Lifting Africa Jul-Aug 2017

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The official magazine for LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa) and CMA (Crane Manufacturers Association of SA)

Jul / Aug 2017

New Recruitment Company Launced For The Lifting Industry Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017



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Cleveland Crane Hire Contributes To Cleaner Energy



From the Chairman’s Desk

Jul / Aug 2017



Lolita De Witt - Elephant Lifting Shirly Smit & Stembile Khoza - Goscor

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Load Testing Misconceptions



The Future Of Manufacturing GuptaLeaks: Kickbacks For Transnet Crane Contracts

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New Demag PC 3800-1 Pedestal Crane Provides Versatility



Cranemec Providing Total Solutions For The Lifting Industry Drone Regulations: Everything You Need To Know LGH To Expand Hydra-Slide Fleet To Serve U.S Rental Market Crosby Introduces ROV Release & Retrieve Shackle Line Featuring The Patent Pending Captured Bolt Design

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Jungheinrich Group Provides Free 5-Year Warrabty On Its Lithuim-ion Batteries



Demystifying Tower Cranes Maximum Productivity And Comfort In Linden Comansa’s New CUBE Cab

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Konecranes Celebrates The Delivery Of The 1000th RTG


SA Landside Logistics

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Matching The Challenge Of Lesotho’s High Points



Knuckle-Boom Crane VS. Mobile Crane



Demag Launches DMR Modular Rope Hoist For Diverese Applications DoL

The official magazine for LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa) and CMA (Crane Manufacturers Association of SA)


KITE Report Back Familiarise Yourself With The OHS Act Driven Machinery Regulation 18 For Lifting Machines And Lifting Tackle

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New Recruitment Company Launced For The Lifting Industry






Circulation Bi-Monthly 4 198

New Recruitment Company Launced For The Lifting Industry

Cleveland Crane Hire

+27 (0) 11 626-1029

Lifting Africa

Managing Editor Surita Marx Tel: +27 (0) 11 475-0010 Cell: +27 (0) 83 281-5761 Email: Web: Sales: Lusana Mrkusic Email: Production Manager: Jeanette Jordaan Sub-Editor: Debbie Janse van Rensburg

Index to Advertisers

Cleveland Crane Hire OFC Condra 7 Cotac Oy 61 CraneMec 25 Cranes Direct 62 Crosby 16,17 Demag - Terex IFC Electra Mining Botswana 15 Elephant Lifting OBC Gunnebo IBC Hydra-Slide 49 Haubner / Pintsch Bubenzer 58, 59 J Express Crane Services 39 Jungheinrich 31 Lifting Placements 61 Marlboro Crane Hire CDPS MH Dawood 42 Morris Crane Aid 23 Palfinger 29 Park Lifting 56, 57 Phakamisa 54, 60 SALTS 61, 63 Saxeni Equipment 33 Scaw Metals 9 Solutions 4 U / Combi Lift 43 Tadano 19 Zoomlion 6

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 or CMA. 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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Cleveland Crane Hire Contributes To Cleaner Energy The wind energy programme has added new meaning to the consumption of electricity requirements for the nation. Companies involved in any form of materials handling have come to the fore and have established themselves in providing expertise in this new form of construction erecting requirements sometimes, under adverse conditions. Selected wind sites are often located in remote locations, far from cities thus providing additional challenges for contractors especially with prevailing climatic conditions. Cleveland Crane Hire, a local company, based in Gauteng, has during the last twelve months, been in the forefront of the erection of wind turbines in the Northern Cape. Established more than 30 years ago, the company is a level 1 BBBEE, 25% woman owned company and highly experienced in the construction industry, not only in Gauteng but nationally as well. Their range of specialised services provides effective solutions to complex and seemingly impossible, rigging and lifting operations. With a fleet of 39 cranes, each with capacities ranging from 2.9 to 550 tons, Cleveland Crane Hire has the resources to confidently offer a competent and efficient lifting and rigging service to their demanding client base, which ranges from, cement, mining, mechanical, chemical and transport industries, to specialised projects where full technical evaluations are required. Proof of the company’s far reaching potential, are the contracts for the erection of the wind turbines at Noupoort, 4

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Loeriesfontein and Khobab. Wind turbines are on average 100 metres tall and take between one to three days to construct. The three blades, each 53 metres long, made from reinforced epoxy, are connected to the rotor at ground level before being hoisted to the top of the turbine. This complicated lifting exercise in which one crane raises the assembled rotor whilst another smaller crane with the taglines, guides the rotor to the correct position. The heaviest component is the nacelle, which contains the gearbox and weighs 82.5 tons. The Noupoort project, completed in March 2016, whose wind farm spans 7500 hectares, comprises 35 wind turbines which when operating at full capacity will generate approximately 304,800 MWh of clean energy. The Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, also in the Northern Cape, with its 61 wind turbines, erected on 3453 hectares, will generate approximately 563,500 MWh at full capacity. Currently, Cleveland Crane Hire is on site at the Khobab Wind Farm site in the Northern Cape erecting 61 wind turbines which, when completed will generate approximately 563,500 MWh of clean renewable energy. The valuable experience gained as a contractor in the renewable energy programme, has projected the company further into this field and is now contracting to Ilangethu Solar Power (Pty) Ltd, an independent power project development entity that is developing Project Ilanga CSP1 and Ilanga CSP2. This facility, one of the biggest solar projects of its kind in Africa, is a 100 MW Parabolic Trough plant developed at the proposed 1.1 GW Karoshoek solar valley site near Upington. The objective is to roll out up to 1.1 GW of concentrated thermal power plants capable of generating displaceable solar energy throughout the Northern

Cape Solar Corridor. Having started construction in October 2015, it is anticipated that commissioning will take place in November 2018. “The reliability of our equipment is a major contributing factor to the success of our operation especially as the sites are in some remote areas of the country. At the moment, for wind turbine erecting, we are using our Liebherr fleet consisting of the LTM 110-2, LTM 1500-8.1, 84m boom and the LTM 1200-5, 72m boom which has given us piece

of mind and allowed us to meet all our deadlines on time. So far the sites have completed over 1.25 million man hours without a single loss-time incident,� said Brian Hobgan, Managing Member.

Contact Brian Hobgan Cleveland Crane Hire Tel: +27 11 626 1029 Fax: +27 11 626 1458 Cell: +27 82 606 0704 Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017



2017 To Date Our team was in Durban at the “KITE” exhibition where we held yet another conference. Delegates were pleasantly surprised when deputy director of labour Mr. Monyaki, from the Department of Labour (DoL) arrived and took part in the proceedings. Mr. Monyaki introduced the DoL representative for the Durban area. They took questions and addressed misunderstandings and interpretations. We must thank Arni and the team for a very successful event, and again a special thank you to Surita and her team. The feedback from participants confirmed that the event was very good and enlightening. Thank you all.

LEEASA Web Site We must be reminded that our new website has been working for approximately a year now. Please use it at least once a month.


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Ken Greenwood. Chairman

Announcements We are presenting a members meeting in Cape Town on the 21st of September 2017 at the Durbanville Conference Centre outside Cape Town. Flyers with the details will be on our website. After this we plan our first AGM in Johannesburg. Dates will be announced shortly. Please look out for further information on all these events on our web site and in “Lifting Africa”.

Lifting Africa still makes a difference! Hope to see you in Cape Town, Until next time, Ken Greenwood, Chairman.

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Woman in Lifting Lolita De Witt, Elephant Lifting Full name: Lolita De Witt

Academic Qualifications : Matric

First Employer : Chet Chemicals

First Salary : R1000.00 per month

Challenges you have faced being a women in the industry : Having been in a technical man’s industry for most of my career, moving from Hydraulics to the Lifting industry was relatively easy. Women need to work harder to gain the respect and trust from their male counterparts and customers.

What motivated you to go into this industry : I needed a change and a new challenge. I have known Les Faber for many years, he needed someone to assist him with Exports and Distributors.

Advice to offer to other women in the industry : Never doubt your own capabilities.

If you could choose any other industry, what industry would it be and why? I love what I do, although it can be stressful.

Person who has had the biggest influence on your career :


Person who has had the biggest influence on your life : My eldest daughter Taryn, having had her at a young age, inspired me to be the best parent I could be. I had to work incredibly hard to make sure she was provided for.

Favourite reading : Lesley Pearce

Favourite TV programme : Come Dine with me.

Favourite food/drink :

A Sunday Roast lamb with all the trimmings. Just love champagne

Favourite music :

All music… from rock to some Afrikaans to everything my son introduces me to.

Favourite sport :

I started working in hydraulics in my early twenties. Bruce Du Plessis and Roger Noble had a massive influence on my career early on. They had faith in my abilities and let me use my initiative in everything I did.

Hobbies :

Favourite other South African company :

Favourite foreign company :

Nando’s, their marketing campaigns are legendary.

Google. Their internal programs for staff growth are phenomenal.

Contact Lolita De Witt, Elephant Lifting Tel: +27 (0) 12 661-6105, Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017

I have two left feet but enjoy watching Rugby. Painting, gardening, cooking, gym and reading


A trusted industry leader For more than 90 years, Scaw, a South African industry leader, has been a preferred supplier to the lifting and rigging industry. From wire & strand products, Haggie® Steel Wire Rope, chain products as well as fittings and attachments, Scaw continues to design and deliver the highest quality products to customer specifications. Highly qualified teams with extensive experience in all aspects of the application of our products are on call to advise and support the selection, handling, installation and maintenance of products vital to driving safety, productivity and profit in the lifting and rigging industry.

More than steel.

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Shirly Smit & Stem ‘Women of access’ help Goscor reach new heights in rental industry. Goscor Access Rental is blazing the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Excelling at maintaining long-term client relationships and customer service, in addition to sales, the ‘women of access’ are helping the company reach new heights. Durban Sales Manger Shirly Smit joined Goscor Access Rental in 2013, taking up the challenge of launching a successful branch in KwaZuluNatal. This required her to relocate from Alberton in Gauteng to Durban, a particularly daunting prospect at the time. “There was no office as yet when I joined, with a paltry four machines on hire,” Smit recalls. She and her team knuckled down, securing the new Makro development in Amanzimtoti as their first project, which saw an incredible 17 units deployed on-site. However, this was only the beginning, with Smit ultimately growing the rental fleet in KwaZulu-Natal to a staggering 182 units in only four years. “I am motivated whenever I see a machine leave our yard to go out on rental,” she comments. However, underpinning this spectacular growth has been a singular commitment to offering superlative customer service and technical backup. Smit maintains that this has been key to ensuring Goscor Access Rental has the leading edge in this competitive sector. This commitment has resulted in memorable moments, such as Smit recounting getting onto a machine and driving it around, “in front of an audience of men, with their mouths hanging open.” While knowing your product and ‘talking the talk’ is vital, “being prepared to drive the machines and understand the basic operational and technical functioning is as important.” Smit stresses: “You must be prepared to get your hands dirty.” She personally drives every single unit whenever the opportunity presents itself, an achievement that has garnered her much respect among her male colleagues. 10

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“My service technician taught me the basics, while I conducted my own handover training. I off-loaded and on-loaded machines onto trucks. I learnt about the engine and hydraulics, and also how to disable and enable a machine,” Smit explains. “Learn about your product and know what you are talking about. Do not go out there looking pretty, and thinking that therefore you will get the business.” Smit points out that there are definite career paths for women in the access-equipment industry, including positions such as Sales Executives, Branch Managers, and even Sales Managers – all traditional male roles. “It would be very difficult for me to find an industry that is as exciting and as versatile as the accessequipment industry. I personally believe we have only touched the tip of the iceberg with regard to access rental in South Africa.” Another woman blazing a distinct trail in Goscor Access Rental, and the access-equipment industry itself, is Johannesburg-based Sales Executive Sthembile Khoza. She joined the inaugural

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mbile Khoza, Goscor when I am wearing a hardhat. I love going to site and being part of that environment.” What is particularly satisfying for Khoza is watching men transform from open skepticism as to her capabilities as a woman to genuine respect when they hear her talk about Goscor Access Rental and its culture of service excellence and quality products. “Being a woman does mean you have to work harder at that initial conversation, but as soon as you have demonstrated that you know what you are talking about, you have them eating out of your hand,” she says proudly.

