Spreader beam manufacturer Modulift has launched two new products, the Adjustable Modular Lifting Beam and the Trunnion Drop Link.
The adjustable lifting beam offers the same flexibility and benefits as the existing Modulift spreader beams but features multiple pad eyes, so that the beam can be adapted to lift various weights and sizes. It is available in three sizes – light (up to 50 tonnes), medium (up to 170 tonnes) and heavy (up to 240 tonnes). Maximum span is 19 metres, and it can be used as either a lifting beam or a semi spreader beam.
The drop link is an alternative trunnion option that can be quickly attached to a sling. It requires one top shackle instead of two, allowing for safer and quicker sling attachment, and is compatible with Modulift spreader beams from MOD6 up to MOD110 with a capacity of up to 55 tonnes. It also works with flat webbing slings up to the MOD50 and wire rope and synthetic slings up to the MOD110. A number of drop links have already been delivered to lifting and rigging company Rapid Response Solutions.
Modulift technical director Sue Spencer said: “We invite everyone, both inside and outside our company, to come up with good ideas for new products – we then start developing the best and the most beneficial. Our standard lifting beam is already a brilliant product, so we thought the only way to make it better was to make it adjustable. Lots of our customers have different requirements to move a variety of fixed sized objects like metal skids – so rather than have lots of different sized beams, they can just have one that is size adjustable. This is so much more efficient for our clients.”
Rapid Response Solutions distribution manager Kevin Crockford added: “We purchased a set of trunnions from Modulift to meet a customer requirement. From the early stages of design, through to production and then delivery, Modulift was very helpful and always kept us informed of the status of the project.”