Kito hoists installed at German foundry6 February 2018
Kito Europe has supplied hoists to a leading foundry in Germany to assist with maintenance works.
Crane dealer Klein Seil- und Hebetechnik worked with the foundry as a consultant and as a distributor for the hoists produced by Japan-based Kito.
The foundry was equipped with the lifting kit to make the maintenance of the production facility as easy as possible. The whole foundry now uses products from Kito exclusively, with all maintenance work completed using Kito hoists.
The hoists are designed to withstand the challenges of a foundry, including limited space, dusty surroundings, and high temperatures. The Kito LB lever hoist is used for heavy pull, lifting and clamping operations, says Kito, and is supplied with a fine-toothed precision gearbox—while the Kito CF manual hoist is especially suited to aggressive and rough environments such as foundries, with a very robust closed aluminium die-cast.
Steffen Büdenbender, technical consultant at Klein Seil- und Hebetechnik, said: “When I got the enquiry, the solution was immediately clear to me. Kito hoists impress with fine adjustment and first-class gearboxes. They are just perfect for installing and maintaining different machine parts.
"It's clear that maintenance and repair processes can slow down daily operation—this is particularly annoying when you are handling a major order. But I know how safe and easy it is to work with Kito chain hoists, so I have only recommended these products.
"The foundry is obliged to deliver high-quality products to its customers, which are crucial for the success of the end products. We see ourselves as part of this value chain. By providing Kito products for maintenance works, we help the foundry and its customers to achieve their strategic and operational goals. And to act future-oriented at any time."