Lifting Africa May-Jun 2019

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

MAY/JUN 2019


Southern Africa’s largest crane company Manufacturers of EOT Cranes, Hoist and Accessories Servicing, Maintaining, Load Testing and refurbishing of all makes of lifting equipment Servicing all sub-Saharan African countries

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Top loading testing company changes name and grows offerings


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

MAY/JUN 2019


From the Chairmans Desk



Information about Regulations and Registration Requirements



Lifting equipment plant audits 10



Loadtech contributes to safety in indusrty 12 INDUSTRY NEWS

Hyva and Lift & Shift merge their power to enhance market presence in Southern Africa



Tight space calls for fine crane engineering



Forged to be unbreakable 18 Becker Mining South Africa launches the new Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series 19 Skyriders Elios SkyEye drone powers up emergency tube-leak inspection 20 Combo of Enerpac, Kito makes for unique Mandirk Lifting solutions 22 Manual Lifting vs. Intelligent Lifting: An ergonomic comparison 24 MOBILE CRANES

Two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes dismantle 100-year-old bridge Crosby enters into agreement to acquire Gunnebo Industries

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World Wide Load Testing Specialists +27 (0) 31 572-4940

Lifting Africa

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


COMANSA announced upcoming large Flat-Top tower crane Zoomlion to showcase “Africa-ready” agricultural and construction equipment at the first sino-african trade expo

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Setting new lift truck warranty standards Criterion equipment offers STR fleet renewal programme Following the JF365, the first JF545 now arrives

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Enerpac sl400 gantry for marine maroc power plant lift Morocco



VERLINDE electric hoist provides vital fall prevention for Valkyrie humanoid robot



Lifting specialist johnson renew targets latest wind farms






Index to Advertisers Artisan Training 31 Cape Construction 41 Crane Dude 17 Demac 35 Electra Mining Botswana 9 Giovenzana 15 Goscor OBC In-Quest 25 Jexpress 23 KITE 32 Konecranes 33 LEEASA 18, IBC Liebherr Africa 21 Lifting Placements 50 Loadtech CS Morris Crane Aid IFC Phakamisa 11 Sky Cranes Africa 13 Spider Mini Cranes 39 World Wide Load Testing Specialist OFC

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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Top loading testing company changes name and grows offerings Founded by the Graham family in 1979, Spectrum Engineering, trading as Water Weights TVL, is a stalwart in the lifting industry. Appointed as the sub-Saharan Africa representative for Water Weights in 1992, the company is credited with pioneering the use of water-filled bags and writing many of the current load testing specifications in the industry. When the Water Weights group took a global decision to sell its interests internationally in late 2018, the Graham family strategically chose to reposition and rebrand itself as World Wide Load Testing Specialists. Kyle Graham, grandson of the company’s founder John David Graham and son of the current Technical Director Norman David Graham, explains that the company has retained all of its staff and is moving to new, bespoke premises in Cornubia in early July. “Our staff , who have been with us for a minimum of six years and up to 22 years, are thrilled that we will have our workshop and offices in one ultra-modern facility. The new facilities will allow us to achieve our goal of expanding our product and service offering and complements our branches in Durban, Johannesburg, Swaziland and Mozambique (Tete and Maputo). We offer our services throughout Africa. We have also managed to form strategic alliances in the United Kingdom.” He says that there are two primary goals that form the foundation of the company’s business philosophy: engendering absolute safety on site for lifting operations and ensuring that clients benefit through cost saving efficiencies. “By reducing the liability for our clients we are able to provide them with the ability to budget for proactive maintenance on their lifting equipment, thereby reducing 4

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the costs incurred by unplanned maintenance and breakdowns.” Norman Graham, who is a founding member of LEEASA, says that he believes in a hands-on approach and as such is regularly seen participating in load testing at the clients’ sites. “We have all the necessary local and international certifications and our knowledge of the various brands has led to a number of referrals from the major OEMs.

We also have an extensive range of water testing capacities, amounting to over 1 000 tons of water bags, with a further 340 tons recently purchased and a further 120 tons being brought from Angola to South Africa. In addition, we have 70 tons of solid weights in Mozambique, 76 tons in Johannesburg and 30 tons in Durban.” The company boasts 10 LMIs and six LTIs on its payroll. “Bless Msweli was in fact one of the first black


LMI in South Africa. Like all of our staff, he was encouraged to improve his skills and knowledge base and as a result of encouragement and mentoring from management, has excelled in his chosen career path,” says Kyle. Increased service offering World Wide Load Testing Specialists, for many years a leader in the load testing arena under the Water Weights banner, is intent on increasing its service and product offering to enhance customer service.

“While we specialise in load testing in all lifting equipment and are geared up to do load testing on any lifting equipment with capacities from 20kg - 1 000 T. Quality equipment is a critical criteria for us and a good example of this is the fact that our water bags, which we source from the UK, are drop test certified in Scotland to the highest British Testing Authority standards. By owning our own proof load testing bags, rigging, air lift bags, load cells, pumps, loose tackle and other necessary equipment, we are able to reduce the cost to clients. When coupled with the broad experience and skill of our LMIs, this allows us to offer an unrivalled service,” says Kyle. The company offers a maximum 24hour turnaround and offers a wide

range of services, aligned with OEM standards, that include testing on: • Beams & hoists • Gantries (‘A’-frames) • Harbour cranes • Industrial lift trucks (forklifts) • Jib cranes • Jibs (free standing & mounted) • Lifting tackle inspections • Lifting platforms. • Mobile cranes • Mobile elevated working platforms (MEWP) truck-mounted manlift (cherry picker) • Overhead travelling cranes • Portal / semi-portal cranes • Truck mounted cranes • Ship Cranes • Hand powered lifting devices • And many more. In each instance, a comprehensive report is produced to allow clients to reference areas of possible weakness and to schedule preventative maintenance timeously. In addition to providing these services, the company has also introduced leased equipment, which is available to companies that employ a certified LMI, and who wish to undertake their own load testing using WWLTS’ water bags,

load cells and solid weights. Both Norman and Kyle agree that one of the biggest challenges they face is educating site personnel on the importance of retaining the services of only those companies registered as LMEs. “It is critical, for the safety of all concerned, that companies using lifting equipment insist on seeing the legislated LME and LMI certification of their service providers. Furthermore, we advise other LMEs to take a cautious approach to certifying any maintenance work they may feel tempted to undertake. For safety’s sake we outsource all required maintenance work on lifting equipment and stick to our core business of load testing.” says Kyle. The team at World Wide Load Testing Specialists invite enquiries for load testing services through sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact World Wide Load Testing Specialists, Durban Branch Tel: +27 (0) 31 572-4940, Gauteng Branch Tel: +27 (0) 11 425-0015, Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2019



FROM THE CHAIRMANS DESK On 24th July 2019 LEEASA will be hosting a one-day CPD conference at the KZN Industrial and Technology Expo – KITE 2019 in Durban. LEEASA KZN CONFERENCE 2019

ECSA: ECSA Council: On the 20th of May I attended the ECSA council meeting where a number of ratifications were carried out by advice taken from the high impact committees like the Central Registration Committee, Education Committee and the Investigation Committee.

ECSA Investigation Committee - IC On the 10th of May I trained LMI investigators identified by ECSA, on how to conduct an investigation on an LMI that has broken the law e.g. Practiced outside of their scope of competence, conducted themselves in an unethical manner, etc. The training took place at Emperors Palace.

ECSA Central Registration Committee - CRC I also was involved in the training of LMI assessors, moderators and reviewers identified by ECSA for 6

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specified categories on how to conduct assessments, moderation and interviews for LMIs that have applied for registration. The first round of training took place on the 24th of June.

SABS: TC 96 Cranes: The May meeting was cancelled however I would still like to encourage anyone carrying out inspections and testing on Over Head Cranes to purchase SANS 10375 2018.

TC 110 Fork Trucks: Please note that SANS 10388 2019 is now available for purchase at SABS and I would encourage anyone carrying out inspections and testing on Fork Trucks/lifts to purchase the new amended standard SANS 10388.

TC 1020. SANS 500 has been approved by TC1020 and will hopefully be published before the end of the year.

SANS: I would like to encourage the industry to get involved at SABS with the standards. It is always a lot easier to stand on the sidelines and pass criticism of the standards but not actually getting involved

with the South African National Standards - SANS.

