Product Innovation is the key to Modulift’s continued success
Even during these challenging times Modulift has been experiencing sucesses – in particular with two products: the Modulift Trunnion Spreader Beam and the Modulift Active Link. While both products have been a success since their respective launches, Modulift has seen a substantial growth in sales this year as the global lifting industry continues to demand the benefits that these innovative products offer with orders being sent as far afield as Japan and Australia.
Product innovation has been the driving force behind Modulift’s success over the past five years and its growth has been driven by both custom solutions as well as innovative off-the -shelf products too. Offering safe lifting solutions has always been the priority in the design, while ensuring all new products meet the exacting requirements of their extensive global distribution partners and worldwide customer base.
The Modulift Trunnion Spreader Beam was launched in 2015 to provide lifting professionals an efficient, lightweight and economic below-the-hook solution. Whereas the Modulift Active Link, which launched in 2017, offers an integrated wireless load cell into Modulift’s existing drop link component for the Modular Spreader Beam series.
The Modulift Trunnion Spreader Beam
The Modulift Trunnion Spreader Beam is modular in design, ensuring compatibility with thei company’s existing products. It also provides a wide range of benefits for high capacity lifting operations, which includes significant time savings when compared to similar applications using standard rigs below the hook. Tests suggest it takes only half the time in the rigging up phase.
The spreader beam has been modified and the drop link removed to make way for the trunnion pin and cross pins. This allows for direct connection of slings to the beam.
Other features include improved safety, as there are no heavy shackles and drop links to manoeuvre, which saves time due to more efficient rigging and is very cost efficient Modulift’s hallmark of modular design is demonstrated through the trunnion end units being used with the existing fleet of struts from the modular spreader beam range.
The Modulift Active Link
Developed in partnership with the respected load cell and load monitoring equipment specialist Straightpoint, the Active Link was designed to integrate strain gauge technology.
The unit measures the applied loads at both ends of the spreader beam, providing wireless, real time data. It is suitable for both weighing and dynamic load monitoring. Data is transmitted wirelessly up to 700m to a USB transceiver that is connected to a Windows computer or tablet via a USB port.
By replacing the standard drop link component, the Active Link, presents a host of benefits with time, cost and weight savings as it doesn’t have to be sourced as an additional rigging tool. Another prominent feature is that the height of rigging is significantly reduced, especially beneficial in low headroom applications.
Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift, says, “It’s interesting to note how some products are an immediate success whilst others (and often the ones we think will be an immediate best seller) can take longer to become industry staples. After five years, these two products are now well established in the market, becoming firm favourites with our customers.”