Lift Turn Move Ltd Agent for Planeta Hebetechnik GMBH
Thursday September 18, 2014
Lift Turn Move Limited (LTM) became the UK and Ireland agent for Planeta Hebetechnik GmbH, which manufactures hoists and other lifting equipment suited to construction, engineering, civils and special environments.
The agreement, which is effective April 1, 2014, adds explosion proof manual chain hoists up to 10t capacity and air hoists up to 25t capacity to LTM's already impressive product offering, we are also able to offer ultra low headroom chain hoists.
Operations Director David King says "The range of products from Planeta are perfect for clients, especially those who supply equipment into harsh working environments such as utilities, construction and offshore industries, The products complement our existing range and create new opportunities for our clients."
Herne, Germany-based Planeta manufactures a wide range of products, including manual lifting equipment, rope winches and air hoists in addition to transport and load bearing equipment.
Its Premium PRO Manual Chain Hoist range provides lifting capacities in categories of 0.25t-3t, 5t and 10t. The compact and lightweight PLS Premium is the company's strongest manual chain hoist, with a bearing mechanism which increases mechanical efficiency. Drop-forged top and bottom hooks are specially designed for slow bending to warn the operator of excessive overload. The open frame design allows for self-cleaning, quick load sheave inspection and easy hoist maintenance. Other features include durable chrome plated housing (powder coat paint is optional), safety brake, asbestos-free brake discs and a load chain sprocket made of alloy steel.
LTM will also offer the explosion proof option in the PLS Premium range, again in 0.25t-3t, 5t and 10t capacities. The PLS Premium-Ex comes with a specially treated surface, while further changes in design allow users to put it to work in hazardous areas. Three explosion classes—small, medium and high—are specified. Features include self-locking galvanised castle nuts over bronze wheels and rust-free chains. Overload protection is available in 0.5t capacity and higher. Products carry the ATEX-certified mark.
Planeta's Pneumatic Air Chain Hoist, the Liftmaster TCR, meanwhile offers lifting capacity from 0.25t to 25t, available with pendant or rope control. The hoists are designed with ease of operation, frequency of use and speed control in mind. The Liftmaster can be operated in explosive atmospheres and corrosive environments; the air motor is spark resistant. An automatic switch-off over 1t capacity prevents overloading, while variable speed control allows for accurate and precise load positioning. Small dimensions make the Liftmaster hoist ideal for low headroom situations and temporary installation.