Events: LME: LEEASA exhibited at the Local South African Manufacturing Expo - LME held in May at NASREC Expo Centre. Totally Concrete EXPO was held at Gallagher Estates and LEEASA exhibited alongside Lifting Africa. I would just like to thank the staff of Lifting Africa for their assistance at both these events.

LEEASA Council. On the 17th of May LEEASA council met to discuss plans for KITE 2019 as well as what topics should be presented that would make the event valuable to earn a CPD point for those attending the conference.

Up-coming Events: KITE 2019. Information regarding the LEEASA one-day CPD conference, at KITE 2019 in KZN can be obtained from Surita Marx on 0832815761 or or from myself on 0749008378 or the LEEASA website Till next time take care, From your Chairman , Arni Sommer.


Information about Regulations and Registration Requirements To help with the process, some definitions of acronyms, and frequently asked questions and the answers have been compiled for your convenience. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers What are the Department of Labour requirements for lifting machinery inspectors. A. Lifting Machinery Inspectors (LMI) are individuals, who are required by law to apply for registration with The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) by the 29th September 2006, as per the amendment to the act as gazetted in the Government Gazette No 28755 No R 396 of 28th April 2006. This amendment granted exemption from the original date of 28th April 2006. (See also Government notice R 158 on 18 February 2005). B. The Government Gazette No 30829 No. R 257 of 7 Match 2008 grants exemption to individuals that submitted their applications to the Engineering Council of South Africa before 30 September 2006 until 27 June 2008. (Previous Notice was Gazette 29730 No R 260 of 30 March 2007 which granted exemption to individuals that submitted their application forms to the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) before 30 September 2006 until 31 October 2007). C. This means LMI’s who have not


The Department of Labour


Occupational Health & Safety Act

DMR 18

Driven Machinery Regulation 18, which covers lifting equipment User requirements


The Engineering Council of South Africa


Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa


Lifting Machinery Inspector (an individual person who is registered with ECSA as an LMI).


Lifting Machinery Entity (Companies, Close Corporations, & / or one man businesses conduction inspections and tests)


Lifting Tackle Inspector, qualified by knowledge, experience and training.

Note; Some Government notices also use LME to denote LMI's.

yet applied to ECSA may not legally practice their work. D. LMI’s who have not applied to ECSA yet, must apply to ECSA for registration immediately. You are advised to keep a copy of your application and use registered mail to prove your application and date. ECSA may be contacted for the application pack and relevant fees at; Waterview Corner, 1 st Floor, 2 Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue, Bruma Lake Office Park, Bruma, Johannesburg Tel: +27 (0) 11 607-9500,,

If I am not registered as an LMI with ECSA may I sign load test certificates? If you are not a registered LMI you may not sign certificates, as you would be breaking the law. A registered LMI may witness and/

or supervise an inspection by an unregistered person (as in training and gaining experience). This must be stated on any certificate issued and while both signatures are required and the LMI’s registration number, the LMI will be the only one held legally responsible.

May an LMI do repairs and make modifications to the equipment being tested? No. Another engineering person must carry out the repairs and/ or modifications. The repairer and tester cannot be the same entity or person. Any modifications and or repairs have to be recorded in the equipments logbook for future reference and inspections purposes.

Does a person who only examines lifting tackle have to register with ECSA? The Government Notices No R 257 of 7 March 2008 states, Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2019



“This registration does not apply to persons who examine lifting tackle in terms of regulation 18 (10)(e) of the Driven Machinery Regulation.

What are the Department of Labour requirements for Lifting Machine Entities? Companies, or service providers who perform statutory inspections, repair or perform annual load testing on their own, or customers lifting machines, must apply to the DoL to be registered as an LME. See application details below. The DoL will issue a certificate to the LME as proof of the LME’s registration.

Are Company staff required to be registered with DoL? No. Company staffs do not have to be registered with the DoL regarding the amendments published which reference lifting machinery and equipment. However, other DoL registrations, which the DoL may require must not be confused with the requirements for lifting machinery.

Do staff Millwrights and other crane inspectors who inspect cranes regularly have to be registered with DOL? No - but any practitioner performing statutory inspections and annual load tests, as defined in the OHS act regarding Driven Machinery (DMR18), are compelled to register with ECSA by the deadline date which was originally 31st of March 2006 as an LMI but now is 29 September 2006. (See item 1 above for further information).

Do staff (and non staff) persons who do 3, 6, and 12 monthly inspections on lifting tackle and cranes have to register with DOL? No. See 3 above. Different types of equipment have specific requirements regarding the frequency and type of inspection required as set out in the regulations. Users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the 8

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relevant clauses, which affect them.

Do persons who carry out load testing (LMI) have to register with DOL and by when? No, the LMI only has to be registered with ECSA. The companies (entities) that are carrying out the testing must register with the DoL as Lifting Machinery Entities (LME). The cutoff date has expired, but the DoL are still entertaining applications as new entries into the market.

Do persons who carry out repair work on cranes have to register with DOL. No. Repairers of equipment do not have to register with the DoL specifically for this purpose, however a proposal to the amendment of the act clearly identifies that a repairer cannot be the inspector of their own work, and visa versa.

If a company carries out its own tests on its own cranes is it required to register with DOL? Yes. A company doing this has to register with the DoL as an LME. However the actual inspection must be carried out by a LMI who is registered with ECSA.

If a company contracts out to a load test provider is it required for the company still to be registered with DOL? No. The company is not required to register, but the load test provider must be registered with the DoL as a LME and the load test provider’s people doing the testing must be registered as LMI’s with ECSA.

Do Companies and / or individuals have to be members of LEEASA as well as registering with DOL. No. It is not necessary for either companies or individuals to be members of LEEASA, which is a voluntary engineering association, not for gain. However, it is advisable for them to become members to have a unified voice in influencing the decisions regarding legislation and informing authorities and other interested parties of the industries viewpoint. Members are regularly updated on information about issues that are relevant. Members are recognised as credible participants as they have to abide by a Code of Conduct.

What forms etc are required and what is the contact detail and postal address of DOL regarding any registration of persons and Companies as an LME


The contact details for companies wanting to register with the DoL are listed below; (Ask them for their latest forms, as they seem to change from time to time. Keep copies of your submitted forms and use registered mail so you can prove your application and date of application). Department of Labour, Private Bag X117, Tshwane, 0001, Fax 012 309 4151 Or Laboria House, 215 Schoeman Street, Pretoria, Disclaimer. While every attempt is made to ensure that the information provided in this guide is correct we do not accept any liability if the guide contains any errors or is not up to date. This guide is issued in the interests of providing information only and does not purport to be an all-encompassing guide or to be a legal opinion on any matters. The user must and shall check on any information provided in this guide. Any use of this guide is solely at the users risk.

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Lifting equipment plant audits To assist users of lifting equipment to implement and maintain a safe lifting program in the work place and to be legally compliant, proper risk reviews or audits on lifting equipment should be conducted. The scope of such a review will depend on the size, type and equipment used on a mine, factory, plant or installation. The review must be conducted against either the requirements of the OHSA or MHSA Lifting Equipment Regulations, depending on which Act is applicable. For users of lifting equipment across the RSA border, cognizance has to be taken of their local legal requirements as well. According to Piet Otto from Phakamisa Safety Consultants, the issues to be covered, but not restricted to, on such a visit are the following: • Peruse and scrutinize all documentation; • Peruse purchasing procedures, vendor and product specifications; • Examine all written appointments and responsibilities; • View all storage facilities to determine legal compliance; • View all (or selected) lifting applications to ascertain legal compliance or identify any dangerous or illegal lifting practices; • View all lifting practices and equipment used in the various operations for legal compliance and product conformance; • Investigate the condition of all lifting equipment used on site for safe operation, quality, marking, certification etc.; • Investigate existing training requirements and short comings. 10

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All visits should start with an opening meeting with all concerned.At the end of the visit a closing meeting is held to summarize the visit as well as to express findings, recommendations and opinions.It is essential to prepare for such a visit. The following documentation will be scrutinized, where applicable. If

these documents are not available or up to date, Phakamisa will assist to compile and implement the necessary, to be legally compliant. Documentation to be scrutinized will include, but are not limited to: • Inventories or asset registers of lifting tackle and hoists in use; • Supplier’s test or conformance

All relevant operational areas need to be visited where lifting equipment is used as well as stores and planning departments. A written report At the end of the visit, a comprehensive written report is


certificates for all products used; • Up to date and proper Inspection registers and check lists; • Existing Codes of Practice or written Operating Procedures; • Stores control documents and registers; • All written appointmentsfor operators, inspectors and lifting equipment users, based on appropriate proof of training; • Purchasing procedures, vendors and brands; • Lifting plans/rigging studies where applicable; • Functions of all appointed Responsible Persons • LME/LMI verification for service providers who do load testing; • Contractor files for crane and lifting operations; • Instructions for the safe use of lifting equipment; • Training records, contents of training programs etc.

submitted, with comments and recommendations. This report should then be used by the client to compile an Action Plan allocating various actions to be taken, by different persons and target dates should be set to complete the project. As part of the project Phakamisa can supply proper inspection, and stores control registers, and assist clients to compile or update their existing written procedures and

other documentsConsulting fees will depend on the scope of work which will include a written report, with recommendations, at the end. All work is conducted by the writer, who is a lifting equipment expert, consultant and trainer with over 47 years of experience in this industry.

