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

Crane maintenance goes beyond the daily inspection Tips on how to choose the most suitable chain hoist

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#overheadcraneprofessionals 4 ASSOCIATION NEWS

From the Chairmans Desk INDUSTRY NEWS

The worlds highest capacity up-tower lifting device South African manufacturing sector set to grow INSPECTION

Crane maintenance goes beyond the daily inspection TRUCK MOUNTED CRANES

The ultimate match


Building for growth in South Africa: A look at Sarens Siba Johnson Crane Hire now offers access platforms, telehandlers Tips on how to choose the most suitable chain hoist Becker Mining South Africa completes installation of winding rope attachments for underground mine Engineering Supplies contribution to the Lifting Equipment Industry in South Africa Electric chain hoist series for industrial environments Industry first – remote independent witnessing for heavy lift testing Konecranes CXT explorer: A mobile workshop for in the middle of nowhere Construction of world’s steepest funicular railway Yale Lifting Solutions (Pty) Ltd redefines load movement LOADER CRANES

Hiab renews its light range loader crane portfolio BOOM LIFTS

Genie provides a front row view of French Formula 1 grand prix SHIP LOADER

Concord cranes helps install new ship loader at Richards Bay PORTAL CRANES

EIE Group delivers specialised Konecranes lift truck against tight deadlines Crane technology will slash mineshaft pre-sink time TOWER CRANES

Comansa: A unique brand ALL TERRAIN CRANES

Zoomlion’s all-terrain cranes QAY200 in Africa SPREADER BEAMS

ST3 lifts jacket foundations for wind farm with Modulift Beams MOBILE CRANES

Two cranes with one mission: Lifting operation in the Tatra mountains OVERHEAD CRANES

Worldwide orders make for bullish mood TRAINING

Better futures for everyone with Artisan Training Institute TRIPOD CRANES

Advantages of tripod cranes FORKLIFTS

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Mitsubishi launches intelligent and Agile electric forklift Doosan 7 series forklift ticks all the right boxes Combilift Combi C-range multi-directional forklifts

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

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Managing Editor Surita Marx Tel: +27 (0) 11 475-0010 Cell: +27 (0) 83 281-5761 Email: surita@liftingafrica.co.za Web: www.liftingafrica.co.za


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Disclaimer Opinions in this Publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of this publication, its editorial board, its editor or its Publishers LEEASA 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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#overheadcraneprofessionals In addition to robustness, reliability in operation, technical excellence and longevity, customers are seeking an overall reduction in the cost of ownership when selecting overhead cranes. According to RGM Cranes’ managing director, Alex Dowling, there are various elements that have brought repeat and new business to the company over the past three decades. He outlines affordability of both the initial cranes, as well as of any consumables and parts, as being a critical driver in the current depressed economy. “We are aware that in order to attain future sustainability, businesses need to align themselves with suppliers who take cognisance of their specific needs, married with an awareness of their budgetary constraints. “For this reason, we are focused on developing long-term relationships with our customers that begin with a comprehensive consultative process. On-site needs assessments provide us with the necessary information to deliver an overhead crane system that will ensure maximised productivity and uptime, coupled with durability and safety. The purchase of an overhead crane has some critical factors to consider and overlooking any of these could be a costly oversight,” Dowling points out. 4

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Once the system has been installed, after-sales service, with a customised maintenance contract, kicks in. This includes regular scheduled service intervals to ensure that downtime is

minimised. Interestingly, RGM Cranes’ consumables and parts are 3-5 times more cost effective than those of others in the market, taking the affordability factor a step further.

RGM Cranes fabricates systems in its ISO: 9001 accredited ten thousand square meters purposebuilt premises in accordance with the relevant BS and SANS specs. Accreditations held by the company include registrations as: a Registered Lifting Machinery Entity (LME), a Lifting Machinery Inspector (LMI), and a Lifting Tackle Inspector (LTI); as well as membership of the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA (LEEASA).

“RGM thrives on developing its hard working and dedicated employees. This philosophy has resulted in a knock-on benefit to our customers, who are assured of receiving the best possible service through all layers and departments within the company,” says Dowling.

Visit RGM Cranes at Electra Mining, Hall 6 Stand G37 to view the wide range of products and specialised services available.

Contact Scott Turner, RGM Cranes, Tel: +27 (0) 11 422 3690 info@rgmcranes.co.za www.rgmcranes.co.za


Quality counts

The company provides a standard range of 1-120-ton overhead cranes as well as diagnostic systems which assist customers in increasing efficiency and material flow based on data received from RGM’s advanced technological inclusion on its cranes. As an added benefit to customers, RGM Cranes entered into a partnership with Güralp Crane and Machine in late 2015. This partnership has allowed RGM Cranes to share Güralp’s robustly designed machinery and advanced electrical systems with its customer base. “Güralp is a family run business with basic principles that resonate with the RGM Cranes ethos and it was a very easy decision to partner with Güralp. The Turkish based company boasts a range of wire rope hoists for both double and single girder cranes with standard lifting heights of up to 18 metres. Higher requirements are available on request as well as a host of supply and control voltages. The chain hoist range has made its mark on the South African market, with extensive orders already placed from within the demanding motor industry,” says Dowling. Upskilling of employees remains a priority for RGM Cranes and Dowling explains that personnel with potential are regularly identified. Typical examples include a technician who is now a qualified engineer heading the company’s projects division and the cleaning lady who, through hard work, initiative and immersing herself in learning about finance. This has resulted in her realising her goal of becoming a director of RGM. Lifting Africa - Jul/Aug 2018



FROM THE CHAIRMANS DESK We are already into the second half of the year I would like to inform all LEEASA members on what has happened since we last communicated.

EVENTS Events covered Events;



The KZN one day conference/ workshop on the 15th August in Durban which was requested by the LEEASA members at the last KZN members meeting where by members in the KZN area are able to earn a CPD point was held at Point yacht Club was a huge success with 31 LMIs attending. Once again, the issue of man-cages and rigger was brought up over and above the scheduled topic for the day. I am convinced that everyone left the workshop more informed with a better understanding of the Lifting Equipment industry.

Electra Mining 2018 Exhibition, NASREC Electra Mining 2018 will be held from the 10th to the 14th September 2018 at NASREC show grounds Johannesburg. On the 12th and 13th of September 2018 LEEASA will be holding a two day Lifting Equipment Conference at the Black Eagle conference venue, Electra Mining Exhibition, Expo Centre Johannesburg, Corner Nasrec & Rand Show roads, Johannesburg NASREC, Johannesburg. Two (2) CPD points are available to registered persons who attend both days. We have managed to secure a number of very interesting subjects for the two-day programme which will be presented by 6

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distinguished SMEs in various sectors of the Lifting Equipment industry e.g. Steve Harper on Telehandlers, Clifford Ntene from SABS on SANS standards, Ed Seely from Machine Moving & Eng on Heavy Lifting - Hydraulic Gantries and Jack & slide, Garth Appel and Keith Cain form SAINT on NDT Testing, John Mc Donald from KoneCranes on overhead cranes, Peter Yaman from Johnson Crane Hire on Wind Turbines, Martin Long from Bridon Bekaert on Wire Rope and Fibre Ropes and I will be once again talking about Man Cages and ECSA/LMI registration.

ECSA; Since concerns were raised at ECSA regarding the back log of outstanding LMI applications the registrations at ECSA are moving along a steady pace. I have been assisting in conduction interviews and with the moderation of the assessments carried out by the assessors. I still have a concern regarding the poor applications that are being presented to ECSA by the applicants. The good news is that there is a larger number of younger applicants are coming forward which is a good sign that the Lifting Equipment industry is alive and well. My concern is that applicants are still not being mentored properly and made aware of the required inspections and testing standards that they need apply. My appointment to CRC (Central Registration Committee) has been approved and accepted by Council. I hope that my future contribution to CRC and as a Moderator will help to improve the pace and quality of the assessments of new applicants who wish to be registered as LMIs.

SABS/SANS SANS 19 (Mobile and Loader cranes) and SANS 10375 (Overhead Cranes) and SANS 2972 (Lifting Tackle Inspection) have recently been published and are available from SABS. I would encourage all LMI that make use of these standards to purchase them directly from SABS. SANS 500 is still in the process of being reviewed and rewritten by the TC 1020 – SANS 500 working group. I would personally like to thank the working group for their efforts to date to make this happen as I feel very strongly that SANS 500 needed serious changes.

DoL Inspectors – LEEASA training. I have just returned from a very successful trip to KZN where LEEASA was involved in the training of the thirty DoL inspectors for KZN. Piet Otto and Roger Day covered Lifting Tackle and Chain Block and Lever hoist Inspection and I covered Lifting Machinery by covering DMR 1 and 18. 1 – 9. The DoL inspectors were very pleased and would like us to present more in-depth sessions in the near future.

LEEASA website; The LEEASA website is one of LEEASA’s main means of communication which updates members on current news and forthcoming events. Please keep an eye on our website for news and announcements of upcoming events. www.leeasa.co.za

Arni Sommer, LEEASA Chairman

For over sixty years, Morris Material Handling SA (PTY) LTD has been committed to providing Standard and Engineered material handling solutions across a variety of industries throughout South Africa and into sub-Saharan Africa, including Steel Making, Aluminum and Copper Smelting, Water Treatment Plants, Container Cranes, Mining and Engineering Industries.

Specialising in the following: • • • • • •

Wire Rope Hoists with capacities up to 120 tons Standard Cranes with capacities up to 250 tons Electric & Manual Chain Hoists Engineered Cranes for special process requirements Lightweight Crane Systems Jib Cranes

By choosing Africa’s Lifting Legend you: • Tap into a wealth of knowledge, dedicated experience and industry know-how. • Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your material handling solution brings value to your business. www.morris.co.za Crane Aid, a division of Morris Material Handling, is the largest service company in Sub – Saharan Africa consisting of 17 branches specialising in:

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Servicing and Repairing of all cranes, hoists and associated lifting equipment Refurbishment and modernisation of all makes of lifting equipment Annual load testing as per the OHS Act Spares and associated electrical equipment Comprehensive crane maintenance training at our fully equipped training centre HEAD OFFICE - BENONI Cnr Dusseldorf & Ruhr Road, Apex Ext 3, Benoni Tel. 011 748-1000 Fax. 011 748-1159 www.craneaid.co.za For 24 / 7 breakdown assistance call our toll free number on 0800 015 659

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The worlds highest capacity up-tower lifting device LiftWerx has partnered with Siemens Gamesa to develop the world’s highest-capacity up-tower lifting device. Rated at a lifting capacity of 75 tonnes, the RotorHook™ is an industry-leading innovation which is designed to lower and lift a fully-assembled wind turbine rotor and main shaft, eliminating the need to utilize a large conventional crane on the ground. The RotorHook™ will set a new standard in performing major component corrective repairs. Launching in Q2 2019, the RotorHook™ is the largest up-tower lifting device ever to be developed in the wind energy O&M industry. This innovative new device, which eliminates the requirement to utilize a large crane for major corrective repairs, can be easily mobilized to site in only three standard ISO containers. The RotorHook™ will drive down O&M costs, improve turbine uptime, increase safety, and reduce the reliance on larger, more expensive traditional cranes. According to Ted Pruss, Director North America Operations, Siemens Gamesa Renewables Inc., “We are excited to partner with LiftWerx because their technology will set a new standard for main bearing and generator exchanges. This is a big step forward for the industry where continuous innovation and lowering the cost of energy continue to be market drivers.” According to Paul van der Weg, Head of Advanced Operations Support, North America, Siemens Gamesa Renewables Limited, “I am excited to enter into this collaboration with an industry recognized leaderin-innovation like Liftwerx. Investing in creative, customer-focused solutions like the RotorHook™ is a key part of our business strategy. I am confident that 8

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the combination of LiftWerx’s experience in providing both conventional and innovative solutions to the wind industry, and Siemens Gamesa’s operational and turbine specific expertise, will result in a solution that will set a new benchmark for the industry.”

