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KBK Cranes: Man-Machine Interface Production System

KBK Overhead CraneKBK cranes are a flexible and configurable system that can be patterned just like a LEGO system.

KBK system is basically made up of tracks and other related track accessories. Two vital characteristics of the system are inbuilt into the way the tracks are designed and fabricated: Its internal running surface are specially angled such that the manipulators are always running very smoothly along the entire track; it is specifically sloped such that it forces the manipulator to be perpetually perpendicular to the track.

A multi-national company was evaluating the kinds of material handling systems to manufacture and process its finished products. In an age of robotisation and automation, the company decided to take a step back and re-look at the working relationship between man and machines.

Hence, a number of material handling system experts were invited to present their systems. Rotomatik Singapore basically clinched the proposal with their innovative KBK solutions coupled with speed and quality of execution.

With a focus on mechanisation, Rotomatik Singapore offered a system comprising a manipulator supported by a KBK crane system. Manipulators capable of handling 160 kg of load and with a lifting height of 2.2 metres are used in the production process.

KBK Overhead Crane

Flexibility of KBK Overhead Crane

The final entire system is that the manipulators can easily be maneuvered effortlessly and they always in a strict vertical position, a pre-requisite for their function.




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Goods Hoists in Process Driven Logistics

A consumer packaged goods company has reviewed its production process.

In land scarce Singapore, even the footprint of production floor has to be optimised.

Due to the limited manufacturing area, a material flow analysis carried out determined that products had to be hoisted to the second floor.

Hence, vertical lifting in contrast to lateral movement ensures a shorter and economic routing and more efficient material flow.

Rotomatik Singapore recommended a 2.2t goods hoist.

Installed in 2019, the goods hoists is fully packed with all the safety hallmarks expected of any Rotomatik designed and manufactured product.

Because of the need for safety, the goods hoist is fitted with the salient features such door sensors, interlocking system and safety catches amongst others.

The heart of the goods hoist system is a true vertical lift Stahl wire rope hoist. The construct ensures that the cage moves vertically up and down without skewing left or right.

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Rotomatik 22nd Anniversary Celebration – 15 October 2019

It is the time of the year whereby Rotomatik celebrates her 22nd Anniversary at East Coast Park.

The celebration commenced with an opening speech by Mr. Poo who reported that Rotomatik Singapore has expanded in tandem with the number of projects followed by the traditional cake cutting ceremony.

He thanked the staff for working as a team in pushing Rotomatik brand and crane products into the market.

It was also the time to promote Mr. Ashik as a Foreman who has over the years shown his leadership soft skills and proven his hard skills.

The organizing team decided to foster camaraderie among the staff by organising laser gun shootout.

The idea was quite simple. The four teams were armed with laser guns and their mission was to shoot everyone else within a 10-minute time.

There was only one rule: shoot first, ask questions later!




And because the event was located just next to the sea, it was time to dip and cool down in the sea.


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Rotomatik Singapore Participated in MRO Asia-Pacific 24 to 26 September 2019

Rotomatik with the support of LISTA AG showcased our bespoke range of workspace and storage furnishings at the Aviation MRO Exhibition held at the Singapore Expo and Exhibition Centre.

The event was organised to exhibit products and services for the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in the aviation industry. LISTA products are widely used in the MRO operations with leading aircraft manufacturers and premium airlines.

We wanted to exhibit specialised Swiss-made workspace and storage systems for our exacting customers.

While Rotomatik Singapore is a firm believer of using technology to plug itself into the digital world, it still holds on to the traditional Asian way of eyeball-to-eyeball meeting with existing and new customers. The exhibition therefore served as a hub where there is interaction and connection with customers.

More than 5000 professionals from the aviation industry and particularly in the maintenance, repair and operations segment attended the seminar cum exhibition event.

There were over 100 visitors to our booth and many responded positively to the build quality of LISTA products. The limelight product was the LISTA Electronic Control system which has the flexibility to control access to either the entire cabinet, individual drawers or drawer compartments thereby managing security access. It is something that is quite unique in this part of the world.

Rotomatik Singapore and LISTA AG wish to thank all visitors for taking the time to view our products and to chat with us.

Visit our Rotomatik LISTA website to view more products at

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Clean Energy Supply Chain – Role of Rotomatik Overhead Cranes

Visual Inspection & Tracking The Travelling of Overhead Crane

Overhead Cranes – what do overhead cranes have to do with climate change?

Climate change concerns have become more pervasive in almost every corner of the world.

The management of Rotomatik Singapore has taken the challenge to reduce carbon footprint by being part of the environmental friendly supply chain using its status as a premium crane supplier.

Rotomatik Singapore is honoured to be given a vital role in the renewable energy chain in REC Solar Pte Ltd in Singapore.

The customer is a technology provider and production of solar energy solutions.

In the Singapore plant, Rotomatik Singapore offered an overhead crane lifting solution to handle materials when there is a constraint on the lifting height.

