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REEL UK LIMITED
Platts Rd, Amblecote, Stourbridge
West Midlands DY8 4YR.
+44 (0) 1384 370318
Reel UK Limited, Suite 410 @ 401, Faraday Street,
Warrington WA3 6GA.
REEL at Marshall Supplier Day
Reel UK at LiftEx 2015
The Liftex 2015 exhibition went like clockwork with the brand new open plan stand working well and looking great. Complemented by the stand-alone eepos Aluminium crane system demo unit and the range of Flex radio remote controls live display, including the ever more popular joystick model 2JX, the Reel stand attracted many visitors from UK and as far as Saudi Arabia.
The eepos system proved a great hit with all stand visitors and each one commented on the smooth and quiet running of the rail and girder system. Of course the new carbon fibre jib attracted lots of attention too with it’s lightness in use and yet relative high residual capacity. Most people commented they could all see a need for one in their garage at home!
When a pendant just won’t do...
For users of overhead lifting equipment, the need to be “tied” to a crane via a pendant can be inconvenient and inflexible, often creating additional health and safety risks in industrial working environments. So, what’s the alternative?
Radio control systems such as our Flex EX system, offer a cost effective and safe solution to the restrictions of hard-wired pendant controls.
For businesses that operate in harsh materials handling environments, once installed, a radio control solution not only frees up the crane operator from being directly attached to lifting equipment, it also acts as a remote safety device.
Supplied and installed by our team of qualified engineers, our Flex Radio Control Systems offer a range of features and benefits including:
Often, a pendant system used in a harsh working environment will need to be replaced every few months. With a typical cost of £400 to replace a pendant, the cost benefits of switching to a radio controlled solution speak for themselves.
Our Flex Radio Control Systems come with two transmitters as standard so if one gets lost or damaged, your crane can continue to be used without interruption. We offer a 48 hour repair service, or replacement transmitters can be ordered online and dispatched within 24 hours.
“We’ve used Reel UK’ lifting solutions for over 4 years now. Their off-the-shelf Flex Radio Remote system offers reliability and good value for money, both of which are vital to our business.
Reel UK staff are extremely knowledgeable and on-hand whenever we need support. Their aftercare and spares services I rate 10 out of 10.”
Tony Arnold, Site Services Manager,
With a proven track record of satisfied customers, we are confident that once you have experienced the flexibility that our Flex system can deliver to your overhead lifting processes, you won’t go back to pendant controls. We are so confident in its reliability and cost effectiveness, we are offing a free 30 day trial.
FLEX Joystick JX now available...
The joystick system offers a number of features including:
Collaboration is the name of the game...
A year of investment...
As part of the supply chain to the expanding sectors, we hope to capitalise on this growth as budgets become free and spending begins to happen.
Confidence is the name of the game and we intend to use this to our advantage as we see the year ahead unfold.
Crane modification – Replace or modify...
Here at Reel UK we always consider the modification or conversion option first. If the current structure is essentially sound, then we can offer a considerably more cost effective solution compared with complete replacement.
For a relatively modest investment you may well be able to upgrade your existing crane system to one that operates at modern efficiency levels – recovering the initial costs in a relatively short period of time through improved efficiency and lower operating costs.
Today's sophisticated electronic control equipment is a world away from conventional systems yet can be applied to your existing crane at a relatively low cost. Our engineers can make a full appraisal and provide a competitive quotation for converting your crane.
So, if you have been asking yourself the question of whether to replace existing lifting equipment or to make do, it may well be worth giving us a call.
Crane modification by Reel UK for Reid.
Ultra Dynamics sought a solution to power the slew function of the jib crane and modify the control system whilst ensuring the existing production environment was not effected and no down time was experienced. Not an easy task.
The jib had an existing roller frame constructed of two bearing rollers which ran on a flat belt of steel around the radius of the jib post. We chose to design a new twin wheel roller frame with deeper wheels to increase the surface area contact, both driven by live axle drive motor gearboxes to ensure an even pull when slewing.
On completion of the fabrication the jib arm was removed on site and transported back to our factory to allow the new powered roller frame to be installed. The pendant was changed and the electrical control system was reconfigured to fit a frequency inverter drive to the powered roller frame motors to allow fine speed control and gentle acceleration and deceleration of the slewing motion.
In addition, the top bearing was replaced and a lubrication point was machined to allow the bearing to be lubricated without the need for removing the jib arm.
We provided and installed a cost effective method of improving the safety and control of their lifting application along with a reduction in requirement for manual handling and the associated risks. Ultra Dynamics are loading extremely valuable engines into test rigs and jigs therefore fine control and positioning to ensure the safety of their components is of the utmost importance.