Safe lifting in WA

Thursday, 20 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Kennards

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A 110 t transfer station was safely installed at a site in the north of Western Australia using a 300-tonne modular spreader beam.

The transfer station forms part of a conveyor system along the rail transit line where iron ore cars tip out for mineral inspection before being transported and loaded onto ships. The module was installed from a radius of 67 m using a Terex Demag CC8800 (1600 t) crawler crane.

The Lifting Company worked in conjunction with Kennards Hire Lift & Shift on the project.

With an overall length of 26 m, the modular spreader beam was assembled to 15 m, which allowed the module to be raised level in a single lift and installed in approximately two hours. Kennards said the flexibility of the modular spreader beam was a big advantage for the crane operator and installation crew due to the simplicity of configuring it to the optimum length.

According to the company, its versatility makes the beam suited to a range of lifting solutions and industries, including mining, oil and gas, as well as major civil construction and infrastructure developments and shipping ports. It comprises sections that vary from 500 mm up to 6 m, providing flexibility in configurations and variety of lengths compared to end caps with fixed beams.

The beam can span from 2–13 m (300 T), 13.5–22 m (250 T), 22.5–24 m (200 T) and 24.5 m up to 26 m (150 T) WLL with a sling angle of 60°.

Gary Ahern from The Lifting Company said they have established a long-term working relationship with Kennards Hire Lift & Shift.

“The Kennards Hire Lift & Shift team are extremely professional and helpful,” said Ahern.

“Working cooperatively on projects allows us to draw on each other’s expertise and offer customers the best in both service and equipment.”

For more information on lifting and material handling solutions, visit

Images courtesy of Kennards Hire Lift & Shift.

Phone: 02 8805 6100
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