Hence, Rotomatik Singapore designed the crane to push it as close as possible to the ceiling.

In addition, to further increase the lifting height, an extra low-headroom electric chain hoist was used, thereby fulfilling the customer’s material handling requirements.

Overhead travelling cranes using the STAHL CraneSystems STK series Extra Short Headroom electric chain hoist was the optimal solution needed for its production lines at its Tuas South plant.

The mere 185mm headroom for the 1.6 ton and 3.2 ton versions of the hoists were chosen to fit into the very low 4m ceiling and up to 3.5m high lifting height requirements of the setup. The unique design also enables loads to be lifted steadily and without swinging.

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Electric Overhead Crane Super-structures for a Major Transport Provider

A major component of electric overhead cranes is its super structure. Basically, it comprises, runways beams, columns, rails and other parts. All these come together to form a runway for the cranes.

The back end job of designing the runway requires years of experiences.

Rotomatik (S) won another major project to prep runway and supporting columns & plates.

This is one of the number of projects won by the company as a testament of its timely delivery and quality of its worksmanship.

As shown, the materials are being packed and due for delivery to the site. Upon completion of the installation of the electric overhead crane runway, Rotomatik (S) will install a few units of overhead cranes in the next phase.


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A Unique Rotomatik 3-Chain Hoist Crane for SBS Transit Train Depot at Gali Batu

MRT depots constantly use cranes and hoists to ease the burden and increase productivity of lifting heavy loads.

MRT depots carry out a plethora of engineering & technical tasks. One of the most critical ones is the maintenance of axles which is to be done in a wheel press system.

In order to perform the maintenance work, train engineers need to heft and / or lower the axles with the help of a crane system.

Rotomatik has had the advantage of designing, installing and integrating such crane systems as part of the wheel press system in other depots. Based on its records, Rotomatik was able to rise to the challenge of engineering the system as specified by SBS Transit.

The wheel press machine is specially used for mounting and dismounting of the components of the axle such as wheel sets, brakes discs, bearings and gearboxes of rail rolling stocks.

Due to the construct of the MRT train axle, Rotomatik designed a single girder crane using not one but three chain hoists which operate either independently or in tandem.

The hoists lift and/or lower the axles to the various jigs to facilitate the inspection and maintenance of the axle elements.

The rail engineer can use either hoist “B” by itself i.e. 3.2 ton or hoist “A” & “C” together i.e. 1.6t + 1.6t. These are controlled by a smart pendant switch which controls both lifting, cross travelling and long travelling.

For safety reasons, an anti-collision system is installed to keep the hoists from colliding with each other to prevent accidents.


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Rotomatik Singapore Showcasing Bespoke Brands LISTA & Rotomatik Overhead Cranes

Rotomatik’s Exhibition team was mobilised in July to participate in the Aerospace MRO Conference cum Exhibition from 6 to 8 November 2018 at the Singapore Expo.

After weeks of preparation, the team moved into the exhibition hall on November 6 and set up the booth furnished with LISTA products and three unique manual hoists designed specifically for the aerospace industry.

The high numbers of visitors who showed interest in both the cranes and LISTA storage systems demonstrated the market potentiality of the region especially in the aviation industry.

The management thanked the staff for their zealous support.

View more LISTA products via our Rotomatik LISTA website

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Slewing Jib for The Trains

Jib cranes or slewing jib cranes are well-known in the material handling world that these are perfect for spot lifting.

This simply means that materials are very frequently lifted or lowered for maintenance purposes.

In the case of our customer SMRT, it has a fixed spot where items need to be worked on.

A slewing jib crane for maintenance whereby stringent requirements were specified. Consequently, after a number of discussions, a 2-tonne, 5.5 metre arm outreach with a working height of 3.5 metre was designed.

It is a testimony of the designing skills of Rotomatik.

Slewing Jib Crane in the Midst of Installation

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Happy 21st Birthday, Rotomatik

Rotomatik celebrated its birthday on 12 October 2018 with all its employees at their premises. Mr Poo highlighted the key projects and the achievements for YTD 2018. He thanked the staff for their hard work and dedication to the company. He emphasised that people are vital to the company as each staff is a touch point for both internal and external customers.

The celebration included the presentation of 10-year award to two staff, Mr Henry Lim and Mr Raymind Lee as well. Mr Poo praised them for their positive contribution and encouraged them to pursue excellence for the company.

The celebration continued with the cake cutting ceremony by both Mr HC Tang and Mr KG Poo, followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch.

Congratulations, Rotomatik.


Mr KG Poo and Mr HC Tang cutting 21st birthday cake.


L-R: Mr KG Poo, Mr Henry Lim, Mr HC Tang, Ms Jeen Er


L-R: Mr KG Poo, Mr Raymond Lee, Mr HC Tang, Ms Jeen Er