Contact LiftWerx, www.liftwerx.com


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South African manufacturing sector set to grow If recent investments in the manufacturing industry are indicative of the trend going forwards, then the future is looking bright for this often beleaguered market sector. In addition, the South African government recently announced that it was embarking on an offensive to attract $100-billion (approximately R1.3-trillion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the next five years to bolster the local economy. Charlene Hefer, portfolio director for Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, says that a number of notable manufacturing plant projects have created a sense of hope for the country, including the R50-million Automotive Industry Centre (AIDC) mega-development in Rosslyn near Pretoria. Fuchs Lubricants South Africa also recently opened its R125million grease plant expansion in Isando and Russian rolling stock manufacturer Transmasholding (TMH) launched a R500-million investment in a South African manufacturing facility through its subsidiary TMH Africa. Not only does the manufacturing industry in the country provide income and job opportunities to those people

directly employed in the sector, but furthermore it has high economic multipliers in its linkages to upstream production sectors (mining and agriculture) and downstream sectors, including services. Recognising the importance of promoting local manufacturing to other countries, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, in association with the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), is launching the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME) in Johannesburg between 21 and 23 May 2019. Endorsed by the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, LME will provide an interactive, educational and practical platform for local manufacturing businesses to showcase their capabilities to a captive target audience. Significantly, AREI (Association of Representatives for the Electronics Industry) is partnering with LME 2019 to provide both its members and the industry with added value. “Local manufacturers should not be hiding their light under a bushel but should rather be adopting a proactive attitude towards promoting themselves. The key to business sustainability is gearing up to be competitive in a market sector that is becoming increasingly technology-driven. The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo provides the perfect marketing and brand building tool for exhibitors by leveraging Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery’s many years of experience and expertise in placing exhibitor products and services top of mind with their ideal customers,” says Hefer. To book a stand at LME 2019 or to find out more information about the exhibition visit the website at www.localmanufacturingexpo.co.za Use our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter #LME2019, Instagram.

Contact: Natasha Heiberg, Specialised Exhibitions, Tel: +27 (0) 10 003-3083, info@localmanufacturing.co.za, www.localmanufacturingexpo.co.za 10

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THE GLOBAL STANDARD IN CRANES AND HOISTS DESIGN • MANUFACTURE • SERVICE • SALES As a global manufacturer and provider of cranes in varying industries, Condra provides high quality engineering, flexible inhouse design and an impressive range of products to mining, shipping, steel, fabrication, robotics, railways and ports. Since 1966, Condra has mastered the engineering, manufacturing and installation of cranes all over the world to large, medium and small industries. We are constantly innovating to provide manual, electric and combo cranes that provide solution to lifting, hooks, grabbing, magnets, ladles, buckets or stacking duties.

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Crane maintenance goes beyond the daily inspection Richard Haddath, a registered Lifting Machine Inspector and MD of Cranemec Group S.A, believes diligent inspection of cranes can help ensure safe operation, minimize downtime, and manage repair costs. In this article, Richard offers Cranemec’s inspection recommendations. Daily crane inspection may not be foremost in the operator’s mind, but it is a critical practice for work in any kind of condition. Mobile cranes provide the lift and reach capabilities required by a variety of applications, and proper inspection is an important part of keeping them safe and productive no matter what the working conditions. Many crane maintenance and repair needs can be identified during frequent inspection and corrected timeously long before they cause safety issues, reducing equipment downtime, and failure. Operators and service technicians should carefully follow OEM’s manuals, standards and applicable regulations for their specific crane when operating, maintaining and inspecting the equipment.

Inspections that should be performed frequently include but are not limited to: • •

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A Competent Crane Inspection Crane inspections should by conducted by a “competent person,” which is generally defined as someone who is capable of identifying hazards and having the authority to take prompt and corrective action to eliminate them. The same recommendations apply to both Hydraulic and Lattice boom cranes as well as other lifting machines used for material handling e.g telehandlers, forklifts and mobile elevated working platforms. 12

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All load charts, safety and warning labels, and control labels for being present and legibility. All safety devices for correct operation. The Rated Capacity Indicator/limiters shall be checked and tested before the crane is put into use each day or shift. Control mechanisms for leaks, cracks, and operation of all functions. Hydraulic system (hoses, steel tubing, fittings) for leakage and correct oil levels. Check the crane hook’s safety laches and operation. Look for any distortion or wear on the hooks as well as the hook swivel bearings. Wire ropes, check the complete length of the rope for wear and damage, make sure the rope fitted is of the correct construction for this crane, as per manufactures specifications. Connecting pins and pinretaining devices for proper engagement. Check the crane for any damage or missing parts, cracked welds and presence of safety covers;

crane should be monitored for a short period during operation for abnormal performance; • Electrical device for broken/ faulty as well as excessive deterioration, dirt or moisture accumulation. • Lights and alarms are working and functioning correctly. • If your crane is fitted with a remote-control unit, check that it is in working order and is functional. The cost of overlooking these frequent inspection items can be significant in terms of safety, downtime and cost. A missing pin retaining bolt which may only cost a couple of Rands to replace could cause a load to drop resulting in expensive crane and property damage however more importantly, injures or fatality’s due to the unsafe lifting machines. If not repaired, cracks on the crane boom or carrier could spread to a point that the crane becomes unsafe to operate and, in some instances may lead to very expensive repairs or replacement. An oil leak or blown hydraulic hose could result in an oil spill which would lead to environmental problems. If defective items are identified during inspections, the crane must be taken out of service until the necessary repairs or replacement part fitted. The OEM crane manuals should feature


an inspection checklist and, in some instances, include a crane log book for recording inspections, load testing, maintenance, and repairs to help keep the crane in a safe and productive condition. Additional crane inspections and service must be performed according to the manufacturers recommended intervals and the inspection, Load Test and Examination performed to the applicable regulation/standards. In most cases the inspections are undertaken every 6 months and the load test annually, both should be undertaken by a qualified Lifting Machine Inspector (LMI) each with their own specific check list of items. With strict adherence to inspection guidelines and requirements starting with the daily, monthly, and yearly inspection will help ensure safe operation of the crane, minimize downtime and control repair expenses. Cranemec Group S.A offer Engineering Council approved maintenance and inspection programs which cover in depth practical and theoretical training on most types of lifting equipment.

Contact Richard Haddath, Cranemec Group Tel:+27 (0) 16 366-1393, info@cranemec.co.za

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The ultimate match Selecting the correct truck crane combination A strong drive from Lift and Shift Equipment to provide solutions to the range of truck mounted cranes available in todays market, as much as we have a tremendous amount of choice, we still have to work within the parameters of the road ordinance, truck chassis capability, as well as safety. Jobs don’t change but solutions do and Lift and Shift Equipment is focused on delivering solutions for applications. As the truck mounted crane business develops the aim is to provide the optimum solution to our clients. When selecting a vehicle loading crane we aim to establish the optimum package, whether reach, lifting capacity or mobile crane applications are required, Lift and Shift have the knowledge, we take a closer look at the key factors to consider when selecting a vehicle loading crane A. Lifting Requirements – What cargo needs to be loaded and at what distance away from the vehicle. B. Weight Distribution & Stability – Ensuring the marrige between crane and truck is road legal C. Truck Chassis – The most common mistake is made when the client selects the truck combination before point A & B have been determined. It is common to find cranes, fitted to trucks, which have to be de-rated to comply with with legislation and be legal through load testing. This is normally due to lack of consultation and in some cases pure ignorance. 14

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Truck Tractor Common crane truck set up’s This type of set up allows the client to use the truck as a mobile crane as well as have the additional benefit of hitching a trailer to carry the load from site to site. The trucks front axle rating will be the determining factor on what size crane you can fit. Today the 8x4 combination is allowing us to fit much larger cranes given the extra front steering axle. The major restriction when dealing with cranes high lifting capacity or long reach will be stability, once truck is detached from trailer and acting as a mobile crane stability is key, one solution is to fit additional stabilisers behind the rear axle which then improves the stability but is still restricted to conform with the overall package.


Behind cab Installations Again the front axle rating of the truck is the limiting factor on the capacity crane which can be fitted. Depending on the reach & lifting capacity of the crane, the same issues will occur with weight distribution and stability, as you would find, in the above truck tractor example.

Rear Mount Set up This is popular in the machine moving and rigging industry where the truck is capable of reversing right up to the load allowing it to work within a close parameter where the crane is at its strongest load position. The major restriction in this application is counter weight, where behind cab set up uses the weight of the truck cab, engine and diff as counter weight, when the crane is mounted so far back it loses this advantage. Further to this the heavier the crane the less traction you will have on the front axle which plays a major factor. The ultimate solution becomes additional front stabilisers and the wheelbase combination of the vehicle offered by the truck supplier.

Lift and Shift Equipment (Pty) Ltd Tel: 086 126 9262

Contact John Henry Bowman, Lift & Shift Equipment, Cell: +27 (0) 82 900-7770, www.liftandshift.co.za

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OVERVIEW The national MME Group specializes in the relocation and installation of all forms of machinery and equipment. We operate in South Africa and beyond our borders. With more than 45 years of experience in our field, we are confident that we can provide you with unparalleled service and complete professionalism every step of the way.

INSURANCE We can arrange comprehensive cover at competitive rates for the duration of your move, ensuring complete peace of mind, no matter how big or small the project.

We offer a fully comprehensive turnkey package, comprising of electrics, mechanicals, machine moving and transport services. We are geared to handle projects ranging from single machines to entire factory relocations. Our in-house Mechanical Engineering Division attends to the erection of machinery,and the design and installation of piping services We have specialist pipe fitters and coded welders who install all forms of pipework, from simple airlines to high-pressure steam reticulations. Machine Moving & Engineering is an industry leader in the field of rigging, transporting, lifting and positioning of all abnormally large and heavy items of equipment.


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The SARENS SIBA joint venture builds on past successes and looks towards the future

Building for growth in South Africa: A look at Sarens Siba As recently as a few years ago, the South African market was very much project based, with Sarens involved in long-term rentals for projects like Medupi and Kusile power stations. At this time, Sarens was also doing a lot of renewable energy projects such as the Gouda wind farms in the Cape and Jeffreys Bay, as well as solar plants in Upington. Since then, however, the market has shifted from long-term to short-term rentals, and Sarens has learnt how to adapt to these new conditions with a revised strategy. This includes more emphasis on short-term rentals as well as strategic thinking about future market demands. Read on to discover how the SARENS SIBA joint venture is preparing for these changes.


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Expanding the range of rental solutions The SARENS SIBA joint venture has built up a South African fleet that currently provides the following rental equipment: • • • •

Crawler cranes ranging from 16 to 800T All-terrain mobile cranes ranging from 25 to 650T Rough terrain cranes ranging from 30 to 120T Alternative lifting solutions, including skidding and jacking, SPMTs, and modular trailers

Within South Africa, SARENS SIBA is looking at rental opportunities in Polokwane, Northern Cape, Lephalale, Durban, Richards Bay, Saldhana Bay and Cape Town Harbor. It's also expanding its territory across South African borders and into neighboring countries like Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.

