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A lifting research department to meet specific demands

Un bureau d’études de levage pour répondre aux demandes spécifiquesSTAS-LIFTEUROP wants to give its customers the best advice in order to guarantee the utmost safety for users, in scrupulous respect of the standards in force. To meet the very specific demands of its customers, STAS-LIFTEUROP has its own internal research department to satisfy the specifications of its customers.

In this case, our customer needs to manipulate axles. Based on the plans made by the Research Department, our shop designed these extension forks for forklifts.

Un bureau d’études de levage pour répondre aux demandes spécifiquesThe system attaches to the heels of the forks using a removable axle. The inputs are cleared to allow the direct take-over by the forks without manual intervention. Thanks to this system, our customer can easily and securely manipulate circular loads.

STAS-LIFTEUROP designs an adjustable stainless steel spreader for a white room

STAS-LIFTEUROP conçoit un palonnier réglable en inox pour une salle blanche

STAS-LIFTEUROP designed an adjustable stainless steel spreader for a customer in the electronics industry. They handle their products in a white room, in the presence of chemicals. Stainless steel is therefore essential for cleaning and to avoid paint chipping. STAS-LIFTEUROP also designed a holding tank, fixed on the spreader to recover any paint chips from the hook. Lastly, the customer wanted polyurethane protection on the sides to guarantee the safety of its operators.

STAS-LIFTEUROP conçoit un palonnier réglable en inox pour une salle blanche

Testimonial: STAS-LIFTEUROP at the service of Luxembourg railways

Following a call to tender, the Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL) chose to work with STAS-LIFTEUROP. The Trains and Equipment Department was in need of lifting equipment for its new maintenance shop. “In this shop, we perform the maintenance of the railway machines, called bogies. We have to be able to handle them, which is why we ordered slings, a spreader and two storage racks from STAS-LIFTEUROP”, explained Thierry Hilger, of the Trains and Equipment department at CFL.

STAS-LIFTEUROP au service des chemins de fer luxembourgeois

The bogie is the trolley located under the railway vehicle. It is mobile in relation to the chassis of the vehicle and enables it to correctly orient itself on curves. A complete bogie, i.e. with wheels, axles and motor, can weigh up to 19 tons!

Various slings were delivered according to the different loads to be lifted. There are also asymmetric loads when a bogie has an engine. To store these slings, two storage racks were also provided. This makes it easy to find them and maintain their lifespan. Because some bogies did not have a fastening point for hooks, the CFL ordered a spreader.

From the call to tender, STAS-LIFTEUROP was the most complete. They had the best advice for us. Moreover, they had the best price! Everything went very well. We are very satisfied with the equipment and when we have a question, their response is very fast!” says Thierry Hilger.

With this lifting equipment from STAS-LIFTEUROP, the Maintenance department can easily manipulate the bogies to perform their maintenance work safely. In addition to contributing to the safety of employees, STAS-LIFTEUROP contributes in its own way to the safety of the passengers who ride the trains of the Luxembourg National Railway Company.

We’re open and at your disposal the whole summer!

No holiday for STAS and LIFTEUROP!

In order to guarantee you a quality service, our offices and workshops remain open throughout the summer and operate at full steam.

Our offices and workshops will only close on August 14 and 15 during Assumption Day.

In case of any requirement, please do not hesitate to contact your sales team.

Custom design: an offset spreader bar

All of STAS-LIFTEUROP’s lifting devices are researched and developed by our design team, who provide bespoke lifting solutions that respond to our customers’ specific needs.

Custom design: an offset spreader barOne of our customers contacted us to design a four-point spreader bar.

During handling, the load did not stay horizontal when lifted, as shown in the picture on the right.

So our design team created a specifically-tailored spreader bar: “We needed to offset the lifting point of the hook with respect to that of the load, whilst keeping the bar balanced when empty.

To achieve this, we used an intermediate spacer, which ensures balanced lifting. This solution was delivered quickly, and at a minimal cost to the customer“, explains Roland Klenes, technical draftsman.

STAS-LIFTEUROP offers a high-quality, customized service to all its customers, and this spreader bar is a prime example. With over 60 years of expertise, STAS-LIFTEUROP delivers top-quality lifting accessories that ensure the safety of people and goods.

A new workshop for STAS-LIFTEUROP!

Stock optimization, refurbishment of work areas, setting up new machinery, improved workstation ergonomics, flexibility and more: STAS-LIFTEUROP left nothing to chance when reorganizing its lifting equipment and accessories production workshop.

