change was long overdue if the association was going to be able to meet its members' expectations and deliver value,” says chairman Ashley Davis. He is the first to admit that the past year and a half was not always easy, but that it was necessary. “LEEASA is now far more visible than it ever was and there is a clear understanding in the lifting community of the importance of a strong association. LEEASA is listening to its members and working for the better of the industry.” According to the board of director member Andries Agenbag, while it might still feel like yesterday that they took over, the directors have been extremely

proactive in identifying the change needed, not only in maintaining what the old committee had established but to enhance and uplift LEEASA into a new era where it meets the needs of the new generation. “This would have to be started with the new look of LEEASA. It was our first step as a board and it was very necessary to refresh the look and establish within the industry that change was taking place and LEEASA was turning over a new leaf.” Francois Blignaut, also on the board, agrees. “The change was necessary, but it was not necessarily easy to achieve. The start was slow and rocky. We had lots of resistance and retaliation and we were asked what we would do differently than the previous board of directors. We had to prove ourselves.” Says board member Kyle Graham, “The last 18 months have been a learning curve for all the directors, working for our members and adding value to all stakeholders. During the last 18 months, we learned of much dissatisfaction with the way things were done in the past. Probably one of the greatest hurdles to restore has been the faith of our members and other stakeholders in what LEEASA should stand for and what the new board of director’s aim was for the industry and all stakeholders as a whole.” Introducing change The updating of the association’s logos and introduction of a new website were the first signs that change was taking place, says board vice-chair, Surita Marx. “The website is not only indicative of the change but also presents LEEASA to the industry in a new and different way. It is an important channel for us to engage with our members.” Agenbag agrees to say it is a platform that showcases that LEEASA has changed and will continue to grow as it aims to be a strong voice for the industry focused on positive developments. According to Graham, the website is the first point of call. “We have managed to achieve a lot including the implementation of the new MOI that is clearly defined and ensures that all directors act in the best interests of the association, our members and the industry as a whole,” he says. “Our goal is to be the voice of the industry and offer support to all stakeholders. This is something we need to be cognitive of at all times, we are here, not for us or for any individual in particular,

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“We are putting our strong drive into the right direction, and have achieved by maintaining and bettering LEEASA for the future to be accepted, seen, and giving valueadded service to the industry.” “One of our main objectives was to open up meaningful conversation between LEEASA, the Department of Employment & Labour and ECSA, as there is no evidence that this had taken place before the new board or at least hasn’t occurred in several years,” says Graham.

CPD registration as a service provider and courses that could be given, continuing dialogue with the government and ECSA is also important. “We need to also be involved in cleaning up our industry,” says Blignaut. The opportunities for LEEASA are endless, says Graham. “As the go-to association for the lifting industry, we have grabbed the bull by the horns and are actively exploring new opportunities for the association that will add value to our members.” “These new opportunities will be explored more and if they are found to bring benefit - we will execute and bring that value to the association.”

“We successfully hosted a meeting and are happy to say that meaningful dialogue between all stakeholders is taking place. This will allow us to work closely together for the better of the industry as a whole.”

You can be the next forklift champion!

The board also embarked on a campaign to give back to members and has allocated R120 000 for the up-skilling of members. This bursary scheme is the first of its kind for a voluntary association in the local lifting industry. Going forward Whilst much has been achieved, there are still some challenges to overcome, says Davis. “Having set out goals and timelines we have achieved most of what we set out to do to date.” “We are on track and we are committed to continuing what we have started and are now starting to look at the future.” There is agreement amongst the board that growing the association is at the centre of its strategy and will remain the focus for the next few years. Keeping members happy, meeting their needs and lobbying with stakeholders to address industry challenges are all part of the process.

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but we are here for our members as a whole.” According to Agenbag, having identified that the board are there to serve the industry and registered professionals, several internal changes had to take place as well including systems, applications, membership processes, and CPD services, to mention a few.

In an effort to promote the importance of Forklift Operation and operators in the Supply chain Lifting Africa and LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA) is hosting a For during Electra Mining Africa. The event will provide forklift operators with an opportunity to pr compete with others around Johannesburg, win prize money as well as achieving recognition as a champion.

Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA, +27 (0) 79 658 5602, admin@leeasa.co.za www.leeasa.co.za

Entries are open for all operators who have a valid Forklift license and can drive either a reach anced Forklift Truck in racking. The focus of the competition is on accurate, safe driving skills speed. Competitors start with a score of 0 and receive points for errors made, whereas the par number of points becomes the winner.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, with the winner(s) receiving a R20 000 worth prize as well as a trophy. The first round of heats for counterbalanced forklift operation will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skills, theoretical knowledge, attit Africa and LEEASA want to assist in promoting the importance of inspection, safety and traini forklift drivers at Electra Mining Africa.

You can be the next forklift champion!

Lifting Africa and LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA) is hosting a Forklift Driver competition during Electra Mining Africa. The event will provide forklift operators with an opportunity to prove their driving skills, compete with others around Johannesburg, win prize money as well as achieving recognition as a champion.

Sponsorship opportunities (only one per in

Forklift Company – sponsor the forklifts

Racking ad Shelving Company - sponsor one of the practical driving tests Pallet Company - supplying all pallets and containers

PPE – who will ensure that all those competing for the Forklift Operator competition are suitabl Logistics Company – logistic partner

Director (Chairman): Ashley Davis ashley@leeasa.co.za

Director (Vice Chair) : Surita Marx surita@leeasa.co.za

Director : Kyle Graham kyle@leeasa.co.za

Training company – will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skills, theoretical knowle efficiency, Inspection Company - Pre-Use inspection test

Sponsorship opportunities available

Load testing company - to conduct load testing Forklift Attachment Company Tyre Company Battery Company

Endorsed by SAPICS:

Sponsors: Director : Francois Blignaut francois@leeasa.co.za

Director : Andries Agenbag andries@leeasa.co.za

Surita Marx: +27 (0) 83 281 5761 / surita@liftingafrica.co.za / www.li

Surita Marx: +27 (0) 83 281 5761 / surita@liftingafrica.co.za / www.liftingafrica.co.za

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2022 LEEASA Individual Members in Good Standing Aaldrik Graham Kiewiet Alan Victor Botha Albert Anthony Freeme Amogelang Gilbert Mmusi Andries Aucamp Arnoul pitsbaard Ashley Mark Davis Barneywel Chimphondah Bartholomeus Jakobus Erasmus Brian Meintjies Carel Gustavus Potgieter Carel Hendrik Ferreira Challe Andre Bonhamme Christiaan Hendrik van Wyk Christo van Huyssteen Christo van Eyk Christoffel Andries Whitehead Clarence Fortuin Cornelius Frederick van der Nest Cyril Raymond Laredo Darren Brian Berndt Darrin Ian Cass David Henry Cooks Dean Eppel Dean White Dennis Valentyn Bunge Desmond Errol Lloyd Desmond Maurice George Diederik Arnoldus Dahms Drean Johannes Kotze Eben Philip du Preez Edius Mashamba Edward Hall Edward Kruger Enock Mugwede Ernest Khanyile Ernst Cornelius Jansen Ernst Cornelius Jansen Ettiene Pollard Eugene Terence Redelinghuys Ferdinand Pieterse Francois Dewald Blignaut Francois Frederikus Le Grange Frank Warrick Saayman Frederick JJ Fourie Frederick Wilhelm Stonehouse Given Nyathi Glenton Rebello Graham Roy Twaddle Happy Tafara Tati Harris Naidoo Hermanus Barend Dahms Ian O’Hara Imraan Moolla Isidro Ernesto Fernando Israel Mooketsi Jacobus Rudolph Kruger Jacobus Stephanus Al Hoffman

Jaen Pienaar Jan Louis Venter Jetro Ngwenya Joachim Jacobus Steyn Joannes Lugt Johan Smith Johan Frederik Herselman Johann du Plessis Johannes Mnyameni Johannes Roos Johannes Adam Fourie Johannes Gideon Kruger Johannes Jacobus van Biljon Johannes Jacobus van Biljon Johannes Phillipus Jurie Jacobs John Carsten Allers Jose Fernando Da Fonseca Joseph Johannes van Huyssteen Josias Andries Agenbag Justin Henry Brown Karel Johannes Francois du Toit Karel Johannes Francois Du Toit Kebareng Daniel Molausi Kesekang Segole Khathutshelo John Phalandwa Kobus van Tonder Kyle Graham Lebeko Rodney Nkomo Leon Johan Snyders Leonard Raymond Kelly Lesiba Willie Sebothoma Linton Moodley Lloyd Pillay Luke Steven West Lynda Lake Malose Kenneth Mabela Marius Marais Marius van Niekerk Mark Leonard Munnery Mark Leslie O’Connor Marthinus Swart Matthys Daniel Taljaard Mboshoa Simon Skosana Mboshoa Simon Skosana Michael Bester Michael Fernandes de Souza Michael John Hendry Michael Lionel Roberts Mlungisi Gatyeni Mogakolopi Gregory Thamage Mohamed Dawood Mohamed Hoosen Dawood Mthandeni Kunene Nathaniel Happy Sambo Neil Naude Neil Van Wyk Nicolaas Theunissen Wynant Nicolaas Wynant Theunissen

Nkosinathi Perfect Mbatha Nkosinathi Richard Mavimbela Ntatenyane Daniel Mangwegape Paul Pillay Paulus Stephanus Marais Peter Abraham du Toit Peter Jacobus Nel Petr Kluson Petrus Jacobus Bouwer Petrus Lafras Fritz Philippus Stefanus Kruger Phillip Demetrius Kemp Pieter Albert Schoeman Pieter Andries Engelbrecht Pieter Renier Kotze Richard Donaldson Rishi Mungroo Robert du Toit Robert Wayne Milne Rodney Bassingthwaighte Ronald Albert Innes Ronald Henry Murray Ronald John Laing Royden Stewart Turner Rudi Lansdell Russel Henning Boshoff Ruwaida Mahomed Samson Kamutasa Sandile Wyeth Mzimela Schalk Willem Johannes Burger Seth Laredo Shaun Combrink Sheldon Grant Pratt Shimane Martin Diutlwileng Simon Lodewyk Sauer Stefan Ivanov Babatchev Stephen Andrew McGregor Steven Duvenage Strubhu Albert Mabuza Stuart Swart Stuart Mark Love Tania Scrooby Timothy Tatenda Zindi Victor Manuel Ferreira Vishay Ramkaran Warren Naude Wayne Shaw Weddington Chimbani Moyo Werner Snyman Werner De Bruyn Werner Hermann Schoer Willem Abram Bossie Prinsloo William Charles Palvie William Henry Pepler Yogandren Soobramoney Zaheer Shameer Khan Zenzele Ntshakala


