Miscellaneous questions

  • What is a hoisting machine?

A hoisting machine is a piece of equipment used to handle a load. This includes overhead travelling cranes, cranes, gantry cranes and semi-gantry cranes, as well as jibs, hoists, and winches. The various sorts of travelling cranes are defined in French standard NF ISO 4306-5.

  • Can you manage projects internationally?

We can manage projects internationally with multi-lingual teams with knowledge of the specifics of export projects (customs, standards, distance, etc.). Further, our network of Actemium companies means we can count on additional local contacts in many countries around the world.

  • Are specific qualifications/certifications required?

Our employees are trained in working at heights, and have elevated work platform training (French CACES-certificate of fitness for safe operation), if required for the work involved. We also have employees with a licence to operate travelling cranes (French R318 and R423). Depending on the type of work, our employees have the necessary electrical, mechanical or welding certificates.

  • How is maintenance of a hoisting device organised?

We provide preventive maintenance solutions based on periodic inspections with specific check points and ranges of maintenance. We can also provide corrective maintenance work in the event of a breakdown or operation incident. Our expertise in CMMS (computer-aided management systems) and in hoisting machinery enables us to offer predictive maintenance. Each maintenance solution is adapted to your needs: machinery usage rate, environment, criticality.

  • What are the different types of hoisting machinery?

There are a multitude of hoisting machines. In the industrial environment, these mainly include overhead travelling cranes and gantry/semi-gantry cranes. These overhead travelling and gantry cranes can be used for the industrial process (pouring crane, pit crane, grab crane, bulk handling crane, etc.), loading/unloading overhead cranes (up and downstream in the production process, industrial logistics, etc.) or maintenance travelling cranes (removal and reinstallation of process equipment, installed in maintenance shops, etc.)

In the port environment, they are mainly cranes and gantry cranes. The cranes can be for bulk handling (heavy materials, like minerals, coal, cereals and fertilizers), grab cranes (wood and scrap metal), hook cranes (special parcels, heavy parcels, ship repairs) and container spreader cranes. Gantry cranes can either have a grab (coal or minerals) or be equipped for container handling (single spreader, twin-lift or tandem)

  • What are the main industrial sectors concerned?

Almost all industries use lifting equipment for process needs, logistics or maintenance.