Raise it. Lower it. Slew it. Dock it.
Hanningfield‘s stainless steel lifting columns are engineered for safe and repeatable operation in hygienic environments. They are designed for the handling of containers such as intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), drums and bins. They can also be employed to manoeuvre process machinery such as vacuum conveyors, mills, lump-breakers etc. The units are highly versitile and an engineered to eliminate operator strain.
While we offer standard models of Pharmaceutical Hoists, we appreciate some applications do not suit a design specification. On these occasions, a bespoke design is required. Hanningfield are able to engineer a solution to provide a hoist with features tailored to a customer’s exact specifications.
For a recent project, we worked alongside a customer to manufacture two identical pharma-grade hoists which included a range of bespoke features.
The units were designed to raise and lower Ezi-Dock hoppers and slew above a mixer vessel for connection to an Ezi-Dock containment valve. The hygienic, stainless steel construction featured a GMP design with a 450 kgs safe working load (SWL).
The Hanningfield Uni-Hoist can be powered by electric, pneumatic or manual hand-winding and supplied either as stationary (mounted to floor, wall, floor-to-ceiling, etc), or mobile on a trolley with castors. The lifting mechanism can be executed as a lead-screw or chain, driven by a motor / gearbox arrangement. ATEX (ex-proof) versions of the unit are available upon request. With hundreds of installations worldwide, we are confident our team of engineers can design a lifting solution to suit your process.
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Pharmaceutical Hoist: Process Examples
Duplex Hoist for Fast IBC Changeover
The Uni-Hoist (HES Duplex) features two independent lifting platforms; this allows the unloading of empty IBCs and loading of full IBCs onto the passive half while the active half discharges, minimising changeover time between batches.
Raise and Lower of Mixer
The Uni-Hoist can be used for the simple raise and lower of mixers into vessels.
Lifting IBC above Tablet Press
The Uni-Hoist HES can be used to raise and dock IBCs above a process machine for discharging powder directly into the loading hopper.
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