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Movecat develops first band hoist for loads up to 250kg

Movecat develops first band hoist for loads up to 250kg

In the VMB-S 250-0.8-24, Movecat has developed its first band hoist. "We want to make it possible for our customers to meet their needs in terms of networked kinetic systems using exclusively equipment from our company," states Movecat CEO Andrew Abele. "In this way, issues of incompatibility and a great deal of costly and time-consuming system configuration can be avoided, and the still greater menace of discontinuities in the security concept that arise when attempts are made to integrate devices from different manufacturers can be effectively eliminated."

The Movecat VMB-S 250-0.8-24 band hoist weighs 100 kilogrammes and is designed for working loads of up to 250 kilos, which it moves at speeds ranging from 0 ("true zero speed") to 0.8 m/sec over vertical distances of up to 24 metres using a maintenance-free precision steel band. Thanks to a flexible radial feed, the steel band can be drawn in through angles of +/- 45°, emitting very little noise (nominal 50 dBa/1 m) in the process. The use of steel bands in kinetic systems allows exact positioning, very smooth movement and low operating noise – regardless of the speed of the run. For applications in particular where the load line needs to be virtually invisible, Movecat's thin 0.4 mm steel band is recommended.

The hoist can be integrated effortlessly into Movecat's I-Motion network via the V-Motion 40E or 55E by means of a user-friendly, "plug and lift" procedure. The VMB-S 250-0.8-24 corresponds to DGUV V17/18 (BGV C1) and is intended for SIL 3 applications.

 

8th June 2017

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