To RUD Germany, it was not really. The lattice cage which is part of the infrastructure for a bridge pier in Berlin's City Centre was 25 metres long and weighed around 56 tonnes. Lifting and erecting the heavy and gigantic structure required detailed discussions with the project managers and the companies involved to finalise the best solution to ensure safe lifting.
On March 29, the gigantic lattice cage was ready for the job. Two 22mm RUD VIP chain blocks (VCB) were used to lower it to the ground. The exciting thing about this special suspension system is that the sling chains move over the deflection rollers of the RUD VIP chain block, thus allowing optimum load distribution.
The two VIP chain slings each had a chain length of 10 meters with a total weight of 178 kilograms which demonstrated the scale of the job, "gigantic loads require gigantic (slinging) solutions"
"Often a length of 25 meters and the resulting challenges are not much to imagine. For comparison, the installed T-basket is roughly the length of a tennis court. Lifting this unstable structure safely is no easy task," said Patrick Vollmer, Technical Sales at RUD. "Our VIP lifting gear and especially our VIP chain block were able to provide a safe solution here."
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We are happy to deal with RUD because of their product quality, customer service and competitive pricing. They are very efficient when submitting quotes with a short lead time and are always available when we need them.
Onsite support is excellent and always professional.
RUD Chains has a great product with an exceptional back-up and field service. We have previously bought from Chinese manufacturers and European companies, but we will stay with RUD due to the quality of the product and availability of service personnel.
Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts.
Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD.
At Holcim (Werribee) we rely on RUD Tyre Protection Chains. Their strong expertise and professionalism is on display when they fit and maintain our chains on site. The team works hard to keep us safe, enable our machines to stay in operation and minimise our costs.
Air & Allied Sales (Pacific) has partnered with RUD Chains for the past 25 years to deliver outstanding engineered solutions. The professional and continued relationship with Ian and his team allows us to continue to support our customers above and beyond their needs.
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As Managing Director of ACRAN, we are always excited to provide innovative and quality technical solutions to the market for industrial ventilation, filtration and noise control solutions.
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At Gemilang, we’re confident that our high-quality Endurequip-made Portalifts and vehicle stands will continue to serve us well as we build more buses for the Australian market. These provide us unparalleled underbody access, thereby giving our clients the reassurance that every single bus component, from top to bottom, is designed, manufactured, secured and inspected thoroughly by our...
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RUD's attention to detail and great communications skills ensured that our project was completed to the highest standard and exceeded our expectations. From the start of the procurement process you committed to ensuring time...
Grima Recycling have been working the team at RUD in realising our plant expansion project. The modular RUD chain conveyor has proved to be reliable and effective for the transfer of our recycled products from the loader hopper and up the inclined slop as part of our new process line. The regular contact and support provided by RUD compliments the RUD system quality.
ENCO Precast have been involved with RUD for over 10 years now, predominantly for the supply of the Philipp Group Lifting Hoops for Prestressed Precast Concrete elements for bridges. The engineering support led by RUD's Engineering Manager Matt Pauli is always outstanding and has kept us loyal to RUD.
RUD’s service and product support have been excellent. We are happy to recommend RUD to anyone who has problems with their tyre life.