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LTM launch new Entertainment LP Motor

LTM launch new Entertainment LP Motor

LTM are excited to the launch the new Entertainment LP Motor. The LP series includes the much anticipated, newly developed and innovative LP500 with up to 60% greater lifting capacity, IP65 as standard and very quiet running at a maximum 65 dB—a key feature for the theatre and live events marketplace.

The specific requirements of the entertainment industry, such as increased capacity in one fall operation, low dead weight, low noise emission and suitability for outdoor use, have been given priority throughout the design and manufacture of the LP500 concept.

LP500 has a robust construction, is simple in its assembly and does not contain any sensitive electronics. All shaft-hub connections are built in a self-centring polygonal design, meaning disassembly and assembly is faster with no special tools required. Wearing parts, such as the chain or chain wheel, can be replaced within a few steps and without disassembly of the entire chain hoist. Perfect for a happy life on the road!

A self-contained, helical cut, three-stage transmission with permanent grease lubrication ensures quieter operation, with noise emission reduced from 75 dB to 65 dB due to this feature in the chain hoist housing, along with the chain wheel with five pockets, and the horizontal and vertical supported chain.

Available with BGV D8, BGV D8+ or BGV C1 motor, three- and single-phase designs (except C1) are available. As per BGV C1 design criteria, LP500 has interfaces for path and load measurement.

The entire chain fall is designed with a statistical safety factor of at least 8:1 (ISO M5, FEM 2m), meaning wear of the components is decreased and the life cycle is extended four times, to 16,000 hours (ISO M5, FEM 2m) in comparison to the previous model at identical lifting capacity. A case-hardened and manganese phosphated profile steel chain offers a 15% higher capacity, compared to conventional round steel chains. Furthermore, the chain has excellent corrosion resistance and improved dry running properties.

With the BGV D8 motor, the lifting capacity of the LP500 is 800kg in one fall operation, compared to 500kg with the previous model, or an increase of 60% (ISO M3, FEM 1 Bm) in one fall operation.

GIS AG chief executive officer Ivan Muri said: “We aligned the construction of the new electric chain hoist with the needs of the entertainment industry. For example, the second independent DC spring-loaded brake in the D8 Plus design can be assembled on the present shaft without using a housing extension.”

LP500 also comes with IP65 rating as standard, offering protection against dust and water ingress, and which Erich Widmer, GIS AG sales and marketing manager, described as “essential”.

“With its compact and robust design, the LP series is suitable for dusty environments, as well as for outdoor use. During operation, as a climbing hoist, rainwater can enter the chain wheel area,” Widmer added. “The liquid drain, which is included in the housing, allows the water to run off the opposite side of the chain hoist without any occurrence of corrosion damage.”

The LP series boasts an abundance of inbuilt features engineered specifically for entertainment applications, while riggers have also embraced the three-year warranty offered with the product.

Anyone interested in our new product range is encouraged to contact the sales team for more information sales@liftturnmove.co.uk

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Behind the scenes with SSE

Behind the scenes with SSE

Lifting, control and rigging specialist Lift-Turn-Move (LTM) supplied LoadGuard® hoists to SSE Audio which were used for The Corrs tour.   Four of the LTM team were invited by SSE Audio’s Russell Holt to watch the load in at Liverpool Echo Arena.  This was the first time behind the scenes for some of the team to see their gear in action.  It has proved a very valuable experience, improving their understanding and product knowledge.  The attendees from LTM comprised of Clare Sheppard from Sales, Alison Marshall from Marketing and Jack Triggs from the Workshop.  Jack Triggs stated “Today has been extremely beneficial, I am based in the workshop building the hoists I have never had the opportunity to see what the hoists were used for in a concert, it gave me a great overview of how the hoists are used”.