2022 LEEASA Company Members in Good Standing

LEEASA: +27 (0) 79 658 5602, admin@leeasa.co.za, - www.leeasa.co.za “These records are up to date at the time of going to print” Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2022

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OVERHEAD CRANES

Do you give LMI’s a good name? As LMI’s we must be proud of our profession and do our best to promote its image. This means that we should all do thorough and professional work, no matter what we do. If you do Thorough Examinations of Overhead Cranes, consider the following: Tools Let’s start with the tools you should have before you go onto any site: A professional will have at least the following: • Torch – to help examining those parts in dark areas. • 300mm vernier – calibrated • Sheave gauge – to measure the sheave groove size (must have oversize) • Diameter tape – the best tool for measuring wire rope diameter • Tape measure – for measuring sheave and drum diameters • Camera – needed for good record keeping, reporting and user feedback. • Laser – For measuring deflection and span. • Wire brush – to get to see hidden defects • Magnifying glass – sometimes one needs a real close-up view • Panel key – to suit the range of panels you may need to open • Chipping hammer – checking corrosion essential • Screwdrivers – different sizes and types • Set of ring spanners – be prepared

Diameter Tape

Sheave Gauge Set

Panel Key 8

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Sheave Gauge with min and max tolerance


Site preparation: Do a Risk Assessment and make sure others involved are fully informed. Cordon off the area and erect applicable signage to ensure nobody gets injured in case of a failure. Make sure the crane has been cleaned. Next is the Thorough Examination: Emphasis is on “Thorough”

Check the markings Confirm that the Crane Identity Number and the SWL are clearly displayed (and correct!) Functional Test It is a good idea to do a functional test before you start your examination. If you find or hear something serious, there will be no need to continue with the functional test. The functional test entails operating the crane under no load over the full range, including all motions. That is, from lowest hook position (check the limit switch functions correctly) up to the maximum height (check the limit switch).

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Documentation before you start Before you start your examination, make sure you have the following: • Copies of the current technical standards that you will be working to. For example, SANS 10375, SANS 4309 and SANS 12482-1. Of course, be very familiar with the contents and requirements! • Rope test certificate – confirm it applies to the rope in service • Hook certificate • Load limiter certificate (See ISO 10245) • Crane record book – to check the history, which will influence the examination plan. You need to be aware of any adverse activities and repairs that may have taken place since the last examination.

Test all speeds. Then do the full down-shop travel and cross travel. Check that the controls are functional, including the Emergency Stop button. While all of this is going on, you look and listen carefully for any problems. Add 25t WLL and the total load is 45 tons!!

The recommended sequence is to start at the bottom, and work your way upward.

Make sure the base is in great condition to support this! Vertical columns – cracks, welding, corrosion, fixations, etc. Plinths mounted in concrete and joined to uprights. Welding and fixations.

That is, start with the Base Supporting Structure

You may have to dig to see some of these!

Examination of Structure A crane of 25ton WLL could weigh 20 tons.

Make sure the correct bolts and washers have been used, and that they are present and torqued.

You cannot do a proper examination if the crane is not clean

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Examples of unacceptable defects:

Handrails, Walkways and Ladders Before examining the higher structures, examine the ladders, walkways and handrails on the crane. Make sure they are safe. These are for your safety and others.

Cluttered walkway

Examples of unacceptable fixation situations:

Dangerous guard rail

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We conduct the follow Lifting Equipment Training Courses: • On line Management, Technical & Legal Compliance • Lifting Tackle Inspection • Chain Block and Lever Hoist Operation, Safety & Inspection • Advanced Slinging & Inspection

We supply the following:

• Lifting Tackle Inspection Registers • Lifting Tackle Wall Charts • Lifting Tackle Plant Surveys, Audit & Reports • Lifting Tackle Code of Practice

We will assist you to implement and maintain a Total Safe Lifting Program in your Plant or Operation Piet Otto : 082 372 4595 / mail : potto@icon.co.za Website : www.phakamisasafety.co.za


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structure. They are fitted with EUROBLOC VT 512 twin rail electric wire rope hoists, customized as necessary.

A 40 ton overhead crane with a span of 34 meters for handling single moulds

Delicate handling The 40-tonne trolley lifts the 40-tonne steel mould and then the 25-tonne auxiliary trolley tilts it. This turning upside down is necessary for the opening of the mould and its maintenance. Such manipulation requires very precise control of movement. That is why the variable speed drive of the VT hoist as well as its load calculation mode between the two trolleys are essential. The speed allowed by the hoist is very slow : on average between 0.1 meters / minute and 5.1 meters / minute. The positioning of the load in the press is thus extremely precise. The structures of the overhead crane are equipped with a maintenance gangway.

Heripret, partner of Verlinde and member of the after-sales and Europont networks, designed, produced and installed a 40-tonne overhead crane with a 25-tonne auxiliary for handling 35-tonne moulds at a metallurgy works. The lifting and handling parts of such weight rerequireifting equipment with absolute reliability and a very high degree of positioning precision. Heripret has become over 40 years a widelyacknowledged specialist for the manufacture and maintenance of overhead cranes for overhead handling using rotating hooks, for loads from 125 kg to 120 tonnes and spans of up to 35 meters. Based in the Pas de Calais (62) department, an industrial basin for metallurgy and the automobile industry, Heripret works with numerous subcontractors in this field. Its initial offer of services and its after-sales, maintenance and repair services are essential for manufacturers whose factories operate 24/7. A large-scale project The metallurgy company was 12

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looking for a technical solution for lifting and turning a new 35-tonne mould used for stamping parts for the automotive industry, the two existing bridges now at the limit of their rated load. For its new stamping unit, the company renovated an old steel industry facility which was part of its building stock. The large empty building had the capacity to accommodate an overhead crane. The manufacturer chose Heripret, which has fully maintained all of its lifting equipment since 2018, took account of the quality of its service offering and that of Verlinde equipment that are acknowledged by these industries for their precision and reliability. Heripret proposed a 40-tonne bridge together with a 25-tonne auxiliary trolley with an exceptional reach adapted to the existing 34-meter

The switch cabinet brings together all the electrical equipment in a single cabinet. A walkway on the overhead crane provides easy and safe access to the travel motors and steering trolleys. It also allows rapid repairs and maintenance in complete safety. A lifting system that operates continuously As the parts produced are intended for an automotive subcontractor, the cranes are used fully loaded 6 days a week. The equipment must therefore be reliable. Heripret matches the installation with its express maintenance and repair service contract 24/7, even during public holidays. This availability perfectly meets the constraints of the company. Since their installation in 2020, operation of the bridges has been faultless. The customer, fully satisfied with services provided to date, has continued its collaboration with Heripret for the retrofitting of existing transfer trolleys.

Verlinde, www.verlinde.co.za



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New crane system for advanced automation supplier

Three 5-ton capacity overhead cranes have been installed at a JR Automation / Setpoint facility where the design, engineering, and integration of robotic systems and custom amusement attractions occurs. Overhead crane and hoist manufacturer R&M Materials Handling Inc. and its distributor Hoj Innovations, of Salt Lake City, UT combined to deliver a solution for a recent expansion project. Application At the Ogden, UT facility, JR Automation / Setpoint uses a variety of material handling

equipment as part of their everyday production. JR Automation / Setpoint designs, builds, and integrates advanced automation solutions for automotive, aerospace, energy, and other industrial customers throughout the world. Think of the scale of construction required to manufacture and install

these systems, and the levels of safety necessary to serve the industry. JR Automation / Setpoint is at the centre of this exciting sector and relies on state-of-the-art cranes and hoists to meet the ever-increasing demands of customers like Universal Studios, Disney, Target, and Amazon. Challenge Jerry LeBaron, Sr. Engineering Projects Manager at Hoj Innovations, explained that JR Automation / Setpoint arrived at a need for additional cranes due to increasing workload projections and the lifting requirements involved. Steve Schultz, Facilities & Safety Manager at JR Automation / Setpoint, added that the cranes were required to support increasing production and to provide reliable lifting and positioning of heavy materials that was safer and more efficient than alternative methods and technologies. Two cranes were to be installed on a new, 260 ft.-long runway, which was also part of the contract, and one on an existing runway at the site.

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For this specific project, 5-ton capacity top-running, singlegirder crane kits were provided by R&M Materials Handling Inc. and installed by its distributor, Hoj Innovations. The cranes, which span 47 ft. 9 in. and offer 21 ft. of lift, feature R&M’s SX low-headroom wire rope hoists, which help to maximize the lifting height of each system. Kimberly Cromwell, Regional Sales Manager at R&M, stated that Hoj Innovations chose to incorporate R&M modular crane kits for the project not only because they were able to reduce the overall cost to the customer due to the efficiency of the assembly and installation of the crane components, but they

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Solution Hoj Innovations has worked with JR Automation / Setpoint in the past. Hoj has been a long-time provider of service and support on the facility’s material handling equipment and as a supplier and integrator of conveyor systems utilized on previous projects.

also knew that JR Automation / Setpoint would appreciate the superior quality of the equipment and the extreme ease of use of the overall crane systems.

corridors and can move in multiple directions. This enables efficient movement of materials through spaces that are too small for floorbased movers, such as forklifts.

Results In July 2021, three new cranes were installed by Hoj Innovations in the facility—two on the new runway and one on an existing runway. Schultz said that the overhead cranes can travel in narrow aisles or

Hoj Innovations also provided operator training and after-sales support as part of the three-crane project.