Building success, one project at a time One example of a successful recent project was the removal and reinstallation of a 190T tipping bin and 41T dust hood section at the Mafube Colliery, on behalf

The rental equipment included a CC 2800-1, double 12-line Kamag 2400 SPMTs, and LTM 115-6.1, which stayed on site for about two months. The crane was transported to Mafube Colliery by road on multi-axle trailers and semi-trailer combinations that used approximately 30 trucks. All other equipment arrived from the yard in Brakpan on approximately 15 trucks. Bringing all the equipment on site took about one week. During the operation, the dust hood and tipping bin components were removed from their original location and transported 7 km via SPMTs, along a road with steep inclines and declines. At the new site, the loads were then anchored to the ground to protect from strong winds as they

waited to be installed. Once the crew brought the crawler crane to the new work site via SPMTs, the components were then successfully installed.

Meeting Future Demands SARENS SIBA is always looking ahead to the future, anticipating clients' needs and how to best meet them. Today, the key sectors driving crane rental growth in South Africa include mining and minerals, civil works, oil and gas, renewable energy, power stations, and petrochemical. Furthermore, in March 2018, the South African government approved the next phase of the REIPPP (Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement), which will generate R103 billion in the South African economy, spread over 27 projects. SARENS SIBA has identified the renewable energy projects as the biggest opportunity for the coming years, and preparations to meet the demands of the renewable energy market are underway.

Achieving high levels of customer satisfaction SARENS SIBA prides itself on customer satisfaction, and key account managers focus their energy on serving customers to the highest standard while creating the greatest possible value. SARENS SIBA does all this without ever sacrificing safety, which is a number one priority during all operations. It supplies lifting certificates, a SHEQ Plan, and an LMRA (last-minute risk analysis) before any lift takes place. The golden thread of each project is this ability to manage customer relationships and deliver on all expectations. SARENS SIBA prides itself on its full turnkey solutions and a focus on safety as its mantra. With a history of excellence and professional execution, SARENS SIBA remains committed to providing the best solutions for each client.

Contact Sarens Siba, Tel: +27 (0) 11 749-3300, info@sarenssa.co.za www.sa.sarens.com


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of client SMEI Projects. Sarens did the engineering and calculated the best, safest, and most cost-effective approach to the project. Sarens also provided rental equipment and expert crew members, including a supervisor, safety representative, crane operators and assistants, and SPMT operator and assistants.






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Johnson Crane Hire now offers access platforms, telehandlers

Johnson Crane Hire has expanded into platform and telehandler rental.

Extending its total lifting solution for customers, Johnson Crane Hire now offers an extensive fleet of access platforms and telescopic handlers from its branch network around South Africa. According to Steve Robson of Johnson Crane Hire’s business development executive, the new units were put in place last year after the company concluded its supply agreement with a leading international OEM. “Our expansion into the platform and telehandler business was primarily to enhance our offering to our many blue-chip customers, who over the years have tended to prefer working with one reliable partner for all their lifting and access requirements,” says Robson. “The synergy between these different types of equipment means that we can further assist customers in promoting productivity and safety on site.”

and power generation. With the company’s long history in serving the construction sector, this new range of equipment is allowing it to see more of the ‘inside’ of big commercial or retail developments, rather than just the big cranage work on the outside.

range has also grown our opportunities in big warehouses, storage units and even in airports. We have even found considerable demand from the entertainment sector, where South Africa is becoming an increasingly popular destination for film-shoots.”

“Shopfitters in shopping malls are part of this new customer base for us, as well as lighting and electrical installation contractors,” says Robson. “The added equipment

Contact Peter Yaman, Johnson Crane Hire, Tel: +27 (0)11 455 9242, www.jch.co.za

Johnson Crane Hire’s national footprint of 13 branches is therefore now equipped with its own access platforms and telehandlers, giving customers immediate access to them, and the branches continue to provide technical support as well. The new fleet includes platforms with a working height from 12 to 28 metres and telehandlers with capacities from 2 to 9-tons. Robson highlights that the new equipment has been very well received in a variety of sectors to date, from construction, mining and marine to petrochemical 22

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Johnson Crane Hire's 13 branches are now equipped with access platforms and telehandlers for hire.

Cleveland Crane Hire Meeting all your crane hire needs

Sales and Service Brian Hobgan Cell: 082 606 0704 brian@clevelandcrane.co.za

Tel: +27 11 626 1029

Hire Desk Mary-Anne Mansfield Cell: 082 603 0941 mary-anne@clevelandcrane.co.za

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Tips on how to choose the most suitable chain hoist When it comes to lifting equipment, consider your options carefully. Let us discuss the attributes of a chain hoist .It uses a combination of levers and pulleys to lift things off the ground. It is also characterized by a heavy duty chain and due to its efficiency and high carrying capacity; the machine spares you the hassle, stress and time spent in lifting heavy items. However, for it to offer you maximum results, you must ensure that you are using the correct equipment for the tasks you aim to carry out. Choosing the right chain hoist can be a hard task and requires caution. Both manual and electric chain hoists are used for different lifting tasks, and the tips below will help you select the chain hoist that will work best for you based on your needs.

Consider the capacity If you are looking for an electric hoist for your plant, the first thing that you must know is the weight of whatever you will be lifting. This is the first and minimum requirement. Safety is a key consideration in your selection and its best to err on the side of caution when selecting the safe working load of your hoist. Standard increments in lifting machinery and chain hoists are 125kg, 250kg, 500kg, 1000kg and 2000kg. So if, for example, your constant load is 500kg and the likelihood is that you would exceed that weight, then don’t risk it. Go for the 1000kg chain hoist to optimise your production and ensure the safety of both your workers and your cargo.

Check the speed

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Lifting speed is your next step and needs careful attention. If high production is your goal then a faster lifting speed will be required to get the best possible return on investment on your chain hoist purchase. If you are simply offloading delivered goods and shifting them sporadically then look at a more modest speed. Hoist speed is determined by several factors including motor power, gearbox ratio and the reeving of your chain. RGM Cranes have experienced sales engineers to assist in making the optimal choice for your electric chain hoist.

Do not overlook your future needs A four-ton chain hoist may be suitable to lift your items now, but what about the future needs? Do you see yourself lifting heavier objects in future than you are today? It wouldn’t be cost saving to get back to the shop every time you want some things lifted that happen to be heavier than your previous items. Go for something that can cater for both your present and future needs.

After the capacity and speed, next, you have to consider the height of lift that your lifting task requires. The biggest constraint in this regard is your proposed building. Don’t assume that because your building is a certain height, that you will attain that same height in lift. The size of both your lifting structure and your chain hoist or electric wire rope hoist need to be ascertained prior to any decision. If you are uncertain in any terms, then seek help from a lifting professional such as RGM Cranes. Errors at this stage of your progress can be very costly and can be avoided with a mere phone call.

Before getting a chain hoist, you must determine how often the crane will be operating per day. Also, consider how long every cycle takes. Your chain hoist must be clearly marked with its duty. Recognised authorities in this respect are FEM (European materials handling federation) or ISO (international organization for standardization) and this will dictate the level of safety and efficiency of your electric chain hoist or wire rope hoist.

What is your budget? Budget is always a consideration in the purchase of capital equipment and an electrical chain hoist is no different. It is, however important not to be short sighted in this regard. Do not simply buy from the cheapest possible source and hope for the best, you need to be assured that your service provider has significant support in terms of expertise and spare parts should something go wrong. Make sure your supplier is the OEM or official distributor of a recognized product. Where possible, view the premises of your supplier and satisfy yourself that they can carry out both your immediate requirements and any future requirements.

What kind of material will the hoist be lifting? Everyday items that require lifting from one place to the next can be summed up easily, but what if your load is somewhat different? How will it affect the specification of your hoist and lifting equipment? Moreover, are there any hazardous environment issues to consider? In this regard, be as open and honest with your service provider as possible. Failure to disclose any hazards can waste valuable time, money and production.

Go for guarantee Any reasonable hoist will come with a warranty to guard the purchaser against any malfunctions or losses due to manufacture faults. This term is normally 1 year but may vary. Have this warranty in writing from your service provider and as stated above, satisfy yourself that the supplier is capable of honouring a warrantee through trained staff and spares back-up. Following these guidelines will assist you in making your lifting machinery purchase a little less daunting. If you are in need of a chain host, go for quality brands such as Surelift and Guralp, and you will never regret.

Contact RGM Cranes, Tel: +27 (0) 11 422-3690, info@rgmcranes.co.za, www.rgmcranes.co.za

ULP - Tension / Compression Shearbeam S-type Tension Compression Tension Link Wireless Tension Link Wireless Shackle Load Cell Rope clamp Shear pin load cells custom designed

Contact Glen Webster

Tel: +27 (0) 82 774-5223


Tel: +27 (0) 12 661-0830

Fax: +27 (0) 12 661-0816 www.loadtech.co.za

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Consider the duty cycle

What is your height of lift?


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Becker Mining South Africa completes installation of winding rope attachements for underground mine Installation of winding rope attachments at a mine in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex is now complete and is ready to be put into full production. “This equipment - which was designed and manufactured locally by Becker Mining South Africa - covers the specific winding requirements of this underground mine,” says Tom Searle, senior general manager: mechanical, Becker Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd. “Four sets of head rope attachments and four sets of tail rope attachments are required for the 4,5 meter drum diameter Koepe winder, which accommodates 38 mm head ropes and 40 mm tail ropes. “A Becker Thimble type capel is fitted to the ropes with an hydraulic adjusting linkage fitted between it and the conveyance. This linkage ensures there is equal sharing of the load between the four head ropes. “Complete 30-ton Rocket type safety detaching hook sets were supplied for the man/material winder, which has a 4,88 meter drum and 51 mm ropes. A set of 5-ton Rocket type safety detaching hooks was manufactured for the service winder, which has a 26 mm rope fitted.” Rocket safety detaching hooks are designed to detach the winding rope from the conveyance in the event of


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an overwind and arrest and suspend the conveyance in the headframe. This patented design caters for the prevention of partial detachments whilst in service. Becker Mining also supplied WRC clamps that were used during installation and will be utilised in future maintenance of ropes. A complete spare set of rope attachments was also supplied to the mine. Hook sets, which were supplied complete with catch plates and jack catch boxes, are mounted in the headgear as a critical safety feature to prevent injury to personnel and damage to the shaft infrastructure should an overwind occur. All equipment, which is proof load tested by Becker Mining to two and a half times the safe working loads it will be subjected to in service, is suitable for the mine’s winder duties. It also complies fully with all the relevant mine health and safety acts and mining regulations. Becker Mining’s robust and reliable equipment will provide many years of

Installation of Becker Mining South Africa’s winding rope attachments at a mine in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex is now complete and is ready to be put into full production.

safe transportation of personnel and materials to and from underground operations.

Contact Thomas Searle, Becker Mining South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 11 617-6300, info@za.becker-mining.com

Ingersoll Rand Liftstar and Pullstar Winches 300 – 7,500 kg • Compact design • Heavy duty steel construction, 5:1 design factor for lifting • Designed in conformity with the latest ASME B30.7 and European Standards • Automatic disc brake • Reliable gear type air motor with automatic disc brake • High efficiency planetary gear box • Low noise level, quiet operation • Variable speed and precise positioning through direct control lever or progressive remote pendent “PHS” • Free spool clutch on pulling versions (PULLSTAR® series) • Numerous options available to suit specific applications • All units delivered with manufacturer’s test certificate. In their standard design, Liftstar winches are classified as equipment ATEX category 2 for applications in zone 1and 2 of group II.

