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Over the last three years, Two Way Cranes has surprised many with an aggressive approach towards growth. Many in the industry won’t be surprised to learn a further expansion in services is happening, but they might be surprised to learn the direction in which the company is headed. Read more
Following the release of key strategies during his Budget speech, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg visited Western Sydney synthetic sling manufacturer SpanSet, to learn first-hand what these strategies will mean to local industry. Read more
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Preston Hire’s SuperCrane fleet features state-of-the-art models selected to create minimum impact on a work environment while offering maximum impact in terms of lifting capacities. With a strong focus on mini crawlers, Preston Hire recently added its 100th crane to its Australian fleet. Read more
At Casar Australia, our goal is to ensure you have the best possible solution for your wire rope requirements. As not one single rope design will suit all applications, Casar Austalia can offer advice and recommendations regarding which rope from our range will be the ideal solution for your application. We are committed to working with all our customers for the long term, helping you manage your wire rope assets. Our focus is to provide you with the best rope, with the best possible service life, and with the best long term value propositon.
Regardless of whether it is a huge crane for setting up wind turbines, a Ship to Shore crane handling containers and bulk materials, an indoor overhead gantry crane or pick and carry crane, they all have one thing in common: the wire rope, which serves as a lifting device for the load to be moved.
Casar wire ropes are highly engineered and are industry leaders – your rope is our passion.
Since its foundation in 1948, CASAR Germany has invested immense effort in research and development in order to acquire a comprehensive, technical understanding of the behavior of wire ropes in various applications.
Furthermore, CASAR has continuously invested in manufacturing equipment and test facilities over the years in order for products to be subjected to extensive inhouse testing and quality assurance standards.
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Kathryn Darr, Casar Crane Division, account manager, and Andrew Sutherland, commerical director, explain more about the Casar product range and the Australian operation.
“Casar first came to Australia with the help of Roger Smith who is Casar Germany’s Senior International Consultant for mining and cranes. Some 35 years ago, there was demand for premium quality high performance wire rope products. Roger played a pivotal role in introducing the Casar product to the Australian market and continues to be a subject matter expert.
Based locally in NSW, Roger travels the world over for Casar and has the most incredible knowledge of the product range and application,” said Darr.
“Following many years of working through a sole distributor, Casar decided it would be better suited to form Casar Australia in 2017 and create a new national distributor network.
“The new organisation is located at Arundel, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Casar Australia is a trading name owned by Lankhorst Euronete Australia (LEA) which is the Australian distribution centre for WireCo Worldgroup, distributing such well known brands as Casar, Oliveria, Drumet, Union and many more,” said Sutherland.
“Depending on the capacity required, we carry a large range of diameters from 5mm up to 54mm, this covers the largest cranes in Australia and around the world. Our distribution centre is capable of manufacturing and testing (NATA) all crane rope requirements. We have approximately 450t of stock on the ground in Australia,” continues Darr.
The product range available through Casar includes wire ropes for:
- Harbour mobile
- Off shore cranes
- Overhead cranes
- Winching applications
Since forming Casar Australia, a nationwide network of distributors has been hand-selected and setup to deliver the product to the industry.
Darr also deals directly with the end users, on behalf of the distributors, to better understand their challenges and discuss what products are required and stock accordingly.
“To ensure we have the right levels of the right stock readily available, I travel nationally to meet with the crane companies to understand the challenges they face and ensure we have the right products to meet their requirements,” said Darr.
“With our network of distributors, we have a good national footprint to cover the Australasian crane market. This, together with people on the ground and in front of customers, ensures higher stock levels are available for our customers. If we don’t have a particular rope in stock, we will ship it direct from Germany for them. The majority of crane companies have been dealing with these distributors for many years” said Darr.
“Many cranes arriving in Australia already come with CASAR ropes fitted as Casar Germany work closely with the OEM’s specifying our ropes onto the cranes,” she said.
Casar Australia now have the ability to fit the RSB’s (resin spelter buttons) onto the end of the ropes either on site or in their manufacturing facility. These buttons are fitted by our Casar Germany trained and certified technicians. All RSB’s fitted are tested and certified after the Technician has first inspected the rope to ensure it is fit for use and is within ‘discard criteria.’
Casar Australia sets itself apart from other rope manufacturers and importers as we have the ability at our Gold Coast facility to supply cut lengths, swage, splice, socket and perform proof, destruction and termination testing on site. They also stock a number of useful accessories including Steel Verniers and Sheave Gauges as well as the ‘RopeBlock’ range of Spelter, Wedge and Super Reeve Sockets.
Casar recently released a new rope to the Australian market which is specifically designed for tower cranes and crawler cranes.
CASAR developed Parafit Wire Rope for boom hoist/luff rope for all kinds of crawler, tower and mobile cranes especially suited for multi-layer spooling with high pressure. This rope is superior for drum crushing, with special manufacturing steps to suit the forces applied to the rope in service. The rope has a very high breaking force & keeps its round shape under load.
This rope is used on the world’s largest crawler & tower cranes with unprecedented rope life.
Casar also offer NDT (non-destructive testing) on crane ropes.
Wire rope visual inspection, no matter how rigorous, could leave your company exposed to the risk of unexpected rope failure.
Wire rope Non-Destructive Testing is a method of examination used in conjunction with visual inspection, to inspect the complete cross-sectional area of your wire rope.
When completing wire rope NDT in conjunction with visual inspection, it allows the inspector to assess 100% of the wire rope’s cross-sectional area.