Raxtar hoists on New York’s ‘Freedom Tower’

25 September 2008

Raxtar hoists like these will be used in the construction of New York's 'Freedom Tower'.

Raxtar hoists like these will be used in the construction of New York's 'Freedom Tower'.

New York rental company Atlantic Hoisting & Scaffolding will supply 12 Raxtar construction hoists built in the Netherlands for use on the construction of the 420 m high ‘Freedom Tower' on the site of Ground Zero in Manhattan.

The hoists are being supplied to Atlantic by Hydro-Mobile, Raxtar's sales partner for North America. The 3200 kg capacity hoists will comprise six dual-cage units with maximum travel speeds of 92 m/min and with cage dimensions 1.52 m (W) by 4.4 m (L) by 2.6 m (H).

The hoists will not run continuously up the building, but will be staggered according to the design of the tower. Atlantic has bought the hoists for the project, which is scheduled to start early in 2009.

Meanwhile, Raxtar has won a €6 million order to supply 200 material hoists to Netherlands contractor BAM. The 500 kg capacity RX500B hoists are equipped with remote monitoring technology, automatic lubrication, bluetooth communication and touch panel controls. Raxtar will start delivering the hoists in the final quarter of this year.

Latest News
CSCEC-built spiral tunnel officially recognised as world’s longest
A spiral tunnel in China, built by Chinese construction giant China State Construction (CSCEC), has been recognised as the world’s longest
Consortium wins €302m deal to build Swiss railway plant
A consortium led by Swiss construction company CSC Costruzioni has won a contract worth €302 million (US$327 million) to build a new railway plant in Switzerland
Epiroc to acquire French attachments manufacturer
Swedish OEM continues massive attachments expansion following Stanley acquisition