Contact Piet Otto Cell: +27 (0) 82 372-4595,,

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Loadtech contributes to safety in industry Overhead crane accidents cause the most severe injuries and fatalities each year. Preventing these disasters requires workers to recognise certain hazards that occur during operations and to follow safety precautions to avoid them. Load measuring improves safety The three most common hazards involving overhead cranes include, electrical hazards, overloading and material falling/slipping from overhead hoists but the most prolific is a result of exceeding the crane’s lifting capacity. Some operators believe they can rely on experience and are able to determine when the load is too heavy. The advent of technology has brought to the fore load-measuring systems which greatly reduce the hazards of overloading, thus improving operator competency. Placed in strategic locations, load cells have become the accepted norm in measuring weight accuracies in most industrial applications.

Local Load Cell Manufacturer Local company, Loadtech has a combined experience in the design and manufacture of load cells and transducers for more than 50 years and can be regarded as a leader in this field. The company’s reputation extends to the whole spectrum of industry which includes aviation, food processing and packaging forestry, manufacturing, mining, transportation, warehousing and distribution and waste management. Loadtech manufactures a range of 12

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standard load cells for industrial applications from 50kg to 300 ton with accuracies from 0.2% to 0.03% which are always available on call. Special application load cells however are designed and manufactured to order. A load cell is a transducer which converts force into a measurable electrical output which can be attached to any display screen to determine weight accuracy. Thousands of load cells have been built and supplied throughout industry since the registration of Loadtech in 1987 and its track record of customer service and quality of product goes without question and is well established. The company has been exposed to a wide variety of designs and applications over the years and has worked with its customers to ensure the successful application of their designs.

One of the major benefits to their customers is the availability of knowledge and experience which is reflected in their planning process and ‘walking’ with the client until final implementation. Apart from the Company’s design capabilities, a wide range of standard cells is available to suit most applications when required.

In developing solutions many factors have to be taken into account. The first factor is the composition of load and how it is to be distributed. The environment also plays a role as to whether there are many safety hazards to be overcome. In the case of overhead cranes and hoists knowing the actual load on the hook especially with unfamiliar objects, can prevent a major catastrophic incident. Selecting load cells for overhead cranes requires close determination of the task and the accuracy of results required. Selection of load cells for overhead cranes fall into different categories, the most common of which is below the hook. The most advantageous system of weighing below the hook is the accuracy which can be close to 0.25% of the load cell’s capacity. In every instance a cable can be connected to electronics or a wireless solution can be adapted. After installation and calibration with a known weight, this method can typically achieve an accuracy of 0.7-2% of the capacity.


Application Solutions

a world class company that has since inception, consolidated operations for greater manufacturing efficiencies. By pooling human resources, utilizing economies of scale in collective purchase of materials and administrative services, sharing best practices and integrating technical know-how, the company has been able to maintain its lead in the design and manufacture of products that ensure accuracy and safety in most industrial applications. “Loadtech is expanding its horizons especially into the field of technology. There is swing towards radio- linked and wireless systems and we are developing technology to meet those demands which in a tight economy will mean more accurate control of material usage and give ready access to management control structures. Also our expansion plans incorporate increasing our share of export markets including Africa which can also make use of an on-line product service which we are currently

developing,” concluded Glen Webster, Sales Manager, Loadtech Load Cells.

Contact Glen Webster, Loadtech, Tel : +27 (0) 12 661-0830,,

Further, if the crane is fitted with an equalizer sheave the pin can be replaced with a load pin. A load pin cell is normally custom machined to the customer’s specification to replace the original one. This method produces roughly the same accuracy as the clamp-on load cell (0.7-2%) of the capacity. Load pins require calibration after installation.

Importance Of Load Accuracy Loadtech maintain that load accuracy must be established at all times but in most cases, only a part of the operating range of the load sensor will be used with the lower of the range being taken up by the empty (tare) weight of the system. Tare weights are anything from 5-50 % of the load sensor’s capacity. This leaves an operating weight of anything between 30 and 70 % of the full sensor range. A large tare weight will have a significant effect on accuracy, meaning that in some cases where small quantities of an expensive component are added to a batch, a secondary smaller batching system will need to run in parallel with the main system to ensure the correct weight additive. A good understanding of load sensor specifications is required to ensure the correct model and accuracy class of load cell.

Company On The Move Loadtech has, under the directorship of John Harrison (Managing) and Kobus Conradie (Technical), become Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2019



Hyva and Lift & Shift merge their power to enhance market presence in Southern Africa Hyva is merging Hyva Southern Africa with Lift & Shift (South Africa) to form Hyva Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. The merger will create a new powerhouse in sales and service for Tipping Solutions, Container Handling, Waste Management and Cranes in South Africa and other African countries south of the equator. John Henry Bowman, currently the Managing Director of Lift & Shift, will head Hyva Southern Africa and become Managing Director of the new business which will be located in Johannesburg. The merger will be effective from 1 June 2019. “The merger of Lift & Shift and Hyva will allow the new company to become an even stronger local organization, to ensure that we deliver reliable, durable and cost-effective solutions which are appropriate to the specific requirements of this evolving countries,” explained John Henry Bowman. The merger will also help to broaden the portfolio of the product offering for Hyva in Africa. New products such as aerial platforms and side lifters for shipping containers currently sold by Lift and Shift will continue to be an important part of the product mix and key for further development, catering local customers’ needs in the African region. The "One Stop Shop“ concept will enable our customers to enjoy several benefits through package deals bringing advantages in cost 14

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effectiveness, range of services and after sales support, tailored to meet specific customer needs, with more local assembly, some component manufacturing and Hyva’s expertise in application engineering, delivering analysis, definition and implementation of the most efficient product solutions. Hyva Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. will continue to work closely with Truck OEMs in line with Hyva’s global strategy. Commenting on the merger, Martin Kolkman, Vice President of Hyva International & WE-MEA, said, “In becoming a truly global company, much of Hyva’s success has come

from emerging markets. Southern Africa presents the opportunity to continue this successful growth and this is a demonstration of Hyva interest in investing in this important area. We will be working to increase the footprint of Hyva through new and existing sales and service dealerships which will have access to the full Hyva product portfolio.”

Contact Hyva Southern Africa, Tel: +27 (0) 11 822 1446,,


Tight space calls for fine crane engineering Grabbing cranes are usually large machines with wide spans and high lifting heights. Not so the Condra grabbing crane installed in February at the railhead serving Sishen Iron Ore Mine, near Kuruman. Completed in December and delivered by road in January, the crane is the final link in Sishen’s ore spillage recovery chain, using its 0,5 cubic metre clamshell grab to transfer dumps of ore spilled by the conveyor system and subsequently recovered, into railway cars. This feature rich and finely engineered double-girder electric overhead travelling grabbing crane is a relatively small machine with a capacity of 1,5 tons, a span of just 7,2 metres and a lifting height of a fairly standard 5,7 metres. Condra has previously manufactured much bigger grabbing cranes for various applications, such as the 25-ton 30m-span machine for a cement factory in Mozambique, but the Sishen specification called for a very high degree of operational precision, resulting in the need for low-tolerance engineering of the crane clamshell grab so that it can move smoothly in and out of the railway cars. Working speeds are quick for the short distances involved. Crosstravel speed is 16m/min for the 7,2-metre end-to-end travel distance. Long travel speed is 32m/min for a gantry length of just 20 metres. Hoist speed is 6,2m/ minute. A Condra spokesman explained that the design challenge lay in configuring a crab to operate within the relatively tight travel and lift dimensions. “For a grabbing crane this is a very confined area in which to work. Spans and lifting heights are usually much larger,” the spokesman said. “There was also the design requirement to be able to dismantle the crane beyond the normal 16

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Condra grabbing crane working at the railhead serving Sishen Iron Ore Mine, near Kuruman, South Africa

requirement of transporting an abnormal load by road, because shipping was scheduled to take place in the second half of December during the road network embargo on abnormal loads which allows free flow of peak seasonal holiday traffic,” the spokesman explained.

incorporated throughout, a radio remote control with optional pendant control, downlights, four red-and-green proxy lights to indicate movement clearance on the gantry and grab, and a digital scale monitor on the remote control to show the exact grab load on a continuous basis.