The LTM team enjoyed watching the rigging by SSE Audio’s Perttu Korteniemi, Pete Hughes and  Brandon Reece who used 8 of the LG16’s, 4 of the LG10’s and 2 of the LG Minis to hang their L-acoustics system comprising of two K1 hangs (LG16), two K2 hangs (LG16), and two K sub hangs (LG10). The LoadGuard minis were used as cable picks.  SSE’s Russell Holt stated “We are really happy with the hoists, they are extremely quiet and allow quick load in, we especially liked the LoadGuard mini it as it is so light weight. We have worked closely with LTM to develop the hoists to best suit a touring environment”

The LoadGuard Hoist has really taken off in the production world since it’s introduction in 2009, originally seen as a fantastic hoist for venue installs and seen in venues all over the world such as Glasgow Emirates Arena and Velodrome, The ACC Liverpool Arena and The World Trade Centre, Dubai.  The reputation of the hoist has grown and customers are now realising the full benefits of the LoadGuard Hoist as a rigging Hoist for touring use, SSE being one of the first to take the hoists out in a touring capacity. Options include Weatherproofing.

LTM also specialise in Motor control.  They have a great range of rack mounted G-Pro Controllers which are perfect for touring with ,many safety features.

Anyone interested in our new product range is encouraged to contact the sales team for more information.

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See the new LTM Industrial catalogue at Liftex 2015

See the new LTM Industrial catalogue at Liftex 2015

LTM – Lift Turn Move Ltd will be exhibiting at the Liftex Exhibition on 11th & 12th November 2015 in their home town at Liverpool Exhibition Centre, Liverpool. On the stand will be the Company Directors John Jones and David King and General Manager James Porter.

They will be launching their new catalogue which is more detailed focusing on their main products, showing an extended range of their Industrial Lifting Equipment products such as the GIS GCH Electric Chain Hoists, extended range of Planeta Material Handling Equipment, NEW range of ATEX equipment and a revamped range of Hand winches. LTM will be displaying many of these products to give their customers a view of what’s new.

LTM have built up an extensive range of products over the past 10 years and are constantly striving to find solutions for common lifting challenges for their customers.   James continues “We know that having the right product for the right job is important, which is why we source products to match the individual needs of our customers. We don't just provide products, we provide solutions.“

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We've recruited three new apprentices!

We've recruited three new apprentices!

Lift Turn Move based in Bromborough, Wirral, have already shown a commitment to training future engineers and this is set to continue with the announcement from Director, John Jones, that they are training three apprentices this year; Joshua Baines, Brandon Gillam and Liam Shone.

Josh joins Brandon in the work shop as the second apprentice currently being trained in the LTM workshop. Brandon and Joshua are studying for an apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing which will involve one and a half days of tuition at a local college to learn essential theory and 3 and a half days a week working in the hoist assembly area to develop their practical skills.  They will both spend time in the warehouse receiving product training, dispatching goods and observing the other engineers at work.

Liam is joining our sales office as a Sales Office trainee.  Liam will be studying for an apprenticeship in Business & Administration which will involve one and a half days at a local college to learn and 3 and a half days a week working in the sales office developing his office skills.  Liam will spend time in the office supporting the sales team with quotes, assisting customers on the telephone and organising deliveries.

Skills shortages and recruiting difficulties are considered to be some of the biggest threats facing businesses today, and The Young Apprenticeship Scheme addresses these issues directly, commenting on it, John Jones remarks:

“It’s becoming increasingly difficult to recruit skilled lifting equipment engineers, so we feel that the best way forward for us is to bring new apprentices through the business.”

As well as addressing a skills shortage, the National Apprentice Scheme states on their website that “Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them.” These statements come as no surprise to LTM, two of their apprentices are still at the company, and both have subsequently moved into supervisory positions and even been asked to travel abroad to use their skills. John continues:

“We plan to recruit at least one apprentice per year over the next 5 years and see how things develop. As a responsible employer, we feel it is important not just to recruit talent, but to nurture it. Ultimately it's all about the people, if we get people in with the right attitude like the guys we've had through on this scheme, then we're all set. You can teach the right skills, but you can't teach the right attitude.” 