R&M Materials Handling, ashlee.shuman@rmhoist.com, www.rmhoist.com

• Overload protection – Externally adjustable slip clutch • Robust steel housing • Duty cycle| Starts per hour 40%|240 • Brake – Electromagnetic spring pressure brake, holds the load in the event of power failure • Limit switch – Electro-mechanical upper and lower limit switch • Thermal protection- Protected through heat sensor

+27 (0) 11 616 1012

sales@burncrete.co.za

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TOWER CRANES

Four Raimondi flattops installed for the renovation of historic waterfront site Two Raimondi MRT234 and two MRT189 topless tower cranes are part of the work redeveloping one of Irish capital’s most important jobsites. Official Raimondi agent, Irish Cranes and Lifting, deployed four Raimondi flattop tower cranes for the development of a mixed-use complex, Grand Canal Harbour in Dublin, Ireland. “We are delighted to support this site by renting four of our Raimondi cranes to Walls Construction, the main contractor responsible for the delivery of this project, as it marks a continuation of our business relationship on major developments,” stated Robert

Coffey, Director, Irish Cranes. “Both crane models boast ease of installation and substantial lifting capabilities. That said, the decision of supplying the MRT189 was based on the model’s excellent load curve capacity. The MRT234s were chosen for the flexibility in terms of jib and tower configurations,” he continued Installed by Irish Cranes team between June and July 2021, the cranes will remain onsite for

approximately 18 months. The MRT189s, with their maximum lifting capacity of 10t, are operating at a height of 68m and 65m with jib lengths of 43m and 49m respectively. This specific topless crane model, with one of the best load curves in its category and a newly designed gearbox, allows for enhanced productivity, machine durability, and life expectancy. The MRT234s-12t are onsite with heights under the hook of 72m and 75m both having jib length of 49m. “Additionally, the congested jobsite nature required strategic planning of the positioning of each machine in order to avoid oversailing and overfly of the surrounding properties,” Coffey concluded. Upon completion, the renovatedfully pedestrianized area will feature 600 residential units arranged in six blocks ranging in height from three to thirteen stories, cafes, retail and co-working spaces, and several amenities.

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• Econo Flex was Established in 1993 • We started out as a hose and fittings company which grew to repairs and maintenance on all hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, as well as specialised tools. • We are also an authorised Enerpac Importer and Repair Centre • In 2001 our staff went on their first lifting tackle course with the OEM’s. • We received our LME number in March 2010 • In 2018 we went into a joint venture with a motor rewinding company, which has since then been a large part of our business. • Currently we have 5 lifting maintenance and repair contracts which includes the entire lifting scope, as well as 4 tool supply contracts which includes everything from pliers to pumps

Head Office : Vanderbijlpark Shop D3, Turbo Industrial Park, Cnr of Golden Highway and Rautenbach Str. Vdb Middelburg: 6 Tandjiesberg Street, Aerorand Secunda: 2127 Erasmus Street, Secunda - Hartebeespoort: 40 Baldwin Street, Schoemansville Somerset West: 22 Kirkia Street, Heldervue - George: 1 Iris Ave, George Pretoria: 185 Van Eden Crescent, Rosslyn - Lephalale: Plaas Uiterste LG 475, Lephalale Tel: +27 (0) 16 933 5705 | Email: econoflex@econoflex.co.za | Web: www.econoflex.co.za


MOBILE CRANES

Heavy lift planning and simulation for mobile cranes Planning and preparation before performing any high-risk activity is always good practice, and particularly when lifting heavy equipment, preparedness ensures that there are no surprises, and the lift is performed according to plan, and performed safely. Some of the planning tools that can be used for heavy and complex crane lifts, are Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and crane manufacturer simulation systems allow the user the ability to simulate the crane set up and simulate the lift virtually, using the specific crane’s load chart and specifications. To lift a 3ton air conditioner unit, on top of a building 60m high, and pace the unit 20m into the building, from the building’s edge. Crane positioned on roadway ensuring outriggers jacks are not positioned above electrical and other services beneath the road surface. Using simulation software for a 200-ton crane, we are able to select the best boom and fixed fly combination to ensure boom clearance with the building edge, and ability to reach the desired placing radius and height. Using the outrigger loading calculator, the point loads under each outrigger can be calculated, in tons, in order to ensure that ground conditions are adequate to support the high loadings generated by the crane during the lift. Based on this calculation, the crane supplier can determine what size of outrigger support plate should be used to spread the loading.

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Typically, an outrigger pad measuring 2m x 2m should be used under each outrigger, thereby generating pressures of 47 ton / 4m2 = 11.75 tons per m2 If these pressures are still too high, by using a larger outrigger pad of say 3m x 3m = 9m2 the pressure would be reduced to 47 ton / 9m2 = 5.2 tons per m2 which is substantially reduced. The planning software can also be used to establish maximum allowable wind speeds for crane to operate, based on the size of the load. For load (air conditioner module 2m x 2m = 4m2 (Ap) the maximum allowable wind speed of the crane is reduced from 7m/s down to 6.06 m/s due to the relatively large surface area of the load and compared to the relative light mass of the load. Lifting operations performed in wind speeds exceeding 6.06 m/s could exert excessive wind load forces on the crane, and cause a failure.

Johnson Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd, +27 (0) 11 455 9263, CedricF@jch.co.za, www.jch.co.za



MOBILE HARBOUR CRANES

75 years of innovation The crane manufacturer’s history spans generations of technological breakthroughs, which resulted in some of the most iconic cranes of all time. Here we take a look at three notable innovations from down the years. Grove started as a farm machinery manufacturer in the 1940s but quickly pivoted to crane manufacturing and by 1967 had grown into a vast operation with more than 1,000 employees, producing a range of rough-terrain and truck cranes. Today, Grove is one of the world’s best-known crane brands with operations across the globe. Innovation has been at the heart of Grove’s success over the past 75 years. A range of engineering breakthroughs over more than seven decades has helped the company create some truly iconic cranes. From the dozens of innovations the company has rolled out over the years, we pick out three technologies that are synonymous with Grove and which have helped the company write its own history. 1970 – The trapezoidal boom Grove’s trapezoidal boom was released in 1970 and represented a major engineering accomplishment. It provided the company’s cranes with the optimum strength-to20

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weight ratio in the boom and more rigidity at higher capacities. Compared with conventional booms, the Trapezoidal boom delivered greater reach and better capacity along the load chart. This improved strength and rigidity were not only down to the trapezoidal design, but also the use of very high strength steel – a design philosophy that Grove has long applied to its cranes, to ensure best-in-class performance. Overall, the result was a deeper, wider, and lighter boom that offered greater resistance to both lateral and vertical deflection. The design was patented and marketed under the tagline “If it’s Trapezoidal…it’s a Grove”. 2013 – Crane Control System (CCS) Manitowoc introduced its Crane Control System (CCS) in 2013, on the Grove GMK3060 and Grove RT550E. Shortly thereafter, CCS was introduced on Manitowoc and Potain products as well, making Manitowoc the first manufacturer to adopt a common operating platform across multiple product

lines. Each CCS-equipped crane features the same control layout that includes jog dials and two fullgraphic displays with standardized ISO symbols recognized globally. There are only seven major components that comprise CCS, simplifying service and maintenance, and helping deliver better reliability. Start-up and setup are made easy with an intuitive setup wizard. Outrigger functions are controlled from the operating display with a jog dial. A boom configurator mode allows for easy setup and optimal configurations. A visually organized and consolidated screen with all crane functions, gauges and alerts help enhance daily work. Customization options increase the precision of the operator’s commands. The benefits of CCS standardization — such as streamlined manufacturing and operator training across crane ranges — propelled Manitowoc to apply its principles to other areas of engineering design, including counterweights, engines, drive systems, boom, and jib options. 2018 – The MAXbase variable outrigger positioning system Because of its customer-first philosophy, a lot of Grove’s innovation has focused on getting better performance from an existing machine. The best recent example of that is the MAXbase system for outrigger positioning. With MAXbase, crane owners can position the crane’s outriggers in a wider variety of configurations, including in asymmetric layouts, to deliver greater versatility on the jobsite. While only a few years old, this optional addition is already a popular choice with many owners who love the capability it offers to maximize a crane’s full potential. The MAXbase system also works seamlessly alongside another relatively recent innovation – CCS, or Crane Control System, which offers easy set-up and operation.

Crane Load Tech, +27 (0) 11 323 3600, sales@craneloadtech.co.za, www.cltcranes.com


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COMPACT CRANES

The company’s engineers designed the Mupani overhead cranes to suit reduced installation dimensions aimed at minimising blasting and excavation not directly associated with ore removal. Compacted to fit within these confined operating spaces, the cranes can nevertheless deliver the lifting heights required by the customer.

Compact cranes go underground Condra has won the crane and hoist order for Mupani Mine, one of several Zimplats operations in the mineral rich Hartley Geographical Complex, Zimbabwe. Situated southwest of Harare, the capital city, Mupani is undergoing an upgrade to replace production at Rukodzi and Ngwarati mines, and part of Mupfuti Mine. These are projected to deplete over the next six years. The order for the lifting equipment was placed on Condra by Australian consulting and project management company Worley. It comprises thirteen machines for installation underground: two workshop-duty double-girder electric overhead travelling cranes, a jib crane for ore transfer, and ten short-headroom hoists for miscellaneous functions. All units have been designed for ease of transportation within the confines of a two kilometre-long underground access route. When manufacture is complete, only the short-headroom hoists will ship without being dismantled. The 5 ton jib crane, 10 ton overhead crane and sister 30-ton machine will first be extensively disassembled to enable mine tunnel navigation. 22

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Crane girders will be separated from end carriages and crabs, while the crabs themselves will ship minus their hoists for the same reason. All three cranes are already under manufacture at Condra’s Germiston works. The hoists are being assembled to specification at the same factory. After delivery, underground installation on gantries supplied by the mine will be executed by Worley technical teams using chain-blocks attached to rock bolts reinforcing the hanging walls. Industry observers point to Condra’s competitive pricing and a willingness to adapt design to customer-specified dimensions as factors likely to have helped close the Worley order. Crane adaptation is often more difficult and more expensive for rival firms because of the need to import parts. Additional factors in Condra’s favour are thought to have been robust design and a long pedigree of reliable performance in underground mining environments.