Although the dismantling requirement was met and the crane completed on schedule, transport was for various reasons delayed to January.The spokesman said that manufacture of the crane was relatively straightforward and standard, though the lead time of twelve weeks was tight.

There is a second, bigger digital scale read-out on the crane itself, to transmit grab load status at a glance when not reading the remote control.

On the factory floor, the challenge was to work with the galvanised grating needed for full-length walkways either side of the hoist. This material tends to distort when cut because of the internal stress caused by galvanising. Checker plate could not be used because of its propensity to collect dust. Sishen’s grabbing crane is feature rich, with variable frequency drives

“As far as crane technology goes this was a very interesting crane to build, with several design and fabrication challenges,” commented the spokesman. “We are happy to have it in our portfolio of successfully engineered bulk handling products.”

Contact Condra (Pty) Ltd, Tel :+27 (0)11 776-6000,

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Becker Mining South Africa - the exclusive distributor of the Kito range of lifting equipment in Southern and sub-Saharan Africa since 1986 - has recently launched Kito Corporation’s new Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series. These hoists, which offer swift lifting and lowering speeds for increased productivity, are designed to safely handle rated loads between 2.5 and 50 tons.

productivity and reduced operator fatigue. Other key features of these robust hoists include an impactresistant housing and a doublepawl with double-spring system. Maintenance-free sealed bearings increase reliability and reduce hand chain pull. Heat-treated gear and load-bearing parts are hardened for dependable performance, minimal maintenance requirements and extended service life.

“The Kito high-speed CB series is based on Kito’s original automatic high/low-speed clutch technology and is suitable for heavy-duty applications, where a load is repeatedly positioned and the empty hook is returned,” explains Rick Jacobs, Senior General Manager (SGM) for consumables, Becker Mining South Africa. “Typical applications include heavy-duty lifting and positioning on a continuous basis; plant shutdowns in petrochemical and power generation plants, where speed and time is critical and also in shipbuilding and restorations. “This versatile hoist encompasses a reliable load-sensing magnetic clutch and high-performance planetary gear system, which switches automatically from normal operation to seven times the lifting and lowering speeds of conventional hoists, when repositioning an unloaded hook – if the load is up to 10% of the Working Load Limit (WLL). A mechanical brake activates instantly and holds the load securely, for greater safety on site. “When there is no load, or when the load is less than the liftingswitch load, operation of the hand chain moves the load chain in the high-speed mode. When a load reaches the lifting-switch load or greater and is suspended on the hook, the hoist automatically switches from high-speed mode

Highly-abrasion resistant, heattreated Kito nickel-plated DIN EN 818-7 load chain grade 100 for high uniform strength is supplied in lengths to suit exact requirements. Becker Mining also supplies a full range of Kito accessories, designed to enhance performance of Kito hoists. These components include universal trolleys, available in plain or hand-geared configurations, to provide smooth, precise and easy traversing and positioning.

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to low-speed mode. Once the load reaches the designated area and the operator stops moving the hand chain, the hoist will automatically return to the high-speed mode.” The load-sensing mechanism of this advanced hoist provides the user with significant time and cost savings, as well as improved worker

The Kito range, which conforms to stringent international quality and safety specifications, includes manual and electric chain hoists and lever blocks. Kito Corporation has SABS accreditation for the full range of manual chain hoists from 0.5 to 50 tons, as well as the full range lever blocks, 0.8 to 9 tons. Becker Mining South Africa offers a technical advisory, repair, test and back-up service for the Kito range throughout southern and subSaharan Africa.

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Skyriders Elios SkyEye drone powers up emergency tube-leak inspection When a major coal-fired power station in Limpopo experienced a tube leak in a boiler that subsequently resulted in a burst pipe, Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. was called upon to deploy its Elios SkyEye drone technology for an emergency inspection. This is the first time that the confined-space inspection technology has been deployed in such an application, Marketing Manger Mike Zinn reports. “The client required an urgent visual inspection, in addition to determining the possible collateral damage associated with the area.” Zinn explains that the drone was controlled just outside of the boiler itself. “We were not necessarily flying it blind due to the presence of its cameras, but it did have to cover a considerable distance.” The drone was not only able to take high-definition photographs of the internal area of the boiler in question, but was able to pinpoint the exact location of the suspected tube leak. “We also piloted the drone around the adjacent walls and surrounding area in order to verify whether or not there were any additional issues,” Zinn explains. While the Elios SkyEye drone has been used for inspection work on two previous occasions at the same power station, this was the first time it was called upon in an emergency situation. Skyriders dispatched a two-person team that was quickly on-site, and able to get the drone into the boiler as soon as possible. The project was a showcase for the rapid deployability and flexibility of the drone. Traditionally, scaffolding or other rather time-consuming 20

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means of access would have to be first erected prior to inspections being carried out. The Elios SkyEye drone has dramatically improved the health and safety of on-site crews in such projects, allowing specialised teams to enter only once the situation has been thoroughly analysed and verified. If need be, rope access is then used for teams to carry out additional inspection services such as ultrasonic wall thickness testing or other non-destructive testing methods. Imported from Flyability of Switzerland, the hi-tech Elios SkyEye drone includes a full HD camera, a thermal camera, and an onboard LED lighting system with remotelyadjustable intensity. Hence an array of onboard tools is available for any lighting conditions. The drone can be brought into

usually inaccessible places up to many hundred metres beyond the line of sight due to the fact that it is equipped with a wireless communications system with a live video feedback. “The main issue with this project is that it was an incredibly difficult area to access. Here the collisiontolerance feature of the drone meant it was able to access the affected area quickly and reliably. The fully-qualified and trained pilot means that the inspection work itself is carried out rapidly and professionally, producing realtime results for the client,” Zinn concludes.

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Combo of Enerpac, Kito makes for unique Mandirk lifting solutions The combination of being able to offer two world-leading brands locally allows Mandirk Lifting to offer its clients complete solutions and not standalone products. Part of the Mandirk Group, Mandirk Lifting was established recently to extend the group’s total solutions approach. These two brands are Enerpac, a global leader in high-pressure hydraulic tools, controlled force products, and solutions for precise positioning of heavy loads. The other brand is Kito, a global leader in materials-handling equipment such as hoists and cranes. Japanese OEM Kito is represented exclusively in the Western and Eastern Cape, as well as in Gauteng, by Mandirk Lifting. Its distributorship is non-exclusive in KwaZulu-Natal, south of the Tugela river. Its representation covers diverse industries such as automotive, food and beverage, fisheries, marine and offshore, paper and pulp, sugar, and even tyre manufacturing. The key advantage of the Kito products for which Mandirk Lifting enjoys distribution rights is not only that the range carries the SABS permit, but has been tested fully against the SANS standard. “It is unique locally to have such dual accreditation on the unit and load chain. This is testament to the brand’s world-class quality,” Mandirk Lifting GM Jaco Vorster points out. Established in 1934, Kito has steadily built up a reputation as a global leader in the chain block and lever and electric hoist sectors. 22

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“Kito is a premium range, but the total cost of ownership is reduced significantly due to the fact that repairs are rare and maintenance simple. It also guarantees the health and safety of personnel. In addition, every single product is traceable to its manufacturing stage in Japan, which provides direct customer support on a global basis,” Vorster highlights, who himself has received product training in Japan. Another advantage is that the Japanese OEM manufactures products for all operating environments globally, meaning that products are guaranteed to operate cost-effectively and with maximum uptime in arduous African conditions. While Kito staked its initial reputation in the South African mining industry, where it is an approved product, it applies to a range of industries. These include the automotive industry, where the fact that Kito hoists are inverter-based means they can be incorporated in a ‘smart’ assembly line. Neil Watson, Commercial Manager for Enerpac Africa, and who has been involved with the Mandirk Group for 25 years, comments that Enerpac, a US-

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based OEM, is the largest supplier of industrial maintenance and bolting equipment in the world. It has acquired three other leading companies in the last three years, a testament to its ongoing growth and dominance.


