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Aurastone Pte Ltd – A Key Supplier of Kitchen Counter Tops

Kitchens. The bastion of chefs, cooks, fathers and mothers . This is the place where our gastronomical memories are formed and forged. And a kitchen is incomplete without the ubiquitous table top. Table tops have evolved from the simple to the most durable.

Aurastone Pte Ltd is a key supplier of quartz stone and marble in the Singapore market for the making of kitchen counter tops and surfaces.

Rotomatik is pleased to be part of the Singapore table top supply chain. But first, we needed to understand the customer’s requirements.

There are 2 areas of where Rotomatik cranes are used:

Cutting Zone

A 3-tonne single girder crane equipped with a tough ST3 chain hoist is installed in this area where cutting and shaping of the raw materials take place. The cutting processes generates dust particles which may stick onto greased wire ropes. The accumulation of these particulates mixed with grease often causes jams and damages key components of the hoists such as wire rope guide. Hence, chain hoists are used in such environment.

Storage Zone

A 5-tonne crane with a robust SH4 wire rope hoist is installed in this area. It us mainly used for storage, inbound and outbound handling and minor cuttings, if required.

The 2 cranes were installed and commissioned in 2018 and 2021.

Aurastone Pte Ltd has been our customer for a number of years and our task is really about serving and providing our professional advice to the client even before the owner started his company. Most important to Rotomatik is the fact that we believe in the swift execution and timely delivery to facilitate the smooth operations of our customers.

To all the chefs, cooks, fathers and mothers, happy cooking!

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The Portability & Sustainability of Rotomatik Slewing Jibs

The current market conditions provide the impetus for manufacturing facilities to adapt quickly. Only recently, overhead cranes seem to be the popular answer to lifting solutions. Another emerging trend is the rethinking of the utilisation of slewing jibs. While overhead cranes offer 3-dimensional material handling, versatility as well as wider area overage, not all lifting applications require overhead cranes.The one outstanding salient characteristic of slewing jibs is they are much more portable vis-à-vis overhead cranes. The relocation process of the latter is longer leading to increased downtime exacerbating operations and eventually supply chains disruptions.

Slewing jibs are relatively much easier to dismantle, relocate and install without any major disruption to the shop floor and more importantly, manufacturing downtime is drastically reduced as opposed to overhead cranes.

Our key customer Praxair Surfaces Technologies Pte Ltd which provides coating services on components, mainly for oil and gas industries and aviation, needed to relocate their 6 units of Jib cranes from their former premises in Tuas to the new location in Changi. The project included the de-installing, cleaning, load testing and re-installing.

No parts were replaced during the process, demonstrating the durability of Rotomatik jib cranes. What Rotomatik did was to thoroughly clean the jib structures and components and repainted the jibs. We believe in saving the environment and costs by adopting the 3R (reuse, recycle, reduce) sustainability philosophy.

The entire process was conducted in 4 phases according to client’s schedule of shifting. The total time for the entire process was an amazing 12 days with an average of 2-3 days per jib. The entire operation was completed successfully by December last year.

We believe in offering a short lead time to get customer’s operations running swiftly.

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Slewing Jibs – Optimal Solutions for Spot Loading

Slewing jibs do not look impressive when compared with overhead cranes. At first glance, they seem limited in their applications. However, for users who fully understand the capability of these material handling equipment, they are indeed very productive when utilised correctly.

One of our key  customers discussed with our sales team their work process application. The slewing jib is designed to lift and put down materials for cutting purposes. Cutting is pretty fast using the latest technology. And the slewing jib is renowned for its intense “spot loading”. This simply means materials are hoisted and placed down very efficiently and safely, suggesting vast improvement in productivity.

One key feature of Rotomatik slewing jib is its footing. It is extremely small maximising floor space. The other salient feature is the Stahl chain hoist which is quite robust and reliable. The combination of both slewing jib technical design and superiority of Stahl hoist is Rotomatik’s value proposition to our customers.

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Myanma Railway Company Replaces its 100-year Cranes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rail transport was introduced in Burma in 1877 by the British. Today, the rail transport in Myanmar which spans across the country has one of the largest rail network in ASEAN.

In order to keep up with the rail technological pace and the country’s rate of development, Myanma Railway Company, a state-owned railway firm, decided to replace its existing two units of Ransomes & Rapier Ltd cranes.

During the British rule, in 1912, these cranes were installed as part of the construction of the Carriage & Wagon Workshop, which is still located in Myit Nge City, Mandalay Division.

After over a century of service, the company decided it was time to retire the work horses as it was more economical to replace them with two units of designed-for-purpose Rotomatik 15-tonne double-girder cranes.

The latest cranes were installed and commissioned by Rotomatik (S) Pte Ltd’s Myanmese partner, Future Gift International. The two companies have fostered a strategic alliance since 2007.

The important role of the latest cranes cannot be overstated. They are used for building and assembling new coaches as well as reconditioning and upgrading older coaches through the weighty task of handling and lifting of bogie frames, carriages and wagons.

The company has decided to keep the old crane nameplate as a testimony of its development and historical legacy over the years.

Rotomatik (S) Pte Ltd wishes Myanma Railway Company and  Future Gift International continued success.