Hoist System With World’s Largest Construction Hoist
With 27,225 lb. of lifting capacity and almost triple the floor area of other large hoists, Alimak Hek’s Mammoth Triplex is the world’s largest construction hoist. It was recently used in construction of the New York University Langone Kimmel Pavilion hospital in New York City, a US$1.2-billion expansion project scheduled for completion in 2018. Due to limited space at the site of the 21-story, 830,00 -sq.-ft. facility, there was very little room for a tower crane, so alternate sides of the Mammoth Triplex’s mast sections were outfitted to accommodate two high-speed Alimak Scando 650 FC-S hoists for personnel. The system also had an Alimak Scando TM 60/55 FC hoist for personnel and materials.
Alimak Scando 650 FC-S is one of the world’s fastest hoists, with speeds of up to 300 fpm, increasing efficiency by allowing hundreds of workers to access different floors at various times. The system was outfitted with safety equipment, including overload sensors, self-greasing reservoirs and the Alimak Hek A3 online monitoring system to troubleshoot potential problems.
The NYC installation earned the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) Product of the Year award in the climbing work platform/hoists category, with Alimak Hek honored during a gala in London attended by more than 450 industry professionals. IAPA judges described the installation as “a fantastic three-in-one product, with a central materials hoist flanked by two high-speed passenger hoists. A massive hoist arrangement for demanding projects. Very impressive engineering.”
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New Escalator for Asia
The Schindler 9300 is a new escalator designed for diverse building designs across Asia. The company said stringent safety features, greater energy efficiency and economical space savings were focuses of its design. Guide lights, step gap lighting and Schindler’s braking system are included to minimize the risk of passenger falls during an emergency brake. “A contemporary aesthetic and unique decorative options” are also part of the design. The unit’s shorter balustrade and reduced overall escalator width allow for more space at entry and exit areas.
Handheld Explosion-Proof Drop Light
Larson Electronics has released an LED inspection drop light that is both waterproof and vapor proof. Constructed and certified to prevent water or moisture from seeping into the handle or light head, the handheld lamp is offered in red, blue, green, amber and white light. The 25-W EHL-LED-ITG-240XLV-100 is an explosion-proof LED fixture designed for hazardous locations. It operates on 220-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz, which is stepped down by an inline transformer to 12 or 24 VDC for low-voltage applications. The transformer allows operators to monitor and adjust input current automatically, maintaining the correct LED voltage levels (regardless of input across a specific range) and providing protection against voltage spikes or drops.
The lamp emits 2,750 lm of bright white light with an angled board configuration offering 360º illumination. It is approved for Class I, Divisions 1 and 2, and Class II, Divisions 1 and 2 environments. It is constructed of non-sparking aluminum and has a frosted lens. A 100-ft. 16/3 chemical- and abrasion-resistant SOOW cord with an industrial-grade cord cap. An annealed aluminum wire swivel hook allows variable attachment options.