Forklift Division in 2008, and saw it develop into the modern Goscor Access Rental company it is today. “When I started, I was the only female in the group. I answered the phone, completed quotations, did follow-ups, and attended to breakdowns.” This knack for multi-tasking eventually saw Khoza employed as a Rental Controller, overseeing the general business and even contracts. Here she discovered her abiding passion, namely sales. “I am a people’s person first and foremost. Sales really has little to do with the product itself, as the customer must first buy into the brand and the total solution you are able to offer.” Khoza adds that she while she loves the physical challenge of her job, she has not compromised on being a woman. “My nails are always done, even

Khoza has been instrumental in exploring and developing new market opportunities for Goscor Access Rental, with 20 units deployed at the Rand Show at Nasrec in Johannesburg last year – the company’s first foray into the events and exhibitions sector. Since that initial resounding success, she has developed this part of the business into a significant contributor to the bottom line. Her message to women wanting to follow a similar career trajectory is simple: “Get rid of the fear. You can do it. It always looks intimidating from the outside, because men do not want you in their space. Whatever you want to achieve, go for it. I think men have been too comfortable for too long running the show in these types of industries. The advent of women has definitely shaken things up, and is helping to generate a new dynamic. We are here to stay,” Khoza concludes.

Contact Debby Marx, Goscor Tel: +27 (0) 11 230-2600, Fax: +27 (0) 11 393-5512 www.goscor.coza

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Load Testing Misconceptions Most crane Users today are under the impression that if they have a valid load test certificate for their crane they have taken the “reasonable measures� required to ensure that their crane is safe to be used. Far from it! In fact, it is not only Users but also the Government, Manufacturers, Maintainers and the Lifting Machinery Inspectors (LMIs) that perform the load tests themselves that have some serious misconceptions.


Government: Government assumes that by implementing the LMI registration process all cranes will comply with the law. It must be understood that LMIs are not super-artisans or -inspectors. They are not the silver DMR18 enforcement bullet as are expected of them. The required registration level for a LMI by SAQA is Level 5 - i.e. Matric +1 and no NQF level have been determined for them yet and there is no trade qualification requirement. It is assumed that LMIs will report dangerous equipment without there being a procedure / process put into place for this reporting process. There is, in fact, some serious doubt from industry that some aspects of DMR18 in its current form are actually enforceable. Items like record keeping and inspection standards are routinely ignored.

Manufacturers, Refurbishers and/or Maintainers: This group of stakeholders relies on proper inspection and testing of their equipment in the field to minimize their professional liability exposure. They routinely following: 12


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b. c. d. e.

LMIs understand crane classification factors and the impact factors like infrastructure, overloading and usage outside the classification can have on crane life. All relevant crane records are available That all these records have been reviewed by the LMI before the load test. That the LMI were able to identify critical inspection items based on these records. That LMI will report any incidents and unsafe situations to them for assessment.

Adriaan Haasbroek

Defect Categories Category 1 (High Impact & High Probability) •


• Defects related to preventative maintenance. • Items related to low impact modernization Category 3 (Low Impact & Low Probability)


All defects that can cause immediate failure of any part of the Load Path. • All defects that can cause the crane to move unsafely Category 2 (High Impact & Lower Probability)

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Defects related to long term renewal / modernization. Defects related to housekeeping etc.

DMR 18 (7) a)


Furthermore they have no way of determining any of the following regarding their engineering liability: a.


That the crane is / was used within its design parameters - e.g. no regular overloads or inappropriate use of the e-stop during operation. That the infrastructure upon which the crane runs or are mounted were suitably designed and are properly maintained - a gantry which does not comply to the assumptions of the design standard will cause maintenance issues with wheels, gearboxes motors as well as the crane structure.

Users Common misconceptions are: a.

A load test is just a minor task



i. A complete inspection of the crane is required ii. All Category 1 and 2 faults must be corrected before the test can commence - Refer to DMR(18) and SANS 10375. A crane is safe to use if it has a valid Load Test Certificate i. A load test only proves that the crane is capable to lift the load at the date of the load test. ii. Continuous Inspections of the crane is required (Daily/Shift, Monthly). The Condition monitoring approach is highly recommended) It is the LMI‘s fault if an incident occurs i. The LMI has no control over the use and maintenance of the equipment.

Lifting Machinery Inspectors



Every user of a lifting machine or hand-powered lifting device shall at all times keep on their premises a register in which the user shall record or cause to be recorded full particulars of any performance test and examination referred to in subregulations (5) and (6) and any modification or repair to such lifting machine or hand-powered lifting device, and shall ensure that the register is available on request for inspection by an inspector. Every user of a leased lifting machine or hand-powered lifting device shall at all times keep on their premises a register in which the user shall have the latest applicable performance test and service records not older than 12 months. The owner and the lessor of leased equipment shall keep and maintain full service history records on their premises for at least 10 years.

ii. The LMI should not be doing correction work – User‘s responsibility The user can withhold information from the LMI i. Any prior failed inspections and Load tests must be disclosed together with all documentation / reports It is the LME or LMIs responsibility to keep the records i. According to DMR 18 (7) it is the duty of the user to keep the record. If this record is not available any LMI should refuse to perform the load test!

Common Misconceptions are: a.


LMI responsibility / liability is limited in case of a incident after the load test. (If the answer to any of the questions below is “No” then the LMI is liable) • Is the scope of work within the LMI’s capabilities as per his ECSA application / certification? • Did the LMI review previous Load Test reports and ensured that previous work required were attended to? • Did the LMI personally inspect the crane? • Did the LMI ensure that there were no Cat 1 & Cat 2 items outstanding before the load test was done? • Did the LMI note items of concern on the Load-Test report? • Did the LMI consider the remaining crane life and note it on the report? Maintenance of equipment or correction of defects identified during the pretest inspection cannot be done by the LMI as there are conflict of interest issues as per the ECSA code of Ethics. Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017





Deflection may not exceed Span/750 i. New Crane deflection is determined by the manufacturing standard. ii. Only BS466 has a deflection limit of Span/750. (Prior to 1984 - Span/900) iii. OHS Act defers to the manufacturing standard. As an alternative SANS 10375 may be used. iv. Deflection must be compared with any prior measurements and may not vary. v. If it grows the crane must be stopped pending an Engineers Assessment. Crane Life is not important as long as the crane passes the Load Test i. Prior to 1990 cranes were built on specification + (i.e. A Class 3 design for a Class 2 Specification)

Deflection Why do we measure the deflection at a load test? • •

To determine the condition of the crane in areas that we are unable to inspect e.g. inside the girders. Thus to check the fatigue impact on the crane.

Deflection Theory •

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Hooke’s law can be used as an approximation for the theory behind load testing:

F = kx


o F = Downward force by the load & own weight o k = Stiffness constant (Function of geometry & material) o x = Deflection The factor k will be constant if the girder integrity is intact. Therefore a growing deflection for the same load will indicate a degradation of the girder stiffness. This indicates the feared F-word – FATIGUE Thus the crane must be stopped pending an Engineers Assessment. It should also be clear that deflection MAY NOT be used as a basis for upgrading a crane.

So Why is the Span/750 rule of thumb so dangerously deceptive? • • •

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Consider a hypothetical crane with a span of 20m and a capacity of 1t: o In terms of BS466 the allowable deflection is 26.67mm o The factor k is calculated to be k = 375.9 N/mm for that deflection. During commissioning the actual deflection is measured to be 13mm. o The factor k is calculated to be k = 769.2 N/mm for that deflection. During a subsequent load test the deflection is measured to be 15mm. o The factor k is calculated to be k = 666.2 N/mm for that deflection. o This equates to a 13% degradation in the girder integrity but yet the LMI will not investigate this further because the deflection is still less that the Span/750 rule! This indicates FATIGUE once again. This is even worse for cranes built before 1984 on the Span/900 rule. o The degradation from 1/900 to 1/750 is 16% alone!

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than that of a 40 year old crane All the above stakeholders have an interest in the continual success and improvement of the LMI programme - Users needs LMIs to enable them to take “reasonable measures” for compliance to the law and for safe operation. Government needs the LMIs for the privatisation of enforcement and Manufacturers needs LMIs to educate the Users. So in conclusion LMIs have become a key component in the safe functioning of the Lifting Industry, however, we need to assist them in the following ways: design the cranes closer and closer to the limits allowed by the design standards. iv. Therefore the practice by Users to use a Class 2 crane for Class 3 duty has become very dangerous. v. The chances that a 20 year old crane has reached the end of it’s service life is HIGHER

Continually enhance and expect higher education levels from our LMIs Use the ECSA disciplinary processes to weed out LMIs that are not complying with the law as well as the ECSA code of ethics. Frankly accept the reports from the LMI and correct the defects stated.

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ii. After normalisation of trade with the rest of the world tender based financial competitiveness rather than exceeding the technical specification became the primary consideration in awarding orders to the crane community. iii. One primary area of financial gain was to



SETTING THE STANDARD FOR PREMIUM CHAIN FITTINGS Crosby is the leading manufacturer of premium accessories used in lifting, rigging and securement applications. Crosby has a reputation around the world for providing a broad range of products suitable for the most demanding of operating conditions with uncompromising quality. The Platinum Line: •

Is 20% to 25% stronger (size for size) than available Grade 80 fittings.

Can be used with either Grade 100 or Grade 80 EN818 chain.

Meets the performance, dimensional and functionality requirements of Grade 80 specification EN818 and EN1677. – Working Load Limit (meets industry standards) – Ductility (allows product to deform when overloaded) – Toughness (resistance to crack initiation and growth at all temperatures). – Fatigue (ability to withstand repeated applications of the load)

For more information about Crosby, please visit: &


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SCAW METALS GROUP’S DISTRIBUTION NETWORK ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CROSBY TO SUPPLY WORLD CLASS CHAIN SLINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA. In continuation of the fruitful partnership with Crosby, Scaw Metals Group’s Distribution Network is proud to announce the extension of its cooperation with Crosby by adding Crosby Platinum Line Grade 100 chain fittings to their product offering. “The combination of top class chain, with Crosby Platinum Line chain fittings will strengthen the position of Distribution Network as the leading supplier of lifting equipment in South Africa” said George Katergarakis, Executive Head: Distribution Network, Wire Rod Products. “It’s exactly the kind of forward-thinking we at Distribution Network demand of our product offerings, and that we know our customers have come to expect from all of our endeavors.”

