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Tuesday, 18th December 2018 Materials Handling

5 Tips on Selecting the Right Lifting Equipment

Some of these industries include transport, road, steel, mining, oil, gas, marine, rail and construction. Keble’s Trading caters to all industries and stocks equipment that has been tested to deliver exceptional results whist complying with safety and other regulatory requirements.

Our product range includes hoisting equipment, PWB Anchor Grade100 range chains, PWB Anchor Grade80 range hooks, alloy lighting latches and hooks, Auslift Grade 80 range chains, chain slings, Titan Grade80 range hooks and stainless steel lifting fittings. Cromox Grade 60 Stainless lifting chain, hooks, shortners and top rings. All stock is manufactured from premium grade materials that have been constructed with superior performance and useability features in mind.

To help you select the right lifting equipment for your operations, here are 5 tips.

(1) Understand What You Require

With many lifting and hoisting equipment available, you need to make sure you understand what you require. Consider consulting with colleagues and advisors to help you make an informed decision. You should also assess the operations that are performed on site so you can correctly identify what products you will need to successfully complete the tasks. We stock many products that are intended for different operations and we can help you select the right lifting and hoisting equipment for your individual needs.

(2) Reliable Equipment

On a building site, commercial or industrial site, lifting and hoisting equipment will be used on a regular basis. It is important that you invest in lifting chains and slings, together with associated equipment, that is reliable. Lifting and hoisting heavy and large items can be a dangerous exercise and you want comfort knowing that your machines and apparatuses will perform effectively.

At Keble’s Trading, we stock equipment that complies with strict regulatory requirements. For example, our selection of chains from Austlift comprise the G80 Alloy chain which have a high resistance to impact and meets critical requirements of AS2321. In addition, we stock heavy duty alloy lifting chain equipment that also satisfy the requirements of AS3776 (lifting components for Grade T(80) and V(100) chain slings).

(3) Diverse Hoist Product Range

Hoisting is the operation of lifting a load, handling them in suspension and lowering and placing them carefully and safely at required locations. We stock many types of hoisting equipment to suit your needs. For example, we have air hoists, lever hoists, chain blocks, electric hoists and trolleys, entertainment hoists, hydraulic hoists and trolleys.

Each type of hoist has different features. In addition to varying load capacities, hoists can be used to achieve different purposes. For example, a lever hoist requires manual operation whilst an electric or hydraulic hoist relies on an automatic operation. Lever hoists tend to be used for tensioning purposes and to pull a heavy load that might not be directly underneath the hoist. However, an electric hoist can be used to lift items situated underneath it and move it effortlessly.

(4) Varying Chain Slings Available

Our chain slings are made of high tensile materials. The pre-assembled chain slings utilise a Herc-Alloy 800TM chain. Some of the advantages include reliability, durability, flexibility and adaptability. All chains are adjustable and can be manufactured in various widths (6 – 13 millimetres) and lengths (1 – 6 metres). Our chains suit traditional clevis self-lock and clevis safety-latch hooks. Also a must see is our Cromox Grade 60 range of chain slings and pump chains suitable for water applications.

Choosing the right lifting chain sling for your operations requires careful consideration. It is important that you understand your requirements and assess your operations in line with the working load limit charts. Checking your loads, angle factors, and operating environment is crucial so that you select the correct size, number of legs and components to suit your intended application.

(5) Tested and Tailored To Your Needs

At Keble’s Trading, in addition to receiving product certification from the manufacturer, we also conduct our own in-house testing services. We use our state-of-the-art internal 100T test bed to certify lifting, structural and load bearing devices, equipment and applications for your peace of mind.

When you purchase lifting and hoisting equipment, you want to feel 100% confident in its quality and performance. Our team has the experience and knowledge to help you choose the right product for your specific project. Bring your plans and project scopes to one of our four locations and we will help you select the right products for your needs.

Turn to Keble’s Trading for premium grade lifting and hoisting equipment. We speak your language, we understand your business and we will strive to help you choose the right equipment for your needs. Dial 1800 067 687 to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable team member or fill out the contact us form below.

Are you in the market for lifting and hoisting equipment? Which features do you look for? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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