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Offshore oil and gas exploration

New stainless steel air hoist concept
to be premiered at LogiMAT 2016

Materials handling specialists J D Neuhaus presented their concept study of a stainless steel air hoist for the first time at the LogiMAT 2016 exhibition, which took place in Stuttgart, March 2016. The service side of the company also presented information on their comprehensive project planning and maintenance facilities.The exhibition itself was a very successful event.

Under the motto "engineered for extremes", J D Neuhaus (JDN) pneumatic and hydraulic hoists and crane systems are used worldwide under the harshest of conditions: on drilling platforms, underground, in foundries, in arctic temperatures as low as -45°, or even under water. Extreme environmental conditions, no matter what the temperature, hot or cold, the performance of JDN products is not impeded.

But indoor uses can be just as extreme as these outdoor ones, namely in areas requiring extreme cleanliness and hygiene. JDN will present the conceptual study of a stainless steel air hoist at LogiMAT for exactly these areas. The sectors JDN is targeting with this study, which also provides for the use of food safe plastics, include for example, the food and drinks industry, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, together with medical and aerospace technology. The study combines the advantages of using compressed air as a method of operation with the hoist construction material of stainless steel. The products will therefore be resistant to corrosion and high levels of humidity, and also easy to clean and disinfect.

Image 1: Conceptual study for a stainless steel air hoist. Image 2: JDN air hoist Profi 2 TI in motor trolley. Image 3: JDN air hoist mini 250.

Image 4: Starting Aid Service Kit. Even high-pressure cleaners pose no problem. As the out-going air is extracted and the chain is protected by a bellows, they can also be used in clean rooms (optical and semiconductor industries). And because compressed air is used as a method of operation, the hoist will also be explosion protected (ATEX) so that they can be used in potentially dangerous atmospheres or areas where organically flammable chemicals are handled.

JDN Service also presented its comprehensive offer for planning a project involving the maintenance and general work including overhauls of JDN products. For optimal parts supply, the JDN team has designed spare parts kits and general overhaul kits, which offer the customers a vastly improved service for ordering spare parts. The JDN Service Programme also offers training courses and, where necessary, rented hoists.

In addition, the company also exhibited examples of standard JDN hoists with an extensive range of accessories. 

J D Neuhaus in profile
At its plant in Witten, Germany, J D Neuhaus GmbH & Co. produces pneumatically and hydraulically-operated hoists and crane systems with over 200 employees across the group. Thanks to this globally unique specialisation, J.D. Neuhaus has not only set the quality standard, but are also the world market leader with customers in more than 90 countries around the globe. The products particularly set themselves apart in their resilient and reliable operation thanks to their protection against explosions even in the most extreme operating conditions and capacities of up to 115 tonnes. For example, in oil and gas exploration in arctic temperatures as low as -45 °C, under water carrying out repairs on ships, in mining, in the chemical industry, in heavy plant construction and in many areas of logistics. J.D. Neuhaus supplies around 70 branches in total

Production takes place exclusively at the Witten plant. The broad range of services provided includes equipment assembly, inspection, maintenance, and general overhaul, as well as running courses for customers.
For distribution, JDN companies in France, Great Britain, Singapore and the USA have created a tight-knit global network, in collaboration with international partners. The export rate is over 80%.

The founding of the company goes back to the year 1745, and it is now in its seventh generation of being family-run. At the Hebezeug-Museum (Hoist Museum) in Witten, one can see the history of this company as a living part of the business culture.

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