Strategic Partnering Hannes Janeke, Area Manager at Crosby, adds “The strategic partnering of Crosby with Scaw Distribution for our Grade 100 chain fittings is a great opportunity to get our end users top quality chain slings.”

Rigging Solutions Scaw Metals Group is a South African-led company producing highly specialized and critical consumable components for the mining, rail, power, offshore oil and gas, construction, commercial and other industrial sectors. The Distribution Net work markets and Agaath Hazenberg Hannes Janeke (National Manager, Scaw Metals Group’s (Area Manager, Crosby Sub-Sahara Africa) Distribution Network) distributes lifting and rigging products directly to end users as solutions rather than commodities. Other significant lifting and rigging equipment brands represented by Scaw Distribution Network include Haggie®, McKinnon Chain ®, Verope, Tiger and Yale.

Worldwide Reputation Crosby is a leading manufacturer of premium accessories used in lifting, rigging and securement applications. Based in the US, with fabrication facilities in both the US & Europe, the company has the reputation around the world for providing a broad range of products suitable for the most demanding of operating conditions with uncompromising quality. Products include chain fittings, wire rope clips, hooks, shackles, lifting clamps, hoist rings, overhaul balls, snatch blocks, crane blocks and sheaves. Crosby also provides a “world class” training program, focusing on the proper application of Crosby Products.

Complete Range of Grade 100 Chain The Crosby Platinum Line of chain fittings, is a complete range of Grade 100 chain fittings with various features setting the standard for premium chain fittings, in compliance with EN standards. Crosby Grade 100 products achieve properties such as WLL, ductility, fatigue and toughness due to careful design. Simply changing the heat treat process to increase the Working Load Limit has the potential of sacrificing the other three properties. For Crosby, that was not an option. For more information about Scaw Metals Group (Distribution Network) & The Crosby Group, please visit or Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017


The Future Of Manufacturing By Mike Vincent, Africa Industrial Products and Services Leader at Deloitte


Manufacturing today is no longer simply about making physical products but about finding new ways to create and capture value for the end user. Changes in consumer demand, the nature of products, the economics of production and of the value chain have led to major shifts in the way goods are designed, produced and sold. Increasingly customers who are spoilt for choice are demanding personalization and customization, almost blurring the line between consumer and creator. The changes come on multiple fronts, one being advanced manufacturing— in the form of additive manufacturing. Advanced materials, smart, automated machines, and other technologies are ushering in a new age of physical production. At the same time, increased connectivity and ever more sophisticated data gathering and analytics capabilities enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) have led to a shift toward an information-based economy. As technology continues to advance exponentially, barriers to entry, commercialisation, and learning are eroding. New market entrants with access to new tools can operate at a much smaller scale. While large-scale production will always dominate some segments of the value chain, innovative manufacturing models—distributed small-scale local manufacturing, loosely coupled manufacturing ecosystems, and agile manufacturing—are arising to take advantage of these new opportunities.

be increasing their investment in IoT infrastructure or they will run the risk of becoming redundant in an increasingly global village. There are precautionary measures to consider for companies implementing or planning to implement, Industry 4.0 practices. Most of the challenges relate to the management and integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). While some have an organizationlevel impact, other challenges exist at the broader, ecosystem level. The challenges include: •

Manufacturers are waking up to possibilities such as these and, in the process, starting to transform the way they do business. Indeed, in the race to find new ways to create and capture value, their smaller size and agility may give many market entrants an advantage over larger, older organizations, if only because incumbents may find it difficult to change entrenched business models and practices to accommodate new marketplace realities. Manufacturers who want to compete successfully on a global scale should 18

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Talent and workforce—In the process of trying to integrate IT and OT through the use of Industry 4.0 practices at the organization level, companies often face a shortage of talent to plan, execute, and maintain new systems. The challenge extends to the shop floor, as with vast experience in conventional manufacturing, many leaders feel uncomfortable with advanced manufacturing. They simply have less experience with the properties and behavior of materials, as well as the technologies and methodologies that use them. Standards and interoperability—From a broader, ecosystem-wide perspective, many of the systems underpinning

Industry 4.0 applications are proprietary and can present integration challenges. A lack of interoperability poses a significant challenge for full adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. • Data ownership and control— As more stakeholders across the value chain become connected, questions will arise within the ecosystem regarding who owns the data generated and how to ensure appropriate privacy, control, and security. • Security—Security-power tradeoff becomes more important as deployments scale. Retrofitting old systems to new Industry 4.0 applications may also increase security risks, as the old systems were not designed to be connected in this way. In order to manage security risks, companies need to secure their systems, be vigilant to avoid new risks, and be resilient to limit the damage and restore operations. Effective use of information can in turn impact key business objectives such as business growth and business operations and transformation can be possible across the value chain and its various stakeholders. The path to realisation of Industry 4.0 involves a clear understanding of the ways in which the physical can inform the digital, and vice versa.


Massive steel fabrications and powerful diesel engines matched to state of the art hydraulics and controls, make TADANO cranes ideal for all lift applications and rugged heavy duty work. Contact Babcock for a solution to your lifting needs. Tel 011 230 7300 Fax 011 230 7892

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GuptaLeaks: Kickbacks For Transnet Crane Contracts


2017-07-17 06:59 - amaBhungane and Scorpio

On Monday 17 July 2017, this article was published by News24 where it is alleged that the #GuptaLeaks have revealed that two more companies that won Transnet tenders paid tens of millions to Gupta offshore fronts. Bank and accounting records show that two heavy equipment manufacturers – Swiss-based Liebherr-International AG and China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Limited – funneled nearly R100-million to the Guptas, as Transnet awarded them contracts to supply cranes to South African ports. This brings to seven the number of large, mostly respected companies, known to have secretly paid Gupta fronts in connection with Transnet contracts.

A forgotten tipoff Four years ago, an anonymous tipster told amaBhungane that Transnet crane suppliers were paying off the Guptas to get their contracts. The tipster said: “The cranes that are being supplied to the ports from [Shanghai Zhenhua] are with Guptas. Ask Liebherr. While they were the preferred supplier, they were approached by Guptas to do a deal who then referred them to their local [black economic empowerment] partners, who in turn spoke to [then Public Enterprises Minister] Malusi Gigaba. By then Guptas had done a deal with [Shanghai Zhenhua].” Days before the tipoff, Gigaba and then Transnet CEO Brian Molefe had stood side-by-side, grinning behind a giant red ribbon, which Gigaba cut in presentation of seven new Shanghai Zhenhua cranes for South Africa. On the day, Molefe told reporters the tender was “transparent.” Molefe later moved to Eskom, which he recently left in disgrace after evidence emerged that he 20

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courted the Guptas while Eskom and Transnet closed allegedly dirty deals for the Guptas. On Saturday, Transnet spokeswoman Viwe Tlaleane said: “The company is conducting its own internal enquiry and will investigate all allegations made. Where appropriate, it will enlist the services of independent experts, depending on the required expertise.” Liebherr executive Dieter Schmid said: “I can assure you that Liebherr has never had an ‘extensive and direct relationship with the Guptas for years’ as alleged in your e-mail.” He said the company was “still putting the pieces together” and needed more time. Shanghai Zhenhua did not respond to questions.

Paying to play As was claimed by amaBhungane’s tipster, Liebherr’s Gupta payments were indeed preceded by roughly R55-million from the Chinese.

In September 2011, Transnet announced that Shanghai Zhenhua would build, deliver and commission seven tandem-lift ship-to-shore cranes for the container terminal at Durban harbor. According to Transnet documents obtained by amaBhungane, it would pay Shanghai Zhenhua $92-million (about R1.2-billion today) for the job. Three months later, money started to flow to the Guptas. Shanghai Zhenhua paid the first tranche of US$969 086 (R12.6million) that December. According to the Guptas’ accounting records, it went to a United Arab Emiratesregistered company called JJ Trading. JJ Trading has also featured prominently in another Transnet kickback scheme. The #GuptaLeaks reveal China South Rail entered into a “consulting” agreement with JJ Trading, related to Transnet’s 2013 locomotive tender, and paid JJ Trading over US$107-million (R1.4-billion).

For every tranche of cash received from Shanghai Zhenhua, JJ Trading transferred exactly 4% to a person called “David,” sometimes as cash. The rest flowed to Gupta front companies in the UAE and South Africa. For example, at the end of January 2013, Shanghai Zhenhua paid US$1.2-million (R15.6-million) to JJ Trading.

In all, Shanghai Zhenhua paid at least US$4.2-million (R54.6-milion) to JJ Trading over 14 months, of which 15% stayed with JJ, 4% was paid to “David”, and the rest went on to the Guptas. The records also reveal how a confidential Transnet document, related to the subsequent tender for 22 cranes that Liebherr won, had been leaked to the Guptas. It is not clear how, but a top Gupta executive then emailed the document to an Indian national associated with JJ Trading.

Déjà vu This is not the first time Liebherr has popped up on amaBhungane’s radar. Last October, amaBhungane linked Liebherr to another apparent Transnet kickback scheme. AmaBhungane’s investigation revealed that in March 2015, Burlington – a subsidiary of advisory firm Regiments Capital – signed a R5-million contract with LiebherrAfrica to provide it with “market feasibility studies” in relation to the supply of cranes to Transnet.

Bank records show that in July 2013 Liebherr paid US$905 000 (R11.8million) to another of the Guptas’ UAE front companies, Accurate Investments. If Accurate sounds familiar, that is because the Guptas also used it to launder the Free State government’s money to pay for their niece’s notorious Sun City wedding. On 17 February 2014 – the same day that Liebherr announced it had scored the 22-crane Transnet contract – Liebherr paid Accurate another US$202 008 (R2.6-million).

Liebherr’s cash lands in the US Although the South African Revenue Service, Hawks and National Prosecuting Authority remain unmoved by the #GuptaLeaks revelations, the shadow of US regulators potentially looms large. The almighty dollar - a GuptaLeaks game changer A significant portion of Liebherr’s cash transferred to Accurate was quickly passed along to relatives of the Guptas in the US. In May 2014, Liebherr made three more payments to Accurate totalling US$1 105 368 (R14.4million). On 28 May 2014, two days after Liebherr’s last wire hit Accurate’s account, Accurate bundled Liebherr’s money with other funds and wired it all to Brookfield Consultants Inc in the US. According to its website, Brookfield specialises in healthcare consulting.

Liebherr made a R2-million down payment to Burlington, which paid exactly 90% straight on to a Gupta front, Homix.

Records obtained by amaBhungane show that Brookfield, incorporated in Texas, is managed by Ashish and Amol Gupta.

At the time, Liebherr told amaBhungane that Homix was unknown to it. It is now clear that

In correspondence Ashish and Amol Gupta refer to Rajesh “Tony” Gupta as “Respected Tony Uncle”.

Documents contained in the #GuptaLeaks reveal that Ashish and Amol Gupta were respectively 27 and 23 years old at the time Accurate transferred Liebherr’s cash to Brookfield’s account at JPMorgan Chase Bank in New York. Neither Ashish nor Amol Gupta, nor their father Ramesh, who provided Tony Gupta with Brookfield’s bank account information, responded to any of amaBhungane’s attempts to contact them.