Notable features include variablespeed drives along all axes, and motors with silumin rotors in place of the more common aluminium castings to achieve higher torques. All motors will be protected against seepage by weather covers. Control of the cranes is by radio remote, while the short-headroom hoists will be supplied with pendants. Johannesburg-based Condra has an association with African mines going back more than 50 years. Reliable crane design well suited to mining is supported by an extensive network of service support and spare parts delivery. Prices are kept competitive by a locally manufactured spares and components content claimed to be the highest of any overhead crane supplier in central and southern Africa. Research and development at the company is ongoing and includes a commitment to environmental improvement. Design engineers are currently researching the effect of different rotor and rotor winding configurations – silumin among them – on motor torque and efficiency, the aim being to contribute to environmental improvement by reducing energy input requirements. The company has also installed solar panels at its Germiston factory to provide an estimated 70 percent of the electricity requirement. Cape Town works is soon to follow suit.

Condra (Pty) Ltd, +27 (0) 11 776 6000, sales@condra.co.za, www.condra.co.za



TOWER CRANES

Manitowoc launches new version of Potain MCT 565 for short-jib applications Manitowoc has introduced the Potain MCT 565 A, a more compact yet equally high-performance version of the 32 t capacity MCT 565 M32 – the second-largest topless crane produced at its Zhangjiagang, China facility, after the Potain MCT 805. Launched at bauma China 2018 in three versions with maximum loads of 20, 25, and 32 t, the MCT 565 proved an instant hit with job sites across Asia and other Emerging Markets. The crane’s performance characteristics have helped contractors in their drive to lift ever-larger precast concrete sections and other heavy items as

the construction process becomes modular. In addition to the 32 t version, the Potain MCT 565 A is now available with a shorter jib and counter-jib, which makes it ideal for busy job sites where several cranes operate within close proximity. “Topless cranes are an increasingly popular choice on job sites across Asia and elsewhere because of the efficiencies they offer

when working alongside other tower cranes. The MCT 565 has demonstrated this through its exceptional lifting performance on a range of projects,” said Brian Wang, senior vice president of Emerging Markets for Manitowoc. “We’ve also seen the emergence of these cranes spawn new ways of working in Emerging Markets. Through our Voice of the Customer process, we saw an opportunity to add increased appeal to the range. By introducing the compact MCT 565 A, we are now offering greater choice in this class. The new model is positioned alongside the existing three MCT 565 options, allowing customers to choose the right crane for their specific job.” The MCT 565 A can be rigged with a minimum of 25 m of jib – 5 m less than the 30 m minimum required for the existing versions. The counter-jib too can be shorter, with just 15 m needed on the MCT 565 A while still allowing the crane to work with up to 35 m of jib. This gives customers the ability to position these powerful topless

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This compact footprint enables the crane’s working area to be reduced significantly, while the load curve is also increased in the shorter configuration. For example, while the original MCT 565 M32 can lift 19.7 t at the end of its shortestavailable jib (30 m), the MCT 565 A will lift 22.5 t at that distance. It can also handle an impressive 28.4 t at 25 m. The capacity advantage continues all the way to jib lengths of 45 m, where the MCT 565 A offers a 14.2 t capacity – an increase of 1.1 t over the MCT 565 M32. “For customers who want to use the MCT 565 in shorter jib configurations this new MCT 565 A is a great option,” explained Wang. “Others like the impressive reach of the 80 m jib with the regular versions and the flexibility that brings. Our Voice of the Customer process is designed to ensure we have the right cranes to meet

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cranes into tight working locations and lift larger loads. Having the compact design also makes it easier to position more of these cranes in closer proximity speeding up construction.

customer needs – across the spectrum. This is why this MCT 565 A is such an intelligent addition to our line-up.” Familiar features Other than certain jib sections and a portion of the counter-jib, the MCT 565 A has features and benefits that will be familiar to owners of the regular MCT 565 models. For example, it uses the same C mast sections to deliver a maximum height under hook of 74.2 m, while assembly time is listed as just two days (for normal

site conditions). There is a choice of two winches: the 150 LVFC 80 FS, which is built at the Zhangjiagang factory, or the 150 HPL 80 from the Potain factory in France. The first of the MCT 565 A cranes have already been ordered and will be delivered to Singapore in June, with further interest in the new option expected in the coming months.

Crane & Hoist Equipment SA, +27 (0) 83 424 2658, info@che-sa.co.za, www.che-sa.co.za

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CRANELESS WIND TURBINE

Safer, faster and more cost-efficient wind turbine blade replacement

The wind energy market demands constant innovation from its supply chain, as Crosby Airpes’s craneless wind turbine rotor blade exchange system proves. As wind farm operators meet unprecedented demand for new turbines, they must also maintain installed towers, nacelles, and other components. Central to that work is removal and replacement of rotor blades, which can measure 80m (approx. 260 ft.) in length and weigh more than 24t. With wind farms naturally being installed in remote, windy locations,

this is a complicated, expensive process that involves large cranes and heavy rigging—until now. Following last year’s acquisition by The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement

hardware, Airpes has widened delivery of innovative lifting, handling, and weighing solutions for the wind energy and industrial markets. The craneless wind turbine rotor blade exchange system is a good example. Josep Compte, managing director and co-founder of Airpes, today Crosby Airpes, said: “Our challenge was to develop a more costeffective, faster solution, to replace the logistical feat of getting big cranes, hoisting technology, and personnel onto remote sites, sometimes for multiple days. The wind energy market is constantly evolving and innovating—and its suppliers must keep up or even pioneer new solutions. Our groundlevel, winch-based system avoids the use of large cranes, immediately eliminating much of the time and costs involved with other solutions.” The Crosby Airpes way Combining winches at ground-level with a series of pulleys and shackles in the nacelle, Crosby Airpes can

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Compte added: “The craneless system demonstrates innovative thinking and improvements in cost and time efficiencies for the customer. It has given us clear competitive advantage in one of the world’s most vibrant markets, further increasing our market share and contributing to significant, long-term growth. Leveraging The Crosby Group’s global footprint, technical field support and training teams, and world-class hardware, together we will bring this solution to more sites and make the lifting and renewables industries safer and more efficient.” Crosby Airpes is part of The Crosby Group’s rapidly expanding Technology Solutions

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remove and replace blades in a six o’clock position. On the top of the tower, a rig is customized according to the turbine. For installation, a smaller mobile crane provides the necessary support to the tip of the blade, at a fraction of the cost of bringing a high-capacity crawler or mobile crane onto site. The state-of-the-art system is a more sustainable, greener method too, which further chimes with wind energy culture.

portfolio, along with Crosby BlokCam and Crosby Straightpoint. This portfolio combines robust technology and the highest quality lifting and rigging hardware to deliver solutions that improve safety and productivity for customers in every industry around

the world. Crosby Airpes’s craneless wind turbine rotor blade exchange system is available to purchase or as a rental solution.

The Crosby Group, +27 (0) 60 991 5526, martin.long@thecrosbygroup.com, www.thecrosbygroup.com

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OFFSHORE WIND

Full service gets largest Liebherr crane up and running on time Once reinstalled on the offshore vessel “Orion”, the Liebherr HLC 295000 crane will play an important role in the energy transition by being used in the construction of modern offshore wind turbines. With its first project already scheduled, the top priority was to meet the delivery date for Liebherr's customer DEME. Due to the successful initial installation and a convincing fullservice package from engineering to supervision, Mammoet again won the client's trust and the contract for all transport and lifting activities associated with rebuilding the crane. The dimensions of the HLC 295000 components were unusual, to say the least: the slewing unit weighs 1,850t, the boom is 1,500t and 120m long, and the A-frame weighs 900t and 70m long.

Handling these items would require specialist expertise, even by the standards of the heavy lifting industry. With its many engineering nerve centers separate to operational activity and the world’s largest fleet of equipment, Mammoet was able to mobilize the team and equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently. In fact, to handle these highly specialized items safely, Mammoet

needed to deliver around 2,000t of material to the site. This included various cranes, transport vehicles, 400t of rigging equipment, as well as support and special equipment. The rigging alone for lifting the boom weighed 80t. The plan created by Mammoet’s engineering team was to create a custom transport and lifting concept using Liebherr's own TCC 78000 rail-mounted heavy-duty crane. The plan would also use two crawler cranes, several mobile cranes and Mammoet's JS 500 jacking system. Special rigging schemes were designed and fabricated to meet the specific component requirements. In order to maneuver the oversized and heavy components safely across the Liebherr site, the transports were planned with 68 axle line SPMTs. First, the slewing unit was transported from the pre-assembly site to the crane location. It was

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AMS Lifting & towing SySteMS

MINING CRANES LIFTING TOWING

Finally, the boom was lifted onto the “Orion” in a tandem lift using the TCC 78000 and a LR 1750 to a height of approximately 60m and installed. The LR 1750 crawler crane, which had previously been used to tail the A-frame, was moved from the preassembly site to the quay within a very short time and reconfigured to "luffing jib mode" for the boom lift. "Execution in autumn and winter always brings special challenges for projects of this type. The frequent occurrence of storms was closely monitored by permanently checking and previewing the weather conditions. Thus, even the smallest wind windows could be exploited to safely realize partial activities within the specified time. Even the start of the lifting activities as early as 4 a.m. in the morning posed no obstacle." explains Gernot Öder, Manager Crane and Transport Projects Engineering & Project Management. The experienced team reacted flexibly to the constantly changing requirements in operational business and adapted the engineering and lifting plans just in time. Through constant optimization, the ambitious schedule could even be shortened in some cases. The restored crane’s first project will be “Arcadis Ost” in the Baltic Sea and further deployments are already planned.

Mammoet Southern Africa, +27 (0) 11 882 4499, sales.southernafrica@mammoet. com, www.mammoet.com

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LIFTING EQUIPMENT

Haulotte enters the Low-Level Access market Haulotte, the European leader of people lifting equipment, steps foot into the Low-Level Access equipment segment with not one, but seven models specifically designed for working below a height of 6 meters! Compact and lightweight, they are perfectly suited for space-restricted locations or sensitive flooring. These machines offer enhanced productivity, more convenient working conditions, and provide a safe and effective alternative to ladders and scaffolding. Three configurations available More and more countries and companies limit the use of ladders and scaffolding to improve safety and reduce injuries in the workplace. In order to meet their

needs, Haulotte is launching a complete line of simple and ergonomic Low-Level Access equipment that offers a safer way to access heights at lower levels. Haulotte’s portfolio includes:

(working height of 3.8 m or 4.5 m). The self-propelled version (electric drive and elevation) is named SWIFT UP SP and offers a maximum working height of 4.5 m, 5 m or 5.9 m according to the model.

