Thursday, 25 February 2021
A tier-one mining customer recently approached Nobles with a long list of challenges for a complex lift in their ore crushing plant. Heavy parts, sharp edges, complex curves, limited headroom and height safety concerns meant that lifting a crusher spider presented a problem. The gear used had to be light weight and manually slung out over a hole, then resistant to the sharp edges of the payload. The solution was something quite different to the existing methods used. To read more about how our team overcame a long list of challenges to solve this complex lift – please click through to the article.
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Nobles have solved a wide range of lifting challenges over many decades, some challenges have been complex, some simple, some urgent and some restrictive. Therefore, it is no surprise that Nobles were able to provide yet another successful solution when they were approached by a government department who needed to send its specialist staff into remote locations in order to install scientific equipment. There were many challenges including limited resources and budget, compliance with regulations as well as limitations with how the load was able to be lifted. Our qualified engineers took all these limitations into consideration before finally devising a tailored made sling solution that would satisfy our customers lifting needs. To read how our engineers solved this lifting challenge and how they created easy to follow instructional material as well – please click through to the article.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Nobles have a long history of providing services including predictive, preventative and planned maintenance to the mining industry. Our highly trained technicians attended a mine site to perform routine maintenance on an underground magnet crane, 10 tonne hoist, catenary equipment and drive motors located 2,400 feet beneath the surface. After inspection, it was deemed that the mechanical drive systems were worn and required replacement. This replacement came with a range of unique challenges specifically with access which caused the inability to use heavy machinery that would normally be available for such a task. To find out how innovative thinking, hard work and dedication saw Nobles solve a complex lifting challenge within a short timeframe, click through to the case study.
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
There are many factors that affect construction projects; climate, materials, technology, clients etc. Many of these you can prepare and plan for, however, environmental factors can be particularly difficult and can cause project delays. With the recent launch of the Roborigger auto-rotation control unit AR10, one environmental factor - wind - will now cause fewer delays and safety concerns. Load28 recently trialled the Roborigger for façade installation on the SkyCity project. To find out what issues Load28 encountered and how the Roborigger solved many of these – please click through to the article.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Your lifting gear is an asset worth preserving and aside from the cost and inconvenience, the safety implications of not looking after it are dire. This article covers some common and preventable lifting gear failures such as lost markings, wear and tear and corrosion. To find out how to keep your equipment in working order – click through to the article.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Crane owners are faced with many demands for uptime, reliability, compliance testing and record keeping. We recently completed an onsite inspection of a jib crane that had been knocked by a forklift, dislodging the anchor rods in the concrete. To read how our crane servicing team were able to service, repair and re-certify this jib crane to Australian Standards, click through to the full article.