The ever-expanding feeding trough We have seen no specific evidence of Transnet rigging the crane tenders to favour Liebherr and Shanghai Zhenhua. However, the payments to offshore Gupta fronts and contemporaneous contract awards trace a Transnet tender pattern that is now well known. Liebherr and Shanghai Zhenhua bring the number of Transnet contractors who have paid the Guptas or partnered with their companies to seven.


Within days, JJ Trading paid US$743 815 (R9.7m) to Global Corporation LLC’s National Bank of Abu Dhabi account. Global is beneficially a Gupta company. JJ Trading paid another US$256 130 (R3.3-million) to Global’s US Dollar account at Standard Chartered.

Liebherr’s R2-million laundered to Homix was just the tip of the iceberg. The #GuptaLeaks reveal that the family received roughly $3.2-million (R42-million) from Liebherr over the course of a year and a half.

The investigations multiply This week, Transnet was the latest company to promise an investigation. Spokesperson Viwe Tlaleane told amaBhungane: “Transnet notes recent reports based on leaked emails. “Some of these reports cast aspersions on the integrity of the company’s governance processes, especially relating to procurement. Transnet views good governance and the integrity of its processes seriously. In this regard, we have put in place various measures to safeguard this integrity. Any breach or allegation of breach is viewed in a serious light. “Transnet did not make any payments to third parties and has no knowledge of the alleged transactions. Part of the company’s investigation entails approaching suppliers for their perspective on the allegations. “Should any actionable facts arise, remedial action will be taken.” Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017


New Demag PC 3800-1 Pedestal Crane Provides Versatility CRAWLER CRANES

The new Demag® PC 3800-1 Pedestal Crane offers extended possibilities in lifting performance and lifting abilities. It provides access to jobsites previously not reachable with a standard crawler model. The PC 3800-1 boasts strong load charts, especially with main boom only configurations, helps reducing ground preparation and is easy to transport. Applying the PC 3800-1 can significantly reduce the amount of time needed to prepare a jobsite for crane operation. Typically crawler cranes require a adequately levelled supporting ground (slope of 0° 0,3°) over a large area to achieve the nominal lifting capacity leading to extensive ground preparation prior to the lift job. In contrast, the PC 3800-1 only needs 4 spots to be prepared for the outrigger supports which do not need to be perfectly levelled as the outrigger cylinders can compensate some tolerance on the ground’s flatness — up to 2.1° with a 12 x 12 m (39.4 x 39.4 ft) outrigger base. On top of this, existing pile foundations can be used as outrigger supports for the PC 3800-1 when providing sufficient stability. This setup makes the PC 3800-1 especially beneficial on jobsites where ground layout and structure are already existing, which is often the case on harbor quays and refineries, as well as when installing bridges from river banks. The new PC 3800-1 pedestal crane features hydraulic extendable and foldable outriggers that can be positioned at 12 x 12 m (39.4 x 39.4 ft), 14 x 14 m (46 x 46 ft) with all configurations including Superlift and 16 x 16 m (62.5 x 62.5ft) without superlift, and it offers additional possibilities for long-reach lifts where the lifting capacity of a crawler crane would 22

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normally be limited. The PC 3800-1 also provides increased lifting performance in several configurations or requires less counterweight for the same or slightly higher lifting capacities. Less counterweight means fewer trucks, translating into significantly reduced transportation costs. For additional versatility, Demag has also developed an adapter to connect the carbody (center pot) of the crane to a Self Propelled Modular Trailer or axle lines. Axle lines are commonly found on jobs involving lifting bridge sections, gantries or wind turbine assemblies , which means that the crane can be easily relocated on a jobsite partially rigged, while leveraging the use of axle lines. Depending on road regulations, the Demag PC 3800-1 equipped with axle lines can be adapted easily to match a 12t load per axle or to have a cross vehicle weight below 100t. This can be done with many axle lines from multiple manufacturers.

All a customer would need are axle lines with matching adapters between the carbody (center pot) and axle lines. Other optional accessories for the Demag PC 3800-1 pedestal crane include a quick connection to un-deck the superstructure from the chassis and different sizes of outrigger mats. The PC 3800-1 can be purchased as a complete crane or the carrier only can be purchased as a retrofit option for the Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane and its predecessor, Superlift 3800. The Quick Connection system allows efficient switching between crawlers and pedestal carrier on Demag CC 3800-1 cranes with or without the Superlift and is compatible with wind turbine combinations, as well as Boom Booster kits.

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applications. Our scheduled service visits mean identifying mechanical, safety and possible problems before any down time and added costs occur, proving invaluable to the mining/construction industry. A comprehensive report drafted on each lifting machine with photographs includes recommendations related to possible safety risks, existing improvements as well as a recommended spare part inventory.

Onsite maintenance and inspection training Cranemec Group have visited many sites where due to a lack of knowledge and training, lifting equipment and machines are not being used and maintained correctly therefore shortening their lifespan and increasing the risk of injuries and/or fatalities. Our wealth of knowledge and experience we have developed specialized on site training courses to assist with familiarising the relevant personnel with their own lifting equipment both practically and theoretically. Personnel gain the ability to perform in house maintenance and inspection to the required standards and manufacturers recommendations. The courses includes in depth coverage of lifting equipment components, inspection and maintenance evaluation, use of inspection tools and reports. The hands-on approach backed up with invaluable course notes is

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Drone Regulations: Everything You Need To Know When working on a construction jobsite, contractors need to follow regulations and laws created to keep everyone safe. From adjusting weight limits on lifts to limiting emissions on equipment, regulations are focusing on the future. One new regulation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is changing the equipment that hovers over the jobsite and it’s not surprising how quickly your company is going to have to adapt. Drones are on the rise and as contractors seeking to use these highly effective flying machines, you need to know what the regulations say and how it will impact your operation from the moment they take off.

Opportunities in the Sky The drones market is forecasted to reach $22.15 billion globally


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by 2022, according to a report by Statistics MRC. The drone market is growing for a number of reasons. Drones lower the cost of continuous surveillance, monitoring, and patrolling. Patrolling and surveillance data can be intelligently captured and transmitted in real-time instead of with a feedback loop. Regardless of the key advantages to adopting drones, there are always hurdles. The challenges include privacy concerns, government regulations, controlling drones, accidents, and the lack of professional pilots. The FAA has instituted some pretty strict regulations regarding the use and piloting rules surrounding

drone use. After getting feedback on the regulations and reviewing procedures, the FAA recently came up with new comprehensive regulations for routine nonrecreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones. The provisions of the new rule were designed to minimise risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. They highlight weight limits, line of sight, and right of way, to name just a few changes. These restrictions actually will make it easier for contractors to use drones on the jobsite.

Challenges and Opposition As a result, when it comes to adapting to these new

The first two have always been obvious since the introduction of drones on the jobsite. The good news, however, is that there are new tools available that can help that weren’t readily available before. Stuart adds, “Drone regulations are one area where there was a challenge and the changes to the regulations made it better for the technology to get used in the industry.” Another area of concern is data collection and consumption. Gabe Dobbs, vice president of business development and policy at Kespry says a major challenge is collecting data in a cost and time efficient manner to keeps projects on time. There are solutions to capture survey-grade topographical data on a jobsite and they reduce the time and cost for capturing asbuilts, comparing actuals to plan, measuring stockpile volumes, and validating earthworks without having to pay for expensive and time consuming survey services. There can be some opposition and issues when getting new technology to be used. Stuart explains that the roadblocks to adopting the technology have mostly been internal. Risk managers have been nervous and weren’t willing to adopt the technology. With the regulations easing, they are now more willing to adopt it.

Still there is a lot of hesitancy at the jobsite. Dobbs admits getting construction to overcome the status quo might be the biggest battle to date. People tend to be hesitant, but the technology is here today and ready to be used, Dobbs says.

Safety and Drones While much has been written about drones, little has focused on the advantages of the safety side since the regulations have been put in place and more contractors are taking a leap of faith and adapting the new tech changes. All drones are aircraft, regardless of their size or how high they are flying. Drones are not to be flown higher than 400 feet and cannot weigh more than 55 pounds. The line of sight must always be maintained. Having fail safes on the drone will help ensure the technology will stay safe in the event of a malfunction or problem. These are a few ways the FAA is making drone flight safer. Stuart says safety is very important. “The regulations and processes to make sure you’re operating safely is key. We look to regulatory agencies to allow companies to use their tools how they need to safely. The regulatory agencies help companies by having the data and research available to study and learn about new tech to decide (to) adopt it or not,” Stuart says. As with drones, the FAA has reviewed them and created the regulations to help operators use them safely and be more comfortable integrating them into their work. Dobbs says there's a very long list of benefits for everyone involved in the jobsite workflow, as well as the executive team back at the office. The main advantages are in the quality and accuracy of information. Drones can keep an eye on the progress of the project, watch for inefficiencies

on the jobsite, and provide visual confirmation of aspects of the project’s status, among other advantages. Drone usage on the construction jobsite is still fairly new and the advantages are still being measured at many construction companies. When deciding to use a new technology, such as a drone on the jobsite, contractors need to know a few things. Stuart says, “The most important thing is don’t get left behind. The most forward-thinking companies using the new tech on projects are moving forward. The overall investment in technology has gone up. Contractors need to pay attention to what others are using to keep up. The technology helps with safety, sustainability, and efficiency.”


regulations and legislation, bringing new technology in can aid the constriction jobsite. The tech can be useful and can solve some challenges that have been lingering in the industry. Patrick Stuart, senior director of product, Skycatch, says there are three big challenges the industry needs to be aware of: communication and visibility, liability after the project is done, and labor shortages.

Contractors have to embrace new technology. Drones can be valuable on the jobsite. They are the ones with innovate ideas that win them more business because they use drones. Dobbs adds, “There are more and more drone and software products in the market today that make it difficult for professionals to know which way to go. Our recommendation is for customers to use a product before they invest in it and make sure you're clear on the total cost of ownership, as many solutions seem inexpensive but have extra costs built in later that can make them more expensive overall.” The overall consensus among the experts is that contractors should not be afraid to embrace drones in whatever form they take—especially as government regulations continue to evolve. As more and more drones fly over your jobsite, they will be the eyes you need to collect all the information necessary, saving you time and money, and so much more. Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017



LGH To Expand Hydra-Slide Fleet To Serve U.S. Rental Market Bridgeview, Illinois-based lifting equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is preparing to expand its fleet of Hydra-Slide equipment after a period of sustained utilization of its three 500-ton capacity HT500 heavy track skid systems and power units. The HT500 is one of the most cost-effective and accurate methods for moving, loading or unloading all types of heavy loads, including transformers, generators, compressors, pressure vessels, and other machines where a rigid, load carrying track is required. LGH also boasts three Hydra-Pac synchronous 10,000-psi hydraulic power units that provide synchronized control of multiple hydraulic cylinders.

broaden their minds to alternative solutions following successful application of the HT500. Clark said: “While Don and Janine represent brilliance of engineering and a comprehensive product portfolio, which is impressive in itself, the level of trust and longterm commitment they’ve invested in us is the real

The fleet was customized by Don Mahnke, president; and Janine Smith, vice president, at the Ontario, Canadabased manufacturer, who sought to equip LGH with a means to provide a rental solution to North America’s industries where aging infrastructure and equipment, like transformers, need to be removed and replaced with minimum disruption and maximum efficiency. Patrick Clark, national rental support manager at LGH, attributes the subsequent success of the partnership to Hydra-Slide’s ability to tailor a solutions portfolio specifically to the needs of a target customer base. As a result, he said, LGH is now looking to expand the offering as the industry’s thought leaders and decision makers

Robert Young, director of operations at Hydra-Slide, leads training sessions for Lifting Gear Hire.