“The main industries we focus on are mining and construction, particularly in terms of maintenance of heavy earthmoving equipment. Another area is power generation, where we supply torque wrenches to coal-fired power stations, and bolt-tensioning solutions for nuclear power generation,” Watson explains. Enerpac-approved Service Centres have been established countrywide to service equipment and bring it back to its original factory condition. Given the current constraints and margin pressure in both mining and construction, Watson adds that the demand for repair and refurbishment is growing steadily. Apart from hand and electric pumps and cylinders, Enerpac torque wrenches are available from 2 500 Nm up to 45 000 Nm, and cylinders from 5 tons up to 1 00 tons. A leading innovator, the OEM has an R&D target of introducing five brand-new products a year. “The company also grows organically by means of acquisitions, which allows it to introduce products it currently does not have into the Enerpac catalogue,” Watson explains. The product catalogue has expanded from 160 pages five years ago to nearly 300 at present. Enerpac even has a heavy lifting division, with its hydraulic skidding systems especially popular in South Africa. A major advantage for customers is the Enerpac Maintenance Programme (EMP), which gives peace of mind that

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products perform as and when required. Enerpac even offers an exclusive global lifetime warranty, and includes ISO, ATEX, CE, and TÜV approval. “In terms of the EMP, we recall our products for regular checkups in our workshops, along with additional testing and servicing. This guarantees that our products are in perfect working order all year round,” Watson stresses. A novel trade-in programme allows for opposition products that have failed to be credited towards the purchase of Enerpac products. “Whereas competitors only sell chain blocks or crawlers for individual lifts, we offering complete lifting solutions,” Vorster

maintains. “This is reinforced by premium brands such as Kito and Enerpac.” He adds that Mandirk Lifting’s strategy going forward is to target Sub-Saharan Africa. This will build on the network put in place by the Mandirk Group being part of BMG, which in turn is controlled by Invicta Holdings. “Our strategy in Africa is to offer premium products to increase uptime and productivity for our clients,” Vorster concludes.

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Manual Lifting vs. Intelligent Lifting: An ergonomic comparison As technology continues to transform the world of manual materials handling, more and more businesses are exploring the benefits of Intelligent Lifting Devices (ILDs) over manual lifting and traditional lifting devices. With promises of enhanced productivity, reduced product damage and fewer jobsite injuries, the arguments in favor of switching over are compelling. But the real question remains: do ILDs live up to these promises? An offshoot of the robotics field that focuses on human machine systems, ILDs leverage the strength and power of a machine with the control and cognitive thinking of a human, essentially filling the void between manual and automated robotic solutions. First deployed in material-handling facilities in the late 1990s, ILDs have proven quite valuable. For example, repetitive-motion tasks such as picking and placing have become exponentially safer and more cost-effective, as worker fatigue and ergonomic-related injuries are virtually eliminated. Precision placements have also been greatly enhanced with products such as Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Devices, which give workers exceptional product control, reducing the likelihood of damage to both the products being moved and the fixtures and machines they’re being placed into. In order to quantify the actual ergonomic benefits of its G-Force ILD technology, Gorbel commissioned a third-party study. This report will summarize and highlight the study’s findings. The Study The following summary is based on a study performed by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The study compared the performance of 24

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Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Device to traditional manual lifting, an air balancer with pendant control, a variable-frequencydrive chain hoist, an electric balancer and an air balancer with electric controls. It focused on the performance of these six lifting options in the following applications: High-cycle applications • Productivity • Energy expenditure Precision placements • Productivity • Energy expenditure • Potential for product damage Quick change in direction • Handling force required to reverse

direction • Handling force required to raise and lower the load The subjects simulated high-cycle and precision-placement tasks typically performed with lifting devices. Subjects were instructed to work as fast as reasonably possible while keeping their heart rate in a target region of 45%–55% of their maximum heart rate, which is considered to be a safe working pace. High-Cycle Test: Productivity & Performance To test each lifting device in a highcycle scenario, a typical palletizing application that one might find in a warehouse or factory was

This palletizing application was studied to show the workload associated with repeated manual lifting and to illustrate the extent to which different lifting devices could increase the number of lifts possible while keeping the worker’s energy expenditure within safe ergonomic lifting parameters. For the next portion of the HighCycle Test, operator energy expenditure was measured through use of a Sensor Medics system that measured, breath-by-breath, energy expenditure for each study participant during lifting. Energy was measured in metabolic equivalents (METs), which are a measure of how much (as a multiple) the energy expenditure for a certain activity exceeds the resting metabolic rate. In addition to using the five lifting devices, subjects also performed manual lifting.


simulated. Each subject lifted a 45-lb. weight from one position to a position three feet away as many times as they could in a 10-minute period.

measured the handling forces involved in overcoming the inertia required to change the direction of a load being raised or lowered. The force required to change load direction from down to up and from up to down was measured for G-Force® ILDs, the electric balancer and the air balancer with electric controls. The average force required to change direction is shown in the figure below. ILDs improve productivity, precision and profitability. In summary, the study shows that ILDs, and more specifically, Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Devices make operators dramatically more productive and precise, while reducing the likelihood of product damage, repetitive-motion injuries and their associated costs. Today, G-Force is widely used in applications such as automotive parts assembly, aerospace, heavy equipment manufacturing, loading docks, palletizing, gas and oil industries, and other repetitive-lift environments.

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Precision-Placement Test: Productivity & Performance Many precision-placement applications require placing a load as gently as possible to prevent damage to the load. To simulate this, subjects picked up a 45-lb. weight and placed it on a tabletop target three feet away. Underneath the target was a force plate that measured the force at impact. In order to determine the likelihood of product damage during precision placement, a force-measuring system was integrated into the target in order to monitor peak impact force. A damage impact threshold of 1.5 times the weight of the load was computed, and the number of times that threshold was exceeded was counted for each device. The damage impact threshold for the 45-lb. load used in the study is 67.5 lbs Inertia Management Test: Productivity & Performance The final part of the study Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2019


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Two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes dismantle 100-year-old bridge Two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes from crane and heavy haulage contractors Autokrane Schares GmbH from Bocholt and Dietmar Flossdorf GmbH from Bad Neuenahr recently dismantled a 100-year-old railway bridge in Essen. The two 500-ton cranes had to lift 120 tons of steel in a tandem hoist. The steel bridge over a 4-lane road has been part of Essen’s cityscape for 100 years. But the time had come for the ailing structure to be removed for new buildings. The great age of the bridge proved to be a challenge for planning the crane job, however, because there were no reliable figures for the precise weight of the structure. After detailed advanced planning by external service executive Peter Voss and technical drawer Nicole Bröker, main contractor Schares decided to use two LTM 1500-8.1 cranes for the job, as they provided plenty of lifting capacity reserves. One of them came from its own fleet based in Bocholt, whilst the other was provided by Flossdorf, based in Bad Neuenahr, around 130 kilometres from Essen. The cranes were prepared with 135 tons of ballast and their telescopic booms were each extended to 31.7 metres. The bridge had to be hoisted with a radius of up to 16 metres. It had first been released from the abutments by flame cutters. The heavy-duty cranes 28

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Ready for action – the two LTM 1500-8.1 cranes from Schares and Flossdorf started the dismantling work on the old bridge at sunrise.

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hoisted the structure with ease. The crane control systems showed that they were sharing a weight of 120 tons. The LTM 1500-8.1 cranes had plenty of reserves without having to install any telescopic boom guying. Crane operators Bernd Janssen

(Schares) and Thorsten Mahlberg (Flossdorf) manoeuvred the bridge as instructed by marshal Dominik Ussat (Schares) carefully between the two 8-axle cranes and placed it on the ground. Then it was time for the flame cutters to go back

to work. The steel structure was removed once it had been cut into small parts.

