Modulift launches 2000t modular spreader beam31 March 2021
Dorset-UK based lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has launched the MOD 1100/2000, a modular spreader beam able to lift 2000t.
The MOD 1100/2000, with a 33m span, is the largest modular spreader beam ever produced by the company. It was developed in collaboration with Dutch heavy lifting rental company Safe Lifting Europe B.V.
Modulift’s in-house engineers designed, sourced the material, manufactured and tested the beam. The company’s compression test rig was successfully upgraded and the new beam went through a proof load test, which was witnessed by DNV, an independent third party which complies with global standards. The MOD 1100/2000 was awarded Type Approval by DNV.
The beam underwent painting in Safe Lifting Europe B.V brand colours and has been collected. They’ll be undertaking the first lift with the new modular spreader beam later this year.
Harshal Kulkarni, engineering manager at Modulift commented on the project: “The MOD 1100/2000 spreader design is Modulift’s standard pin ended strut design which is extremely weight and cost efficient. This challenging assignment was successfully completed by the collective effort of the team right through the project duration. Competitive sales, efficient design, quality manufacturing, accurate testing, proactive planning and project management led to this successful achievement of supplying MOD 1100/2000 as Modulift’s largest spreader.”
Giovani Vroegop, technical commercial manager for Safe Lifting Europe B.V said: “It was great to work on a project that was a first for Modulift. Working collaboratively on this project was vital, by combining our expertise with Modulift we were able to deliver a solution for our customer’s lift. I was impressed with the support provided by them as they know the industry and get what we do.”
As a result of the project, Modulift will be able to proof load test any spreader beam up to a load of 2000t, and a span of 33m for future customers. It is already looking at upgrading to 3000t for a new upcoming project.