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Robins & Morton performed the slide of two condenser units underneath a steam turbine tabletop using Hydra-Slide equipment rented from Lifting Gear Hire. They were supported with training from Robert Young, director of operations at Hydra-Slide.

cornerstone of the relationship. We receive support and world-class training from Don, Janine and Robert [Young, director of operations at Hydra-Slide] that has grown what was a reconnaissance mission into one of the most exciting facets of our company.”

“Exploring market potential for Hydra-Slide products is very interesting,” Clark continued. “Some clients may have an urgent need for, say, the HT500 but will never require it again. That’s where the performance of the product and LGH service must create a positive experience to grow awareness in that sector or industry. In other cases, a company may have such demand for it that they need to acquire their own unit. Then, if that system becomes tied up on a project and another one is required, we need to make sure we’re available to serve as an equipment warehouse.”

Sonny Calderone, assistant superintendent at Robins & Morton, meanwhile, was confronted with a challenge to slide the condenser units on a concrete foundation that was approx. 10 ft. thick with columns situated around it (like a tabletop). He said: “The Hydra-Slide is one of the nicest systems we’ve used. You don’t have to reset it every time because it resets itself and comes with its own hydraulics. It was easy to use and operations were fast.” LGH has 22 locations across North America. LGH has positioned itself geographically for the customer's ease of access to equipment and local (to the job site), timely assistance if needed. For LGH, it's all about providing partnership in supply, service and safety.

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Clark believes there is potential for heavy industrial and lighter commercial projects to utilize HydraSlide’s “Up ’N Go” jacking skid shoes and engineered turntables. The skid shoes are a complementary product to the HT500, designed to fit the same track. The 250-ton capacity jacking cylinders can be connected hydraulically with any number of other shoes, increasing the system capacity to multiples of 1,000-tons, while maintaining equal load support and weight distribution. The turntables, meanwhile, rotate any heavy or over-sized load accurately and efficiently, even in areas of restricted access or clearance.

safer, simpler and easier to use than other equipment; we had more control over the motor. We can see the system being used in a lot of future applications.”

On site Over the last three years, LGH has applied HydraSlide equipment to a myriad of applications and presently has an order confirmed for two HT500s on the same two-month rental. Clark said, not only do Hydra-Slide systems present an alternative to cranes and overhead solutions, or where limited space and headroom are available, they are also increasingly selected over other jack and slide systems. He explained: “In one example, a customer had to move a 350-ton gripper head. They couldn’t use their crane because of headroom issues and the jack and slide they had was heavy and awkward; they would have had to reset the pin and incur unviable costs and delays. Hydra-Slide has perfected the tried-andtrue method of skidding loads by designing simple, effective, easy-to-use systems.” Two other case studies demonstrated the HT500’s capabilities. First, equipment-moving specialist Advantage Industrial Systems LLC was hired to complete the sliding of an electric fan motor; and, second, construction firm Robins & Morton performed the slide of two condenser units underneath a steam turbine tabletop. John Williams, lead foreman at Advantage, said: “Whenever we need something that’s bigger than what we normally stock [the fan motor weighed 80,000 lbs.] we contact LGH. The Hydra-Slide was Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017



Crosby Introduces ROV Release & Retrieve Shackle Line Featuring The Patent Pending Captured Bolt Design


After years of development and intensive testing by several of the top subsea specialists in the world, the new Crosby ROV Release and Retrieve Shackles are ready for global release. Featuring an innovative Patent Pending Captured Bolt design, which prevents bolt detaching from the shackle bow, the release and retrieve shackle eliminates the need to have one shackle for releasing a load and one shackle for retrieving a load, and reduces end user liability by eliminating costly post-purchase modifications (i.e., capture barrels, springs, or tether cables). The shackles are available in two different bolt designs: QUIC-Thread (G-2100) and NonThreaded (G-2110). The QUICThread option requires 60% fewer turns than conventional threaded screw pin type shackles, while the Non-Threaded option touts one of the fastest release and retrieve times in the industry. Designed by the end user for the end user, these best-in-class shackles also feature:

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Forged alloy, galvanized bow with durable API RP 17H color-compliant epoxy finish 6 to 1 Design Factor Robust captured bolt design - can withstand over 2,000 lbs. of pull-out force Galvanized alloy bolt – available in two designs: QUIC-Thread and NonThreaded API RP 17H compliant modular handles available in T, D, F, or Eye versions (sold separately) Durable secondary locking latches for added securement Eyelets forged into bow for optional tether points Monkey Fist(s) included Made in the USA

Available in 7 different sizes: 9.5ton, 12-ton, 17-ton, 25-ton, 35-ton, 55-ton, and 85-ton. These shackles are job site tough and are sure to save you both time and money. •

No costly modifications required (like capture barrels or tether lines), thus reducing end user liability. • One shackle does it all: releases and retrieves without the need to resurface. • Both the QUIC-Thread and Non-Threaded bolts greatly reduce the time on the job, saving you costly man hours and vessel time. For more information on this innovative new product line stop by your local Crosby Distributor or go to

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Jungheinrich Group Provides Free 5-year warranty On Its Lithium-ion Batteries


The Jungheinrich Group is providing a free 5-year warranty on all of its self-manufactured lithium-ion batteries. If the capacity of a battery falls below 65 percent of its nominal capacity within the warranty lifetime, Jungheinrich will repair or exchange it free of charge, using its local after-sales team to get the job done. By making this move, Hamburgbased intralogistics provider is underscoring its technology leadership in lithium-ion batteries. Jungheinrich is at present the only intralogistics company to develop and manufacture not only vehicles, but also the corresponding charging systems and batteries. In 2011 Jungheinrich became the first manufacturer to launch a

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series-produced truck equipped with lithium-ion technology. Dr Oliver LĂźcke, the Jungheinrich Board of Management member in charge of Engineering, comments as follows: “Thanks to our many years of experience in the area of energy storage systems, we are now able to offer our customers a free warranty on our Jungheinrich lithium-ion batteries

lasting either for five years or 10,000 hours of operation. Anyone who is interested in energy-efficient, leading-edge warehouse solutions can’t afford to ignore Jungheinrich. By granting this additional warranty, we are substantially reducing the investment risks for our clients, while maximising their benefits. Our lithium-ion batteries are intelligent and can communicate


with both the vehicle and the charging equipment. That means they protect themselves autonomously from incorrect handling while at the same time adjusting ideally to the application at hand. That is why Jungheinrich batteries are especially efficient, maintenance-free and long lasting. At Jungheinrich we are convinced that lithium-Ion technology will soon become the standard energy storage system in intralogistics. Thanks to their high rate of efficiency they will make it possible to electrify applications which are currently still being handled by IC engine powered industrial trucks.” Jungheinrich has a manufacturing depth for its energy storage systems, which is unique in the market. Currently Jungheinrich already offers lithium-ion batteries as a feature on over 90 percent of its truck models. The latest vehicles using conventional leadacid batteries can easily be converted to lithium-ion technology. The range of self-produced batteries consists of 24 V, 48 V and 80 V versions – all of them covered by the Jungheinrich warranty of five years or 10,000 operating hours. The Jungheinrich lithiumion components are perfectly attuned to each other, since the battery, vehicle and charging equipment all communicate. Since neither gases nor acid are emitted by lithium-ion batteries, special charging stations equipped with expensive exhaust systems are no longer necessary. This not only makes for safety, but also saves on space and money. The fast and short interim charging times means that the fleet can be in operation almost continuously, 24/7. And the time-consuming need to change batteries is superfluous with lithium-ion batteries. It is no longer necessary to have any reserve batteries or battery changing equipment. Based on the major advantages of lithium-ion technology in practice, Jungheinrich is planning to further expand its own in-house battery production.

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Demystifying Tower Cranes


Quentin van Breda’s presentation at the LEEASA Conference held at KITE 2017 in Durban on 26 July, focused on the evolution of tower cranes, how cranes are erected to increasingly staggering heights, and some interesting projects in the industry. Van Breda has been active in the lifting industry for 40 years and was a founding member of SA French in 1982, with the Potain agency. He sold his interest in SA French in 2012 to Torre Industries but remained on as the MD of the company and as a director of Torre Holdings (Pty) Ltd until June 2017. He points out that there are two families of cranes – self-erecting and erection by elements. “Tower cranes can be erected to heights of 2 km, but the limitation is obviously on how strong the adjoining building is, hoist power and rope capacity. The crane’s capacity (meter/ton) is reflected by the model number representing the crane, for example 2-ton at 45 meters is 90 mt and the model, irrespective of manufacturer, would be 90 xyz. So the load that needs to be picked up at the end of the jib determines which model number is required to perform the task. In essence, a conventional crane is nothing more than a Meccano set.” Van Breda says that there is an increasing demand from the civils industry for maximum lifting capacity but an education process is critical to ensure that the civils companies follow the most sensible and conservative route to ensure safety for all. Buildings in South Africa demand long jibs and not very specific lifting capacity, he adds.

Evolving lifting In 1976 jibs were, in general, 45 meters long as top slewing cranes and 30 meters for self-erecting or bottom slewing cranes. Currently, jibs are commonly 70 meters long 36

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with an increasing demand on 75 meters for building contracts. Selferecting cranes have 40-50 meterlong jibs. Control mechanisms have become smoother and there has been a change to variable frequency and PLCs. Between 1976 and 2016, manufacturers began defining cranes as fit for purpose. Speeds of slewing and lifting have increased, but because preventative maintenance has always been an issue, safety is compromised. Fortunately, some newer crane models are equipped with sensors that send a signal via GSM to alert users to a developing issue that requires rectification.

back down the outside of the host structure, thereby minimising dismantling costs. Additionally, the tower crane has little interaction with the host structure.

This has allowed maintenance to become more proactive, instead of reactive, thereby increasing uptime and safety. Additionally, collision avoidance systems are now becoming standard equipment in Europe and further enhance safety.

It’s all about the base To ensure the stability of the crane, certain elements need to be in place. Naturally, the stability of the crane begins with its base. Van Breda highlighted the two basic types of tower crane base: •

On fixing angles. A predetermined concrete base is chosen to suit the geological conditions on site. Either a set of J-bolts are cast into this block (reusable fixing angle method) or disposable fixing angles are

cast into the base. Bases vary in size to suit each crane/soil conditions from 52 up to 330 tons. On chassis. There is a structural steel base ballasted with concrete weights. This can have bogeys and travel on rails or can be static on outriggers. Cranes on City Bases are similar to static rail travel bases but do not have oblique legs.

Reaching new heights Tower cranes are now able to reach higher than before, using two methods – top climbing and bottom climbing. While expensive, the biggest reason for top climbing is that the tower crane can often climb right

When bottom climbing a tower crane, the complete crane (including the mast) is raised hydraulically by climbing frames and a hydraulic cylinder placed around the mast. Advantages of this method include the fact that because the tower crane is usually more centrally located, it can often be a smaller size. Additionally, because of the central location the crane is more likely not to swing over other buildings or obstructions nearby. It also uses the minimum amount of mast sections. However, the climbing heights are limited and not only is there a great deal of interaction with the host building but the crane must be dismantled from the top of the building, often adding great expense.


