Poole, UK-based lifting and spreader beam specialist Modulift has relaunched its range of trunnion spreader beams with an even lighter design which, it says, provides cost savings for users.

Modulift originally launched its trunnion spreader beam line in 2015 and it has been used in lifting applications for a wide range of industries including power (oil and gas/renewables/nuclear), logistics and construction. Modulift says its popularity has been down to the health and safety aspects of such a configuration, plus the reduced weight and rigging advantages the trunnion beams offer.

Modulift’s latest design iteration is lighter thanks to the use of advanced finite element analysis by Modulift’s engineers. “The geometrically non-linear trunnions undergo validation through leading technical engineering software, ensuring a robust and effective design,” explains Harshal Kulkarni, engineering manager at Modulift.

The new design is DNV approved and adheres to Eurocode 3, DNV-CG-0127, DNV-RU-SHIP Pt.3 Ch.7, and DNV-RP-C208 industry standards.

The trunnion requires no shackles or drop links and is available in multiple sizes. It is compatible with Modulift’s existing MOD Spreader Beam range, and the trunnion end unit is interchangeable with struts from the MOD 110 up to the MOD 600/1000 product lines.

"The trunnion marks another milestone in our commitment to providing innovative lifting solutions," said Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift. "The improvements not only enhance the efficiency and safety of lifting operations but also underscore our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our diverse customer base."