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Lifting and Rigging Arrangement

Finalising Lifting and Rigging configurations and lift plans can be a lengthy process.  There are many things to consider: Crane availability Rigging availability Site requirements Weather implications Plant equipment that needs to be shut down The list can be extensive. The team at LiftQuip Australia worked with a customer recently on a lift that comprised of a string of round slings and connector shackles.  The ideal Round Sling length was not an option due to testing limitations.  After some back and...

Grade 100 Chain Slings

Grade 100 Chain Slings have gained significant more popularity over the past decade as the price of the higher tensile lifting slings reduced. Also known as grade 10 or V, Grade 100 high tensile chain give approximately 25% more WLL for a comparable size Grade 80 high tensile chain.  Commonly they are made with a standard blue surface finish. Here are some of the major benefits that is offered to users compared to Grade 80 Chain Slings: Higher capacity of up...

LiftQuip in Trade Media

LiftQuip Australia was recently mentioned in an article from Lift and Hoist Australasia The article briefly discusses the rebranding of the business and change in trading name.  LiftQuip continues to work towards being the preferred lifting equipment and safety partner of customers in the South Australian and greater national marketplace. You can read the article in Lift and Hoist Australasia by clicking HERE

How do Earth Anchors work?

WHAT IS AN EARTH ANCHOR? Earth Anchors are a geotechnical anchor designed for holding tensile loads using the principles of soil and rock mechanics.  Earth Anchors are also known as ground anchors, mechanical anchors, percussion anchors, driven anchors or tipping plate anchors. Working like toggle bolts in soil, Hulk Earth Anchors are driven to their required depth after which an upward pull on the anchor tendon rotates the anchor head in the ground into a perpendicular anchor locked position.  The anchor...

Lifting into 2022

The team at LiftQuip Australia are back on deck and ready to take on what 2022 brings. Whilst there are still some staff on leave, LiftQuip have the majority of technicians back and ready for  doing what they do best - manufacturing and inspecting, making sure that your Lifting, Materials Handling and Height Safety Equipment is compliant with the relevant Australian Standards. LiftQuip has locations in Regency Park, Adelaide and Whyalla, South Australia, and is a leading source for a wide...

Personnel Work Box Options

A work box means a personnel carrying device designed to be suspended from a crane to provide a working area for a person elevated by and working from the device. A crane-lifted work box includes a first aid box.  First aid work boxes should be clearly identified and marked as first aid boxes and only be used to retrieve injured people. Plant specifically designed to lift and support people while they work should be used if they need to access an...

Wire Rope Maintenance – Pick Up Points

This article is from Crane Ropes Australia, which is a sister company of LiftQuip.  The site is a great source of information about Wire Rope, and if this is part of your core business you should take the time to check out the website at www.craneropesaustralia.com.au  I was scrolling through Linkedin on the weekend and come across what I thought was a great short post on crane wire rope maintenance from a gent called Ed Davidson who works in the Health & Safety...

Draft Australian Standard – Fibre Rope Slings

There is currently a draft Australian Standard, AS18264 - 'Textile Slings for General Purpose Lifting Operations made from Fibre Ropes - High Modulus Polyethelyne (HMPE). This standard is currently open for public comment and is to replace AS13180.1:1999 Fibre Rope Slings.  With the introduction of lifting slings being made from material such as HMPE a whilst ago now, either amendments to the old standard or a new standard has been needed for a whilst now. If you would like to comment...

Crane Hooks and Safety Latch Kits

LiftQuip Australia stock and have access to a range of Crane Hooks and Safety Latch Kits to suit a wide variety of Lifting Hooks. Lifting Hooks come in many different configurations, including but not limited to the following: Shank Hooks Swivel Hooks Mesh Hooks Ramshorn Crane Hooks Crane Hook Blocks Crane Hooks - Single Sheave Crane Hooks - Double Sheave Quadruple Hooks Standard or Heavy Duty Safety Latch Kits are available to suit most hook types, including DIN15401 & 15402 hooks. ...

Wire Rope Sockets

LiftQuip Australia can perform a range of Wire Rope Socketing.  The work can be done either in our Regency Park workshop or on site The technical services team have recently completed a number of wire rope sockets , both the more traditional open spelter sockets as well as crane resin sockets The main process for these sockets involves the use of Wirelock, which is a cold socketing compound for use with Wire Ropes.  Firstly the wire rope is served and...