Materials handling > Lifting

Bega Cheese prioritises safety with assisted handling equipment

19 March, 2015

Bega Cheese has invested in Tawi vacuum-assisted lifting systems and Protema hoists from Kockums Bulk Systems to improve safety at its manufacturing plant.


Australian machinery design goes global

11 March, 2015

An Australian designed and manufactured remote control belly plate safety lifter for tracked vehicles has caught the attention of US mining companies after achieving widespread success at home.


Equipment designed to reduce manual handling injuries

10 March, 2015

One in three injuries to Australian workers is caused by manual handling. Manual handling injuries are not limited to those sustained by lifting or carrying heavy loads. A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways, including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining.


Container handling upgrade for rail freight operator

04 March, 2015

Four Konecranes Rail Mounted Gantry RMGs will go into operation as part of expansion and modernisation projects at Pacific National's Sydney and Melbourne intermodal terminals.


Giving a lift to Darwin's hire equipment

22 January, 2015

Officially launched and commemorated with a plaque in November 2014 by the Hon Minister John Elferink MLA, Northern Territory Attorney-General, Darwin, hire equipment firm Top End Access has taken delivery of a Genie SX-180, a self-propelled boom lift capable of telescoping to 56.7 m working height.


Giving a lift to Darwin's hire equipment

22 January, 2015

Officially launched and commemorated with a plaque in November 2014 by the Hon Minister John Elferink MLA, Northern Territory Attorney-General, Darwin, hire equipment firm Top End Access has taken delivery of a Genie SX-180, a self-propelled boom lift capable of telescoping to 56.7 m working height.


King Materials Handling Foldalift lift trolley

21 January, 2015

The Foldalift lift trolley from King Materials Handling is suitable for raising products onto a van, truck, desk or bench.


Konecranes ATB AirBalancer overhead crane system

13 November, 2014

The Konecranes ATB AirBalancer is an overhead crane system designed to make loads up to 350 kg feel almost weightless.


Schneider Electric Harmony eXLhoist wireless remote control

13 August, 2014

Schneider Electric has introduced Harmony eXLhoist, a wireless remote control for hoisting applications.


Vacuum lifters solve OHS problem at paper factory

21 July, 2014

The Schmalz vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex 50 ensures faster materials handling while taking the burden from the employees. Forklifts are used to drive pallets loaded with heavy sacks into the halls of the Koehler paper factory in Kehl, Germany. The raw material must be prepared and then moved to the paper machines. Previously, this work was done manually, placing the employees under great physical strain.


Enerpac SyncHoist hoisting and positioning system

29 April, 2014

The Enerpac SyncHoist system is a wireless-controlled, precision hydraulic load hoisting and positioning system.


Handling concrete elements of the $72m Riverwalk project in Brisbane

23 April, 2014

Some of the most advanced high-precision, high-safety hydraulics are being deployed on the new $72 million Brisbane Riverwalk project to lift, shift and position the complex and heavy concrete castings involved.


Lifting system restores equilibrium in Christchurch

01 April, 2014

An Enerpac EVO synchronous lifting system has been deployed by Sync Lift Systems Ltd to safely raise, re-level and restore for occupancy an entire 2800 tonne three-storey building that sank up to 300 mm during the devastating Christchurch earthquake of 2011.


Schmalz JumboFlex 50 tube lifter

31 March, 2014

Schmalz's series of tube lifters feature one-hand operation for frequent, fast, ergonomic movement of light goods.


Green Monster's testing, safety and certification tasks

27 March, 2014

The Green Monster pad eye testers - which perform load testing of pad eyes, eyebolts, D rings and other lift points of plant being lifted or lowered - incorporate Enerpac RCH hollow pull cylinders actuated by P142 hand pump and gauge combinations for durability, simplicity and safety in challenging environments.


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