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Hoist UK supply bespoke automatic oscillating crane
Hoist UK is a manufacturer and supplier of lifting and handling equipment for the industrial and entertainment market sectors and have recently supplied a bespoke monorail hoisting system with an automated vertical oscillation element for a large aerospace manufacturer based in the United Kingdom.
The crane system is designed for operation on a chemical process line facility with aggressive acidic conditions running ten operations per hour on a 24 hour basis with the system holding a fixture containing components in a stable level and fixed condition whilst performing an automated smooth vertical oscillation.
Hoist UK design engineer Wayne Ridgeley says: “The fixture on the crane system can safely process up to 200kg of component parts and uses a screw jack mechanism controlled by a PLC control system, which enables the customer to change the oscillation parameters of the machine through a touch screen HMI with crane itself having encoders and limit switches on board to monitor the conditions of operation.
Wayne Ridgeley adds: “The crane system traverses along a fixed monorail beam on variable speed electric travel trolleys with the operator controlling the raise and lowering functions manually, as well as being able to run the oscillate function through a suspended pendant hand controller on a festoon system. The main structure of the monorail crane is coated with a C4 painted finish to ISO12944 and stainless steel caging is present to all four sides to protect the operator when in use.”
Hoist UK director Paul Jordan comments: “Whilst we are unable to divulge who the customer was, they were very happy with the crane system which was installed and commissioned over a three day installation period on their site after the factory acceptance testing in our works.”
Paul Jordan adds: “Hoist UK is not only able to provide standard equipment to suit our customer needs, but are also able to supply specialist and bespoke products manufactured here in the United Kingdom using our own in house design and manufacturing facilities, which are UKAS accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001 to give the customer peace of mind under our company motto of 'Safety Above All'.”
Hoist UK is a full member of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association).
27th February 2015
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