ENGINEERING: Anchor's Major Deal In Lifting Equipment
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Valued at over R1 million, this project included the inspection, repair, load testing and recertification of existing equipment as well as new products consisting of over 1000 pieces. This includes various sizes of Titan manually operated hoists, Apex 80 chain slings, Vertex polyester webbing slings, steel wire rope slings, plate lifting clamps, lashing equipment and a range of below the hook loose lifting tackle. “We completed various diverse projects for which we implemented standards, new work instructions and procedures. As a result, this project, being one of the larger, coordinated by our lifting and rigging department, was completed in record time as all the requirements were already in place. It was initially a 3-month project, however we managed to bring the delivery deadline forward by two weeks” says David Pratt, Anchor Industries Cape Town branch manager.
All the products comply with local and international standards and regulations for lifting and rigging equipment, such as SANS (South African National Standards) and EN (Technical European Standards) specifications.
Upon completion of the slings, 2000 certificates were printed. The team who reviewed, collated and signed the individual certificates, also ensured that all equipment adhered to the required standards. With the Apex 80 lifting guide (the first electronic guide introduced to the industry) in place, the process was completed more proficiently.
The client could easily equip the lofts as all the products were arranged and numbered according to the respective loft numbers. “We found that the process of sorting and keeping all products for each loft together, proved to be a challenge that our competent and experienced staff completed successfully,” says Pratt.
Anchor Industries is constantly researching and providing the market with new and innovative products and services. “To improve the industry we are expanding the scope of our business and offerings; and will soon be revealing the latest edition to our lifting and rigging range,” says Dale Hutcheson, Anchor Industries managing director.
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