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boxed product for immediate shipping   infinite lifting points.
         NEW PRODUCTS                       and eliminates delays incurred waiting   Lifting system
         continued from previous page       for alternative solutions,  which  often   Ian  Locke,  senior  design  engineer
                                            have to be manufactured to order.  at Modulift, said: “Despite a host of
         as much as 30% less pull force than with   The specialist manufacturer concep-  individual component features, the
         conventional ratchet lever hoists.  tualized the MOD CLS in response   product  stands  out  as  an  entire  lift-
           Other  standout  features  include  posi-  to demand from sectors  where  light   ing system, not just a spreader, lift-
         tive  load  control,  with  a  Weston-type   industrial lifting scenarios  inside or   ing beam or clamp. This is where we
         brake that stays clean and dry for precise   outside factory environments are com-  differentiate ourselves from existing
         load  positioning;  lightweight  aluminium
                                            monplace. The fully adaptable system   products in the marketplace. Rather
                                            particularly lends itself to applications   than releasing the clamp design on its
                                            where  flexibility  and  speed  is  key  to   own,  we  set  out  to  create  a  complete
                                            productivity.                      below-the-hook solution.”
                                              Sarah Spivey, managing director    However, Locke singled out the prod-
                                            at Modulift,  said:  “The  MOD  CLS  is   uct’s reversible lug plate that grips
                                            game-changing from a lead-time per-  onto  the spreader when  a load is  ap-
                                            spective as users no longer have to wait   plied. For additional safety, he said,
                                            for beams to be built. The launch is yet   there are two tightening screws / bolts
                                            another example of Modulift respond-  at both  ends  of  each  clamp,  allowing
                                            ing to industry demand and providing   the user to apply  a small pre-load  to
                                            distributors with a revolutionary, off-  the clamp in order to keep it locked
                                            the-shelf, below-the-hook solution.”  in position before the main load to be
                                              The beam is being introduced in one   lifted is applied.
                                            size of up to 8.5t capacity, depending   The product represents further  di-
                                            on  configuration,  but  offered  with   versification of a portfolio that recently
                                            four clamps as standard to adjust the   welcomed an innovative new end unit
                                            lifting points to enable flexibility be-  system with an integrated load cell
                                            tween  a  single  top  lifting  point  (lift-  (Active Link). Locke said: “Although
                                            ing beam) or double top lifting points   the design fully reflects Modulift’s core
         A key  feature of the  Yale Ergo 360 ratchet   (spreader beam).       design principles of providing custom-
         lever hoist is its revolutionary crank handle.
                                              The clamps are pre-assembled on the   ers with both flexible and adaptable so-
                                            beam  together with markers to show   lutions, there is nothing similar in our
         housing; corrosion protection; swivel   alignment and the centre of lift. Clamps   existing product range and it therefore
         hooks that are easy to inspect and forged,   on the upper / top side of the beam are   represents  another  dimension  to the
         allowing  them to  yield  under  overload   of a larger rating and size than the two   range that our distributors have found
         without breaking; and easy identification   clamps fitted to the bottom / underside   hugely exciting.”
         through unique serial numbers.     of the beam. The MOD CLS can also be   The product’s launch marks comple-
           Thacker  said: “Our customers will   adapted to suit with up to an additional   tion of extensive research and develop-
         also recognize that the design keeps   four clamps on the bottom side of the   ment that started over two year ago.
         the  operator’s body aligned with  the   beam  allowing  users  the  flexibility  of   The  MOD  CLS  will  be  manufactured
         load chain,  reducing  the risks  associ-  additional lifting points. If more points   to a minimum stock level to facilitate
         ated with  twisting  the  hoist  around   are needed, the flexible system can also   next day availability as an off-the-shelf
         the chain. The grooved, no-slip han-  be designed  as  a H-Frame,  providing   product for Modulift’s global distribu-
         dle is also provided with the operator
         in  mind,  as is  the  distinctive clicking
         sound that one hears when the handle
         is locked into position.”
           Ranger has already started promot-
         ing the Yale Ergo 360 ratchet lever
         hoists to customers in the mining, tun-
         nels and rail industries, but anticipates
         interest from a wide variety of sectors
         that currently employ level blocks and
         other alternative solutions.

         Modulift launches off-the-
         shelf adjustable lifting /
         spreader beam with next
         day delivery
           Modulift  has  launched  a  combined
         lifting and spreader beam utilising a
         clamp system that provides a safe, fast
         and adjustable beam, enabling users to
         lift  from  multiple points  top and bot-
         tom. The Adjustable Lifting / Spreader
         Beam (or MOD CLS) is stocked as a   Users can amend the lifting points between a single or a double point lift at the top.

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