• Vertical masts: the MOVE UP product line is composed of two push-around models (push-around and electric lifting), delivering respectively a maximum working height of 4.6 m and 5.6 m. • Scissor lifts: the SWIFT UP range is available in a push-around version

“As a promoter of safe and valuable working at height solutions, we have been following the evolution of this segment of the aerial industry for several years. Today, we are pleased to present a complete range of Low-Level Access lifts, perfectly adapted to our customers’ needs” says Remi Heidelberger, Marketing Manager at Haulotte. The seven models can be used indoors for maintenance applications, renovation, warehousing or fit out and finishing work. Low-Level Access, higher productivity Low-Level Access lifts increase operators’ productivity. They allow work at heights more quickly and efficiently than with mechanical

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LIFTING EQUIPMENT

methods, such as ladders and scaffolding. Haulotte low-level platforms allow considerable time-savings. MOVE UP, SWIFT UP and SWIFT UP SP models are ready to use in just a few seconds! They require no assembly/ disassembly time compared to traditional forms of access and enable users to quickly reach the work area. Self-propelled models can move while raised, allowing quicker movement to the next task. Easily transportable, the equipment can be loaded directly into a van or pick-up truck using the dedicated forklift pockets. Low-Level Access solutions are perfect for space and weightrestricted applications With a small footprint, Low-Level Access equipment suits all indoor projects. Their compact size (max. width 75 cm) makes it easy to navigate through confined spaces, such as narrow store aisles, data centres, open-plan offices, or warehouses, without damaging the working environment. Their narrow turning radius allows tight maneuvers without difficulty. They easily fit into elevators and pass comfortably through a standard single doorway. Haulotte’s Low-Level Access range is designed to work in low floor-load areas such as hotels, gymnasiums, and theatres. Lightweight and equipped with non-marking wheels, they are perfectly adapted to sensitive floors, such as carpet, wood floor, marble, tiles... Increased efficiency when working at height Low-Level Access equipment provides ample room for the user and makes it easier to carry tools or materials to the work area. The robust platform can carry a load from 159 to 240 kg depending on the model, which helps limit the number of trips back and forth. Its outstanding stability allows a 360˚ range of motion. Users can work confidently using both hands, unlike ladders for which 3 points of contact are necessary to work

safely, leaving only one free hand to perform a task... Low-Level Access, higher comfort Ergonomic and intuitive, Haulotte’s line of low-level access equipment offers easy operation. It not only improves productivity, but also operator well-being and safety while working at height. Haulotte Low-Level Access range is designed with user convenience in mind: • By providing an ergonomic working position, low-level access platforms help lower the risk for musculoskeletal disorders at the work site. • The equipment avoids wasteful and exhausting motion: it reduces the worker fatigue associated with repeti tive climbing up and down. • It also ensures that the operator is always working at the right height. Low-level equipment makes the job site safer Low-Level Access lifts provide the operator with added safety and confidence while working at height. Their stable, anti-slip and fully guarded platform reduces the risk of injury and falls. The wheel lock system prevents unintentional movement while the worker is on the platform and the tilt sensor alarm ensures safe lifting. Haulotte’s Low-Level Access line offers easy

operation and simple maintenance Haulotte Low-Level Access platforms are equipped with intuitive controls for operator ease of use. “Our range of Low-Level Access solutions guarantees user-friendly operation, whatever the job to be done. The AGM batteries and easily accessible components ensure minimal maintenance and operating costs” says Eloïse Guillet, marketing product manager at Haulotte. Haulotte strengthens its offer, adding a range of Low-Level Access platforms. Designed for one-person indoor operation, they successfully combine productivity, safety, and comfort and are definitely the preferred solution to work up to 6 meters height. Haulotte’s Low-Level Access models are available in Europe (except Russia and United Kingdom), APAC (except Korea) and South American countries. *South America only offers the selfpropelled scissors SWIFT UP SP

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HEAVY LIFTING

Enerpac demonstrates new lifting and moving systems Over 170 companies attended the ‘Experience Days’ at Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology at Hengelo, The Netherlands. Highlights of the event included the first opportunity to see new ML40 Mini-Lift Gantry, E-Mover Load Skate system, and JS-Series Jack-ups and SCJ-Series cube-jacks and SL telescopic hydraulic gantries ‘in action’ together with the first European showing of Enerpac’s rotor removal system for generator maintenance. In the three years since the last customer event, Enerpac has significantly expanded its range of industrial moving systems for heavier lifts in more confined spaces.

powered load skate. The selfpropelled skate features a central load bearing plate and is designed to be used in conjunction with the Enerpac MLS-Series wheeled load skates.

The ML40 Mini-Lift Gantry is Enerpac’s smallest hydraulic gantry designed to be portable, simple to set up, and easy to use. With a 40-ton lifting capacity in all three lifting stages, it is the ideal solution for machinery movers who need to move machines and equipment in compact spaces.

The E-mover on show featured a hydraulic lifting cylinder in place of the load bearing plate and had a 50 ton load capacity split between the E-mover and wheeled load skate. The self-propelled skate and lifting cylinder are operated by a wireless remote control. Battery life for the E-mover is expected to be between 3-5 hours dependent on usage.

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Cube-Jacks and Trolley systems The Enerpac jacking lift systems now range from the SCJ-Series 50T


HEAVY LIFTING Designed to comply with the varying dimensions and challenging accessibility of a plant’s generator, Enerpac offers several configurable solutions which use hydraulics to push, pull and position the rotor and allow safe working at height. “Traditional methods for removing a rotor from a generator’s rotor are very labour intensive; requiring a large number of operators and a high level of coordination to complete.”

Cube-Jacks with a 200T lift capacity to the JS-Series JS750 with 3000T lift capacity. Centrepiece of the Experience Days was a JS-500 jackup system lifting 450T at a height of 3m, well within the jack-up’s capacity which exceeds 2000te, in preparation for factory acceptance testing to a height of 15m. Established Enerpac SL200, SL300 and SL400 telescopic hydraulic gantries were also exhibited together with low-height skidding systems and turntable for rotating loads up to 400T.

“The time and labour required to remove and install the rotor is significantly reduced using Enerpac’s hydraulically actuated system while improving safety and security of handling critical powergen assets,” notes Jeremy Stubbs. The Experience Days also included the latest Enerpac innovations in industrial tools, bolting and portable machining products and services. Enerpac, +27 (0) 12 940 0656, africa@enerpac.com, www.enerpac.com

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For a smoother travel, the Enerpac ETR-Series Trolley Systems allow the continuous smooth movement of heavy loads up to 800T, including acceleration and deceleration. Often used in combination with a cubejack, the Experience Days included a large JS-250 jackup on a trolley system typically used to move tunnel boring machines. “Experience Days were a great success. Great to receive so many of our customers again; we’ve progressively developed new lower capacity systems to support the needs of industrial & machinery movers, while simultaneously enhancing our jack-up and large capacity hydraulic gantries for heavy lift contractors,” says Jeremy Stubbs, Commercial Director, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology. Rotor Removal System The Experience Days also include the first European presentation of the Enerpac generator rotor removal and installation system. It is a custom developed product for removing and installing a rotor up to 12m long and weighing up to 75T in a power plant’s generator.

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HYDRAULIC TOOLS

Hi-Force, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools Reliable and cost-effective only begin to describe the product range of HiForce – an industry name to be reckoned with. Lifting Africa sat down with Sean Sandham, Managing Director of Wanawake Industrial Supplies, the sole importer and distributor of Hi-Force in South Africa to find out more. South Africa has always been an important market to Hi-Force, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools in the United Kingdom (UK). Having established a regional office in the country some twenty years ago it was a business that was well supported with sales on the rise. “The business had been going from strength to strength, but we were

struggling to make the local model fit the requirements of our UK head office. We simply could not operate locally the way other regional offices were doing elsewhere in the world,” explains Sandham.

the other. Sandham says that this brought further challenges to local Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and localization procurement policies. Another approach was required.

At the time, Hi-Force not only had a regional office in South Africa but also several distributors of its product range which was not the global model of having one or

“In 2018 Wanawake Industrial Supplies was formed with the support of Hi-Force UK to comply with the local BEE legislation and to meet the needs of customers in the South African unique business environment.” With Wanawake as the official Enterprise Development Partner for Hi-Force SA, it could take over the business completely removing the additional level of costs associated with a regional branch. Things moved quickly and by 2020 Wanawake, meaning women in Swahili, was delivering the trusted customer service Hi-Force was known for in the local market. In 2020 Wanawake was one of the first companies in the sector to empower its staff by allowing them to form their own BEE level

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splitters, flange spreaders and other industry related products.

is changing, and more role-players are coming on board.”

“We have seen exponential growth since then,” says Sandham. “Not only has our staff contingency doubled since then, but we have also branched out and grown our footprint substantially and now have branches in Tanzania and Zimbabwe with plans in place to open an office in Mozambique and Namibia soon where we already have a sales representatives.

Hi-Force also offers a complete range of services including short and long term tool rental, on-site bolting solutions, on-site lifting and jacking services, tool repair, maintenance and calibration and a comprehensive range of training services, including ECITB approved mechanical joint integrity certification. According to Sandham, the move to Wanawake has allowed Hi-Force UK to offer HiForce products to customers locally in South Africa at very competitive pricing with the same level of service that customers have come to expect and enjoy over the years.

He says they have been fortunate in that Hi-Force is renowned for its price and cost-effective solutions. This is complemented by an experienced team that delivers a service of extremely high standards while a well-oiled supply chain ensures there are few delays for customers.