“Our goal when refurbishing was to optimize work flow and maintain an appropriate and fit-for-purpose stock. Components for everyday use are kept in the workshop, whilst other equipment is placed in the storage area. Thanks to the new management, the workplace has been brought up to date, unnecessary trips are avoided and we are able to provide better turnaround times for our customers”, explains Raphaël Bozet, Workshop Responsible.

A new workshop for STAS-LIFTEUROPA new workshop for STAS-LIFTEUROP

A new workshop for STAS-LIFTEUROPA new workshop for STAS-LIFTEUROP

LIFTEUROP is closing for Luxembourg National Day on 23 June

Our offices and workshops are closed on Friday 23 June 2017 for Luxembourg National Day.

For any information on our lifting equipment, contact our sales team.

Background information

National Day was instituted to celebrate the birthday of the Grand Duke, starting with the Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte whose birthday was on 23 January. For purely weather considerations National Day was postponed until 23 June in 1962. This date was retained after his reign

The festivities commence on June 22, the eve of National Day. In the City of Luxembourg the celebrations start at about 1600 with the Changing of the Guard in front of the Grand Ducal Palace. Then the Grand Ducal family attend a concert given by the Fanfare Royale Grand-Ducale Luxembourg. In the evening a torchlight procession is organised in the capital and fireworks start at the Pont Adolphe at 2300. Rock, pop and folk concerts will liven up the evening in the country’s streets, bars and cafés.

There are four major events throughout the day on 23 June:

  • A “Te Deum” in the Notre-Dame de Luxembourg Cathedral
  • 101 cannons will be fired from the Fetschenhaff
  • A military parade
  • An official ceremony organised in the Grand Theatre in the City of Luxembourg city (since 2014).

The full range of ALIPA expertise in high end designs

The ALIPA Group consists of six companies, which manufacture quality products that ensure the safety of people and goods:

Each member company of the ALIPA Group uses the group’s products. Thus, STAS-LIFTEUROP ships its lifting equipment worldwide using NO-NAIL BOXES collapsible plywood boxes, which guarantee them the best protection.

A prime example of the group’s cooperation is as follows: a STAS spreader bar custom-made by LIFTEUROP, fitted with CODIPRO articulated lifting rings, and delivered in a custom-fitted box made by NO-NAIL BOXES.

The full range of ALIPA expertise in high end designs

Clever akafen – LIFTEUROP buys products recommended by the SuperDrecksKëscht

With the Clever akafen campaign, the SuperDrecksKëscht® increases the visibility of ecologic and low-waste products. For this purpose, products are marked with the label Clever akafen – Product recommended by the SuperDrecksKëscht®.

The commitment to employee well-being and environmental protection is an integral part of ALIPA Group’s philosophy. It is therefore naturally that LIFTEUROP has adapted its office equipment according to the product list which corresponds to the criteria of the SuperDrecksKëscht®.

Clever akafen products are:

  • Packed environmentally compatible
  • With no or low level of dangerous substances
  • Durable and energy-saving
  • Recyclable after use

The benefits

Safe for employees: Since the office material on the Ech kafe clever list doesn’t contain any health-threatening substances, health consequences, due to regular contact, remain unaffected. In frequent contact, these substances can cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headaches, dizziness and discomfort!

Eco-Friendly: Nature-friendly and partly reusable ingredients as well as recyclable and refillable products protect the environment permanently.

In addition, ALIPA Group owns the SuperDrecksKëscht® label, which is proof of its commitment to the prevention, management and reduction of its waste.

ALITRACER – finally a simple, cost-efficient and professional application that will optimize the control and management of your lifting equipment

Using our new ALITRACER application is above all to be informed of the state of control of your lifting equipment, to have immediate availability to all the supports necessary for your management (certificate, instruction manual …) and to realize real savings.

Your benefits:

  • monitor the inspection status of your lifting equipment and accessories with no special or costly investment,
  • simply connect to the internet to be kept up-to-date of changes to the status of a lifting accessory in real time, 24/7,
  • quickly and easily access general information on your lifting accessories and equipment (SWL, safety coefficient, manufacturing year, etc.), instructions and the maintenance logbook,
  • improve safety with the automatic scheduling of annual inspections,
  • manage all information on your lifting equipment and accessories centrally with a unique user name,
  • work in compliance with legislation,
  • benefit from the support and supervision of our team of professionals skilled in standards, traceability and lifting techniques.

Questions? Visit our website alitracer.com or contact our technical sales representative Ferry Plattes for a demonstration in your premises: fplattes@lifteurop.com / +352 26 95 19 290.