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Crosby enters into agreement to acquire Gunnebo Industries The Crosby Group (“Crosby”), a leading global provider of lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gunnebo Industrier Holding AB from Segulah, a Nordic private equity firm, and that all closing conditions have been satisfied. Gunnebo Industries is a global leader in innovating, developing, manufacturing and selling products for material handling and other related applications. “Given our shared commitment to safe rigging and lifting and our equally committed and talented teams, this acquisition is a natural fit,” Bob Davies, Chief Executive Officer of Crosby, said. “Together we complement each other perfectly. Crosby and Gunnebo Industries will be able to deliver enhanced value for customers and channel partners by providing a broader

product portfolio, enhanced support and training, expanded geographic presence and greater ability to offer innovative solutions.” Fredrik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of Gunnebo Industries, stated, “This is an exciting new chapter for Gunnebo Industries, its employees, and customers. In combining the talent and resources of both companies, we will be able to take our customer offering to a whole new level. We look forward to joining the Crosby team, who share the same values as us – innovation, quality and safety.” Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Alantra served as financial advisor to Crosby and Kirkland & Ellis and Vinge served as legal advisors. Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2019



COMANSA announced upcoming large Flat-Top tower crane

Also to come is the optional Quick Set, an electronic limitation system to drastically reduce the set-up time of all the Flat-Top range Manufacturer COMANSA announced during the Bauma trade show in Munich the upcoming addition of another model to its wide range of large Flat-Top tower cranes. The new 21LC1400 will be available worldwide from September 2019 and will come in two versions, with maximum load capacity of 50 or 66 tons (110,230 or 145,500 lb). The main expected application of the 21LC1400 is to work in PPVC and infrastructure projects, but this new model will also provide the best performance in any other site in which it is necessary to lift very heavy loads.

COMANSA’s crane in Bauma was the 50 tonne 21LC1050, sold to German dealer BKL Baukran Logistik.

Like COMANSA’s most recent large models, the 21LC1400 will feature a modular design of the counterjib to highly reduce the counter-radius in constrained jobsites. A new single and compact trolley has also been designed for the 21LC1400 instead of COMANSA’s double trolley system, standard in other models, as this new crane will work mainly in projects in which the maximum load capacity is needed in almost every lift, like PPVC. Also announced was the upcoming Quick Set, an electronic limitation system that will reduce the set-up time of the cranes from 3 hours to 30

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Many Bauma visitors entered COMANSA’s CUBE cab to find about its benefits in productivity and comfort.


COMANSAS’s upcoming 21LC1400 Flat-Top crane was announced during Bauma 2019.

45 minutes, and will also reduce the number of staff during such operation. The new Quick Set will be available as an option in all flattop models of the LC range and will be an important benefit for rental companies who have to dismantle their cranes and move them to another jobsite very often. COMANSA will unveil more details about both novelties in the following months.At Bauma, COMANSA displayed the 50 ton (110,230 lb) Flat-Top model 21LC1050, which was the largest

hammerhead crane at the Munich show. This crane has a maximum radius of 80 metres (262.4 ft) with optional radius of 85 and 90 metres (278.8 or 295.2 ft), and was designed mainly for large industrial, infrastructure and PPVC projects, among others. The exhibited crane has been sold with full jib and mast configuration to rental company and BKL Baukran Logistik, who will supply it to an upcoming modular construction jobsite of German contractor Klebl in Berlin.

Also displayed for the first time was COMANSA’s Cube cab, which was at ground level for all visitors to see its fully glazed front, spacious design and all comfort features for the crane operator.

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Zoomlion to showcase "Africa-ready" agricultural and construction equipment at the first sino-african trade expo CHANGSHA, China, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/Knowledge Bylanes -Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Zoomlion) is exhibiting at the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (the “Expo�) that will be held from June 27 to 29 in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, highlighting nine agricultural and construction equipment products. The three-day Expo will focus on trade, agriculture, manufacturing, service industry, finance and infrastructure. Attendees include representatives from 53 African countries, international organizations and 31 Chinese provinces and cities. Zoomlion has developed a series of "Africa-ready" and upgraded agricultural and construction equipment that suits the high-temperature and humid environment in Africa, while excelling in functionality, durability and cost-effectiveness. Zoomlion's exhibition space will cover 500 square meters. The agricultural equipment that Zoomlion will exhibit includes a wheat harvester, rice harvester, sugarcane harvester and tractors. Construction equipment includes


concrete mixer, excavator, truck cranes and industrial vehicle. Since entering the African market in 2007, Zoomlion has established a comprehensive network with strong spare parts support and services to support a product lineup across more than 10 African countries. It has sold over 4,000 pieces of equipment in Africa and is the largest Chinese construction machinery manufacturer ranking among top three within the continent. In 12 years, Zoomlion has provided strong support to the urban development and economic growth in Africa through participation in major infrastructure projects, such as Algeria's East-West highway and capital airport terminal construction, South Africa's World Cup venues' construction, Kenya's

Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), and oil projects in Mombasa. "As Africa's economy develops further, Zoomlion will embrace more opportunities in this market. The Expo will be an excellent platform for us to exchange ideas and advance cooperation opportunities. It's our goal to support Africa's sustainable development with advanced technology, excellent products and localized services," noted Fu Hongsheng, Africa Regional Director of Zoomlion International Trade Company.

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Setting new lift truck warranty standards In a ground-breaking development, Goscor Lift Truck Company has rolled out an industry first, standard 5-year warranty on its Doosan 7 Series range of lift trucks. The new offering is the longest ever warranty to be offered in the South African forklift industry. GLTC Sales Director Patrick Barber says warranty is a valuable component of any capital equipment purchase, especially mission critical and big-ticket purchases such as lift trucks. “It assures equipment users that their funds are being spent on a trustworthy product and the supplier is committed to the health of the equipment for the long haul,” he says. “The pertinent reasoning behind the extended warranty is the fact that the initial capital investment on these machines is very high. Therefore, to retain the value on the product, the warranty is a significant component of the product lifecycle,” says Barber. While different lift trucks from different manufacturers may have different price tags, the length of warranties has largely remained the same for years, pegged at 12 months, which is an industry norm. GLTC’s new warranty is thus a game changer in the industry, driven by the company’s understanding that the longer and more comprehensive the warranty is, the lower the overall potential cost of ownership for owners. “We have been supporting the Doosan product since 1994 and have come to trust the build quality of this Korean product. We have worked closely with our principal, Doosan, to develop a product that meets our local operating conditions and support it with a fitting warranty that gives 34

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customers the peace of mind they need, especially in these difficult operating conditions,” says Barber. Barber also reasons that the extended warranty is a sign of service commitment from GLTC as the exclusive distributor of Doosan’s range of lift trucks in the southern African market. “The initiative is in the best interests of the end user. A longer product warranty gives customers extra coverage for their mission-critical assets, along with a little more peace of mind. From a supplier point of view, it means that we want to be there for our customers, and be involved in their businesses with a vested interest,” explains Barber. Best combination The Doosan 7-Series forklift range is a product that ticks all the right

boxes, from maximum productivity to cost-effective and safe operation across an array of applications – attributes that are high up on every warehouse or distribution centre manager’s checklist when evaluating and selecting materials handling equipment. “These features, coupled with a long warranty, mean that if services are done according to OEM specifications and standards, the machines will definitely give owners a longer lifespan, while retaining the value of the investment,” says Barber. Transformation matters Apart from the warranty, another key development is that GLTC has just become the only importer of capital goods in South Africa to attain a Level 3 B-BBEE status,


effective March 2019. Barber says this is a proud moment for the company, which speaks to its transformational attitude. “For such a big organisation, attaining a Level 3 B-BBEE status means that we have covered a lot of ground with regards to our transformational goals. We have done a lot when it comes to employ equity, enterprise development initiatives and corporate social investment, among other initiatives,” says Barber. GLTC has also invested heavily in skills development. “Skills shortage has become one of the most common enemies to economic development, not only in South Africa, but across the globe. It is a problem that hinders both business and economic growth. Therefore, forward-thinking businesses should play an active role in skills development, and GLTC has done a lot in that regard,” says GLTC MD Darryl Shafto. Following the establishment of its merSETA accredited Training

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Criterion equipment offers STR fleet renewal programme Criterion Equipment – exclusive distributor of the full range of TCM forklift trucks in southern Africa – has embarked on a short-term rental (STR) fleet renewal programme, encompassing a R45-million investment in new forklifts. “Through this initiative, we will replace older machines that have reached the end of their economic useful life, with new machines. The substantial investment in the renewal of our STR fleet, demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with a comprehensive range of reliable machines, enhanced by dependable support,” explains Brenton Kemp, managing director of Criterion Equipment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Invicta Holdings Limited. “By ensuring maximum up-time of our fleet, customers are able to focus on their core business, whilst the Criterion Equipment team takes care of their material handling requirements. “We have recognised a growing trend in the industry towards the short-term rental option, as a more affordable and convenient alternative to purchasing new equipment, as was previously the case. For this reason, further investments for the development of our rental business will be made. “Our STR business provides solutions for customers’ short-term rental needs, through daily, weekly and monthly contracts. In fact, this system suits many companies so well, that they extend their monthto-month contracts for years at a time. 36

