When the accident happened, a pneumatic hoist
was being used to lift various items out of the tank through a small hatch at main deck level.
The tragedy struck when two clamps, weighing 21.5kg each, fell from a load being lifted by a pneumatic hoist
and struck the men.
Little did I know that the replacement of the old school, chainfall hoist in favor of the "new and improved" pneumatic hoist
soon was going to give me the scare of a lifetime.
Two small chain blocks were suspended from the roof of the chamber and a small pneumatic hoist
was suspended from the roof of the approach drift.
"We knew that with our production capacity we would need a crane system with a special grab for our axles that could be operated with a pneumatic hoist
," said Carlos A.
In certain process industry applications and other situations involving explosive or hazardous environments, a pneumatic hoist
(and perhaps an air-driven trolley/crane operation as well) becomes a necessity, moreover.
RRL, of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, said it was budgeting for sales and rentals of PS250,000 in the first year on the back of the deal, with this growing in years two and three as more customers turn to the industrial lifting specialist for pneumatic hoists
In short, pneumatic hoists
from J D Neuhaus (JDN) offer numerous advantages over their electric counterparts.
Products available include pneumatic cranes, C-rail/light crane systems, pneumatic hoists
(Profi, Mini and M ranges), manipulators, trolleys (including low headroom versions), big bag handling hoists and monorail hoists.