They have also put their money where their mouth is and are in the running to be named the top distributor for Hi-Force globally in revenue and second for meeting targets. “We are very proud of what we have achieved since 2018 considering the challenges that the world has had to grapple with the past two to three years,” says Sandham. “We have proven that we are a force to be reckoned with in the market and that we have the outstanding qualities to perform no matter the challenges.” Understanding the benefits With a clear understanding of the African landscape and its need for robust, reliable equipment the Wanawake team are specialists in their field with an in-depth knowledge of the Hi-Force range. Hi-Force caters to a wide variety of industries, and the product range comprises over 2000 products including hydraulic cylinders, pumps, jacks, tough lift jacking systems, torque tools, bolt tensioners, hydrotest pumps, puller kits, crimpers and cutters, nut

“We remain a specialist/niche importer and distributor with our primary focus around Hi-Force. In recent years we have extended our range to add value by introducing several other brands. This has been to compliment the Hi-Force offering and only on non-competing brands. It has added significantly to the value proposition that Wanawake gives.” According to Sandham, while service and ongoing backup support are incredibly important offerings, the price of products has become critical in the current economic environment. “A good combination of cost and service is important in our industry, but the bias is moving towards the price as the global market place is becoming smaller and easier to operate in for new entrants to the market. Historically there have only been a handful of companies that can offer the quality that the industry required, but that

“Our approach has worked well and our outlook remains to be a specialist in our field delivering reliable quality products. We carry a wide variety of stock and parts to ensure we can service customers locally efficiently and quickly.” “We have weekly airfreight deliveries coming in from various destinations in the world always making sure we have the best logistical solutions at play so that lead times are kept to a minimum.” Furthermore, quality is taken very seriously. “Hi-Force is in the top three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally with a very deep knowledge base of the bolting and lifting industries. We buy directly from the OEM giving our clients a premium product that is cost-effective, robust and highly reliable.” Concludes Sandham, “We have a good understanding of the lifting industry in South Africa and the ability to meet the sector’s needs every time, all the time.”

Wanawake Industrial Supplies, +27 (0) 11 314 0555, info@wanawakeis.co.za, www.wanawake-is.co.za

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1 companies in their respective remote territories.


RIGGING

First cohort of CoS Riggers supplied by False Bay College False Bay TVET College is proud to have met the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) requirements in the implementation of the Occupational Certificate in Rigging, offered at the Swartklip Campus. After many changes and Covid-19 challenges, the QCTO has confirmed that the first cohort of apprentices met the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) requirements and that SETA serial

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numbers for trade testing have been issued to the 27 apprentices. The apprentices, 23 males and four females, are in their final preparation stages to be Trade Tested.

The 27 apprentices are from CHIETA, FoodBev and merSETA affiliated companies. Mr Oscar Kekae Rigging Facilitator said, “As COS Rigging facilitator at Swartklip Rigging Centre it has


RIGGING

been a phenomenal experience to be facilitating a new occupational program under Rigging.” “As a Rigger from the mining, construction, and power plant industry, I saw this program as an opportunity to transfer the skills and experience that I have accumulated.” “I am confident that these apprentices will be employable and meet industry needs after qualifying as Riggers.” This is a moment to celebrate not only for the College but also for the Department of Higher Education and Training who spearheaded the Centres of Specialisation to address the demand for priority trades needed for the country’s development and more particularly to contribute toward the building of the capacity of the public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College system to deliver trade qualifications with employer partners. For the College, this is the first group of False Bay TVET College apprentices who completed a QCTO Occupational Certificate qualification. It is the first intake of COS Rigging Apprentices who started training in March 2019, and it is the first group of who completed training at the new Swartklip Campus. Keegan Naidoo, Rigging Apprentice said “The College is well structured and organised, especially when it came to workplace/college rotations and employer information briefings.” “Our peers were from a variety of industries, which made the learning so much more interesting. As the apprenticeship comes to an end, the skills and knowledge gained at Swartklip Rigging Centre will be with us wherever we go.

quality of artisans trained, exceeding the employer partners’ expectations. In addition, the False Bay TVET College Mechanical Fitting COS Apprentices were also approved for a serial number from the QCTO. Twenty-four Mechanical Fitters were confirmed as having met all EISA requirements, and serial numbers are being issued by merSETA and LG SETA. The Riggers and Mechanical Fitters will be trade tested during June and July 2022. Not all of the above would have been possible without the contribution and buy-in of government, industry and business. More importantly, the staff who chose to drive the project, for the love of teaching and learning.

False Bay College, +27 (0) 21 787 0800, info@falsebay.org.za, www.falsebaycollege.co.za EQUIPMENT THAT

DOES IT ALL

| GROUND-BREAKING | | EXCAVATING | | COMPACTING | | CRUSHING | | SCREENING | | LIFTING | | HANDLING |

I would also like to thank the staff at False Bay TVET College, Swartklip Campus, especially Mr Oscar Kekae and the late Mr Chadd Baker for getting us to where we are today.” The development of the priority trades is being delivered using the dual system approach, whereby students will move between the college and a workplace, over the duration of their period of study.

Contact us: sales@kemach.co.za Head Office: 011 826 6710 www.kemach.co.za

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PRODUCT & SERVICES

ALL-TERRAIN CRANES

Niftylift launches 15m and 17m low-weight all-electric booms

Niftylift is pleased to announce the launch of not one but two new low-weight all-electric booms, the Height Rider 15E (HR15E) and Height Rider 17E (HR17E). The new HR15E and HR17E will lift two people and their tools to working heights of 15.7m and 17.2m, respectively, or an unbeatable working outreach of 9.4m. With both machines weighing less than 5 tonnes, they combine innovative weight and spacesaving design with an excellent turning circle to deliver outstanding manoeuvrability on-site and reduced transportation costs for rental companies. Their practical 180° rotating cage and fly-boom coupled with fully proportional multi-function controls deliver exceptional precision when positioning the cage, making tasks quicker and easier to perform. Their batteries will last four times as long as standard battery-powered machines due to a super-efficient battery power system with an all-electric drive. So they can do considerably more work on a single charge while at the same time reducing running costs. All this, and the inclusion of non-marking tyres as standard, make the HR15E and HR17E supremely versatile. They're equally happy working inside or out but are particularly effective in locations where emissions or noise need to be limited. They incorporate Niftylift's ToughCage and multi-awardwinning SiOPS® protection, eliminating sustained involuntary operation by instantly stopping machine movement if the operator 38

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is pushed onto the control console. Efficient drive with significantly extended battery performance The HR15E and HR17E all-electric booms utilise an advanced battery power system with an efficient all-electric drive that allows the batteries to work for significantly longer. Niftylift measures machine operation in ‘Standard Duty Cycles’ (expressed as an ‘SDC Rating’*) and the new all-electric booms achieve an SDC Rating of 66 (at an ambient temp of 25°C). The industry standard for a typical working day is 16, which means that they can potentially offer over 4 ‘days’ of operation on a single charge! Maintenance-Free Batteries with Full Monitoring and Protection They come with AGM maintenancefree batteries as standard and a full monitoring and protection system that monitors battery voltage, DC current in and out, and battery temperature. The system stops batteries from being discharged to less than 20% of full charge, preventing battery damage that can be caused by excessive deep battery discharge - with no performance loss. On-Board Diagnostics They include onboard diagnostics screens at both base and cage, giving owners and operators more information than ever before to

help identify faults and assist with maintenance activities. SiOPS® & ToughCage The impact-resistant composite base and larger cross-section steel rails of the ToughCage give additional strength and durability. SiOPS® is Niftylift’s patented and multi-award-winning operator protection system that instantly stops all machine functions if the operator is pushed onto the cage control console by an obstacle, preventing serious injury. Niftylink – Advanced Telematics Delivered via a web-based management portal and smartphone app, Niftylink is Niftylift’s powerful new digital analytics tool that provides valuable data insights on machine health, activity and location. With over 70 parameters of machine data, Niftylink offers the highest level of insight to give a better understanding of machine usage, performance and life cycle, helping to maximise efficiency and improve profitability. Niftylink remotely diagnoses machine issues and offers resolutions, increasing machine uptime & customer satisfaction. Niftylink also ensures that owners have complete control and oversight over their entire fleet (when fitted to multiple Niftylifts).

Niftylift Ltd, smaher@niftylift.com, www.niftylift.com


The optional CroSStab enhances vertical lifting power and the possibility to work in tight spaces. “The EFFER 1000 was designed to fulfil the challenging requirements of the construction industry and rental and service business. The CroSStab stabilization system allows EFFER 1000 customers to use the crane for complex lifting scenarios in metropolitan areas or in tight town environments, as well as increasing the crane’s vertical application capabilities,” says Giampaolo Chiffi, Global Product Manager, Super Heavy, Hiab. The CroSStab stabilization system is composed of two front opening angled stabilizers. The left stabilizer can swivel to the needed opening angle up to 123°, which

allows the system to increase the stabilization area in the front part of the truck. When used in the perpendicular traditional position, the left stabilizer offers an increased stability performance due to its longer length of 4.5 meters. This is particularly beneficial in lifting scenarios where a long horizontal reach is necessary. CroSStab also enables operators to lift loads in front of the truck and makes front stabilizers redundant, saving weight and cost of this add-on.

The crane only weighs 9,500 kg but delivers the performance of bigger cranes, which reduces emissions and the cost of ownership. Customers can reduce costs and the weight of their vehicle with CroSStab stabilizer that can replace additional front stabilizers.

Launched in 2021, the EFFER 1000 was the first 90 tons meter loader crane to offer a nine section boom structure with six JIB extensions.

Hiab, +27 (0) 11 865 1425, sales@hiup.co.za, www.hiup.co.za

The CroSStab has been available for EFFER crane models 955 and 1405 since 2010. It will become available as an option to order for EFFER 1000 starting from July 2022.

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TOWER CRANE

The patented CroSStab stabilization system is now available for the Hiab


INDUSTRY NEWS

Macsteel breaks world record with pioneering technology

Macsteel, South Africa’s leading merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products, in partnership with Tate & Nicholson, Fortress, Pick n Pay and WBHO did the nation proud by applying its pioneering technology to break the world record for the longest roof span covered by a single metal corrugated sheet. Macsteel’s roofing unit roll-formed the sheets spanning the width of 280 meters, across the widest part of the roof covering the new Pick ‘n Pay flagship distribution center in Kempton Park. The pioneering technology which enabled Macsteel to achieve this feat, is their innovative roofing product NOVOTEXI 440®, rollformed on site, using their industryleading Sky Forming process. It would have been much harder to break the world record without pairing these two Macsteel innovations.