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Two new 3 ton INOMA models, ready for deployment

“There are many financial benefits associated with STR for customers, including greater flexibility by limiting capital expenditure and cash outlay for intermittent materials handling requirements. Customers can utilise their banking facilities in favour of financing their core business activities, as opposed to investing in capital equipment. Our STR programme also suits companies with shortterm or seasonal requirements and for those looking to increase their materials handling capacity for limited duration periods. “We currently have over 600 units in our STR fleet, with capacities

ranging from 1,8-ton to 10 tons. All machines are supplied fully supported by branches and dealers throughout the country, which also offer a repair and maintenance facility, as well as delivery and collection services.” The fleet comprises all models of TCM forklift trucks, covering most forklift classes. These include Internal Combustion (IC) counterbalance trucks, electric counterbalance trucks, reach trucks, powered pallet trucks and rough terrain forklifts. Mast configurations vary from standard two stage 3m masts to high-reach three stage masts.


As part of the renewal programme, machines being flushed out from the fleet will be sold into the usedequipment market in their current condition – or alternatively, as partially or fully refurbished units. In the current market, where there is increased demand for used-forklift trucks, refurbished TCM machines - known for highperformance and cost-efficiency are being well received. Criterion Equipment’s national workshop facilities, which stock original TCM replacement parts, are equipped with the latest equipment to guarantee every refurbished machine adheres to original manufacturing standards. The TCM range is designed for high efficiency, safe operation, low maintenance requirements and extended service life. These

Initial batch of new forklifts being prepared for introduction into Criterion Equipment’s short term rental fleet

machines are used in diverse industries, including warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, packaging, agriculture, construction, mining and general industry.

Contact Brenton Kemp, Criterion Equipment (Pty) Ltd Tel: +27 (0)11 966-9700,,

Following the JF365, the first JF545 now arrives

The partnership between Jekko and dealer Transgruas continues to deliver excellent results in Spain, where the first JF545 has now landed. The Jekko mini crane has recently been delivered to Carlos and Eva Pino, owners of El Rayo Amarillo, a company specialising in transportation, lifting and handling services. With five mini cranes having already been delivered to various clients in recent months, including the first JF365, the positive trend in Spain is confirmed, the market increasingly receptive to the Jekko offer. The larger version to sister JF365 and developed in partnership with Fassi, the JF545 represents the next step in the range of Jekko mini cranes, bringing the articulated crane, usually seen on trucks, to a tracked vehicle for the first time.

The JF545 is gaining recognition across Europe thanks to the many advantages it offers, from its wide-ranging application, thanks to double articulation of the base arm to which a jib can be added, the possibility to work both indoors and outdoors, thanks to its two motors (55 kW diesel engine and 13 kW three-phase electric) and, lastly, the excellent accessibility it offers in restricted spaces. The JF545 has a maximum capacity of 15.5 tons and, complete with jib, reaches a maximum height of 32.5 metres with 450 kg capacity at the tip. The JF545 will also be equipped with a two-person basket with rotation function installed on the jib to allow operators Contact to reach a height of about 31 metres. Lifting Africa - May/Jun 2019



Enerpac sl400 gantry for marine maroc power plant lift Morocco Leading North African international logistics company, Marine Maroc, has used its new Enerpac SL400 gantry to install high pressure heaters weighing 130 tons at the 2×693 MW Safi coal-fired power plant located close to the city of Safi in Southwest Morocco. Currently under construction, the Safi power plant will be the first coal-fired project in Africa to use ultra-supercritical technology offering 10% higher efficiency compared to conventional plants, enabling significant CO2 reductions and lower fuel costs. With a capacity of 1,386 MW, the Safi power plant is part of Morocco’s national strategic plan to meet its growing electricity demand at the lowest possible cost whilst respecting the environment. Marine Maroc was contracted to transport HP heaters to the Safi plant from Safi port. On arrival at the plant, the Enerpac SL400 telescopic hydraulic gantry was deployed for the first time to lift the heaters from the company’s hydraulic modular trailers. The SL400 gantry is Enerpac’s highest capacity bare cylinder gantry. Equipped with three-stage lifting cylinders, the SL400 lifts up to 9,14 metres at the top of the third stage and can handle up to 408-ton (4000 kN) at the top of the first stage. For Marine Maroc, the gantry is equipped with powered side shift units for ease of manoeuvring loads. As standard the SL400 features an Intelli-Lift wireless control system 38

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Enerpac SL400 gantry delivers high pressure heaters at Safi coal-fired power plant.

allowing unobstructed views of the load. The wireless system ensures automatic synchronisation of lifting with accuracy of 24 mm (0.95 inch) and automatic synchronisation of travel with accuracy of 15 mm (0.60 inch). The gantry control system allows users to operate the lift locally at each leg or use the Intelli-Lift remote control. For enhanced durability, the SL400 offers a sturdy, proven base frame that can withstand a variety of environmental conditions. “Our experienced staff are highly

capable of handling large and heavy loads,” said Mohammed Belaidi, Technical Department, Maroc Marine. “The SL400 is an outstanding addition to our heavy lifting capability for many power plant projects where the gantry can be readily deployed both outside and inside the plant when space is limited.”

Contact Neil Watson, Enerpac, Tel: +27 (0)12 940-0656,,


JHB Branch - 55A Harris Avenue, Unit 1, Sebenza Head Office - 55 Knutzen Street, Empangeni, KZN For more information about UNIC Mini Cranes, please contact Spider Mini Cranes SA on 035 787 0679 or Bob Fogg on 082 570 5781


VERLINDE electric hoist provides vital fall prevention for Valkyrie humanoid robot VERLINDE electric hoist technology is providing an essential fall-arrest mechanism for the groundbreaking NASA Valkyrie humanoid robot being tested by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Standing at 1.8m tall, Vakyrie walks on two legs, like a human. However, due to the inherent added value already invested in the robot, a fall could have disastrous consequences with regard to costs and project delays. A VERLINDE electric hoist has therefore been strategically positioned above Valkyrie to prevent any damage should the robot take an unexpected tumble. The NASA Valkyrie is one of the most advanced robots in the world, and will enable breakthroughs in humanoid control, motion planning and perception. Named Valkyrie after the female spirits of Norse mythology, experts are seeking to improve the physical and computational abilities of the 125 kg robot. It is hoped that Valkyrie will one day take part in a space mission to Mars. From the outset, the humanoid robot has been able to walk on two legs and perform basic movements, such as holding and manipulating objects. However, PhD students and researchers from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics are now working to help the robot make sense of its environment, and improve manoeuvrability. Work is also focusing on further developing the robot’s ability to interact closely and safely with 40

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humans and other machines. Of course, falls go hand-in-hand with this type of research, which is why the University of Edinburgh wanted to invest in a suitable safety hoist. Putting the contract out to tender, it was won by Hoist UK, distributor of VERLINDE electric hoists. The Hoist UK team had to work in close association with the University of Edinburgh and two other key contractors on this unique project. Staff at the university had a very specific plan of what was required for Valkyrie, which involved a double-girder overhead crane running the 13.5m length of the lab space with a 6.5m span bridge. Such a design would allow Valkyrie the freedom to perform a variety of tests around the lab while permitting the robot to maintain a standing position in the event of a failure or fall. Two radio controlled motorized crane bridges were fitted to the runways, one for immediate use and the 1/3 second to accommodate future expansions of the project. The motorized system moves independently of Valkyrie, providing the robot with the ability to move safely around the lab. Radio control also allows the operator to move the VERLINDE hoist, giving Valkyrie free

movement in the working area, from a safe distance. The system was installed to the underside of the laboratory’s existing concrete ceiling. Vladimir Ivan, Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh, says: “Working with Valkyrie is not a case of if it falls down, but when. We are pushing the robot to its limits in a controlled environment so that it is safer and more robust when it gets deployed outside of the lab. Hoist UK helped provide a valuable safety solution to allow our ongoing testing with the robot in a safe environment. We’re really pleased with the result and look forward to working with them in the future when we expand the program further.” Paul Jordan, Director at Hoist UK, adds: “Being a part of a program that will one day lead to people travelling to Mars was very exciting. Our team really enjoyed building a relationship with the robotics department at the University of Edinburgh. We’re very proud of the work we’ve done there, and excited to see what becomes of it in the future.” Valkyrie is the only robot of its type in Europe, and one of just three prototypes in the world. NASA hopes to equip Valkyrie to go to Mars many years before


astronauts are able to make the journey, for pre-deployment tasks and to maintain assets. Valkyrie’s human-like shape is designed to enable it to work alongside people or carry out high-risk tasks in place of people. The robot a biped for a good reason, predominantly because bipeds are adept at moving in the same space designed for humans. Such robots are very good at squeezing through narrow spaces, climbing steps and tackling variable footholds, for example. As a project, Valkyrie is supported by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, while work is conducted at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics as a joint initiative between the University of Edinburgh and HeriotWatt University.

