ABUS cranes installed at Sandvik’s Central African facility
Morris Cranes, a Division of Morris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd (www.morris.co.za), a wholly-owned South African company and the agent of ABUS Kransysteme GmbH in South Africa, has supplied and installed ABUS electric overhead traveling cranes, pillar jibs and chain hoists to Sandvik’s recently opened new Central African facility in Kitwe, Zambia.
Sandvik is a high-technology engineering group with advanced products and world-leading positions within selected areas. Sandvik’s worldwide business activities are conducted through representation in more than 130 countries, and its operations are based on the organization’s unique expertise in materials technology and extensive insight into customer processes.
Sandvik Mining (www.mining.sandvik.com), one of Sandvik’s five business areas, supplies a comprehensive range of equipment and services designed to help its customers in every corner of the world mine more safely and more productively. Sandvik’s extensive offering includes rock drilling, cutting and crushing, loading and hauling and materials handling. This, together with their local presence, global distribution center and workshop infrastructure all combine to provide high quality service designed to match their customers’ unique needs.
The installation of single girder overhead travelling cranes type ELK, 8 t SWL in both the hot metal workshop and washbay, together with three double girder overhead travelling cranes type ZLK 12.5 t SWL and four pillar-mounted jib cranes type VS SWL 2 t in the main workshops which service and maintain Sandvik Mining’s products at the new facility will play a part in enabling them to provide an even better service to their surface mining customers.