Second Crane for Pulp Leader

Condra is to manufacture a second maintenance crane for Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Ordered for turbine maintenance duty, the 25-tonner will join a 12,5/25/12,5ton overhead travelling crane manufactured by Condra last year for one of the mill’s dryer lines, and commissioned in March. Upgrade programme Both cranes are part […]

‘Moves What Matters’ Rebranding

‘Konecranes Moves What Matters’ is the newly launched branding for Konecranes, a global leader in the manufacture of materials handling equipment. With an eye on their future strategic growth ambitions, the company undertook a rebranding that would be representative of their values, services, technical expertise and the positive impact they play throughout the industries they […]

Refurbishment Makes a Lot of Sense

A 40-ton electric overhead travelling crane manufactured and commissioned 39 years ago is being refurbished at Condra’s main factory in Germiston, just a few months short of the machine’s ruby anniversary. The 21-metre-span double-girder crane is used for maintenance duties at an Mpumalanga power station. Its three-week overhaul and refurbishment will ensure continued operation into […]

Electric Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes Lt has handed over four electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (ERTG) to customers in Italy. One ERTG has been delivered to Salerno Container Terminal (SCT) while three have been delivered to Consorzio Napoletano Terminal Containers, Naples. The ERTG delivered to SCT will work container stacks ten wide and 6 high. It is […]

Buy in Haste, Repent at Leisure

The capital equipment buying decision carries risk. There is cost and, quite often, a deadline. The scale of financial outlay must be carefully considered: if incorrect choice leads to equipment underperformance or, worse, failure, a replacement will have to be bought. Care and caution are the watchwords. Choosing a factory crane is especially tricky. Condra, […]

360-Degree Safety System

Mammoet is working with Rietveld, a specialist in fleet management and vehicle and machine safety systems, on a joint project to protect drivers and road users when mobile cranes are moving and maneuvering. The project combines three different safety technologies and was commissioned by Mammoet to support its customers to meet stricter safety regulations. Testing […]

Cranes with an Unmatched Pedigree

Condra has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Platreef Mine, part of the Platreef PGM project near Mokopane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The lifting equipment will be used for machinery maintenance work at various points across the mine site. Under development since 2020 by Ivanplats (Canada-based Ivanhoe […]

Crane Lifecycle Care

Investing in cranes and associated lifting equipment is probably one of the most important capex expenditures that a company can budget for. It makes sense then to ensure that the maintenance programming reduces downtime, is solution and predictive-driven and cost efficient. Konecranes and Demag, one of the world’s leading lifting equipment specialists, offer the latest […]

Fifty Years and Going Strong

The ongoing success of shaft-hoisting specialist, Winder Controls, has led to a large installed base in multiple countries, says MD Tim Keegan. 2023 was a significant milestone for the company. “We are most grateful for the support of our clients, and while celebrating our 50 years of experience in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning […]

VFD’s for Lifting Applications

Invertek Drives, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of Optidrive variable frequency drives for electric motor control, has begun training technical staff from South African sales partner, iTek Drives, ahead of anticipated accreditation as an Optidrive full service and repairs centre. Accreditation will reinforce iTek’s position as a leading supplier of variable frequency drives (VFDs) in […]