Hungarian success for Penny Hydraulics
25 November 2012
Hungarian materials handling specialist Modul Stor has supplied a number of Penny Hydraulics Davit cranes and SwingLift cranes to water companies in its domestic market. The company identified an opportunity to supply the country’s water companies after undertaking market research to assess current handling provisions.
The portable Davit crane has proved popular as a lifting solution for handling pumps and other equipment in access shafts. The Davit crane, originally designed for the UK utility sector, offers a 500 kg maximum working load.
A powerful electric winch mounted on the boom allows loads to be lowered as much as 9m below ground level. Power is supplied from any vehicle using jump leads or a standard electric service socket. A wander lead enables remote control so that operatives can stand clear of moving parts during lifting operations. The device can also be used with standard block and tackle when power is unavailable.
Water companies in Hungary have installed sockets supplied by Modul Stor in all the locations where they intend to use the Davit Cranes. When access is required they simply take a crane to the site and mount it in the socket. In this way a small number of cranes can cover multiple sites. Modul Stor has supplied over 25 of the cranes to customers in the past two years.
Penny Hydraulics’ SwingLift range has also proved popular with some water companies fitting the SwingLift FV1200. This crane offers hydraulic performance with a maximum working load of 1200 kg. The crane is supplied with a winch, which means it can handle items below ground level.