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If you are involved in an industry with heavy machinery or loads, you have likely heard of crane scales. This is because crane scales are the ideal solution for weighing large industrial applications and you might already use them within your business and with your customers. 

In this article, we will go into more depth about the other benefits purchasing a crane scale can have for your company and additional safety measures to take in order to keep safe.

If you have any questions at any point throughout reading this article, you can contact LES and a member of the team will be ready to help you.

So, let's start with the basics and ask the question... 

What Are Crane Scales?

Crane scales are arguably one of the most recognisable pieces of rigging equipment due to their wide use of applications. They are also known as suspended scales, load links, or overhead weighing scales. Crane scales play an importa...

Drum Handling Trolleys are a core essential when handling heavy drums whether steel or plastic. There's a huge number of them that make up the range we offer, but this blog will walk you through the basics of the operation and why our truck is the best 'essential' solution.

Drum Handling Equipment is constituted according to the standard quality and provides work as per the customers' specifications. Known for industrial features like durability, performance, and long life service. This type of material handling equipment can be bespoke designed as per the client’s choice and work needs or simply off-the-shelf. If a business requirement is the moving, warehousing, and pouring of drums, the right equipment can make a huge difference in the company's success. Using the correct drum handling equipment will also enhance workflow and worker safety. Selecting the best drum handling equi...

From manual to hydraulic, straddle to standard, adjustable to fixed there are many options available on the market and we ourselves offer a wider range...

 

With that being said we have found that many may not wish for a large robust and chunky stacker, a simple lightweight one will fit the bill perfectly!

 

Introduce the LES Lightweight Aluminium Hand Stacker…

Traditional fixed position lifting rings and eyebolts are a thing of the past. Advanced engineering and innovative designs have led riggers to gravitate to a newer more advanced lifting point. Learn more about how Rotational Lifting Points and Swivel Lifting Rings can help you reduce risk whilst making light work of a heavy load. Here's why you should switch from standard eyebolts.

Previously, choosing an appropriate drum stacker to suit various drum types has been a nightmare. You handle steel, plastic and fibre drums on a daily basis and having three different stackers would not only be confusing for workers but also expensive and impractical. You pinpoint what appears to be a robust and sturdy stacker, but are quickly disappointed to find that it only lifts standard 55gallon steel drums. Finding that all-in-one solution has forever been a dream, well, now we've made it a reality!

Industrial settings that use steel sheets as part of their operations may need special types of equipment to transport the steel sheets from one location to the other. While the same job can sometimes be done manually by engaging several workmen, the approach may invite serious issues in terms of hazards. Additionally, it will also require the employer to invest additional amounts for the purchase of employee-safety gear. Some sheets will be large and they need to be supported from both the sides during transportation and under such cases, the operations become more efficient if manual labour is replaced by the use of lifting devices.

Plate clamps, plate hooks, and magnets are the three main devices that are commonly used to lift steel sheets. Plate clamps appear in three designs that promote the lifting of steel sheets in vertical, horizontal, and specific positions. Usually two or more plate clamps are used together and they are sometimes complemented by the use of a spr...

Hand stackers are the perfect piece of equipment for lifting and lowering smaller loads. They are able to lift lighter loads with ease, allowing a high level of control for the operator. Some designs feature a load related table and others have forks to complete lifting processes.

Round Slings Manufactured in the UK

Simple flat web slings are made from 100% polyester, a strong durable material which also has benefits that a chain or wire rope cannot offer due to its type of material, fabric slings are much softer and lighter than chain or wire rope. Simple soft webbing slings will not scratch or dent your load, neither will it rust or weaken with age (unless subject to corrosive environments). A webbing sling also includes reinforced becket style eyes (other eye styles are available upon request). All slings colour co-ordinated to indicate the safe working load or capacity.

Round slings are even softer than flat webbing slings and does offer reassurance to cause less damage to your load (if any at all) so it’s perfectly suited to lift smooth or polished objects. Even though they look weak a round sling is very strong, and features very low stretch and it’s the most cost effective sling on the market right now! They come in ...

We are very proud to be introducing our new universal and bespoke Container Handling Solutions which will include economy any UK made container lifting lugs, ISO container frames, chain sling and shackle assemblies and much more.

We are also able to ship our container lifting solutions anywhere in the world and look forward to welcoming your requests.

As you may know from reading this blog we like to keep you up to date on the latest products on todays market, we are proud to be one of the first distributors to be supplying the new super lightweight GIS GPM Electric Chain Hoist. Made robustly in Switzerland this durable and compact hoist is the newest competing hoist in the lightweight category boasting capacities from 80kg to 250kg.

GIS GPM Electric Chain Hoist

Designed with an array of applications in mind the GPM is protected to IP65 protection level which protects the hoist body and controls from any ingress of dust and water jets meaning you can use it outside and in the Sahara Desert! Perfect for our friends in Dubai and Saudi where they require hoists like this to ensure sand does not get inside the motors and cause damage. Aside from protection levels the new Swiss member boasts long heights of lift up to 90m which is ideal for placement within wind turbines which tend to be rather high and also ...

1800kg Hydraulic Furniture Movers- Perfectly suited to Schools, Hospitals, Removal Companies & More!

Our range of Raptor manual and hydraulic Furniture Movers are ideal for moving heavy loads in the workplace, schools, hospitals and pretty much anywhere that a load up to 1800kg needs to be lifted and shifted while staying relatively close to the ground.

We have had many removal companies purchasing these nifty products to make light work of their every day tasks such as lifting and moving heavy wardrobes and furniture which increases the speed at which the workers operate which in turn saves time and money for everyone- meaning your company or organisation becomes more productive.

Manual Furniture Movers- with a single model capacity up to 600kg these manually operated movers can lift up to 300mm from ground level and alike the hydraulic models still allow you to ‘scoop’ up the load, the difference with the manual movers ...

Export to many means by sea, in a large shipping container with a long delivery time. Not to us. Export to us also means FAST. And by fast we mean Air Freight Export.

Our specialist export team are fully competent when it comes to air freight of goods on a global scale. Many customers require goods urgently and more often then not the case is that they would actually have liked the goods yesterday! This is where we can assist your company in saving time and money.

Many customers believe that they are saving money by using their own freight forwarders when in fact they are losing out! Having to arrange your own freight can be a costly event in time and money, especially if you do not export regularly, then freight companies try to take advantage of you by charging higher rates.

TNT Air Cargo Loading

When our team handle exports we only ship on the best price, we use a handful of well established freight companies which we use on a regular...