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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial hoists for?
36 answers
Answers:
Level luffing cranes 15 ton x 32 m for Chennai - India level luffing crane 16 ton x 30 m for Greifswald - Germany level luffing crane 10/15 ton x 22/15 m for Takoradi - Ghana overhead crane 5 ton x 20 m overhead crane 320 ton x 21,65 m overhead crane 220 ton x 21,65 m
~ALOJZ KLOBASA, Design Engineer, MARIBOR, SLOVENIA
Mounting of advertising signs to high level (up to 40 m); Such as helping hoist for mounting towers cranes; Usual application to industrial halls construction. Car lifts in garages.
~Ursu N, Production Engineer, Bucharest, Romania
Cranes - Telescopic, crawler Winchs - Air operated, Hydraulic operated Chain Blocks - Hand operated, Electrical Operated, Air Operated Hydraulic Jacks
~Engineering, Other, Doha, Qatar
Metal industrial iron or aluminium, electric power industries and general industries from 500kg to 200T with Demag and Konecranes, Verlinde since 1995.
~GIANNIS MIHELIS, Technical Support, ATHENS, GREECE
Window cleaning machines, tensioning sign fabrics, personnel access up industrial chimneys, both during construction and after completion
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Dandenong south, Australia
Typical applications used in the industry, but also working with ammunition brings in a twist in that they must be spark resistant.
~Technical Support/Services, San Diego, CA
Loading & unloading of steel forgings,coils,tractor engines etc. Pouring of molten metal in pattern boxes etc.
~SUNIL K., Manufacturer, PUNE, INDIA.
For maintenance in many factory,for warehouse,for production process,for shipbuilding, ship repair,...
~Engineering, Other, HCM, Viet Nam
Lifting charging feeders for glass furnaces, battery removal from lift trucks,moving raw materials.
~Other, Bridgeville, PA
from light to heavy duty application for all industries with lifting problem and requirement
~WILFRED PAU, General Management, ULU TIRAM, MALAYSIA
We manufacture parts for Electrical hoist & supply to manufacturer of crane & hoist
~Manufacturing, Ahmedabad, India
Moving heavy parts around workshop. Repair to engines, fabrication of ramps et al
~Engineering, Other, Kingstown, St. Vincent
For Furnace patching works, workshop maintenance works, ladle repair section.
~Engineering, Design, Perai, Malaysia
Maintenance tasks Lifting ceral bags for production purposes
~Kevin O'Toole, Maintnenance planner, Sioux Falls, SD
Removed Plated parts from Chromeplating solutions
~John N, Technical Support, Kennebunkport, ME
Safety Training and safe operation observations.
~Other, El Dorado, AR
General Flame proof Food industries Off shore
~Campbell S, Technician, Cape Town, SA
Lifting, moving steel plate, molds, machinery
~Engineering, Other, Heber Springs, AR
Automotive assembly and industrial production
~Anson M, Marketing/Sales, Marana, AZ
Lifting reactor unit in a chemical plant
~Project Management, Singapore, Singapore
Misc. Lifting on offshore platforms.
~Marketing/Sales, Tananger, Norway
Installing large Marine Equipment.
~Research & Development, ANCHOR POINT, AK
Access to power and cement plants
~Joe C, Project Manager, Balto., MD
On building sites. in factories
~Engineering, Other, Uitenhage, South Africa
Hoisting of heavy equipment
~Ali A, Technical Support/Services, Wah, Pakistan
Overhead cranes; monorails
~Engineering, Design, Toronto, Canada
Pumps / Valves Maintenace
~Purchasing, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
All possible applications.
~David E, Manufacturer, Perth, Australia
Inautomotive industry
~Engineering, Design, Rosario, Argentina
Cranes production.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Iasi, Romania
Mining Maintenance
~Engineering, Other, Australia
Material handling
~Engineering, Other, Puchong, Malaysia
Power Generation
~Purchasing, KARACHI, Pakistan
Maintenance
~Technical Support/Services, Surat, India
Logistics
~JOKO JOKO WAHYUDI, Project Manager, MEDAN, INDONESIA
Lifting
~Marketing/Sales, Gladstone, OR

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial hoists have been used for.
9 answers
Answers:
This statement is difficult to define, as long as the hoists are used for non-vertical lifting application, ie turntable, transfer car.
~WILFRED PAU, General Management, ULU TIRAM, MALAYSIA
Set of hydraulics columns using to turn and putting on position sizable equipment. Supertwins 4 columns car lift -ACST 9.
~Ursu N, Production Engineer, Bucharest, Romania
For precise handling of power transformers assembly-parts during its manufacturing.
~ALOJZ KLOBASA, Design Engineer, MARIBOR, SLOVENIA
Servo balancers and lifters to "Float" parts into position.
~Anson M, Marketing/Sales, Marana, AZ
Lifting water from wells for agriculture purpose.
~SUNIL K., Manufacturer, PUNE, INDIA.
Conveyor feed chute chain control
~Engineering, Other, Australia
Transfer trolley
~Campbell S, Technician, Cape Town, SA
To many to list
~John N, Technical Support, Kennebunkport, ME
Inside a vessel
~Joe C, Project Manager, Balto., MD

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial hoists?
6 answers
Answers:
Biggest disaster is the dropping of a load. This can be because of excessive chain wear or cable fraying and lack of periodic maintenance or from the overhead rail arrangement to a flawed design.
~Anson M, Marketing/Sales, Marana, AZ
A helicopter simulator dropped too fast into the water causing slack rope. Thereafter the rope could have been damaged without the operator knowing as he is watching the students inside the unit.
~Campbell S, Technician, Cape Town, SA
The shallowness and the hurry during the mounting process of towers cranes (and other hoist equipments too).
~Ursu N, Production Engineer, Bucharest, Romania
Common mistakes are created by inexperienced operators and unprofessional maintenance.
~WILFRED PAU, General Management, ULU TIRAM, MALAYSIA
Not using the right type of lifting rigs.
~John N, Technical Support, Kennebunkport, ME
When they use the hoist in wrong axes.
~GIANNIS MIHELIS, Technical Support, ATHENS, GREECE

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