Reid Lifting is a leading manufacturer of lightweight, portable lifting equipment for manual lifting applications across a wide range of sectors from Waste Water treatment, British Waterways management, Civil Engineering & Construction to clean environments such as Medicine and use in the worlds leading museums such as the Vatican and Victoria & Albert Museums. REID's products help reduce injury in the workplace and assist in making work practices safer and more efficient by using lightweight aluminium structures which can be easily transported to the job rather than have permanent structures in place. These innovative approaches make Reid's lifting solutions some of the most cost effective and reliable in the industry. Products include lightweight, portable, aluminium PORTA-DAVITS, T-DAVITS, PORTA-GANTRYS (WLL 500kg to our NEW 5000kg), Manhole Lifters and PORTA-QUADS plus a range of bespoke solution developments.
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Responding to customer demand, portable lifting specialist REID Lifting has launched a new portable gantry system, capable of assembly in under one minute by just one person.
The PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE 500 is the latest addition to REID's PORTA-GANTRY family and is rated to WLL 500kg (tested to 150% of WLL). Capable of multiple configurations depending on the task, the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE 500 is easily assembled, using just two pins, by one person.
Made from aluminium alloys that are 70% lighter and have a 20% greater tensile strength than mild steel, the RAPIDE is extremely portable and light, designed to be stowed in most service vans and be easily transported within manual handling guidelines. Flat-packable and fast to assemble, the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE 500 is designed for ease and speed but retains all the built-in safety that REID is famous for - including the option for goods and personnel lifting dual-rating and other customisations.
"The PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE 500 is a natural extension to the product range and is already proving very popular. Our mantra is 'lightweight portable and safe' - and this new product ticks all those boxes which are so vital to our customers." says REID's Managing Director, Nick Battersby.
The product has EN795-Class B certification and was created in response to those in many industries (especially the water and wastewater industries) where there is a specific requirement for safe lifting solutions that can be easily transported and deployed. It was unveiled at IWEX 2011, at this year's Sustainabilitylive! event in Birmingham.