NOVOTEXI 440® was developed by Macsteel to resist high winds on large-scale roofing projects, and to meet the challenges engineers face in providing solutions for extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. Mike Benfield, Macsteel CEO says, “We are very excited to be part of this development project with our partners. We remain true to the spirit of ‘Pursuing Reinvention’ which is the driving force behind our business strategy and has become the foundation on which we initiate and manage all our customer engagements.” Sky Forming is a unique solution, streamlining the roofing of megabuild projects. As the name suggests, it is a ground-breaking process where the roll-forming container producing the NOVOTEXI 440® sheet, is lifted to the level of the roof so that they can seamlessly apply their product, at height and at speed. The Sky Forming process – developed to meet the safety requirements of the Department of Labour – enables

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Macsteel to offer a differentiated service to stakeholders in the construction sector. Macsteel has primed innovation as one of its key pillars to ensure sustainability in a Global and South African context. Driven by a stressed economy over the last decade, Macsteel has focused on innovation in the pursuit of more cost-effective solutions as a prerequisite to assisting customers. “A significant part of our strategy is focused on partnering with our customers in the early stages of a project so we’re able to offer strategic support from design to installation in providing efficient and cost-effective steel solutions to our customers,” adds Benfield. “We understand the importance of remaining agile and relevant and Pursuing Reinvention means finding new ways to grow our business and enabling our customer to grow at the same time,” concludes Benfield.

Macsteel, +27 (0) 11 871 0000, info@macsteel.co.za, www.macsteel.co.za


R20 000 worth prize as well as a trophy. The first round of heats for counte operation will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skills, theoret Africa and LEEASA want to assist in promoting the importance of inspecti forklift drivers at Electra Mining Africa.

You can be the next forklift champion!

Sponsorship opportunities (only Forklift Company – sponsor the forklifts Racking ad Shelving Company - sponsor one of the practical driving tests In an effort to promote the importance of Forklift Operation and operators in the Supply chain and Logistics industry,

Pallet Company supplying pallets and containers Lifting Africa and LEEASA-(Lifting Equipment all Engineering Association of SA) is hosting a Forklift Driver competition

during Electra Mining Africa. The event will provide forklift operators with an opportunity to prove their driving skills,

PPE –with who will ensure that all those competing forrecognition the Forklift Operator co compete others around Johannesburg, win prize money as well as achieving as a champion. Logistics logistic partner Entries are openCompany for all operators–who have a valid Forklift license and can drive either a reach truck or a counterbalanced Forklift Truck in racking. The focus of the competition is on accurate, safe driving skills and

Training company – will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skill knowledge, not on speed. Competitors start with a score of 0 and receive points for errors made, whereas the participant with the lowest number of points becomes the winner. efficiency, All participants will receive a certificate of participation, with the winner(s) Inspection Company - Pre-Use inspection testreceiving a R20 000 worth prize as well as a trophy. The first round of heats for counterbalanced forklift operation will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skills, theoretical knowledge, attitude and efficiency Lifting Africa and LEEASA want to assist in promoting the importance of inspection, safety and training and reward the safest forklift drivers at Electra Mining Africa.

Load testing company - to conduct load testing Forklift Attachment Company Tyre Company

SPONSORSHIP Battery Company

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Sponsors: Endorsed by SAPICS:

Surita Marx: +27 (0) 83 281 5761 / surita@liftingafrica

Surita Marx: +27 (0) 83 281 5761 / surita@liftingafrica.co.za / www.liftingafrica.co.za


INDUSTRY NEWS

More to see and do at Electra Mining Africa, celebrating 50 years this year Electra Mining Africa and its line-up of conferences and free-to-attend seminars will be taking place from 5-9 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. Hundreds of exhibitors are ready to showcase their latest innovations, technology, products and services at Southern Africa’s biggest mining, electrical, automation, manufacturing, power and transport trade exhibition. Industry stakeholders were disappointed that the opportunity to interact face-to-face at Electra Mining Africa in 2020 was not possible, due to the Covid-19 hiatus. It’s an exhibition viewed by industry as one of the most important events on the calendar. This year, Specialised Exhibitions, organisers of the show, are promising an exciting interactive event with many activities planned by exhibitors and industry partners,

and to also celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary. In an effort to promote the importance of Forklift operations and operators in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry, Lifting Africa and LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA) will be hosting a Forklift Driver competition during Electra Mining Africa. The event will provide forklift operators with an opportunity to prove their driving skills, compete

with others around Johannesburg, win prize money, as well as achieve recognition as a champion. Entries are open for all operators who have a valid Forklift license and can drive either a reach truck or a counterbalance Forklift Truck in racking. The focus of the competition is on accurate, safe driving skills and knowledge, not on speed. The first round of heats for counterbalanced forklift operation will be an online test to assess entrants’ practical skills, theoretical knowledge, attitude and efficiency. Lifting Africa and LEEASA want to assist in promoting the importance of inspection, safety and training and to reward the safest forklift drivers at Electra Mining Africa. As in previous years, many respected Associations and industry organisations will be partnering with Electra Mining Africa. Charlene Hefer, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions,

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Electra Mining Africa and colocated shows Elenex Africa, Powerex, Transport Expo and Automation Expo will be supported by a programme of content-rich conferences including SAIMC, WiMSA Women in Mining Workshop and LEEASA Lifting Equipment Conference and SAIMechE free-to-attend seminars. Industry experts will be speaking on a range of topical and important issues. The seminars will be live-streamed to enable a wider audience to participate in the learning experience. The new ‘Theme Days’ concept

launched at Electra Mining Africa 2018 was enjoyed by both exhibitors and visitors. The ‘every day a theme day’ experience will again be part of this year’s event with Automation Day, Innovation Day, Safety Day, Future Skills Day and South African Day confirmed. Following global trends, exhibitions are adopting more technology and moving to hybrid events. Whereas exhibitions remain a face-to-face, in-person event, technology can make the exhibition experience even more enjoyable, driving many aspects of the exhibition from registration to live streaming of events. What is clear from the February 2022 UFI Global Exhibition Barometer Report is that the majority of respondents agree that virtual events will not be replacing physical events. The Report also indicates an optimistic outlook for the exhibition industry; data from the barometer backs this up. Says Monica Lee Muller, President of UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry: “the Barometer results highlight the accelerating pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022,

following the severe impact of COVID still felt on activities in 2021. There is strong anticipation that the sector, primarily driven by physical exhibitions and business events, will bounce back quickly.” UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf added that “in most parts of the world, this year is seeing the exhibition and business events industry busier than ever. Shows are back and calendars are tight.” He confirms the importance of live events, saying that “business events drive the recovery and re-connection of industries, sectors, and economies”, and their importance cannot be underestimated. Electra Mining Africa is a much needed platform for buyers and sellers to connect face-to-face again. It presents an opportunity for industry networking to take place, to build business partnerships and new connections, and for new products and services to be launched.

Electra Mining, +27 (0) 11 835 1565, kerayshap@specialised.com, www.electramining.co.za

COUNTLESS PARTS

ONE SCAN WWW.TVH.COM/CONSTRUCTION TVH PARTS HOLDING NV

Brabantstraat 15 • 8790 Waregem • Belgium T +32 56 43 42 11 • F +32 56 43 44 88 • info@tvh.com • www.tvh.com

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has confirmed that the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), Society for Automation Instrumentation Mechatronics and Control (SAIMC), South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA), South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (SAMPEC), the SA Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE), Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA) and LEEASA are on board as partners.


BUYERS GUIDE

AERIAL PLATFORM

CRAWLER CRANES

Liebherr Africa Giovenzana International

T: +39 039 5951 1277 E: giovenzana@giovenzana.com W: www.giovenzana.com

T: +27 (0) 11 365-2000 E: info.laf@liebherr.com W: www.liebherr.com

BRAKES

Magnet Service Binder T: +27 (11) 791 3460 C: 071 857 3660 F: +27 (11) 791 3464 E: sales2@binder.co.za W: www.binder.co.za

CHAIN BLOCKS

Bell Equipment Southern Africa T: +27 (0) 11 928 9846 E: susanmy@bell.co.za W: www.bellequipment.com

COMPACT CRANES

T: +27 (0) 10 594 4339 E: lifttrucks@goscor.co.za W: www.goscorlifttrucks.co.za

Jungheinrich

T: +27 (0) 10 596-8460 E: info@jungheinrich.co.za W: www.jungheinrich.co.za

Kemach Forklifts

T: +27 (0) 11 826-6710 E: info@kemachjcb.co.za W: www.kemachjcb.co.za

T: +27 (0) 21 140 1514 (CPT) T: +27 (0) 10 141 0237 (JHB) E: bradley@fastliftcranes.co.za W: www.fastliftcranes.com

HOSE AND CABLE REELS

T: +27 (0) 14 596-5100 / 5026 C: +27 (0) 72 711-9510 E: savannahm@premierload.co.za W: www.premierload.co.za

LIFTING TACKLE

GregBev Enterprise

C: +27 (0) 82 854-5143 C: +27 (0) 72 395 4342 E: info@gregbev.co.za W: www.gregbev.co.za

Haggie DEMAC SRL

T: +39 02-9784488 F: +39 02-97003509 E: info@demac.it W: www.demac.it

T: +27 (0) 11 601 8400 E: distribution@haggie.co.za W: www.scaw.co.za

HYDRAULIC TOOLS Yale Lifting Solutions

T: +27 (0) 861 707-707 F: +27 (0) 861 707-706 E: sales@kiloton.co.za W: www.kiloton.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 794-2910 F: +27 (0) 11 794-3560 E: crm@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

LOAD TESTING

W: www.onlinetoolshop.kiloton.co.za

INSPECTION

Load Testing & Inspection Specialists

Cranemec Group S.A

Morris Material Handling SA

T: +27 (0) 16 366-1393 F: +27 (0) 16 366-1392 E: info@cranemec.co.za W: www.cranemec.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 748-1000 F: +27 (0) 11 748-1093 E: sales@morris.co.za W: www.morris.co.za

