Hoisting and lifting equipment are an integral part of a project, major or minor. The larger the size of the activity, the higher will be the proportions of cranes and hoists and other such machinery. But there are also operators and workers in the vicinity of where this heavy machinery is operating. Their safety becomes a key factor for those responsible for the project site. They can be the on-site contractors or those who own the project and have engaged the contractors. Despite the best efforts by all of them, accidents do occur as it happened with a worker in Singapore recently. This was an incident in which the sling carrying some stuff and being lifted by a crane gave and fell on this worker on the ground, and tragically he lost his life. So it becomes critical for the hoisting equipment specialists to design and make their equipment absolutely safe and whatever tests need to be done, should be done without fail.
It is ‘Horses for Courses’ Rule
Within the material handling activities in any set up, the choice of equipment to handle the lifting and moving of materials is determined by the precise requirement. This can be in the size and weight of the material or the nature of the goods to be lifted. So there will be lifting equipment designated for 20-30kg bags and an entirely different equipment to handle cartons and boxes within the same facility. The hoisting equipment specialists, therefore, devote their energies towards developing the right kind of a device that can do the work efficiently, is easy to operate and is not over designed.
This can be understood from the way machines are used for a delicate item like glass. Here, the basic technology used is vacuum suction. The smooth and plain surface of a glass pane renders it easy to get a grip by using glass suction cups. The size and capacity of the cups vary so that the customers have the choice to pick up what they need depending on the size of glass materials they have to handle. If these are small-sized sheets like window glass, then a single cup glass lifting device is sufficient. As the size becomes bigger, the operator may use 2 of these cups in one in each hand and execute the work. As the size increases, the design and size of the suction cups will increase, and they will be combined with other lifting equipment Australia shops sell to lift move and stack large glass panels.
Other Applications Similarly Dealt with
The glass lifting was just taken as an example to explain the concept. The hoisting equipment specialists work along similar lines with each of the categories of materials to be lifted or hoisted and moved or loaded or unloaded and so on. The designing of these equipment is done in close collaboration with the industry and all end users so that any improvisations to be done to the equipment can be taken up and manufactured.
Manufacturing and supplying hoisting and lifting equipment for the industry involves closely working with the users and meeting their specific needs.