When top climbing a tower crane, the upper super structure of the crane is hydraulically lifted by a climbing cage and additional mast sections are added to the tower to gain added hook height. The existing tower crane’s foundation withstands all of the crane’s weight and also that of its payload. At a certain point, in order to climb the crane to a new hook height, the tower crane will need additional lateral support. This is accomplished by ‘tying-in’ the tower crane to the host structure via tie-in collars and support struts.

“When choosing a tower crane, one needs to consider the height and type of structure. The most important consideration here is the hook time, in other words, how many hooks are required for the requisite lifting duties,” says Van Breda. Van Breda concluded his presentation with examples of interesting and demanding projects and critical safety considerations.

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Maximum Productivity And Comfort In Linden Comansa’s New CUBE Cab


The tower crane manufacturer is presenting a new, far more spacious model of cab, in which operators will be able to enjoy optimum visibility of the working area Combining a great look with productivity and comfort in a single product is not normally a simple task, especially when it comes to construction machinery. However, the new CUBE cab in Linden Comansa's tower cranes combines these three qualities, while bearing in mind that the cab is a work space and, as such, productivity should always be the number one requirement. Proper visibility of the site and the working area is assured from the front of the crane's CUBE cab, all of which is made of glass, not only at the front but also on the sides and at the floor, and even at the roof when installed in luffing jib cranes. Thanks to the optimum visibility of the load and working area, the crane operator has greater control over the operations and the surrounding area, which also means greater safety. In terms of the external appearance, the aim is a modern and innovative design that gives Linden Comansa's cranes a distinctive look. Inside, all of the elements have been designed to convey warmth and comfort to the user, through their materials and good quality finishes. The cube-shaped design of the cab with flat glass panes not only looks good, it also aims to make maximum use of the space, which is not possible with curved front panels or tilted windows. Thanks to this cube design, all of the elements of the cabin are distributed in a more intelligent way and there is extra space for operator ergonomics, and there is even room to comfortably fit a second person in the largest cab. Linden Comansa's cranes are operated across the world, so the design of 38

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Looks, productivity and comfort are combined in Linden Comansa’s new CUBE cab.

The CUBE cab ensures proper visibility of the site and the working area.

the CUBE cab has taken into account extreme thermal requirements, both hot and cold. Facilitating maintenance was also one of the goals during the design of this work space. As a result, the window panes are easy to replace when necessary and they can be bought anywhere in the world as they do not require a mould, unlike curved window panes. The new cab will be available in two sizes, L and XL, and it comes as standard with most Linden Comansa cranes. The smaller range, i.e. the 11LC132 and 11LC90 models and the models from the LC500 range, will be keeping the current, smaller

cab for now. The new L and XL cabs are slightly bigger than the current ones, so they cannot be installed on tower cranes that have already been delivered. Linden Comansa's new CUBE cab offers users a number of ergonomic benefits: -

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Complete visibility of the working area, thanks to the full glass front, with tinted glass to avoid excess light Optimal access to the digital indicators and the multifunction touch screen Improved positioning of the

The new cab is more specious and all of its elements are distributed more intelligently.

seat, with ample access to it - Improved posture for the crane operator It has also make it possible to significantly increase the amount of equipment: -

A user-friendly multifunction touch screen, which emits warning lights / sounds about the state of the machine, that also allows to: o Turn on, programme and control the intensity of the interior lighting o Turn on the exterior lighting, to light up the platform o Control and programme the lighting of the jib and the tower (offered on an optional basis) o Control the temperature


and programme the heating o Control the windscreen wipers, with adjustable speeds o View video images (the camera is offered as an optional feature) Perform pre-installation for air conditioning on the roof and "split" systems. Radio system:


o With hands-free (Bluetooth) option, to be able to talk on a mobile phone and listen through the cab's speakers o USB to listen to music from a personal player or charge the battery of a mobile phone or other device Storage space:



The CUBE cab gives Linden Comansa’s cranes a distinctive look, as can be seen in the LCL700 model.

o With shelves for objects, mobile telephones, etc. o A tab on which to hang a walkie-talkie o Space for a small electrical appliance, such as an electric coffee machine or a microwave (the latter only in the XL cab) o A larger electric cabinet, for ease of access and to facilitate maintenance work o Hangers o A wardrobe for clothing or harnesses, with special shelves for footwear (only in XL) - Sun blinds for the front and side windows, and for the roof window too in luffing jib cranes - Removable footrest grid, for ease of cleaning of both it and the floor window Many of the improvements introduced in the CUBE cab have come from suggestions made by clients and distributors over the years. The joint efforts of the engineering team, suppliers and the BigD design studio (Pamplona, Spain) have made it possible to incorporate them into the final design, after two years of work. The XL CUBE cab will start being shipped in October 2017, while the L size will be shipped from November.

Contact Mariano EchĂĄvarri mariano.echavarri@comansa. com, Tel +34 948 33 50 20

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Konecranes Celebrates The Delivery Of The 1000th RTG Konecranes has been delivering Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes to intermodal operators all over the world for many years. This year marks the delivery of the 1000th Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) crane – a milestone in its impressive history. It was installed at the Georgia Ports Authority at the Port of Savannah in the USA. In South Africa three 350kg RMG’s have been installed at Transnet in Gauteng. “It is one of the largest scale installations of RMG cranes ever to be undertaken in Southern Africa”, said John MacDonald, Service, Sales and Marketing Director at Konecranes Southern Africa. “Weighing over 350 tons, the cranes are each able to move a container every three minutes”. Konecranes’ Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) crane is an integral part of the global company's product offering. This productive and reliable RTG was developed more


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than 20 years ago and remains the top choice for container terminals around the globe. Konecranes’ RTG has three main features which were part of the design from the start. The non-hydraulic design, unique to Konecranes’ RTGs in the 1990s, has since been adopted by competitors. Nonetheless, Konecranes was among the first to realize the immense benefits of non-hydraulic RTG cranes, which are designed to provide higher reliability, less downtime, and lower maintenance and spare part costs, particularly at ports that experience harsh coastal weather. Two other main features have remained part of Konecranes’ unique and market-leading RTG design. First is the Direct Gantry

Drive design with 16-wheel mechanism that separated Konecranes’ RTG crane from its competitors’ 8-wheel RTG cranes. The increase in wheels from 8 to 16 meant lower wheel loads, less maintenance, and minimal wear to the wheels. The extra wheels also allowed the crane to move sideways, potentially increasing productivity. The other unique patented feature of the Konecranes RTG is the Active Load Control (ALC) system, which is designed to prevent containers from swaying, and enable the fine positioning of the spreader. When combined, these features are intended to significantly speed up the container handling cycle, increasing the productivity of yard operation.


was built in the city of Hyvinkää, Finland, over 20 years ago. The original idea has paved the way for new applications and features, which in turn have enabled new markets to emerge. The first Konecranes’ RTGs were used solely by seaport terminals. The 1000th RTG was installed at the Georgia Ports Authority at the Port of Savannah in the USA. With 22 ship-to-shore cranes (soon to be 26) and 146 RTGs, the Savannah Terminal is furnished with more pieces of Konecranes equipment than any other container terminal in the world. It is the fourth-busiest container terminal in the United States.

The benefits likewise extend past the ease of container handling. With decreased unnecessary movements due to the precision of the ALC system, productivity can remain kept at its highest level and energy-waste can be kept to a minimum. The use of AC-motors and frequency converters, instead of direct current technology, can also lead to significantly improved eco-efficiency. Despite the innovative features, Konecranes’ RTG was not a straightforward success story.

Konecranes’ approach to the RTG crane was unfamiliar to most container terminal operators, who were hesitant to order the slightly more expensive crane in favor of the more affordable partly hydraulic-driven RTG cranes. However, after word spread of the RTG crane’s unique features through user references, success followed. Konecranes’ RTG has come a long way since the first prototype

The latest chapter in the RTG’s story is the BOXHUNTER RTG crane. The BOXHUNTER is operated at ground level and integrates several innovative technologies that aim to improve the user ’s experience and bring savings for the terminal. The new addition to Konecranes’ RTG portfolio targets previously unconquered market areas, mainly developing countries.

Contact John MacDonald Konecranes, Tel +27 (0) 11 864-2800, Cell: +27 (0) 76 403-3184 john.macdonald@konecranes. com., Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017



SA Landside Logisitcs A company that prides itself on logistics and customer support has an operation in Syndey road Durban that offloads and loads 20-40 foot full and empty containers handling incoming cargo ships 24 hours 7 days a week . The container handling is crucial to SA logistics business , the inbound and outbound containers are never ending it seems and delivery times in most industries are under pressure to be shortened. A Combilift straddle carrier was supplied by in Dec 2016 to the site, this unit runs constantly to ensure between 20- 60 containers a day are loaded and unloaded. With the lowest consumption cost per hour of 5.5 litres per hour on a full container handler, the lowest ground pressure of 11000 kg per square metre it’s a simple equation to determine why the Combi lift SC is the right machine for the job. For an economical solution to container handling Combilift has the answer.


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Contact Victor Temlett, Solutions 4U, Tel (0) 11 900-8010/12,,




M G Vnt AS OL S omplia C COMBi-SC The cost effective solution for handling containers and oversized loads The supremely reliable and robust Combi-SC is the most economical option compared to heavy handling forklifts, reach stackers or mobile cranes. Its maneuverability, light footprint and high customization offer you complete independence transporting containers and oversized loads.

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Matching The Challenge Of Lesotho’s High Points


Extreme weather, a remote location, and mountainous terrain over 3,100 metres above sea level: these conditions – at a Lesotho mine site – have not prevented Johnson Crane Hire from delivering the safe and reliable service for which they have become known. According to Johnson Crane Hire Vanderbijlpark branch manager Dean Wepener, the team has fine-tuned its operation in the ‘Mountain Kingdom’ to ensure that the customer can run operations efficiently and can rest easy in the knowledge that safe lifting services are taken care of. Johnson Crane Hire has provided a 35 tonne mobile all-terrain crane on the mine site for an extended period of time, along with trained and experienced operators to ensure there are no hitches in the lifting duties required. “This contract presents a number of unusual challenges, but none that we can’t meet,” says Wepener. “Our main task is to keep the on-site crane operating in top condition and compliant in terms of our own operational policies, national regulations and customer requirements.” Working in weather that regularly delivers searing heat, freezing cold, torrential rain and howling winds, the crane operates 12 hour shifts for seven days a week. Its duties are focused on the range of maintenance activities that the mine demands, especially as the harsh climate increases the rate of replacement of many items of equipment on site. “Our service offering to the mine includes a four-pronged application of specialist 44

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The mountainous terrain in Lesotho has not prevented Johnson Crane Hire from delivering a safe and reliable service.

skills,” he says. “An operator is permanently on site, and rotates with a standby operator to ensure compliance with Lesotho’s labour regulations and Johnson Crane Hire’s best practice policies. Secondly, a maintenance mechanic visits the site regularly to service the machine, replacing oil and filters, and attending to any other mechanical issues arising.” The third leg of responsibility and support is the certified lifting machine inspector (LMI), who visits the site quarterly to conduct the required compliance check on all aspects of the crane.

