MANUAL OR POWERED - Pivoting Arm Knock-down Counterbalance Floor Crane, Hand or Powered Lift & Travel. Many options Inc 20 degree Rotation.
Knock-down (dismantlable) Counterbalance Floor Crane, Stainless Steel Option. Can be made to customer specification
Here we have a what we believe to be a totally unique concept and have a patent pending. We offer our range of heavy duty counterbalanced floor cranes with all the usual features that would be expected from a portable workshop crane though with increased portability because our Knock Down crane (modular design) is purposely designed to be dismantled/disassembled after use and the after transportation to a new location can be quickly and simply rebuilt.
With this Knock Down Option you have completely modular floor crane with components easily removed. Each crane is supplied with quick release hydraulic ram, quick release vertical column, jib lifting arm, individually removable counterweights, handle and quick release self sealing hydraulic connectors resulting in a crane that is easy to store and handle though most importantly the can easily be dismantled to be used in areas with difficult and awkward access e.g. the crane can be dismantled then taken up a stair well then quickly re built ready for use; this would not be possible with any other counterbalanced floor crane.
There are many circumstances that this is considered an advantage, namely; reduced weight for manual handling and a more compact design though more importantly that this floor crane can be set-up in locations that a standard counterweight floor crane simply could not because it purely would not be possible to get it there!
All our modular knock Down counterweight floor cranes are designed and manufactured in the UK and can be made / adapted to our customers specifications (sizes and safe working loads) and we offer a good range of proven accessories for example supplied with anti sparking features for use in potentially explosive areas, sparkproof or ATEX. Such features for offshore use can include stainless steel, bronze bushing, bronze load hook and piivot pins and anti static Castor's etc. See below for other additional features, for example, as a rotating jib arm (swing jib arm)
Sectional built, we call this crane our knocked down version of the CBFC-292 heavy-duty floor crane.
The most popular Capacities are 125kg and 254kg though we can offer Knocked Down portable floor cranes up to 2000kg safe working load.
Note: The pictures shown are our artists impression only and are only indicative of our capability. (for display purposes only) All cranes are made individually and the the design may be subject to change according to your required specification; the pictures are not to scale, general arrangement drawings will be issued for approval on receipt of your order.
- Counter weight design means the user can easily get right up to and over obstacles.
- A very popular crane overseas customers as when striped down they pack much smaller.
- CE certified
- Very good quality and strong construction.
- Manufactured to be fully dismantled
- All Welded strong and rigid frame.
- Heavy duty, double-acting UK made hand pump and lifting ram
- Fitted with a safety relief valve to prevent overload.
- Polyurethane fixed wheels at the front and swivel Castor's at the rear makes the cranes easily maneuverable.
- Rear swivel Castor's can have brakes fitted and all Castor's can be supplied directional locking.
- Load tested to 1.25 x SWL and certified accordingly
- Can also be supplied manufactured totally from stainless steel.
- Painted as standard though also available powder coated (plastic coated)
Views of Features
Rear View showing weights in working position
The weights shown her counterbalance the weight of the load being lifted by the jib / hook. The number and net weight depends on the SWL of the the crane. It is possible to shorten the chassis / frame of the mobile crane though this would involve more weights.
Front View showing quick release pin on the hydraulic ram.
The crane is designed easily striped down and re assembled some connections need to be nut and bolt though where possible quick release fittings are used.
We have a standard range of cranes with drawings available though we also manufacture bespoke Knock Down cranes with safe working loads and dimensions to suit our customers requirements. Many of the features seen on other models of counterbalanced floor cranes can also be incorporated into this design.
Ballast Weights partly removed
This photo is to show customers the simple procedure for removal of the ballast weights.
For Optional Features and Accessories - refer to the tab above "Additional Features"
Floor Cranes With Spark Resistant Features / Explosion proof.
For Floor cranes to be used in potentially explosive areas / atmospheres such as Zone 1 or 2, SELS can include any anti-sparking features that our customers specify - this will increase its anti-sparking properties and therefore make the crane more suitable for use in a potentially explosive environment!
SELS will not to take the responsibility of supplying our floor cranes described as 'spark proof' as this is ‘too broad’ a term. We believe that total compliance is probably impossible because of the mechanical operation and movement of a floor crane; i.e. we cannot offer a 100% guarantee that no part of the assembly is capable of generating a spark which could ignite a flame! IE: SELS will supply / manufacture cranes with anti sparking features to our customer’s requirements though will not certified them as sparkproof / explosion proof. Our cranes have been successfully supplied to customers in the offshore Oil and Gas industry in the UK on this basis.
Stainless Steel Knock Down Floor Crane
Our range of stainless steel Knock down counterbalanced workshop cranes are exactly the same design and offer the same options as the standard modular cranes; designed as a corrosion resistant option for when greater portability is required. We offer 6 lifting capacities, 250kg, 500kg, 750kg, 1 tonne, 1.5 tonne and 2 tonne!
Stainless cranes are more costly than mild steel though in certain circumstances and or environments the unique corrosion resistant properties of stainless steel are essential; we offer stainless cranes mainly for use on offshore oil and gas platforms and pharmaceutical / food industry use.
To summerise we believe that the added benefit must be great enough to justify the additional cost, for example:
- All equipment used offshore on oil and gas platforms must be reliable as equipment failure can be very expensive in terms of down time, loss of production or indeed shipping in spare parts or a replacement crane.
- Another good example where the cost can easily be justified would be where a mild steel crane could cause contamination, for example by flaking paint or rust contaminating a process in the pharmaceutical or food production industries, possibly effecting human health!
Optional Features and Accessories
Listed below are additional features that can be added to any of our knock-down counterbalance floors cranes to cuustomise the unit making it better suited to your working environment.
Images are for illustration purposes only.
||Fork lift truck lifting pockets
||Directional locking castor's or anti static castor's
|Hydraulic telescopic jib adjustment||Jacking feet||Lifting and slinging point for overhead crane|
|Paint finish suitable for offshore use or powder coated||Auxiliary adjustable height lifting Hook|
|Articulating Jib Arm (15° left/right)