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The Challenge

As well as urgency, another challenging aspect of this project was the customers need for a solution that would enable operators to safely lift the tooling approximately 400mm into the machine and then hand position it.

The Solution

Hoist UK have designed and manufactured a bespoke magnetic counterbalance lifting beam to work in conjunction with the customer’s existing jib crane and hoist configuration. The lifting beam will replace an existing manual handling process where the customer used their existing pillar jib crane and electric chain hoist to move the 30kg tool component and position it just outside of the machine’s bay doors, however the existing jib crane and chain hoist configuration is not capable of manoeuvring the tooling inside the machine. This meant that the operators then had to manually lift the tooling and position it approximately 400mm inside the machine.

Our technical sales team worked closely with the customer to fully understand their requirements and proposed a counterbalance lifting beam

as a potential solution for this particular application. Our design engineers planned and designed a magnetic counterbalance lifting beam in accordance with BS EN 13155, that would be able to safely lift the tooling and was ideally suited to the customers application, and once the designs were approved, the lifting beam was manufactured in-house by our skilled fabricators. We then validated the design with a sample load of the same weight, size and material properties by undertaking a functionality test within our workshop. This test would ensure the magnetic counterbalance lifting beam had been designed and manufactured to technically correct standards, was safe to operate and fit for purpose.

Once supplied to the customer an accredited LEEA sales engineer provided on-site system familiarity training for the basic operation of the lifting beam.


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