“We also have a Johnson Crane Hire foreman who makes on-site inspections, checking on both the machine and the operator,” says Wepener. “In addition to those four interventions, I also am at the site regularly as the branch manager, and will do my own assessment of the crane’s condition and general operations.” The aim of all this attention, he says, is to help ensure that there is no unnecessary downtime on the mine, which suffers substantial losses for every hour of lost production. He emphasises the role of the operator in keeping


Johnson Crane Hire undertaking a lift on a mine site in Lesotho.

the crane working safely; as well as ensuring that all lifts are conducted according to best operating practice and within weight compliance limits. The operator also does a preoperation check every morning and sends through his report to the branch regularly. “The training we provide to our operators is at the best level available in the lifting sector,” he says. “As Johnson Crane Hire is accredited to provide our own in-house training to crane operators, we can be sure that our crane operators receive the highest standard of preparation for their work. Not only do we train our operators for the respective tonnages they can lift, but we also certify them for specific crane models.” Our operators are re-certified every two years as a matter of course, and must undergo familiarisation training if they have not operated a certain crane model for more than six months. Wepener says this ongoing

training pays dividends when operating in remote sites like those in Lesotho, where extra care and attention to detail ensures a minimum of unexpected delays or maintenance issues. There are also other, larger cranes that Johnson Crane Hire makes available to this mining customer for specific shortterm jobs. Here, cross-border administration and logistics adds a host of other demands to the project, and the team must keep a number of bases covered if they are to meet the customer’s deadlines. A recent contract involved making a 275 tonne mobile crane available on site, which required transport arrangements for the crane and support vehicles in order to mobilise the crane’s extensive components including counterweights, hook-blocks and outrigger pads – to make the 400 km journey to site. Apart from stringent and onerous paperwork relating to the crane and trucks crossing the SA-Lesotho border,

the convoy has to negotiate the narrow, twisting mountain road with the help of escorts and traffic authorities. “These challenges are all in a days’ work for us,” says Wepener, “but we are sure to collaborate with top-class partners and service providers who support the delivery of our brand promise - SMART - to our customers.” SMART equals Safety, Maintenance, Availability, Reliability and Total Cost Effectiveness. Travelling Lesotho’s rural roads with heavy equipment is a task that must also contend with the risk of pedestrians and animal traffic, but it is just another aspect of the job that Johnson Crane Hire embraces in its mission to provide customers with peace of mind, he says.

Contact Elmari Snyman, Johnson Crane Hire, Tel: +27 (0) 11 455-9242 Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017


Knuckle-Boom Crane


Mobile Crane

FLEXIBLE USE WITH HEAVY LOADS Knuckle-boom crane • • • • • • •

PK 50002 EH (47 mt) PK 63002 EH (60 mt) PK 76002 EH (71 mt) PK 88002 EH (81 mt) PK 92002 SH (85 mt) PK 165.002 TEC 7 (122 mt) PK 200002 L SH (140 mt)

Advantages - better mobility of the crane, flexible boom positions - easy mounting of hydraulic equipment - series produced trucks, higher mileage, lower costs - Registration without special permit with payload

VS. Mobile crane • 30 Tonners loading capacity 30 t with 3 m range 30 t x 3 m = lifting capacity 90 mt • 40 Tonners 40 t x 3 m = lifting capacity 120 mt



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30 t mobile crane


PK 92002 SH 16 t

useable work area

3,20 m


1t 4m


1m 1 2m

16 m

20 m

More lifting force in the usable working area

min. 2,55m

Knuckle-boom crane

min. 4,40m

Mobile crane 50/55 t

Overcoming irregular edges

Ready for use within 5 minutes

The knuckle-boom crane becomes stronger with its outreach. Unbeatable in the horizontal boom position.

Simple and fast overcoming of interfering edges, due to knuckle boom technology. Only with a knuckle-boom crane can you reach almost any angle.

Knuckle-boom cranes are world champions in setup time.

Power link plus

Additional equipment

Radio remote control*

With the reverse linkage system, you can reach through low door openings and also work inside buildings. Heavy crane work − even in difficult conditions.

Fast and easy to attach. Equipment for example crane fork, clamshell buckets (e.g. roof gravelling) or a workman basket makes a multifunctional machine out of your loader crane.

Maximum safety and comfort due to an individual control position. Additional savings in personnel due to one man operation. (*P7 only for SH models, standard RRC for EH cranes)

Working speed

Load capacity or semi trailer truck


With the “Load Sensing control” and the enormous mobility of the knuckle-boom crane an extremely high working speed can be achieved. All movements (telescopic as well) are moveable under load.

Depending on the type of vehicle body some of the payload remains, e.g. for a temporary bridge or you may opt for a semi-trailer vehicle.

P-Fold is a new PALFINGER assistance system. It makes folding and unfolding an easy job for the operator. The operator will be guided safely and clearly thanks to the intuitive menu navigation. (PK 42002 SH upwards)

Contact Tony Mota , Palfinger Africa Tel: +27 (0) 11 608-3670,,


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Demag Launches DMR Modular Rope Hoist For Diverse Applications The newly-launched Demag DMR modular rope hoist can be adapted precisely to match specific requirements. With one basic technology, Demag is now able to cover an even broader range of applications than rival products on the market. Due to its modular design, the Demag DMR modular rope hoist provides a unique range of possible combinations, enabling the rope hoist to be configured to meet specific needs, thereby providing the perfect ‘one-stop’ solution, comments Richard Roughly, Senior Manager: Sales & Marketing.

types, from foot-mounted hoists to double-rail crabs, can all be implemented according to specific customer requirements. “With its unmatched level of modularity, Demag has made it that much easier to implement more ropehoist variants than ever before,” Roughly comments.

“For the first time, customers can specify the design of their rope hoist, and still have the choice of all further options with just one system,” Roughly highlights. The Demag DMR modular rope hoist is available in two versions, namely a C-design and a co-axial design.

Five sizes are available, with load capacities up to 50 t. The controls can be ‘smart’, conventional, or provided by the customer, with a stepless or two-stage drive concept. Control can be wireconnected or by radio, depending on requirements. In addition, a range of extra safety and control functions can be opted for.

Smart interfaces meant that the Demag DMR modular rope hoist can be supplemented with a range of fittings and accessories that are freely selectable. Application

“Our modular design allows us to offer customers the exact control system needed for their Demag

DMR rope hoist. Your equipment can be enhanced for future production and logistics processes due to our innovative control systems, which transform your rope hoist into a smart solution for maximum transparency, safety, and reliability,” Roughly elaborates. The Demag DMR modular rope hoist guarantees reliable operation by means of the tried-and-tested contactor control option. Not only can this be maintained easily, but it is also available with various control voltages. An even more flexible option is for customers to implement their own ‘plugand-play’ controls. In this regard, Demag can supply its own electric enclosure with various cable unions for customer-specific solutions. Demag’s SafeControl allows for high operating safety, reliability, and efficient production. This feature meets all of the requirements for optimum support of state-of-theart manufacturing and logistics processes. Thanks to its range of applications, it enables networked production in today’s modern production environment, paving the way for further innovation. For example, the integrated Demag SmartCheck sensor system detects all of the rope hoist’s operating parameters continuously, and reports them to the control system. These critical parameters range from information on speed to brake wear. Precise overload protection is fitted as standard, giving customers more peace of mind that they have the best total system for their


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individual applications.

Tandem mode means that loads can be transported safely by two Demag DMR rope hoists via a single control unit. Two cranes, with up to four rope hoists, can also be synchronised. A further control refinement is area-specific load reduction, whereby areas can be defined which the travelling hoist may only enter if the load does not exceed a specific reference value. This has the added benefit of reducing the load on the runway and building structure, especially when two or more cranes operate on a single runway.

Real-time remote diagnosis empowers users to have an overview of all Demag DMR rope hoists in operation at any one time – even if you are away on a business trip. The innovative Demag StatusControl remote access system supplies all relevant operating data in real-time, and analyses and processes it for direct access, even on a smartphone. Proactive maintenance can therefore be scheduled as and when required. Demag StatusControl also allows customers to monitor complete

crane systems in various production facilities and at different locations, regardless of the brand. Target positioning means that loads can be transported automatically to a selected target position, as long as the crane operator presses the corresponding button on the radio control.


Slack-rope monitoring means that the tension of the rope can be checked continuously. The hoist drive switches off automatically when the load has been lowered to its destination. Bypass control allows for areas to be specified where the travelling hoist is blocked. This means safe bypass of high parts of machinery, for example, or alternatively zones that are out of bounds.

Contact Richard Roughly, Demag Cranes, Tel: +27 (0) 11 898-3500, richard.roughly@demagcranes. com,

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Lifting Africa Exhi

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017 is undoubtedly the largest gathering in KZN for pr the hottest trends in industrial technology and services. With over 140 exhibitors showcasing the widest variety


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Familiarise Yourself With The OHS Act Driven Machinery Regulation 18 For Lifting Machines And Lifting Tackle At the LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa) Conference held at the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) on 26 July 2017 in Durban after LEEASA’s presentation on the Guide-Lines for the (OHS Act) Driven Machinery Regulation, 2015 GN 40734 31 March 2017, Mr Mohlakola ‘Hlaks’ Monyaki from the Department of Labour presented areas from the OHS Act Driven Machinery Regulation 18 “Lifting machines, hand powered lifting devices and lifting tackle” that he felt needed clarity on. He outlined the definitions around the Regulations and categories of driven machinery in terms of lifting. Special emphasis is placed on the definition of a competent person, who needs to have (a) knowledge, be suitably trained, with the necessary experience and qualifications specific to the work performed, and (b) be familiar with the regulation in terms of the amendments to the definition for Competent Person. Mr Monyaki drew careful attention to the amendments of this Act as; Mr Monyaki further highlighted the requirements for the approval of a Man-cages. Man-cages must be designed to a standard and approved by an inspector after the risk assessment has been completed. This was discussed in detail and it was made clear that the use a man cage need to be avoided where ever possible and can only be used after approval has been given by a government inspector. It was requested by the delegates present that the DoL gives industry guide lines of what the inspectors requirement would be for approval of a man-cage. 52

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Further points that were addressed included: •

Issues around exclusions to Mobile Cranes, Suspended Access Platform and MEWPS which are excluded from performance tests after each redeployment. They do, however, need to be load test annually.

With regard to training of operators, not only is this training registered with the Transport Seta but there is also a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) currently in place with other Seta-approved accreditations authorities in terms of accreditation of Training Providers.


Government Notice / Staatskoerant, 2 October 2015 No. 392537 N.R. 913 Notice is hereby given regarding the following regulations published on 24 June 2015 in Government Notice No. R 540, gazette No. 38905.

