07/07/2019 - 18:03 pm

Modulift responds to customer needs

Modulift’s new Adjustable Modular Lifting Beam and the Trunnion Drop Link were developed in response to customer demand and are noe available as ready-to-order standard products.

The Modulift Adjustable Modular Lifting Beam offers the same flexibility and cost-effective benefits as the premium Modulift spreader beams but it has multiple pad eyes, so the beam can adapt to lift various weights and sizes.

Available in a series of three: light – up to 50t capacity, medium  – up to 170t and heavy – up to 240t – customers can order any length from 1m and add to their beam as required to achieve spans up to 19m. The new model can be used as a lifting beam or a semi spreader beam. The modular system reduces transport costs as longest component length is 6m and this also means reduced handling requirements

The Modulift Trunnion Drop Link is an alternative trunnion option that can be easily and quickly attached to a sling. It requires only one top shackle, not two, enabling safer and quicker sling attachment, which can save time and money. It is compatible with Modulift spreader beams from MOD6 up to MOD110 with a capacity of up to 55t. It works with flat webbing slings up to the MOD50 and wire rope and synthetic slings up to the MOD110.

Modulift’s technical director, Sue Spencer says, “We invite everyone, both inside and outside our company, to come up with good ideas for new products – we then start developing the best and the most beneficial.

“Our standard lifting beam is already a brilliant product, so we thought the only way to make it better was to make it adjustable. Lots of our customers have different requirements to move a variety of fixed sized objects like metal skids – so rather than have lots of different sized beams, they can just have one that is size adjustable. This is so much more efficient for our clients.

“As engineers, it’s really satisfying to develop a product that makes work a lot easier for others. With the trunnion drop link, we responded to a request from our customer, RRS Group. It already had our beams and wanted compatible drop links. It’s so much easier to attach trunnion drop links, especially for really heavy lifts, so it was an easy decision to not just make them for one customer but to add them to our range.”

Kevin Crockford from the lifting and transportation company, RRS Group says, “We purchased a set of trunnions from Modulift to meet a customer requirement. From the early stages of design, through to production and then delivery, Modulift was very helpful and always kept us informed of the status of the project.”


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