Contact Verlinde Cranes, Tel: 27 (0) 86 183-7546,,

CAPE 11 - 12 September 2019 | Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Cape Town

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Lifting specialist Johnson Renew targets latest wind farms There are now a dozen more renewable energy projects underway in South Africa, which together will need construction of 465 wind turbines during the construction phase of Bid Window 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). According to Johnson Renew general manager Cornelis Grotius, the experienced specialist lifter is geared up to move these projects along to safe and timeous completion. He confirms that it has already secured crane services contracts at four wind farm projects, namely Golden Valley in the Eastern Cape, Excelsior in the Western Cape, Kangnas in the Northern Cape and Perdekraal in the Western Cape. “Add to our considerable experience in the renewable energy sector, is the fact that we now have three 750-ton Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes which offer enormous benefits on these projects,” he says. Grotius highlights the importance of detailed engineering when planning each lift, and having the specialised skills and fit-for-purpose equipment, to meet the range of challenges. “With tower sections weighing up to 81 tons, the nacelles up to 97 tons, and drivetrains about 60 tons, it is vital to have the right systems, equipment and expertise to lift safely every time,” he says. The turbine hubs weigh some 30 tons and each of the three blades are up to 15 tons. While the weight and size of the componentry is a key focus, so is 42

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Johnson Crane Hire's LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane.

the wind factor on site. Working in windy areas heightens the need for high-tech modelling and upfront engineering, especially when lifting the turbine blades. “The lifting studies we do for each lift specify the maximum wind speed in which we can operate, and our safety protocol ensures we adhere to these limits,” he says. “However, to get the job done on schedule, we have the flexibility and resources to work through the night

if necessary, when wind speeds are lower.” Johnson Renew was set up in 2015 to focus on renewable energy projects and has worked with various stakeholders to successfully transport, lift and assemble hundreds of wind turbines around South Africa and Namibia.

Contact Johnson Crane Hire, Tel: +27 (0) 11 455-9222,

Industry 4.0 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) were merely buzzwords back in 2014. Today, however, the traditional manufacturing industry is in the throes of a digital transformation that is accelerated by the exponential growth of smart technologies. To remain competitive and sustainable organisations and industrial processes need to be fully committed to readily adapting to this rapid change and exponential growth. The current digital transformation is not simply synonymous with a greater level of production automation, but rather by the widespread adoption of information and communications technology by the manufacturing industry. The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE), launched 38 years ago, has continued to embrace changing trends in industry. The exhibition, which is being held between 24 and 26 July 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, attracts a diverse collection of leading industrial technology suppliers focused on increasing productivity and profitability for the market,” says Nick Sarnadas, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. KITE 2019 showcases a broad spectrum of industrial technology from local manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who understand the idiosyncrasies and specific needs of the local market. Some of the exhibitors using KITE as a launchpad for their products and services include: • SIYAMUVA product handling solutions incorporating zero pressure accumulation conveyors and motorised diverts as well as custom-designed pack stations, work stations and assemblies. • Kevro’s Barron range of apparel, workwear, chef wear, sport, headwear, gifts, bags, display as well as a full end-to-end branding

service solutions. • Integration-Services engineers low cost solutions to allow users to monitor their production lines, refrigeration, power distribution and building services from their computer or smartphone. • H.A.S.S. Industrial is focused on hearing health care in sub-Saharan Africa. • Festo will showcase its latest range of pneumatics, electric and process automation products and solutions, including the latest and core range dynamic display. •Pyrotec PackMark is showcasing its Pyrotec PackLink software – a fullyintegrated, customised product tracking system that increases line visibility while improving efficiency by tracking waste, labour and resources. •The Fastener Factory has a comprehensive range of quality branded products consisting of fasteners, tools, abrasives, drill bits and engineering consumables, as well as a range of bearings and power transmission products. • Ultravalves specialises in water control valves that include ratio

pressure reducing valves, Maric flow control valves, as well as a complete range of valves (50 mm to 3000 mm) suitable for the water, paper, sugar and petrochemical industries. Gain industry knowledge “KITE not only provides the region with the latest trends and technology available to accelerate uptake of industry 4.0, but furthermore creates a platform for visitors to garner more knowledge. This is achieved through the carefully thought-out seminar sessions available at the free-toattend SAIMechE Seminar Theatre. Other worthwhile learning sessions at KITE include the free-to-attend MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) special interest group, and the paid-for Lifting Equipment Association of South Africa (LEEASA) conference. While all efforts are made to retain the current seminar programme, it may be subject to change.

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Gear up for Industry 4.0


LEEASA GOLF DAY LEEASA hosted our second annual golf day on the 26th of April 2019 at the ERPM Golf Course in Boksburg. We would like to thank all our sponsors and players for another successful golf day, we hope you had as much fun as we had!

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Entertainment of the day

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Practice makes perfect!

Africa’s leading interactive showcase of manufacturing capabilities! Lifting Africa was a media partners at the first ever Local Southern Africa Manufacturing Expo. The event attracted a large local and global target audience, all looking to source high quality locally manufactured products and complementary services.

Lifting Africa was a media partners at CAMINEX, organized by The Copperbelt, Agricultural & Commercial Show Society which took place from 4th June to 6th June 2019 in Kitwe, Zambia. The premier copperbelt mining, agricultural & industrial trade expo. Thousands of business decision-makers, purchasing influencers and professionals use the trade show to network, exchange ideas, share information and develop partnerships.


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Addressing challenges and creating new opportunities at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo ‘With adversity comes opportunity’, was the core message at African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo. “The current challenges facing the construction sector are well documented, but the general feeling was that these challenges have created a new set of opportunities, especially for small and medium-sized companies,” says Tracy-Lee Behr, Portfolio Director of the African Construction Expo at dmg events. The focus on new opportunities for SMMEs and innovators in the construction sector was at the core of the opening presentation by Councillor Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mashaba hosted a mayoral networking breakfast, where he highlighted the city’s plan to use property development and construction as the core drivers of its goal of growing the city’s economy by 5% per annum by 2021. “…we have a massive demand for thousands of low-cost houses, rental units and student accommodation that could get your sector back on its feet.

Apart from being one of the largest construction projects to be announced by an African city, Mr Mashaba and the City believe that it will be a core driver for new broadbased black empowerment to enter the construction sector and grow their businesses, while developing the city and providing an estimated 11 000 new job opportunities.

That is why the City of Joburg has embarked on an Speaking at the highly popular Stakeholder Enagagement ambitious Inner-City Rejuvenation Programme, which Forum, Mr Jacob Mamabolo, Member of the Executive seeks to turn Johannesburg into a construction site,” said Council (MEC) for infrastructure development in the Mr Mashaba. Gauteng Province, reiterated the province’s focus on using As part of the city’s Rejuvenation Programme, it infrastructure development for economic growth and job announced the awarding of 24 tenders for the creation. He said that the planned future expansion of the revitalisation of inner-city buildings, which are valued at Gautrain network to more areas, including townships, will approximately R20 billion. drive construction sector growth and related employment.

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Lifting Placements provides a Specialist Recruitment Service to the lifting equipment industry, nationally and in Africa.

LEEASA & Lifting Africa will host a Lifting Equipment conference in JHB on the 8th & 9th of October 2019. Accommodation is available at special rates.

Some of the topics that will be covered: • Audit & Code of practise • Riggers & Qualifications • Monorail Runway Beams • Inspection & Testing of Mobile Cranes