Ingersoll Rand Infinity Series heavy duty lifting winches 2,000—10,000 kg • • • • • • • • • • •

Rugged Compact and Versatile Design Meets ANSI / ASME B30.7 5:1 design factor at rated load Robust radial piston air motor Top layer rated line pull “Lift to shift” winch mounted lever throttle Minimum 18:1 drum diameter to wire rope diameter ratio Compact gearbox-in-drum design Standard design temperature range is 0°C through 60°C Pre-certified lifting lugs Numerous options available to suit specific applications

Suitable for Hazardous Explosion Proof Environments • ATEX classification (as per directive EC 94/9/EEC)

Tel: 016 971 2348/9 Fax: 016 971 3876 Email: sales@rhinolm.co.za Website: www.rhinolm.co.za

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Engineering Supplies contribution to the Lifting Equipment Industry in South Africa It is with great pride and anticipation and with our Customer and Interested Parties in mind, to inform you that the Organization have successfully been certified as an ISO9001:2015 Company. Because we strive to continually improve our relationship with you, periodic product enhancements are critical to the success of our business, and in our pursuit of perfection, we constantly strive to raise our levels of service and product delivery. Due to this established culture of innovation, many might have anticipated this improvement to our flagship range of products i.e. lifting, rigging and lashing range and more particular our Nitchi brand etc. However, this new development is so much more than just a product enhancement, it is a complete paradigm shift that changes the way we do business. Our customers expect us to offer the most ground-breaking products in the market, and the new Ultralow headroom hoist, new Donsa-X Electric hoist range and Donsa air hoists range are just that. These products, which will form an integral part of our flagship ranges have been streamlined and now 30

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offers a choice of greatly improved products to choose from. We have placed great focus on enhancing these core products to maximise the advantages for our customers. Again, the new ranges are not innovative because of these

enhancements alone; they are also innovative because we have perfected them for our market, whilst adhering to the restrictive legislation that governs our Industry with regard to these product ranges. These hoists

The new product ranges were developed with freedom of choice in mind. By offering increased benefits, the ranges ensure that those choices are product-based. Offering better value, simpler choices and sustainability, our innovation is founded on our pursuit of perfection, not on a meaningless introduction of additional products and benefits. When considering our new product ranges, you will find that, while they offer you the freedom to choose, some choices have been made a whole lot easier for you; ensuring that your lifting tasks have just become a peace-of-mind activity. will offer our Customers a wider range to choose from, adequately covering all the needs of the various Sectors in the market place. These hoists are all about

choice, and key to our product development is considering the choices our Customers make. This streamlined approach has allowed us to offer greater value, improved

Contact Ruben Stiglingh, Cooper & Cooper Group, Tel: +27 (0) 11 493-4355, ruben@coopergroup.co.za, www.coopergroup.co.za

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safety and quality to our diverse Customer base.


Electric chain hoist series for industrial environments In the year of its 60th anniversary, Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS AG has expanded the lifting capacity of its GP series of electric chain hoists with the launch of GP1000, the third model in its new generation for industrial applications. •

Third model in new series offers 1.6 tons of lifting capacity with one chain fall • Special products available that are corrosion-resistant, explosion-proof, etc • IP65 protection and threeyear warranty included as standard The GP series was introduced at the start of 2017 with the successful launch of the GP250/500 models. GP models replace the previous GCH series with considerably increased performance characteristics. This includes 60% increased lifting capacity with one chain fall and a substantially increased life cycle compared to the corresponding chain hoist with the previous lifting capacity, up to four times depending on the application. GP1000 sees the maximum lifting capacity increased to 1.6 tons with one chain fall. This is offered with 32

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the same service life and switching frequency as the previous model. In two-chain fall operation, the maximum lifting capacity is increased to 2.5 tons. “With GP1000, customers benefit from a smaller, lighter and less expensive hoist model due to the increased capacity of up to 2.5 tons,” explains Erich Widmer, GIS AG sales and marketing manager. “Up to now the next bigger hoist, GCH1600, was needed for this capacity.” GP1000 is available as standard with a single- or three-phase electric connection and offers one- and two-speed models with different lifting speeds. A wide range of accessories and options, such as radio remote control, frequency inverter, operating data counter, security load hook and special controls, are available. All versions of the new generation have an extended warranty lasting

for three years. An aluminium housing and cover provides a robust construction, while a case-hardened and manganese-phosphated profile steel chain has a minimum chain safety factor of 8:1 (ISO M5/FEM 2m) and 15% higher lifting capacity with the same nominal diameter. All shaft-hub connections are constructed in a self-centring polygonal design. This means disassembly and assembly during maintenance work is carried out faster and without special tools, reducing service costs. A modular construction gives easy access to wear parts. A proven DC springloaded brake and dry-running slipping clutch contribute to low maintenance requirements. With its compact and robust design, GP1000 is suitable for dusty environments as well as for outdoor usage. IP65 is included as standard and guarantees

For specific applications, transportation of long and bulky loads is facilitated by using synchronised electric chain hoists, while variable speeds and soft running allow precise positioning of the load. The one-phase model is suited for workshops, and mobile and outdoor use. Corrosion resistance is suitable for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as waste water treatment plants and for outdoor use. An electric chain hoist with frequency inverter allows applications with high duty cycles and high switching frequency (multiple shift operation). For the wind power industry, GP1000 is an electric chain hoist that offers extreme lifting heights and high lifting speed. To match high demand for the new GP series of electric chain hoists, GIS AG increased its production capacity by 20% in 2017 and will increase it further in 2018.

GIS GP1000: With GP1000, customers benefit from a smaller, lighter and less expensive hoist model due to the increased capacity of up to 2.5 tons.

Contact: Timothy Best, FB Cranes Tel: +27 (0)11 902-3271 timothy@fbcranes.co.za

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dust tightness and protection from water jets. Special products are available, including: corrosion-resistant; explosion-proof (ATEX); frequency inverter driven; handy chain and telescopic model; synchronised hoist; and low headroom version.


Industry first - remote independent witnessing for heavy lift testing In an industry first, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology is working with Lloyd’s Register (LR) on remote witnessing of overload testing at its Hengelo manufacturing facility in The Netherlands. Remote witnessing will reduce the time and cost of surveyor’s visiting Hengelo and give customers a live video stream of the surveyor’s remote witnessing. Overload testing is a mandatory requirement for all new equipment and is part of Enerpac’s Factory Acceptance Testing procedure prior to delivery of all new lifting systems. Typically, the overloadtest is witnessed on-site by an independent third-party surveyor. Using a new initiative for remote inspection from LR, Enerpac is able to undertake remote witnessing via wireless real-time camera streaming by smartphone. Before testing, Enerpac HLT sends the test protocols and drawings to the LR surveyor. During the remote witness, an Enerpac test engineer is in contact with the surveyor via a smartphone and Bluetooth headset, allowing an interactive dialogue during testing. After completion of the test, the surveyor sends Enerpac a remote witness certificate and signed test drawing.

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now available to Enerpac HLT customers as a part of FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) procedures. In addition to the time and cost savings of a LR surveyor site visit, the recorded video can be shared with customers and within Enerpac for project management, product development and training purposes. “Lloyd’s Register’s remote inspection capabilities are an important and welcome addition to our FAT procedures, and a great opportunity to share testing video with customers,” says Mart Hinnen, general manager, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology. “Also, remote witnessing makes it easier to schedule testing more quickly and therefore allows us to reduce delivery times.” Lauris Rosier, LR Netherlands Sales Manager, said, “We are delighted that Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has chosen to offer their customers our remote inspection service. It brings a new, added value to FAT and other inspections for both parties in terms of the ease and convenience of testing.”

Enerpac Maintenance Program Periodic load testing, inspection and maintenance can also be provided by Enerpac, under the Enerpac Maintenance Program (EMP) - through the system’s life as per manufacturer’s recommendations and to comply with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

Contact Hansie Coetzee, Enerpac, hansie.c@kiloton.co.za

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Konecranes CXT explorer: A mobile workshop for in the middle of nowhere One of the most innovative products to come from Konecranes recently is the CXT Explorer. It is a combination of a 6.3T mobile overhead crane, travelling on a gantry, supported by two sturdy containers which make for fully equipped workshop that can literally be set up in the middle of nowhere. It is ideally suited to conditions in Africa and is expected to do very well here. The CXT Explorer comes as a predesigned package in one of the 6 meter standard ISO shipping containers, with a carefullyselected range of standard functions and optional extras.

These include a full CXT electric overhead crane of approx. 1250 kg, supported by the two containers, and an electric or manual hoist. The shipping containers double as storage for the crane components, service tools, equipment, and spare parts.

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To lift and connect safely is a main objective of Carl Stahl products. With more than 130 years of experience Carl Stahl is a real specialist in lifting equipment.


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Carl Stahl South Africa Pty Ltd. Unit 12 Gate 2, Greenbushes Industrial Park Aldo Park, Old Cape Road, 6001 Port Elizabeth landline 041 372 1110 e-mail info@carlstahl.co.za

The CXT Explorer is easily transported together with another ISO shipping container. The containers are put onto the ground; the supporting steel structure is built on top, secured with twist locks. If available it can be plugged into the grid, or otherwise a generator. And voilà , you have factory-level lifting a few hours after arriving on site. To relocate the crane, it is packed back into the container and it’s ready to go. It can be used in construction, mining, vehicle maintenance, agriculture, natural gas compressor stations, in the military, oil exploration, onshore and offshore drilling. In the CXT Explorer, you have a full-blown mobile maintenance workshop ready to go.

Contact John MacDonald, Konecranes, Tel: +27 (0)11 898-3500, Cell: +27 (0)76 403-3184, john.macdonald@konecranes.com.

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Construction of world’s steepest funicular railway Swiss manufacturer GIS AG provided four 5-ton capacity electric chain hoists for installation on a unique rig during construction of a funicular railway that transports passengers from Schwyz to Stoos, a mountain village in the heart of Switzerland. The R665 million (€44.6m) Schwyz-Stoos funicular (or Standseilbahn Schwyz-Stoos in German) features a maximum incline of 110% (47 degrees) and rises 744m in altitude over a distance of 1,740m. It boasts an automatic levelling system, ensuring that passengers remain standing on a horizontal surface during the trip in one of four barrel-shaped carriages. The railway’s official website and media reports refer to it as “the steepest funicular railway in the world”. The track was laid by fellow Swiss company Rowa, a provider of logistics services for tunnels, railways, and other projects, which devised a configuration of hoists, rigged beneath its displacement machine. The four GCH2500/2NF hoists were integral to installation of the track sections and concrete railway structure. They were utilised individually and in multiple use depending on the varied shapes and sizes of load. The maximum load capacity of the machine was limited to 6.5-ton, however. Lukas Bühlmann, of GIS, said: “The hoists were operated by bellybox remote control. Smooth running ensured exact positioning of loads, many of which were long and bulky. The hoists, which were designed for intensive, everyday use, completed lifting tasks reliably, despite being exposed to the elements in changing weather conditions.” He added: “Actually, once rigged, the project didn’t place over exertion on our hoists. For 40

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A Rowa employee (right) can be seen wearing the bellybox remote control that operated the four GIS hoists on the machine above.


The state-of-the-art railway rises 744m in altitude over a distance of 1,740m.

example, they could connect to loads by the standard hooks and pick points were readily available, even when all four hoists needed to be employed at the same time. We were honoured to be associated with such a landmark project, although we are humble and modest as to our involvement; the project was a spectacular feat of construction and engineering in its own right.�

The railway has been operational since December 2017; three months after the GIS hoists completed a six-month stay on the project. It has taken winter sportspeople and hikers from the valley up into the mountain beauty spot. The automatic levelling system ensures passengers enjoy breathtaking views in complete comfort, despite the considerable slope variations.

