In the United Arab Emirates, the real estate company Emaar is in charge of the construction of the Dubai Creek Harbour, a future new town in Dubai. The project, actually at phase one of the project called “Island District”, gathers 59 tower cranes in which are settled on each of them AMCS technologies’ DCS 60. These famous anti-collision systems play a key role in terms of security, as everyday more than 10 000 people work on site to undertake 33 high rise buildings. “Anti-collision and zoning systems are essential for this spectacular project, managed locally by our exclusive dealer in the United Arab Emirates, A and Z technologies represented by Abdelrahman Saafin” mentioned Radoine Bouajaj, AMCS technologies Sales Director.
The Irish testing and inspection specialist for lifting equipment based in Cork, Anderco Lifting is using the new CheckedOk system for its on-site reports. Developed by CoreRFID, a Skelmersdale headquartered supplier of Radio Frequency Identification, the CheckedOk system offers equipment safety testing and inventory reports enabling users to pull all data together in one place and send it directly to clients. According to the developper, its RFID based system can reduce reporting times from a couple of days to a matter of minutes. It can be integrated into users’ IT system and customised for specific client needs such as adding new equipment categories.
“The CheckedOK Solution is widely used to help improve safety management in construction, engineering, manufacturing and chemical industries. The system enables customers to easily collect and access inspection data using handheld computers, Android and Windows tablet devices or mobile phones and so reduce human error as well as speeding-up the process. Even though its well-established, we are looking to continually update its capabilities and functions and we recently added a camera to complement data collection,” explained Munzi Ali, Technical Director of CoreRFID.
Anderco Lifting is also planning to offer a new training service for its CheckedOk users.
The anti-collision system manufacturer AMCS Technologies recently installed its flagship product DSC60 for the construction of the 70 St Mary’s Axe project, a commercial office building in the heart of London. Fitted in three Wolffkran cranes Wolff 224B, 180B and 166B, the system is highly appreciated for its characteristics, in particular its real time and 3D functioning and its quick execution and display on screen. Indeed, the Senior Sales Manager at HTC Wolffkran Julian Dyer has been « impressed with the features » of the system, and the Lifting Operations Manager at Mace Group stated it « allowed the crane operator to work closer to the opposite crane and did not interfere with the operations of lifting ». Nicknamed « The Can of Ham », the skyscraper should be ended in December 2018 and will house 28 000 square meters of premium office space set over 21 floors, with three additional basement levels.
The manufacturer of tower cranes anti-collision systems AMCS Technologies actually takes part in the construction of the Statue of Unity in India, on the Sadhu Bet island, with its Driving Control System 60 installed on three MR 295 H20 luffing jib cranes and one MC 205 B tower crane from Potain. This monument, 182m high and which will represent the Indian nationalist leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel better known as the « Iron Man of India », will be the highest statue worldwide. The work should end this year.
Congo Retread & Tyre, an exclusive Magna Tyres distributor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was engaged to supply heavy duty machinery tyres for the construction of one of the largest copper mine sites in the country. Selected for a test period, the 29.5R25 Magna M-Terrain tyres for articulated dump trucks benefit from the suitability of the conditions in which they are used and from the decrease of customer’s cost per hour.
The French group CMA-CGM, one of the maritime transport leaders, just announced a new offer for container tracking : Traxens. This connected device is fixed on the container and then check its location by land or by sea. It enables to know the intensity of the bumps and the temperature change outside. It can also know if the doors are open or closed. By a warning system in near real time, customers can track the goods and gain agility in the different stages of the transport.
Mathieu Friedberg, Senior Vice-President Commercial and Agency Network, explained that « CMA CGM reaffirms its customer centricity strategy by offering this innovative solution. With nearly 19 million containers carried in 2017, the generalization of smart containers in the Group’s fleet will allow to collect and analyze a lot of information necessary to improve the service offered to customers and will help them optimize their supply chain.”
In Schiedam, the Netherlands, Mammoet became the world’s first user of Van Beest’s Green Pin Tycan chain for lifting. This product has been made with Dyneema, one of the world’s strongest fibre. The Green Pin Tycan has similar characteristics than a steel chain regarding strength and flexibility, and is also « eight times lighter », as stated the Dutch company.
This event was attended by Managing Director Mammoet Europe and Russia Wouter Van Noort and Anton Van der Zalm, Vice President Research and Development at Van Beest. At Mammoet, we pride ourselves on always looking for new, innovative solutions to exceed the highest safety standards. Green Pin Tycan helps us achieving that », commented Wouter Van Noort. In another hand, Anton Van der Zalm added he was « delighted that world leading companies like Mammoet see the benefits of using it for both lashing and lifting ».
Photo : from left to right : Anton Van der Zalm, Van Beest and Wouter Van Noort, Mammoet
The tires manufacturer Continental developed two new sizes for its radial tire EM-Master E4/L4, 23.5R25 and 26.6R25, intended for intensive operations of the mining sector. They complete the range for wheel loaders and articulated trucks. Dedicated to construction, the ContiEarth/Génie Civil line is divided in four templates, in which EM-Master E4/L4 et E3/L3 are included. The E3/L3 has a normal tread depth and wide spacing between the blocks, making it « the best tire on soft ground », whereas the E4/L4 has less spacing, making it « suited for hard and stony ground », stated the manufacturer. From now on, the four tires are available in three sizes.