machines are used to carry heavy loads over short distances, from a work area to another within the same worksite.
They are designed to facilitate the transport of all kinds of workpieces to be machined (or already machined) and industrial materials: bars, plates, coils, etc...
Robust and generally compact, handling machines are used to improve the flow of the traffic of parts and materials by supplying machines and freeing up space in the production line.
These machines are available on the second-hand market, especially in RDMO, which makes use of all its know-how in their checking to ensure a level of quality close to new.
The forklift truck
is one of the major types of machines dedicated to handling. BT Product, Linde Material Handling, Crown, Yale, Jungheinrich, Still, Hyster, Mitsubishi, CAT, Hinowa, Palfinger, Manitou, Hyundai, Komatsu as well as Raymond are among the best known brands in this field. Used for handling heavy pieces, forklifts trucks are fitted with a hydraulic mast equipped with forks, and three or four wheels. The rear wheels are steering wheels. Several drive modes exist: battery, LPG, diesel, hybrid...
Other handling equipment, the lifting tackle is a mechanical system responsible for facilitating the operations of traction or lifting heavy loads. Equipped with two sets of pulleys connected by a chain or a cable and a hook, it may be fitted with a pneumatic, hydraulic or electric engine. Fein, Stahl, Demag, Ingersoll Rand, ABUS, Konecranes International, Huchez, Tractel, Verlinde, STAS and CMCO are acknowledged manufacturers of lifting tackles. These can be associated with various other devices: bracket, gantry, overhead travelling crane.
The overhead travelling crane is another means of lifting and transporting heavy loads. It consists of a bridge which moves along two axes of rotation and winches whose function is to wind the chain or cable, and a lifting hook attached thereto. In addition, Demag
, Ingersoll Rand, Stahl, and ABUS enterprises are brands referenced in this sector, as ADC, GIS, Tawi, and J.D. Neuhaus.