Spotlight on stainless steel
11 April 2016
J D Neuhaus (JDN) is set to present its concept study of a new stainless steel air hoist at CeMAT.
Manufactured under the company’s mantra ‘engineered for extremes’, thousands of JDN pneumatic and hydraulic hoists and crane systems are in service worldwide.
There are clear target markets for stainless steel air hoists, such as the food and beverage sector, for example, as well applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical and aerospace industries. Visitors will see that JDN’s detailed study assesses the benefits of using compressed air as a method of operation in combination with stainless steel as the hoist’s construction material. Resistance to corrosion and high levels of humidity will therefore be assured, while the products will also be easy to clean and disinfect, even using high-pressure cleaning equipment.
Cleanroom-based users in the optical and semiconductor industries would also benefit from the use of a stainless steel air hoist. This is because expelled air is extracted, while a bellows is deployed to protect the chain.
The hoists could also be put to work in environments at risk of explosion. The fact that the hoist uses compressed air as the driving media means it is explosion-protected (ATEX), making it suitable for dangerous atmospheres and even where organically flammable chemicals are in use.
Stand visitors will also see JDN Service present its extensive capabilities in project planning for maintenance and overhaul work. Among the initiatives are special spare parts kits and general overhaul kits that have been purpose-designed by the JDN Service team to provide customers with a simplified process for ordering spares. Further aspects of the JDN Service Programme include training courses and hoist rental options. Rental is a popular choice if there is a short term demand for hoists of any capacity.
Further highlights of the JDN display at CeMAT 2016 will include examples of the company’s standard air hoists, such as the best-selling Profi and Mini ranges. The Profi series is designed for heavy-duty industrial applications up to 100 tonnes load capacity. Offering 4 or 6 bar air pressure, various explosion protection classifications are available. Profi hoists feature sensitive, infinitely variable speed control for the precise positioning of loads, as well as easy operation, low maintenance requirements and sound absorption.
In contrast, the JDN Mini range widens the range of application in the light duty sector as a handy, flexible and universally deployable air hoist. The ideal tool for most light engineering workshops, the Mini series offers a selection of load capacities between 125 and 980kg. Designed as a cost effective alternative to hoists that use other driving media, lifting heights of 3, 5 and 8m are available.