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LTM LoadGuard® Motors weatherproof option make it ideal for outdoor use

LTM LoadGuard® Motors weatherproof option make it ideal for outdoor use

Merseyside, UK, based lifting, control and rigging specialist Lift-Turn-Move (LTM) has recently supplied LoadGuard® hoists to various Worldwide Rigging companies for outdoor touring purposes in festivals such as Glastonbury and Wacken Open Air.

The LoadGuard Hoist was introduced in 2009, originally seen as a fantastic hoist for venue installs seen in venues all over the world such as Glasgow Emirates Arena and Velodrome , The ACC Liverpool Arena and The World Trade Centre, Dubai .  The reputation of the hoist has grown and customers are now realising the full benefits of the LoadGuard Hoist as a rigging Hoist for touring use.

All LoadGuard hoists have IP55 protection as standard, but this can be increased to IP65.  The hoists come complete with sealed bearings in the chain wheel area so there is little chance of rain entering the hoist. Also fitted is a drain system which consists of a short tube from the load wheel area (where water can sit after rain comes down the chain) to the exterior of the hoist. The drain system means that the water exits the hoist in the hook area. The LoadGuard Hoists can be fitted with black or galvanised chain (for outdoor use)

The LoadGuard can be modified, to make them ideal for touring purposes that include outside venues and festivals. LTM offer a Weatherproof kit as an option, this has seals on both sides of the covers, transformer dipped in varnish to seal it and a Gore-Tex valve fitted to the electrical end cover to equalise pressure inside the hoist.  This prevents water being sucked in if the hoist is under-pressured due to being hot, air is driven out as it heats, air and moisture is drawn in, this can cause more damage than rain.

LTM also specialise in Motor control.  They have a great range of rack mounted G-Pro Controllers available which are perfect for touring.

Anyone interested in our new product range is encouraged to contact our sales team for more information.

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Introducing our new Entertainment Sales Manager, Alex Cowan to customers at ABTT

Introducing our new Entertainment Sales Manager, Alex Cowan to customers at ABTT

This year's ABTT Exhibition will see Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM) introduce their new Entertainment Sales Manager, Alex Cowan to all of their Entertainment customers.

Alex has worked in the industry for 15 plus years, he previously worked for City Theatrical as European Sales Manager and James Thomas amongst others.  He brings his considerable knowledge in this specialist area to LTM as well as a new outlook and plenty of enthusiasm.

Alex has said “Having known John Jones and David King for a long time I was aware of the respect that they and LTM have in the industry, l didn’t have to think twice when the opportunity arose to come and work with LTM.

The first day everybody made me feel so welcome, and immediately made to feel part of the team.  I am excited to work for a company where their customers are treated so well.

It is a pleasure offering the range of hoist’s that LTM have to offer including the new ; .After exhibiting the hoist at the Palm show in Dubai and seeing how well it was received l look forward to showing everyone attending ABTT the full range of our hoists including the

Alex will be the face to face contact for our key accounts, offering technical advice and helping to create solutions and build projects.  We have every confidence that Alex will continue to help LTM improve and grown with this new role.

Managing Director, John Jones said “We’re pleased to have Alex on board, with his help we will be able to focus on customer service, it’s a really busy time of the year for LTM, with a lot of customers looking to upgrade their equipment.  Alex previous experience of the industry is a benefit to both us and our customers.”

LTM will show their range of lifting and rigging equipment including the LoadGuard® Electric Chain Hoist, available as standard fixed speed rigging hoists to BGV D8 or which meet higher safety standards like BS7906: Part 1- Category A, BGV D8 Plus or BGV C1.

LoadGuard® hoists are available with additional features, including variable speed, load sensing and positioning capabilities.  All of the hoist features can be seen on our website. 

LTM launched their LoadGuard® Mini hoist last year at ABTT, and they have had a great deal of interest and business since the launch.  This hoist is light weight, weighing only 12kgs, with a lifting capacity of 250kg on 1 fall of chain. It also meets or exceeds most specification requirements, with options like double brakes and multiple limit switches. This hoist will be displayed again at this year’s show.

Wall Mounted Guardian Controllers, plus the G-Pro range of touring controllers.  The ELG Hand Chain Block range will be displayed at the show

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