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ABUS Overhead Cranes supplied and installed at Africa Steel and Tube in South Africa

Morris Cranes, a Division of Morris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned South African company and the sub-Saharan agent of ABUS Kransysteme GmbH has supplied and installed lifting equipment at Africa Steel and Tube in Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa Steel and Tube (Pty) Ltd is a recently established steel tube manufacturer specialising in precision drawn steel tubing (round, square, regular and tubing and lip channel). Located in Alrode, Johannesburg, on a 40 000m² site, as specialists in the industry their priority is to focus on and understand what their customers’ unique requirements are and ensure they meet these requirements through effectively managing their customers’ expectations and requests.

High quality service performance and delivery are key when dealing with the team at Africa Steel and Tube.

Morris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd and ABUS are proud to have been involved with Africa Steel and Tube in the establishing of their new factory and business entity.

The following lifting equipment was supplied and installed.

ABUS Overhead Cranes supplied and installed at Africa Steel and Tube in South Africa

The following lifting equipment was supplied and installed.

The eleven EOT cranes supplied with a range of lifting capacities and spans are employed mainly in the three areas of production and storage. Six single girder EOT cranes of the ELK type with SWLs of 5 tonnes and spans between 24 and 25 metres are used to handle round and square tubes with relatively small diameters. Round tubes and square ones with larger diameters as well as lip channels or C rails are also transported by cranes of the ELK type; however, these have larger lifting capacities of 10 tonnes and their spans range between 23 and 25 metres. One feature common to all these cranes is that they have welded box girders that are resistant to torsion. Cranes designed as single girder cranes with 10 tonnes SWL may have spans up to 27.5 metres.

The two biggest cranes of the lot, two double girder cranes of the ZLK type, with SWLs of 25 tonnes and spans of 25 metres and 32 tonnes and 23 metres respectively are operating in the area of coil handling. Double girder cranes with load capacities of 40 tonnes may reach spans of up to 40 metres. Different designs for the main girder installations for both single and double girder cranes allow the cranes to be optimally adapted to the building shapes and conditions.

Africa Steel and Tube will continue their objective to become the top service provider in Africa in terms of delivering essential capabilities of efficient and reliable service, quality assurance, marketing, logistics and finance.

Morris and ABUS wish the team at Africa Steel and Tube great success in their development in the tubing and steel industry.

ABUS Overhead Cranes supplied and installed at Africa Steel and Tube in South Africa2020-01-27T10:19:16+00:00

ABUS solve material flow for São José Industrial – a producer of agricultural machinery in Brazil

The sector of agricultural machinery and equipment is one of the fastest growing ones in Brazil. This industry continues to expand in direct contrast to the economic crisis which has been ongoing since 2015. Preliminary estimates of the Brazilian engineering federation (Abimaq) had the sustained growth of this industry at 8% for 2018. However, Mr Pedro Estevão de Oliveira, the president of the chamber for agricultural machinery and farming implements, states that the increase amounts more likely to between 10 and 15% when the latest reports are taken into account. Positive development is also expected for the harvest year 2019.

It was exactly the trust in this growth and in the economic recovery of Brazil which prompted Mr Geraldo Recktenwald, the CEO of São José Industrial (www.saojoseindustrial.com.br), to invest in a newly built production plant in the city of São José do Inhacorá in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil.

More than 50 million R$ (about 10 million GBP) were invested into the new production plant—which in effect tripled the production capacity. Of a total surface area of 87,000 m² the production is taking up 16,900 m² and another 5,000 m² are occupied by administration. São José Industrial manufactures here slurry tankers, manure spreaders, brush cutters, shredding machines, field choppers, as well as planers and winches for tractors amongst other products. Last year the company, one of the biggest employers in town, celebrated their 25th anniversary.

São José Industrial continue to invest in innovation and expect high reliability and corresponding technology of their partners. Building a new production plant achieved several goals in one go: intra logistics of the movement of loads have been improved, the movement of forklift trucks has been considerably reduced, and dynamic production processes have been secured.

ABUS solve material flow for São José Industrial – a producer of agricultural machinery in Brazil
ABUS solve material flow for São José Industrial – a producer of agricultural machinery in Brazil

Mr Geraldo Recktenwald explained: “Once we had determined the material flow and the division into production sections we invited CIRIEX ABUS to help us find solutions in order to guarantee enhanced dynamics of the internal material logistics. CIRIEX ABUS really understood the project and our concerns and proposed solutions for the optimisation of our processes.”

Mr Sergio Eidt, CEO of CIRIEX ABUS, the Brazilian partner of ABUS Kransysteme, added: “We have discussed many options and then offered solutions to meet the needs of São José. We have standardised the procedures as far as possible in order to make maintenance easier and to optimise the spares inventory.”

This solution saw a total of six single girder EOT cranes supplied: two of these bridge cranes are equipped with electric wire rope hoists with safe working loads of 3,200 kg each and work in tandem (this means that one user is operating two EOT cranes simultaneously). Two more cranes may also be operated in tandem but they have higher load capacities: both wire rope hoists can lift loads of up to 6,300 kg. In the upper transport level where the larger loads are moved there are another two single girder EOT cranes also with SWLs of 3,200 kg each. However, these last two cranes are only working individually, i.e. they do not work in tandem. The internal material logistics was completed by the installation of twenty HB systems for load capacities between 250 kg and 2,000 kg. The modular lightweight rail system is used in the production of São José to transport, and to install, smaller parts and components. Thus a complete production line was established in the manufacturing process. One pillar jib crane with a SWL of 250 kg serves one individual installation workstation. The aim and the request of the customer to create a dynamic manufacturing process could be achieved thanks to the combination of several ABUS crane types in dependence of the load capacity required and the site of operation of the crane.

ABUS solve material flow for São José Industrial – a producer of agricultural machinery in Brazil2020-01-27T10:19:38+00:00

Low headroom 7 ton capacity double girder crane with 37 meters span for a plastic pipe company

LOW HEADROOM 7 TON CAPACITY DOUBLE GIRDER CRANE WITH 37 METERS SPAN FOR A PLASTIC PIPE COMPANY
LOW HEADROOM 7 TON CAPACITY DOUBLE GIRDER CRANE WITH 37 METERS SPAN FOR A PLASTIC PIPE COMPANY

As a professional material handling solution supplier & among the experience in providing overhead crane material handling solutions for various industries, ACE CRANES has authority in providing overhead crane material handling source for plastic pipe manufacturing industry where we have provided various kinds of plastic pipe industries. Recently, we have just served a plastic pipe manufacturing company in Abu Dhabi, which is presented in this Newsletter.

After various comparison in terms of overhead crane quality, performance efficiency, building dimensions, crane price, working file, crane working class, and after-sales service, client finally chose ACE CRANES as their partner and adopt our solution, that is, DA type hoist module double girder overhead crane with 37.51 meters span.

Technical data:

Capacity – 7t

Span – 37.52 m

Height of lift – 7.555 m

Travel Length – 70.45 m

Application: Handling plastic pipes

Highlights:

A special hoist model with low headroom to meet the clearance available above runway beam in the building

Span of 37. 51 to cover the complete production area in the main production building.

Low headroom 7 ton capacity double girder crane with 37 meters span for a plastic pipe company2020-01-27T10:20:03+00:00