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Lifting heavy bearing blocks – Q Rail

During the maintenance of wagons at Q Rail Townsville workshops there was a lifting task involving lifting and fitting 90kg bearing blocks.

Materials Handling P/L provided the ideal solution for this problem a custom designed suction/mechanical grab fitted to a Vaculex vacuum tube lifter.

It allowed the block to be lifted and balanced by one man, safely without effort.

It saved time, money, effort (this task was previously done manually with two people) and provided a safe working environment.