Two hoists were used to lift a cement mixer during the construction project.

Rowa’s displacement machine, which weighed 60-ton, travelled on a temporary rail structure to lay the track at a rate of 12m per day. The entire planning and building phase of the project spanned 14 years.

Contact GIS AG, Swiss Lifting Solutions, tel@gis-ag.ch, www.gis-ag.ch

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Yale Lifting Solutions (Pty) Ltd redefines load movement Columbus Mckinnon Corporation (CMCO) is a leading, worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations and digital power and motor control systems. Under the umbrella of CMCO world famous brands have developed a range of equipment for the purpose of lifting heavy loads that have established the Group as a leader in Motion Control Technology with Electric Chain Hoists, Wire Rope Hoists and Heavy Duty Rail engineering products as high end value add solutions. CMCO has been established in the South African market for the past 22 years and has been well known as the OEM representative for Yale Lifting products under the banner of several Yale associated companies. The recent restructuring of the Group in South Africa has led to the establishment of Yale Lifting Solutions (Pty) Ltd which will incorporate all the divisions under one company and become the OEM supplier for seven major brands of lifting machinery: YALE, PFAFF,DUFF NORTON, CM 42

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(Columbus Mckinnon STAHL and TIGRIP.


The latest product line to be incorporated into the Yale Lifting Solutions portfolio is the acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems, a leading manufacturer of hoist technology and crane components and well known for its custom

engineering of lifting solutions and hoisting technology. STAHL has the added advantage for the mining industry with their explosionprotected crane technology. Yale Lifting Solutions pride themselves on the quality of their comprehensive product range which meet the diverse

risk”, says Ashley Davis, Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

The Yale ERGO 360 Ratchet Lever hoist, the only lever hoist of its kind in the market, re-defines lever-operated hoists with its revolutionary crankhandle that allows for efficient operation in both lifting and pulling applications. The foldable lever handle and the 360 degree rotation increases productivity while reducing the risk of injury.

“Further to our standard product range we pride ourselves with the handling solutions we offer our clients. The lifting business often requires additional aids to assist with the safe movement of goods so we have our own design department that interprets the clients’ requirements and provides certified engineering drawings to manufacture special spreader beams, lifting devices and other custom built accessories. All the locally manufactured components have test certificates and are fully traceable”, added Davis

“The current range of chain hoists have an added advantage in that many of the industrial models now have the SABS mark of approval, enabling operators to have the benefit of cost effective equipment without the safety

“Yale Lifting Solutions has a well defined support system for their clients with specialised training available to support the product line-up either at the client’s premises or on site. The routine maintenance team consists of

30 personnel that provide onsite service to clients. These are supported by 16 registered LMI inspectors, making up a comprehensive team operating from Head Office in Honeydew and three branches, Middelburg, Magaliesburg and Durban, to provide product support. In addition Yale Lifting Solutions operates a vast re-seller (agents) network, covering the whole country. Our agents operate to strict standards as defined by the Group so we are assured of maintaining our high level of service”, concluded Ashley Davis.

Contact Ashley Davis, Yale Lift, Tel: +27 794-2910, ashley@yalelift.co.za, www.yale.co.za


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requirements of their clients in terms of performance and cost effectiveness. Innovation is the key to keeping ahead of the market, something which is found in the continuous introduction of new products.


Hiab renews its light range loader crane portfolio

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched its renewed HIAB light range loader cranes with a capacity from 4 to 11-ton meters. This range of HIAB loader cranes combines strength and reliability with ease of use. Four options for remote and manual control systems ensure that the customer can choose between the systems that meet specifically the level of precision needed when operating a crane. "When we started the development of this HIAB loader crane series, we wanted to ensure that the renewed equipment will make work easier for the operators, keep it safe and increase efficiency, as we have learned that these are our customers' priorities when choosing a loader crane. The unique X-4 SPACE system on the light range loader cranes enables the operator to handle the crane with the greatest ease and with higher load cycling speeds" says Jan Vink, Director, Light Range Loader Cranes, Hiab. As the HIAB light cranes are made with durable high-tensile steel, they combine low weight with the capacity to deliver heavy loads. Also, an external display gives a better overview of the active crane 44

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and service status. Depending on the choice of control system, a range of features are available for improving capacity, durability, flexibility, as well as safety. These features include Semi-Automatic

Folding system, Load Stability System and remote control systems. "To avoid unnecessary downtime in our end customers' operations, HIAB light cranes are designed for easier

everyday maintenance. Key parts and components that require regular attention are located where they are easy to access. A good example is the integrated oil tank in the crane base, which can be installed without rearranging truck components and

is quicker and simpler to reach. Also, these new models can be configured with various options, to enable easy mounting on the truck chassis. The whole installation is designed for the lowest possible overall weight," Mr. Vink continues.

"At Hiab, we set the standards for the loader crane industry. We want to be the number one loader cranes brand and partner to our customers, offering the best solutions on the market. Over the past two years we have renewed successfully both our mediumrange cranes and now light range cranes. The positive feedback from our customers ensures that we are on the right path with our development work," concludes Joakim Andersson, Senior Vice President, Loader Cranes, Hiab.

Contact Yvette Diedericks, Hiab, Tel: +27 (0) 11 865-1425, yvette.diedericks@hiab.com

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The light range loader cranes come with the market's only two-year warranty as well as a five-year warranty for the steel structure, as with other HIAB loader cranes. "The reliable performance and productivity are guaranteed through the offering of our comprehensive service network," Mr.Vink says.


Genie provides a front-row view of French Formula 1 grand prix

Genie® Z®-135/70 boom supports the exciting broadcast of a worldwide sport event It had been 10 years since France last hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix. However, on June 24th, as what could be described as a “welcome return”, the event made its comeback on the Castellet racetrack – the legendary venue’s first Formula 1 race in 28 years. And, exceptional events demand exceptional equipment! For rental company FRECHE Location, taking part in the event’s success was an obvious choice. This required a work platform that would enable the camera operators to film the race to offer a spectacular view from a height of over 40 m (131 ft). Its recommendation to the race organisers? A Genie® Z®-135/70 articulating boom lift. With this new perspective, TV viewers worldwide were able to watch the entire race close up; from the incidents of the first lap just after the hairpin bend, to the victory of British driver Lewis Hamilton who consolidated his world championship leadership position. Chosen for its 43,15 m (141 ft) maximum working height, 21,26 m (69 ft 9 in) of maximum horizontal outreach and maximum up-andover clearance of 23 m (75 ft 6 in), the Genie Z-135/70 articulating boom lift was perfectly suited 46

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to the needs of the production team. An ideal access solution for outdoor construction and industrial applications, among other key features, the Genie Z-135/70 boom lift offers the benefits of the Genie XChassis™ design that combines a compact footprint with excellent jobsite stability. Its telescopic Genie JibExtend™, which telescopes out from 3,66 to 6,10 m (12 to 20 ft) with a vertical rotation of 110 degrees, offers the additional

flexibility needed to access hard to reach areas. Its four-wheel drive with full-time positive traction is also adapted to handle rough ground conditions and its electroproportional controls enhance the smoothness of the drive.

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Concord Cranes helps install new ship loaders at Richards Bay A 750-ton crane from Concord Cranes, a crane hire and specialised transport service company in the Industrial Services Holdings (InServe) stable, was used to install sections of two new ship loaders at Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal in April for the largest coal exporter in the world. Ship loaders are large machines used to load bulk solid materials such as coal, iron ore, bauxite, alumina, fertilisers, phosphates, and sulphur into ships. These ship loaders are mostly found in ports and jetties where bulk materials are exported from. Apart from the 750-ton crane itself, Concord Cranes’ successful involvement in this project was due to the expertise and experience of its operators, Richards Bay Branch Manager Bella Mollentze comments. “Our operators and support teams are the heart of our business. You need special people with passion who love what they do.” Therefore to maintain its high standards of service delivery, Concord Cranes’ operators and support personnel are trained continually and are sufficiently skilled to operate its advanced equipment and technology. “It is an essential that they are confident with the cranes’ functions

and capabilities, especially when dealing with major lifts such as these at Richards Bay,” Mollentze concludes.

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EIE Group delivers specialised Konecranes lift truck against tight deadlines Despite additional and specialised engineering work being required, the Port Handling division of the EIE Group handed over a Konecranes 28-1200B heavy-duty fork-lift truck in under three months since the order was officially placed in early March 2018 by the client, Bidfreight Port Operations (BPO). BPO, one of the largest providers of inport logistics in South Africa, is a long-standing client of the EIE Group. The machine was supplied as an outright purchase, with full maintenance, and was ordered for application at BPO’s Richards Bay operation in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. It offers a 28-ton lifting capacity, with a 4 meter lift height. As the unit will be used inside ships, both for handling general cargo and for stevedoring applications, the unit was supplied with specialised “upside-down” forks. Stevedoring is highly specialised work with specific and challenging equipment requirements. The state-of-the-art Konecranes range features a number of advanced features including the TruConnect fleet management system. This remote monitoring system enables the operator to track the real usage of the machines, providing an online view and PDF reports for scheduling maintenance and, consequently, improving the fleet’s uptime. Safety alerts on issues such as over-temperatures, attempted overloads and emergency stops are delivered automatically by email or text message, notifying personnel of safety risk events.  50

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The lift truck is also equipped with a tyre pressure monitor as underinflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by as much as 15%, while also impairing stability and drivability, and reducing tyre life span. Featuring a removable counterweight and lifting lugs for picking up the unit to load into the vessel, the fork -ift truck features an enclosed cab for maximum operator protection. Offering both spaciousness and superior all-round visibility, the cab also has other valuable, user friendly features such as the touch screen display for the electronic machine control monitoring and diagnostic system. “This latest contract builds on a wellestablished relationship between the EIE Group and BPO, with the EIE Group being responsible for servicing, maintaining and repairing all of BPO’s heavy lift truck equipment,” commented Gary Neubert, EIE Group’s CEO. “Through our commitment to delivering optimal life-time value to our customers, we have focused on building a long term partnership

with BPO, responding with urgency to their queries and sharing knowledge on repairing units and components that are specially built for this client’s operation.” “As a trusted total solutions supplier, we believe that the service we provide to BPO is unmatched by our competitors and that it played a significant part in this latest order having been awarded to the EIE Group.” A best-in-class brand, Konecranes heavy-duty fork lift trucks have been on the market for over 60 years, having proven to be highly adaptable to specialized material handling requirements. With such an extensive track record, Konecranes’ knowledge of its customers’ requirements has resulted in a fork lift truck range with lifting capacities, features and attachments to accommodate the diversity of material handled and tasks performed by heavy industry customers.