Definitions: “competent person” means a person who has the knowledge, training, experience and qualifications specific to the work performed: provided that where appropriate qualifications and training are registered in terms of the provisions of the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995, those qualifications and that training shall be deemed to be the required qualifications and training;

“safe working load” means the mass load applicable to a piece of equipment or system as determined by a competent person taking into account the environment and operating conditions; •

The Regulations Mentioned Above Are Corrected As Follows: “competent person” means a person who; (a) has in respect of the work or task to be performed, the required knowledge, training and experience and, where applicable, qualifications, specific to that work or task: Provided that where appropriate qualifications and training are registered in terms of the provisions of the National Qualification Framework Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008), those qualifications and that training must be regarded as the required qualifications and training: and (b) is familiar with the Act and with the applicable regulations made under the Act:

“safe working load” means the mass load applicable to a piece of equipment or system as determined by a competent person taking into account the environment and operating conditions; “Working Load Limit” has a corresponding meaning; 21.(4) Any holder adversely affected by a decision of the chief inspector may

appeal in writing to the Labour Court against such decision. “A major change in the regulations concerns the attempts to separate hand-powered lifting devices from power driven lifting machines as power driven been Electric, Pneumatic or Hydraulically Powered Lifting Machines as opposed to manually operated e.g. Chain Blocks, Lever hoists, Wire Rope Pullers and lifting winches. Regulation 18:1(a) emphasises that ‘it has been designed and constructed in accordance with a generally accepted technical standard’. This means that one needs to work closely with the SABS is critical in ensuring that all machines brought into the country are designed and manufactured to certain predetermined standards,” Mr Monyaki pointed out.

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21.(4) Any holder adversely affected by a decision of the chief inspector may appeal in writing to the Director-General: Labour against such decision.

Training providers should familiarise themselves with the regulations, and if they are not familiar with said regulations, they should not be training people. If one is unhappy with the service provided by TETA then this matter should be escalated with the TETA CEO and/or at the TETA’s roadshows. If one purchases a registered LME, then one can change the LME name simply by completing and submitting the official documentation to Department of Labour (DoL). With regard to goods hoists inspections and testing, tests above shall within five years of the publication of these Driven Machinery Regulations comply with the provisions of the Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010, in which “Access Goods only Lift” is defined will by then need to be undertaken by a SANAS accredited inspection authority, which is registered with SANAS as a LIE (Lift Inspection Entity) and not a LME. Materials hoists have been moved to the Construction Regulations and all Material Hoists under the old regulations need to comply with the new regulations. It is a legal requirement and necessary to update any changes in your LME status within 14 days of those changes. LME’s should use the existing application on the DoL website to inform the DoL of these changes. Besides completing all the requirements in the LME application when applying for the first time one must not forget to submit a copy of the LMI’s scope of competence letter and the LMI’s ECSA certificate.


If you wish to make amendments or expansion to your LME scope of approval then the company is required to submit the following to the DoL: An official letter from your company stating the required amendments. • Application form specifying discipline required. • Supporting documents to be attached: - Relevant Inspection and Test certificates - Relevant procedures with relevant standards applied - Testing equipment required - Calibration certificates. “When all documentation as listed and required by the LME application is submitted together with the application, then your request will be processed more quickly. It is important to note that any testing should be undertaken by the registered LMI and that it must be within the LMI’s scope for that particular machine e.g. mobile crane,” Mr Monyaki clarified.


With regard to any lifting equipment held by the user, a register needs to be kept at the company’s premises and a service record needs to be retained for 10 years. However, should a piece of equipment be sold to a third party, (such as a mobile crane) then the register and service records should be transferred to the new owner and responsibility for maintaining these documents then passes to the new owner. The amendment to the Department of Labour’s Driven Machinery Regulations (2015) can be downloaded here: http:// downloads/legislation/ regulations/occupationalhealth-and-safety/ drivenmachineryreg2015. pdf 54

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New Recruitment Company Launched For The Lifting Industry

Lifting Placements provides a Specialist Recruitment Service to the lifting equipment industry, nationally and in Africa. Our integrated service is primarily focused at employment opportunities available to LMI (Lifting machine inspectors) and LTI (Lifting Tackle inspectors) as well as other professions in lifting support. Highly focused in providing recruitment solutions, we are a recruitment service provider to the private and public sector as well as smaller lifting operations. Our excellence and reputation in the lifting industry will secure us a position as a preferred supplier and supplier of choice status, with major national and multi-national lifting corporates in South Africa and the African continent. Our relationships are based on trust and the knowledge that we understand and care about the needs of both our clients and our candidates. All employment sectors of the lifting industry are serviced: LMI, LTI, Marketing / Sales, Production / Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Management, An extensive database of qualified candidates nationally offers a total client solution - serviced on permanent, locum and project management basis. Our infrastructure with integration and exposure of the lifting industry nationally, ensures our clients optimum recruitment solutions


Publishers of Lifting Africa magazine, being the voice of the lifting industry, noticed the big need in the lifting industry for lifting recruitment. We took the opportunity to offer our valued clients professional specialised lifting recruitment services. We strive to ensure that our industry partners are guaranteed access to high quality candidates. Our selection process is designed to economise and streamline our value offer to clients and candidates and so we align ourselves with those who resonate most acutely with our vision and values. At Lifting Placements we seek leaders in both our candidate and client selection processes

- the best and broadest possible skills available, immediately. Employment seekers have access to national opportunities, where they can develop their skills and pursue their chosen career path. We see our relationships with both our candidates and clients as investment partnerships, as opposed to random once-off opportunities. We seek candidates we and our clients can invest in long-term - and equally we seek opportunities for candidates that will represent an appropriate context for them to invest their best value. We strive to ensure the highest quality of organisation or company in which to invest the skills and abilities of our candidates Our preferred choice of employers are those willing to invest in quality candidates – even custom designing and creating positions when necessary - to ensure that they obtain the best person for their organisation.

Secrecy and confidentiality is not the same thing. Confidentiality is a necessary component of any relationship built on trust; secrecy however, implies deliberate withholding of information. Carefully structured and managed career pathways means that career movements can be mapped in advance and so they can be openly shared between candidates and clients. It is our understanding that this transparency and foresight will streamline and economise the recruitment process for all involved. We have an excellent understanding of the lifting equipment environment and one of our key strengths is linking the correct LMI/LTI to the job at hand, placing the right people in the right discipline. Select Lifting Placements as THE Recruitment Company to assist with your recruitment solutions.

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Modular Universal Encoder System UOC 40 / USC 42 Reduces costs – increases accuracy – offers modular adaptability With the U-ONE®-Compact (UOC 40) Johannes Hübner Giessen is raising the bar for simultaneous position and speed monitoring solutions in heavy-duty applications to a new level of performance. The new universal encoder system not only reduces costs while significantly increasing switching accuracy, it also offers a wide range of useful additional functions. For applications requiring functional safety up to SIL 2 to DIN 61508 and PL d to DIN EN ISO 13849 Hübner Giessen optionally offers the safety-certified version: the U-ONE®-SAFETY-Compact (USC 42) featuring two-channel system architecture (category 3). All of the functions of the UOC 40, such as up to 15 programmable relay outputs and real-time position and speed data, are combined in a single compact device that is able to be attached directly to the rotary axis to be monitored (for example, a rope drum on a crane). Thanks to the compact combination of different electronic function modules there is now no need for the otherwise usual array of individual devices (absolute encoder, speed switch, rotary cam limit switch)

or additional mechanical components such as distribution gears, couplings and speed step-up gearing. That translates to a significant reduction in investment, maintenance and installation costs while at the same time allowing you to improve system accuracy and implement useful additional functions. The UOC 40 guarantees rapid availability following initial installation, maintenance work (e.g., changing ropes) or replacing devices, because, for example, the timeconsuming work setting cam disks for mechanical rotary cam limit switches is now a thing of the past. The accompanying software makes it easy to configure parameters (optionally before or after installation) as well as accept data defining position switching points directly from the application. Thanks to the ability to save parameters it is easily possible to import data, for example when replacing devices. Following installation or repairs to plant it is possible to quickly and simply harmonize the internal coordinate system of the UOC 40 with the application via the preset input.

The UOC 40 offers a high level of switching accuracy thanks to 28 bit resolution, an adjustable switching hysteresis as well as configurable relay outputs for position, speed or deployment as a fault switch. Optional real-time data for position and speed monitoring are available via an analog 4-20 mA output, an incremental output or a bus interface, e.g., PROFIBUS or PROFINET. The internal diagnostics system of the UOC 40 permanently monitors the entire system for possible illegal deviations in the status and actively signals this via the digital status and error output for further evaluation by a connected PLC. Alternatively, it is possible to directly integrate an emergency stop circuit via a relay output configured as a fault switch. The high level of functionality of the UOC 40 is rounded off by the operating status being indicated via LEDs as well as a status and error output, a simple error reset via the reset input and low inspection requirements thanks to an integrated switch test function.

USC-42 Modular Contact Derek Colyn, Huebner Speed Monitoring, Tel.: +27 (0) 11 482-0088, Fax:Lifting +27 (0) 11 -482-8939,, 58 Africa Jul / Aug 2017


BUEL® And The Advantage Of Speed Pintsch Bubenzer making cranes safer with the new BUEL® Electrohydraulic Thruster and BUEL® model G compact Green Hydraulic Power Pack

BUEL® Model G BUEL® thruster is designed and manufactured completely in-house by Pintsch Bubenzer. The overriding criterion is greater torque. Pintsch Bubenzer is a bigger more powerful thruster that supports higher forces required by large, high-capacity hoisting systems on Container cranes.

case,” he said. “The faster the brake closes, the less kinetic energy has to be dissipated later as the load is in free fall.” For this reason, most main hoist emergency brakes are a calliper style brake with a separate hydraulic system, as this set-up has a faster actuating time than thruster brakes.

The design of a Standard thruster with a rotating impeller limits the force. It can supply to hold a brake open to 7,000N. The BUEL® thruster uses a different method to achieve high pressure build-up with high mechanical efficiency, and can provide a force of 10,000N and above. BUEL® has another significant advantage in its closing time, which is four times faster than a Standard thruster. This opens up new opportunities for BUEL® to be used as the emergency brake on a main hoist application.

An end to the hydraulic piping

Derek Colyn, explained that on a main hoist emergency application the brake must have a fast closing time. “The dead time of the brake (time from the command ‘close brake’ until the brake pads touch the disc) is the most critical time in an emergency

The new BUEL® Model G, where the BUEL® thruster can be mounted directly on the brake support for a calliper brake. This is a more compact ‘plug and play’ design that eliminates the hydraulic tank, piping and its associated flushing and bleeding requirements. Using BUEL® Model G in the main hoist emergency brakes could also help with the peak load problem on the gearbox in an emergency stop situation. In an emergency stop, the calliper brakes on the main hoist drum come in faster than the traditional thruster service brakes on the output shaft of the main hoist motors. The large inertia in the motors consequently has to be absorbed by the gearbox (unless there is a safety coupling in the System) and,

said Colyn, the peak load can be up to 12 times the nominal load. Using BUEL on both sides of the main hoist brake system would enable the synchronising of the closing time of the emergency brakes and the service brakes. With a BUEL thruster on the service brake side, “it is possible to decelerate the input shaft of the gearbox even before the emergency brake Starts braking”, said Colyn. “The energy input due to the high motor inertia is lowered down because the service brake is already absorbing energy, and the emergency brake then supports the drive to be smoothly stopped.” There is an opportunity to reduce the peak loads inside the gearbox in an emergency stop substantially, which would have a big impact on the lifetime of the gearbox bearings. All the basic dimensions are according to DIN 15430, so BUEL® thrusters are interchangeable with older technology thrusters on Pintsch Bubenzer brakes, including horizontally mounted applications in gantry long travel braking Systems.

Contact Derek Colyn, Huebner Speed Monitoring, Tel.: +27 (0) 11 482-0088, Fax: +27 (0) 11 482-8939,, Lifting Africa - Jul / Aug 2017



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