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C: +27 (0) 11 865 1425 E: sales@hiup.co.za W: www.hiup.co.za

Premier Load Testing & Services

IY Safety & Inspections

Fastlift Cranes & Services

T: +27 (0) 82 292 1148 E: ricky@itlgroup.co.za W: www.stcranehire.co.za

HIAB SA (PTY) LTD

Kiloton

HOISTS

CRANE HIRE

HOOKLIFTS

Goscor Lift Truck Company

Condra Cranes

T: +27 (0) 11 776 6000 E: sales@condra.co.za W: www.condra.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 794-2910 F: +27 (0) 11 794-3560 E: crm@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

FORKLIFTS

HIAB SA (PTY) LTD

C: +27 (0) 11 865 1425 E: sales@hiup.co.za W: www.hiup.co.za

Yale Lifting Solutions

T: +27 (0) 82 773-7019 C: +27 (0) 82 956-3176 E: bianca@iysafetyinspection.co.za W: www.iysafetyinspection.com

LOAD TESTING AND RE-CERTIFICATION

GregBev Enterprise Yale Lifting Solutions

T: +27 (0) 11 794-2910 F: +27 (0) 11 794-3560 E: crm@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

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C: +27 (0) 82 854-5143 C: +27 (0) 72 395 4342 E: info@gregbev.co.za W: www.gregbev.co.za

GregBev Enterprise

C: +27 (0) 82 854-5143 C: +27 (0) 72 395 4342 E: info@gregbev.co.za W: www.gregbev.co.za


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OVERHEAD CRANE Yale Lifting Solutions

T: +27 (0) 11 794-2910 F: +27 (0) 11 794-3560 E: crm@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

IY Safety & Inspections

T: +27 (0) 82 773-7019 C: +27 (0) 82 956-3176 E: bianca@iysafetyinspection.co.za W: www.iysafetyinspection.com

Premier Load Testing & Services T: +27 (0) 14 596-5100 / 5026 C: +27 (0) 72 711-9510 E: savannahm@premierload.co.za W: www.premierload.co.za

AJM Engineering

T: +27 (0) 11 453-0728 E: info@ajmengineering.co.za W: www.ajmengineering.co.za

RIGGING

MINI CRANES By Carpel SRL - Italy Polokeho Lifting & Testing Services T: +27 (0) 10 822 6611 E: eben@polokeholt.co.za W: www.polokeholt.co.za

Fastlift Cranes & Services

T: +27 (0) 21 140 1514 (CPT) T: +27 (0) 10 141 0237 (JHB) E: bradley@fastliftcranes.co.za W: www.fastliftcranes.com

T: + 39 (0) 39 532-0952 F: + 39 (0) 39 532-0825 E: info@bycarpel.it W: www.bycarpel.it

Polokeho Lifting & Testing Services T: +27 (0) 10 822 6611 E: eben@polokeholt.co.za W: www.polokeholt.co.za

Condra Cranes Jekko s.r.l. Premier Load Testing & Services T: +27 (0) 14 596-5100 / 5026 C: +27 (0) 72 711-9510 E: savannahm@premierload.co.za W: www.premierload.co.za

T: +39 0438 1410083 F: +39 0438 1710123 E: info@jekko.it W: www.jekko-cranes.com

T: +27 (0) 11 776 6000 E: sales@condra.co.za W: www.condra.co.za

REMOTE CONTROLS

MOBILE CRANES Giovenzana International

HP Cranes Consulting

Shosholoza Consulting

T: +27 (0) 14 495 1994 C: +27 (0) 79 391 2990 E: info@shosholoza.africa W: www.shosholoza.africa

Fastlift Cranes & Services

T: +27 (0) 21 140 1514 (CPT) T: +27 (0) 10 141 0237 (JHB) E: bradley@fastliftcranes.co.za W: www.fastliftcranes.com

Liebherr Africa

T: +27 (0) 11 365-2000 E: info.laf@liebherr.com W: www.liebherr.com

Yale Lifting Solutions

T: +27 (0) 11 794-2910 F: +27 (0) 11 794-3560 E: crm@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

MAINTENANCE

Levi’s Trio Engineering

T: +27 (0) 11 907 9258 F: +27 (0) 86 742 9410 E: admin@levistrio.co.za W: www.levistrio.co.za

T: +39 039 5951 1277 E: giovenzana@giovenzana.com W: www.giovenzana.com

T: +27 (0) 11 740-9725/28 E: donavan@hpcranes.co.za W: www.hpcranes.co.za

REPAIRS

IY Safety & Inspections

T: +27 (0) 82 773-7019 C: +27 (0) 82 956-3176 E: bianca@iysafetyinspection.co.za W: www.iysafetyinspection.com

MOBILE CRANE SPARES

J Express Crane Services T: +27 (0) 11 864-8402 F: +27 (0) 11 864-8408 M: +27 (0) 83 425-5535 E: jexpress@telkomsa.net

Konecranes Liebherr Africa

T: +27 (0) 11 365-2000 E: info.laf@liebherr.com W: www.liebherr.com

T: +27 (0) 11 898-3500 F: +27 (0) 11 898-3533 E: ReplyToMe.za@konecranes.com W: www.konecranes.co.za

NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Chimaera

T: +27 (0) 84 506 1209 E: ndt@chimaera.co.za W: www.chimaera.co.za

Kemach Forklifts

T: +27 (0) 11 826-6710 E: info@kemachjcb.co.za W: www.kemachjcb.co.za

SERVICES

Morris Material Handling SA T: +27 (0) 11 748-1000 F: +27 (0) 11 748-1093 E: sales@morris.co.za W: www.morris.co.za

J Express Crane Services T: +27 (0) 11 864-8402 F: +27 (0) 11 864-8408 M: +27 (0) 83 425-5535 E: jexpress@telkomsa.net

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TRUCK MOUNTED

STEEL WIRE ROPES Levi’s Trio Engineering

LMI Academy

T: +27 (0) 11 907 9258 F: +27 (0) 86 742 9410 E: admin@levistrio.co.za W: www.levistrio.co.za

Haggie

T: +27 (0) 11 601 8400 E: distribution@haggie.co.za W: www.scaw.co.za

SLINGS

STRADDLE CARRIER

Haggie

MH Dawood Plant Services

T: +27 (0) 11 601 8400 E: distribution@haggie.co.za W: www.scaw.co.za

Combi Lift

SPIDER CRANES

T: +27 (0) 11 900-8010 E: victor@solutions-4u.co.za W: www.combilift.co.za

TELEHANDLERS

Fastlift Cranes & Services

Kemach Forklifts

T: +27 (0) 11 826-6710 E: info@kemachjcb.co.za W: www.kemachjcb.co.za

TOWER CRANES

T: +39 0438 1410083 F: +39 0438 1710123 E: info@jekko.it W: www.jekko-cranes.com

T: +27 (0) 11 496-1007 F: +27 (0) 11 496-1198 E: info@mhdawood.co.za W: www.mhdawood.co.za

TRAINING

HIAB SA (PTY) LTD

C: +27 (0) 11 865 1425 E: sales@hiup.co.za W: www.hiup.co.za

Smith Capital

T: +27 (0) 11 873 9830 E: mail@smithcapital.co.za W: www.smithcapital.co.za

WATER WEIGHT BAGS

DOOWIN Water Bags

T: +27 (0) 21 140 1514 (CPT) T: +27 (0) 10 141 0237 (JHB) E: bradley@fastliftcranes.co.za W: www.fastliftcranes.com

Jekko s.r.l.

T: +27 (0) 11 475-5876 E: info@lmi-academy.co.za W: www.lmi-academy.co.za

Liebherr Africa

T: +27 (0) 11 365-2000 E: info.laf@liebherr.com W: www.liebherr.com

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LMI Academy

T: +27 (0) 11 475-5876 E: info@lmi-academy.co.za W: www.lmi-academy.co.za

Phakamisa Safety Consultants T: +27 (0) 11 462-9620/1 F: +27 (0) 11 462-9620 E: potto@icon.co.za W: www.phakamisasafety.co.za

T: +86 532 877 88175 M: +86 185 5486 9267 E: sales@doowin-dooflex.com W: www.doowincn.co.za

WINCHES

Dymot Engineering

T: +27 (0) 11 970-1920 F: +27 (0) 11 970-1979 E: pa@dymot.co.za W: www.dymot.co.za

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Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2022

Placing leaders in the lifting industry


2022

5-6 OCTOBER P&J LIVE, ABERDEEN

17TH YEAR! LiftEx 2022, the leading lifting equipment networking event, provides the first major opportunity in 3 years to meet face-to-face with the industry. Taking part is your chance to reconnect, meet new vendors and get back to business!

Book your free visitor ticket now at liftex.org/liftex-aberdeen At LiftEx you’ll meet global and local vendors of lifting equipment and services supplying vertical markets including Oil & Gas, Ports & Maritime, Offshore, Construction, Manufacturing, Automotive, Utilities and Entertainment. If you are responsible for purchasing or decision making in this sector, you can’t afford to miss this exhibition. New this year - 10 hours of free content for visitors:

Day 1 - Knowledge Sharing and Industry Insights - Panel discussions, guest speaker interviews, case studies and interactive sessions delivered by industry experts. Day 2 - Education Zone - Learning and development, with free

training including Advanced Programme (Diploma) refresher courses (ideal for individual CPD or exam preparation), and the all new End User Guidance (EUG) and Introduction to Lifting Equipment (ILE) training courses.

Ask the Expert Surgeries - 15-minute sessions with the

LEEA CEO and SLT on key topics of importance.

Exhibitor Fast Pitch - A series of 5-minute pitches from our

exhibitors to engage the audience giving a succinct overview of the key brands, services and innovative products on the market.

Exhibition Space - To secure a stand on the exhibition show floor, or to become one of our sponsors, contact the team on +44 (0)20 3488 2865 or email enquiries@L2Events.com

LiftEx is the flagship show from LEEA, the global trade association for the lifting industry. @LiftEx2022 | #LiftEx2022

liftex.org/liftex-aberdeen


Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA

LEEASA: +27 (0) 79 658 5602 - admin@leeasa.co.za - www.leeasa.co.za