Contact Lenny Naidoo, EIE Group, lennyn@eiegroup.co.za, www.eiegroup.co.za

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Crane technology will slash mineshaft pre-sink time

The world’s fifth largest mine, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia, will use advanced techniques enabled by pioneering crane design to fast-track the pre-sink phase at Shaft 6. The time needed will be dramatically reduced by a Condra portal crane that combines a very rapid lift speed with optimised cross travel to waiting dump trucks. Pre-sinking is expected to be completed in less than a quarter of the time considered the norm – four months instead of the usual eighteen. The Condra portal is radically different from the level-luffing type of crane traditionally used for pre sinking. Instead, a high-speed, high-lift main hoist removes excavated spoil vertically, by kibble, through an opening in the centre of a drilling stage positioned by two separate stage winders mounted on the same portal frame. Lift speed is an impressive 1 metre per second – fifteen times faster than the 4 metres per minute found in standard mine workshop applications. South Africa-based Condra researched its advanced portal design during 2013 for incorporation in a prototype machine used at a new diamond mining shaft the following year. In addition to an innovative frame design and dramatically increased lift speed on the main hoist, the portal crane also incorporated improved drives, gearboxes and safety devices, better cabin access and enhanced operation by remote control. Oyu Tolgoi Shaft 6 will have two of these Condra portal machines. During the pre-sink phase, they will stand over the mouths of the main and auxiliary rescue shafts, and remain in place until the shafts have been drilled, blasted, supported, cleaned and lined with concrete. Oyu Tolgoi is a combined open pit and underground mining project located some 550km south of Monglia’s capital, Ulaanbataar, within the Gobi Desert. The mine, still under development by Rio Tinto, began producing copper and gold concentrate in 2013. It is the largest mining project in Mongolia’s history. 52

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Condra began manufacture of the first of the portals for Oyu Tolgoi in early July, when the long-lead assemblies order was received. The main order was received on July 24th. Oyu Tolgoi’s pre-sink cranes will be bigger and faster than the diamond mining machine, and will feature improved electronics. Importantly, lifting speed of the 160kW 15-ton main hoist on the new portals will double to 60 metres per minute. The portal frame itself will comprise a 14-metre high, 12-metre span extended by 3,2-metre cantilevers on both sides to allow excavated spoil to be moved to dump trucks using roads adjacent to the shaft. Stairwells will replace the cat ladders of the diamond mine portal. Below-ground lift height will be 100 metres, and the complete machine will weigh 88 tons. Completion of both cranes, the design of which makes provision for disassembly and containerisation, is scheduled for early November this year. They will be shipped to Mongolia via China.

Contact Marc Kleiner, Condra, Tel: +27 (0) 11 776-6000, sales@condra.co.za

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Comansa: A unique brand The tower crane manufacturer returns to COMANSA as the single brand name for all its product range. The tower crane manufacturer focuses all its efforts on a single brand name After many years using the Linden Comansa brand name, the tower crane manufacturer has decided to focus its efforts on a single overall brand, to be used throughout the group, by returning to its original name: COMANSA. This change will be implemented gradually right across the product range and at the company's facilities in Spain (headquarters), the United States and China. "After acquiring the prestigious LINDEN 8000 system from the Swedish company Linden in 1983, we started to apply its technical concepts throughout our range of tower cranes, therefore allowing our customers to enjoy its many obvious advantages," says Alberto Munรกrriz, CEO of COMANSA. "Combining the names Linden and Comansa in a single brand was initially important as we looked to open up markets, as it gave us recognition on markets where Linden had been a major player and the benefits of its products were widely appreciated." "However," Munรกrriz stresses, "COMANSA has been developing and improving this system for 35 years, and has been actively present on the market for over 50 years. The fact that 54

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we continue to be a benchmark in the tower crane industry today is not due to the name Linden in our trademark, but rather thanks to all the work we have put in over many years, allowing our products to be renowned for their quality. In fact, we are widely known on the market as COMANSA, meaning the change is very natural. "Moreover, the company's situation has changed a great deal over recent years, having set up in China and embarked on significant commercial expansion. This change aims to bolster our strategy at group level by having a single, uniform image on the market," says Munรกrriz. Dropping Linden from the brand does not mean that it is forgotten. According to Munรกrriz, "The Linden brand and system, and all they entail, are part of our DNA. In fact, COMANSA is the only manufacturer whose range of horizontal jib cranes consists solely of a flat-top, pendantfree design, which was undoubtedly one of Linden's most outstanding features. And, if there is one thing that characterises COMANSA cranes, it is their outstanding modularity, just like Linden cranes. That is why Linden is still very much a part of the philosophy of all our products, even though it no longer appears in our brand name.

This change means that cranes manufactured in Pamplona, previously marketed under the Linden Comansa brand, and cranes manufactured in Hangzhou, China, distributed under the name Comansa CM, will all be know from now on as COMANSA. Each crane model will keep its current name, using the letters LC or CM to indicate the product range, thus avoiding any confusion on the market. Model name 21LC750 therefore indicates that it is part of the range previously known as Linden Comansa, while model name 21CM550 indicates that it is part of the former Comansa CM range. "Given the large number of customers and suppliers we work with, we are fully aware that implementing the COMANSA brand in all products and materials will take some time; however, our staff are ready and willing to help our partners and collaborators through the transition period and ensure it is as smooth as possible", concludes Munรกrriz.

Contact Richard Fletcher, Linden Comansa, Tel: +27 (0) 11 865-3202, towercrane@zameil.co.za, towercranesservices.co.za

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Zoomlion's allterrain crane QAY200 in Africa

Recently, in Uganda of Africa, a Zoomlion’s all-terrain crane QAY200 in aurora green color was commissioned in the construction of local oil project. It is reported this is the largest truck crane in Uganda, as well as the first brand new VI 200-ton all-terrain crane of Zoomlion in Africa, indicating a new breakthrough of Zoomlion in overseas market. It is reported that, QAY200 all-terrain crane will play its role in Uganda's Hoima Oil Field and Pipeline Project. The oil field's pipeline is 1,443km in length, and is expected to be put into production in 2020. UK Tullow, France Total, and CNOOC jointly participate in the construction of the pipeline. After construction of Hoima Oil Field, Uganda

will become the third largest oil reservoir country in Africa, trailing Angola and Nigeria. In order to implement the key project, the customer has strictly requirements on construction equipment. The person in charge said that they eventually chose Zoomlion among multiple construction machinery enterprises. On one hand, they approved Zoomlion's products and professional technical solutions. On the other hand, Zoomlion has complete after-sales service system in local regions, which may provide equipment with excellent service support. The maximum hoisting weight of QAY200 is 200 tons. The project is upgraded in hydraulic and electrical control system to make it more efficient. Drawing support from dual control sticks, the product realizes combined operations between lifting, amplitude variation, rotation, and retraction mechanism, which greatly improves operating efficiency of crane and is suitable to various working conditions and environments. Meanwhile, the product has advantages of easy and flexible operation, stable and reliable performance, and continuous speed variation. Since entering the African market in 2007, Zoomlion has been making innovation breakthroughs ceaselessly. Through establishing and improving channel network, improving product competition strategy, and enhancing service part supporting system, market layout is taking shape. Zoomlion is one of the top 3 Chinese construction machinery export manufacturers in Africa. In the past 10 years, Zoomlion has taken part in plenty of key projects in Africa, including the famous Algerian East-West Highway Project, Djama Grand Mosque Project, Algerian Capital


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ST3 lifts jacket foundations for wind farm with Modulift Beams Modulift has supplied two large spreader beams to complete a rig that will lift 20 wind farm jacket foundations onto vessels at ST3 Offshore’s dockside location in Szczecin, Poland, close to the country’s northwestern border with Germany. The jackets are bound for Cuxhaven and will eventually be installed at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The two beams, MOD 400/600s, both 8m long, were used in an inverted configuration above another Modulift beam, an 800/1000, which was hired in from Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG. The beams combined with shackles and other rigging gear, including delta plates, to form the rig beneath the hooks of a rail-mounted, 117m-high, 1,400t capacity gantry crane. The 400/600s offer up to 600t at 14m or 44 ft. and up to 24m or 78 ft. at a lower capacity, while the 800/1000 can lift up to 1,000t at 15m or 51 ft. and up to 26m or 85 ft. at a lower capacity. The foundation jackets weigh 700t apiece and stand 52m high. They are lifted in their entirety onto a barge that can transport three at a time. John Baker, sales and marketing director at Modulift, explained that the top two 400/600 beams were used in an inverted (upside down) configuration to utilise the four hoist hooks on the crane, and allow the lower slings to come down to a single point on top of the lower 1,000t beam; below that again, two delta plates and a horizontal sling 58

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Two delta plates and a horizontal sling created the vertical angle for the bottom slings that attached the rig to the top of each jacket. Above it, the three Modulift beams were used in a two-over-one configuration.

SPREADER BEAMS The hulking gantry crane picks the second of three jacket foundations to be loaded onto the awaiting vessel. The fourth (complete) and fifth (unfinished) foundations in the photo will be shipped at a later stage.

created the vertical angle for the bottom slings that attached the rig to the top of each jacket. Baker added: “Modulift spreader beams are put into compression when loaded so another beam wouldn’t have been suitable at the bottom of the rig between the delta plates because the forces applied are tensile rather than compressive. A wire rope grommet acted as a tie sling between the delta plates and created the vertical sling angle for the bottommost slings in the rig.” ST3’s facility is specifically designed for the production of transition pieces, jacket foundations and offshore wind foundation components and other large fabricated structures. In this

case, the jacket foundations will be assembled at their destination with 10m-high suction buckets, used to anchor the structures. Water will be pumped out of the buckets to lower pressure and, combined with the weight of the foundation, the structures will sink to the sea floor. At the time of writing, the first phase of loadout remains ongoing. The rig will stay in Szczecin for the duration of the project. A different lifting and rigging solution will take the weight of offload and installation at Borkum, which is one of the largest offshore power plants in Germany, with a capacity of 450MW, expected to supply electricity to nearly 500,000 households per year.

Baker concluded: “It has been fascinating to spend time at the Szczecin site and work with the great team there to consult on this below-the-hook application. The inverted solution was an effective way to utilise the four hoists on the crane and further innovation was demonstrated by the delta plates further down the rig. We are continuing to welcome greater demand from the wind energy sector and look forward to meeting many more challenges in the future.”

Contact Sophie Briggs, Modulift, sophie@modulift.com

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Two cranes with one mission: Lifting operation in the Tatra mountains Two Liebherr cranes joined forces for a spectacular bridge lift. The two Liebherr cranes show highest precision during operation in Poland. The LR 1300 and the LTM 1160-5.1 convinced as a well-coordinated team during the trial of strength. Liebherr’s quality was also relied upon for the deep foundation work. In 2010, it was destroyed by a flood. Now it is being rebuilt with the aid of a Liebherr crawler crane type LR 1300: the bridge over the River Biała in Jankowa-Lipniczka, Poland. The contractor, IMB-Podbeskidzie Sp. z o.o, erected six bridge sections with a total weight of 116-tons over

the river. The sections were delivered by low-loader from Skoczów, Silesia, pre-assembled on site, and then lifted and positioned by the Liebherr crawler crane, which is painted in the customer’s colours of blue and white. The bridge comprises 60-tons of side sections with a length of 15.5 meters each and 56-tons of middle sections at a length of 14 meters each.

bridge with utmost precision. Also on board: a duty cycle crawler crane type HS 855 HD equipped with a vibratory hammer to install sheet piles. Recently our customer IMB successfully completed the work. After a construction period of seven months for the entire completion, the new bridge over the River Biała in JankowaLipniczka could be opened to traffic.

A Liebherr mobile crane LTM 11605.1 was used as tandem partner for the LR 1300 during the lifting work. Together they formed the 75-meter

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The LR 1300 and the LTM 1160-5.1 position the bridge sections in tandem operation.


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Worldwide orders make for bullish mood

Condra has received an order for a further overhead crane from Kamoto Copper Company, the copper and cobalt mine in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the eighth machine to be ordered by Kamoto Copper from Johannesburgheadquartered Condra in just over a year and, like its predecessors, is earmarked for workshop duty in the ongoing development and expansion of the mine being overseen by Senet consulting engineers. Kolwezi Lifting Solutions, Condra’s authorised agent for the DRC, is managing crane installation and servicing, and Kamoto Copper Company has additionally ordered spares worth R1,5-million to facilitate this. These spares will also be used to maintain the existing large installed base of Condra hoists. Kamoto Copper’s new crane will be a 3-ton, 9-metre span, single-girder workshop crane with a five-metre lift. Its seven predecessors include a 10ton double-girder overhead crusher maintenance crane with a 20 metre span and a very high lift of 19 metres, which added to Condra’s reputation as Africa’s acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of these specialised high-lift machines. The six remaining cranes comprise two 3-ton, 9-metre span machines and four 3,2 ton, 17-metre span singlegirder electric overhead travelling cranes, the latter completed on schedule in April of this year despite a very short lead time of less than two months. All these machines have short lift heights of about 4 metres. Total value of the eight cranes together is some R6-million. 62

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Recognising the need for rapid and effective service at Kamoto Copper Company, Condra appointed Kolwezi Lifting Solutions at the beginning of 2017. The relationship between management at the two companies stretches back decades. Asked to comment on its DRC agent, Condra’s managing director Marc Kleiner said that rival crane suppliers in Africa do not have agencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Ours is the only one, so this gives us a competitive advantage in terms of the best and most cost-effective service, and the quickest response times to Kamoto Copper and our other customers in that country,” said Kleiner. Kleiner said that Kolwezi Lifting Solutions consistently delivered all the necessary agency benefits expected by crane customers. “At the moment we have other formalised agencies in Zambia, Namibia, Kenya and Botswana, and our qualified technicians based in Zambia, in Kitwe, travel to the DRC and Tanzania when needed,” he explained. “But we would of course ideally like technicians based in other African countries as well, and we are currently establishing service relationships with representatives in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Angola with a view to formally appointing agents in those countries as soon as possible.” The eight cranes ordered by Kamoto Copper Mine all feature motors and control panel enclosures built to IP65

standard to allow for periodic hosing down of the workshops. There are also solid brass rope guide nuts on the rope drums, travel warning lights and sirens, and rail sweeps on all machines to counter the dusty environment. Condra fitted striker limit switches to the horizontal travels as well to the hoists, and applied a special paint finish to cope with the demands of a generally aggressive working environment. Exposed galvanised iron parts were also entirely excluded from one of the machines because of the acidic environment in which it has to work. Unpainted brake plates, nuts, bolts, C-track systems and other exposed parts on this crane were all made either from stainless steel or aluminium. Kleiner said that he expected the flow of orders from sub-Saharan Africa to continue to increase. “We are building a new workshop in Cape Town with easier port accessibility to allow us to ship further up the African coast from there, in preparation for the increase in business which we anticipate. “Our Bulgarian, South American and Canadian operations are also expanding steadily. “The general mood here at Condra is bullish,” Kleiner concluded.

Contact Marc Kleiner, Condra, Tel: +27 (0) 11 776-6000, sales@condra.co.za


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This has involved selecting, training and placing youth in apprenticeships, with approximately 50% of these placements being women.

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ATI has grown to be one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned training centres focusing on quality artisan training, training approximately 1500 artisans / apprentices per annum. ATI has run a very successful donorfunded programme over the past 10 years where they have partnered with funders such as the Tiso Foundation.

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Advantages of tripod cranes The three-leg tripod design is used in industries from filmmaking and furniture to military and construction and almost everything in between. A tripod can also be used as a lightweight, highly portable crane that can travel and stand where other lifting equipment can’t. Tripod cranes are the perfect lifting solutions for locations that are inaccessible with a crane or forklift or for sites with no overhead lifting structure. With adjustable telescoping legs, tripod cranes are also ideal for uneven terrain and can be adjusted to the necessary height for any job.

Easy Transportation One of the biggest advantages of tripod cranes is their portability. Their telescoping legs mean they can be collapsed into small enough sizes to transport easily from one jobsite to another. Lightweight steel and aluminum construction also makes tripod cranes light enough that they can be carried by one or two people and set up quickly and easily. Tripod cranes are an excellent option for many outdoor lifting needs, because they can easily travel to locations that can’t be reached with forklifts and can’t be equipped with a permanent overhead crane lifting system. They can also fit into tight spaces where a similar capacity gantry crane wouldn’t be able to maneuver.

The telescoping legs make it easy to adjust the height of your tripod crane, so you can use it for a wide range of applications with different height requirements.

The All-Terrain Crane Another benefit of tripod cranes is their all-terrain capabilities. Spanco Industrial Tripod Cranes can be equipped with standard aluminum flat feet, which allow them to be used on all hard surfaces. The tripods can also be equipped with mud feet that allow them to be used on soft ground. The mud feet have spikes that firmly entrench the legs in soft ground and flanges that prevent the spikes from sinking too deep into the ground. The feet are interchangeable for maximum versatility, allowing the crane to be used on whatever surface the job requires. The interchangeable feet also help make tripod cranes ideal for use on uneven ground. If you are working on an unpaved surface that isn’t quite level, the telescoping legs can be adjusted to keep the crane level while the mud feet keep it securely in place. Additionally, the standard aluminum feet can be used to keep the crane

level on uneven ground on a hard surface, such as a sidewalk curb.

The Right Crane for the Job Spanco Industrial Tripod Cranes are available in both steel and aluminum constructions and have lifting capacities of either one or two tons. All Spanco Industrial Tripod Cranes are equipped with six-inch increment height adjustments and have a range of minimum heights from 5’ 2” to 8’ 7” and maximum heights from 8’ 7” to 13’ 9”. They also come with cable lashing kits to keep the legs from spreading. Whenever you have a material handling job to do, it is important to use the right crane. Permanent overhead lifting equipment is a great solution when a permanent system can be installed. Mobile gantry cranes are excellent for jobs in different locations that can’t use permanent, fixed equipment. But when you need a lightweight, portable lifting system that can fit into small spaces, a tripod crane is the perfect solution.

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Doosan 7 series forklift ticks all the right boxes Maximum productivity to cost-effective and safe operation across an array of applications – attributes that are high up on every warehouse or DC manager’s checklist when evaluating and selecting materials handling equipment. Materials handling specialist, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), has introduced the Doosan 7 Series forklift range to the Southern African market. Productivity, reliability, fuel efficiency, safety, reduced maintenance and ease of serviceability are the key design focus areas on the new range, demonstrated by an array of features that speak directly to these customer needs.

Lower total cost of ownership The range comes with several features that speak to lower total cost of ownership for customers. In an environment where diesel prices have gone up 42% between January 2016 and April 2018, fleet operators now have their eyes on lower total cost of ownership more than ever. Several features of the Doosan 7 Series are aimed at reducing fuel consumption and lowering maintenance costs. With five diesel models – the D20, D25, D30, D33S-7 and the D35C-7 – the range offers operating capacities from 2-ton to 3,5-ton. The 2,5 and 3-ton models have already arrived 66

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in the country, and the 3,5-ton is scheduled to arrive in the near future. However, all five models are available on request.

the solid one-piece cast iron housing and J-hook mounts for the mast enhances reliability for low maintenance costs.

The range is powered by a Yanmar 3.3L diesel engine built to meet the latest emission regulations. The in-line, 4-cylinder, water-cooled, overhead valve engine provides high torque (191 Nm) at low engine speeds (1 600 rpm) in applications requiring ramp loading and unloading, fast lift speeds and heavy hydraulic flow. “The high torque at low engine speeds translates into reduced fuel consumption,” says Barber.

The range’s oil-cooled disc brake system is totally enclosed for maximum protection against contamination. The maintenancefree nature of the brakes ensures maximum uptime, less damage and zero brake maintenance cost for fleet owners. Meanwhile, the oil-cooled disc braking system carries a lifetime warranty which further reduces lifetime costs. The braking efficiency is also hugely improved, resulting in improved safety, especially when used on inclines.

With the ECO Mode, the operator can easily change the driving mode by the touch of a switch at the dashboard. “The ECO Mode will reduce fuel consumption by an additional 5% compared with the Standard Mode,” explains Barber. The cyclone type and heavy duty dual element air filter cleaning system protects the engine against contamination. This prolongs the engine’s service life and keeps the engine in the best condition in any environment. Meanwhile,

As materials handling operators seek to make the most of their equipment, uptime really matters for them, and downtime is out of question. As a result, the Doosan 7-Series has been designed with serviceability in mind. All service components have been placed on easy-to-reach locations, allowing for the forklift to be serviced in minimal time. This reduces service costs, and ultimately has a positive impact on the total cost of ownership.


Safety matters Safety has become a major parameter when it comes to the operation of any forklift under any circumstances. In response to customer needs, the Doosan 7 Series forklift range comes with an array of features aimed at increasing safety on sites. At the forefront of the safety feature galore is the Operator Sensing System (OSS). The OSS prevents any unintended forklift movements when the operator is not seated. “Tilt, lift and lowering functions are disabled if the operator is not in the seat, even when the ignition is on,” explains Barber. “An audible alarm will sound if the operator leaves the seat without applying the parking brake. A seat belt warning light on the dashboard reminds the operator to fasten their seatbelt.” Barber adds that the overhead guard’s new design offers better visibility and protection for the operator. “There is also a new hooter positioned conveniently for operators when reversing, allowing them to maintain focus without having to look elsewhere,” he says. Meanwhile, with the Seat Belt Interlock, the forklift will not move without the seat belt fastened. The tilt, lift and lowering functions are disabled if the seat belt is not fastened. The Emergency Locking Seat Belt automatically locks itself in case of an accident.

For optimal visibility, the low profile dashboard and the precisely designed overhead guard profile with pressed roof provides a clear view upwards, while ensuring ultimate strength for safety. The easily readable, integrated instrument panel provides a clear overview of the truck’s status.

Reliability and durability in focus The range also comes with several features aimed at enhancing durability and reliability. For example, the Powershift Transmission precisely modulates clutch oil pressure for smooth forward and reverse directional changes, thereby preventing damage to the transmission and make the forklift more durable.

The belly plate and engine guard protect the powertrain, fan blades and many components against dirt and debris. This option is especially valuable in environments with very fine waste materials, such as powder, iron fillings and wood shavings, on the floor. “Elsewhere, the combination of a large capacity tropical radiator and optimised airflow in the counterweight design enhances reliability and durability of the truck and increases uptime in heavy duty applications. The ability to lock the bonnet is also a big bonus,” concludes Barber.

Contact Kasha Vorster Goscor Tel: +27 (0) 11 450-2231/2241 kvorster@goscor.co.za www.goscor.co.za

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Combilift Combi C-range multi-directional forklifts Available exclusively from Shamrock Handling Concepts in Southern Africa – have been designed to improve workflow efficiencies, enhance safety and maximise storage space in warehousing facilities. The Combi C-range, with capacities between 2 500 kg and 25 000 kg, encompasses multi-directional forklift trucks, which are effectively three forklifts in one machine – a counterbalance forklift, aisle truck and side loader. “A key feature of the Combi C-range, is the elimination of duplicate handling of materials, which results in increased productivity and costefficient operation in warehousing and specialised applications,” says Marius Schutte, managing director, Shamrock Handling Concepts. “These versatile machines, with four-directional technology and effortless manoeuvrability, operate efficiently in confined areas and are

able to quickly change the direction of travel, even in tight corners. Long, heavy and awkward loads are carefully transported down narrow aisles, through doorways and around objects, with no damage to the materials being handled, or the environment. “Advanced safety is a critical aspect of all our machines. The Combi C-range has a low centre of gravity and an integrated platform that provide a stable base on which to rest long loads, like planks, pipes and tubes, during transport. Because there is no need to carry the load at elevated levels, safety is improved for operators, materials and machines.

“The cab is mounted to the side of the mast, giving the operator clear visibility of the forks, load and site. Another advantage is the design of the moving mast system and hydraulic forklift positioner, which allows the operator to adjust the forks, reach out and lift and place the load, without having to leave the cab.” Other design features include ergonomically positioned controls for precise handling and an adjustable suspension seat in the spacious cab, intended for enhanced operator comfort. These forklifts, which are able to operate indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, have low maintenance requirements. An important part of Shamrock’s customised handling services include assistance with optimising the layout of a warehouse layout, through space-saving solutions. By utilising the advantages of the Combi C-range, storage capacity of a site can be significantly improved. Shamrock Handling Concepts is also the sole distributor of Moffett truck mounted forklifts and supplies other leading brands, including Innolift and Agrimac all-terrain forklifts, as well as Multisweep sweepers.

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12 September (Earn one CPD Point)

9:00 -10:00 10:00 10:10 10:45 11.15 12:00 13:00 13:45 14:30 15:00 15:45

REGISTRATION & MORNING REFRESHMENTS OPENING ADDRESS BY CHAIR Ken Greenwood & Arni Sommer Telehandlers Steve Harper from Alpha Load Testing SABS/SANS Standards Clifford Ntene from SABS Heavy Lifting - Hydraulic Gantries, Ed Seely from Machine Moving & Eng. Jack & Slide LUNCH SAINT entitled Non Destructive Keith Cain - (SAINT) & Garth Appel Testing (NDT) -(SPBNDT) ECSA/ LMI registration Arni Sommer LEEASA Chairman Overhead cranes John Mc Donald from KoneCranes Truck Mounted cranes Robbie Weir from Lift & Shift Q&A


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REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS OPENING ADDRESS BY CHAIR Arni Sommer LEEASA Chairman Tower Cranes Chris Cardoso from Liebherr Lifting tackle Piet Otto from Phakamisa Wind Turbines Peter Yaman from Johnson Crane Hire LUNCH DMR18.8 Man Cages Arni Sommer LEEASA chairman Wire rope and High Tech Fibre Colin Swanepoel from Consulting Rope Trends Engineer for Bridon Bekaert The Advantages and Disadvantages Pierre Bouwer from Aqua Load Testing of using Water Bags vs Solid Weights Q&A CLOSING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CHAIR

DATE: 12-13 September 2018 VENUE: Electra Mining Nasrec, Johannesburg For more information contact

Surita Marx, Email: info@liftingafrica.co.za, Cell: 083 281-5761, Tel: (011) 475-0010

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South African Load Test Services

Shutterlock Elephant Lifting Equipment T: +27 (0) 12 661-6105 F: +27 (0) 12 661-6104 E: info@elephantlifting.co.za W: www.elephantlifting.co.za


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Inspection, Proof(TVL) Load Testing & Water Weights Certification of Lifting Equipment

Kemach JCB

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

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

Magnet Service Binder T: +27 (0) 11 791-3460 F: +27 (0) 11 791-3464 E: sales2@binder.co.za W: www.binder.co.za

600 SA T: +27 (0) 41 372-1110 F: +27 (0) 14 372-1154 E: info@carlstahl.co.za W: www.carlstahl.com

Searle Hoist & Tool T: +27 (0) 11 882-2000 F: +27 (0) 11 882-2037 E: rjd.esjhb@mweb.co.za W: www.edwardsearle.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 966-2000 F: +27 (0) 86 601-2607 E: jannv@eiegroup.co.za W: www.eiegroup.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 963-0670 E: info@cjhcranes.co.za F: +27 (0) 86 619-7755 W: www.cjhcranes.co.za

Load Testing & Inspection Specialists

Cleveland Crane Hire T: +27 (0) 11 626-1029 E: brian@clevelandcrane.co.za W: www.clevelandcrane.co.za 72

T: +27 (0) 11 493-4355 C: +27 (0) 81 390-5544 E: ruben@coopergroup.co.za W: www.engsup.co.za

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

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Cooper & Cooper Group

CJH Cranes Equipment & Plant


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T: +27 (0) 41 372-1110 F: +27 (0) 14 372-1154 E: info@carlstahl.co.za W: www.carlstahl.com

Searle Hoist & Tool


T: Water +27 (0) 11 425-0015/6602 Weights (TVL) CC C: Tel: +27011(0)425-0015/6602 82 891-5285 Cell: 082 891 5285 E: admin@waterweights.co.za Email: admin@waterweights.co.za W:www.waterweights.co.za www.waterweights.co.za


HOISTS T: +27 (0) 11 882-2000 F: +27 (0) 11 882-2037 E: rjd.esjhb@mweb.co.za W: www.edwardsearle.co.za


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

T: +27 (0) 41 372-1110 F: +27 (0) 14 372-1154 E: info@carlstahl.co.za W: www.carlstahl.com


T: +27 (0) 11 397-7890 C: +27 (0) 74 405-3955 E: loadtest@salts.co.za W: www.salts.co.za

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

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

Scaw Metals SA T: +27 (0) 11 601-8400 F: +27 (0) 11 601-8405 E: wbyleveldt@scaw.co.za W: www.scaw.co.za

Yale Lift


Yale Lift

T: +27 (0) 14 577-2607 F: +27 (0) 14 577-3534 E: info@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

T: +27 (0) 21 286-4035 F: +27 (0) 21 511-3553 E: gstuart@enermech.com W: www.enermech.com

T: +27 (0) 14 577-2607 F: +27 (0) 14 577-3534 E: info@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

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Lift & Shift Equipment LoadTech

Jekko s.r.l.

T: +27 (0) 12 661-0830 F: +27 (0) 12 661-0816 E: glen@loadtech.co.za W: www.loadtech.co.za

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



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

Cranes Direct T: +27 (0) 11 966-2000 F: +27 (0) 86 601-2607 E: jannv@eiegroup.co.za W: www.eiegroup.co.za

CJH Cranes Equipment & Plant T: +27 (0) 11 963-0670 E: info@cjhcranes.co.za F: +27 (0) 86 619-7755 W: www.cjhcranes.co.za




600 SA

T: +27 (0) 11 822-3659 M: +27 (0) 82 900-7770 W: www.liftandshift.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 894-8056 F: +27 (0) 11 894-8057 E: sales@cranesdirect.co.za W: www.cranesdirect.co.za

Cooper & Cooper Group T: +27 (0) 11 493-4355 E: simon@coopergroup.co.za W: www.engsup.co.za

OVERHEAD CRANE Elephant Lifting Equipment

COTAC Oy T: +35 840 069-9469 F: +35 842 016-6959 E: office@crane.fi W: www.crane.fi

Cooper & Cooper Group T: +27 (0) 11 493-4355 C: +27 (0) 72 703-0756 E: dean@coopergroup.co.za W: www.engsup.co.za

Lift & Shift Equipment T: +27 (0) 11 822-3659 M: +27 (0) 82 900-7770 W: www.liftandshift.co.za


Materials Handling Lifting Equipment

T: +27 (0) 12 661-6105 F: +27 (0) 12 661-6104 E: info@elephantlifting.co.za W: www.elephantlifting.co.za

T: +27 (0) 21 556-0498 C: +27 (0)82 490-5453—AH E: liftng@bluecranes.co.za W: www.bluecranes.co.za

Andromeda Industries

By Carpel SRL - Italy

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T: +27 (0) 11 397-7890 C: +27 (0) 74 405-3955 E: loadtest@salts.co.za W: www.salts.co.za

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Link-Belt Cranes T: +27 (0) 11 966-2545 E: rowans@eiegroup.co.za W: www.eiegroup.co.za

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T: +61 (0) 2 6760 3773 M: +61 (0) 448 668 308 E: zelman@andromesaindustries. com.au W: www.wireropesling.com.au

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

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T: +27 (0) 11 425-0015/6602 Water Weights (TVL) CC C: 82 891-5285 Tel:+27 011(0) 425-0015/6602 E: admin@waterweights.co.za Cell: 082 891 5285 W: www.waterweights.co.za Email: admin@waterweights.co.za www.waterweights.co.za

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Saxeni Equipment T: +27 (0) 11 823-2028 F: +27 (0) 86 594-6533 E: morne.j@saxeni.co.za W: www.saxeniequipment.co.za

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

Shutterlock T: T: +27 +27 (0) (0) 11 11 412-2918 412-2918 F: +27 (0) 11 692-3826 F: +27 (0) 11 692-3826 E: sales@shutterlock.co.za E: sales@shutterlock.co.za W: www.shutterlock.co.za W: www.shutterlock.co.za


Yale Lift


Morris Material Handling SA

Elephant Lifting Equipment

T: +27 (0) 14 577-2607 F: +27 (0) 14 577-3534 E: info@yalelift.co.za W: www.yale.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 230-7300 F: +27 (0) 11 230-7892 E: enquiries@babcock.co.za W: www.babcock.co.za

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

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TESTING Gunnebo Industries T: +27 (0) 11 614-6078 F: +27 (0) 11 624-1300 E: pieter@gunnebolifting.co.za W: www.gunnebolifting.com

CJH Cranes Equipment & Plant T: +27 (0) 11 963-0670 E: info@cjhcranes.co.za F: +27 (0) 86 619-7755 W: www.cjhcranes.co.za

Transvaal Training T: +27 (0) 11 975-7312 F: +27 (0) 11 975-7322 E: training@transvaaltraining.co.za W: www.transvaaltraining.co.za


Liebherr T: +27 (0) 11 365-2000 E: chris.cardoso@liebherr.com W: www.liebherr.com

T: +27 (0) 11 822-3659 M: +27 (0) 82 900-7770 W: www.liftandshift.co.za


Hydra Lift T: +27 (0) 21 511-4131/2/3 F: +27 (0) 21 511-8748 E: accounts@hydralift.co.za

Lift & Shift Equipment

600 SA T: +27 (0) 11 966-2000 F: +27 (0) 86 601-2607 E: jannv@eiegroup.co.za W: www.eiegroup.co.za

T: +27 (0) 11 608-3670 E: sales@palfingerafrica.co.za W: www.palfinger.co.za


Andromeda Industries T: +61 (0) 2 6760 3773 M: +61 (0) 448 668 308 E: zelman@andromesaindustries. com.au W: www.wireropesling.com.au

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

TRAINING Scaw Metals SA T: +27 (0) 11 601-8400 F: +27 (0) 11 601-8405 E: wbyleveldt@scaw.co.za W: www.scaw.co.za


Elephant Lifting Equipment T: +27 (0) 12 661-6105 F: +27 (0) 12 661-6104 E: info@elephantlifting.co.za W: www.elephantlifting.co.za

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

EBDA T: +27 (0) 11 742-1045 T: +27 (0) 11 742-1051 E: info@edba.co.za W: www.edba.co.za

Scaw Metals SA T: +27 (0) 11 601-8400 F: +27 (0) 11 601-8405 E: wbyleveldt@scaw.co.za W: www.scaw.co.za


Combi Lift T: +27 (0) 11 900-8010 E: victor@solutions-4u.co.za W: www.combilift.co.za 74

LMI Academy T: +27 (0) 11 475-5876 F: +27 (0) 86 605-7522 E: info@lmi-academy.co.za W: www.lmi-academy.co.za

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

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Dymot Engineering

T: +27 (0) 11 865-1425 F: +27 (0) 11 866-1092 E: saras.hemraj@hiab.com W: www.hiab.com

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


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