Kito Delivers 40 Wheel Blocks to Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems
Industrial hoist and crane maker Kito Corporation (head office: Nakakoma-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture; president: Yoshio Kito) has delivered 40 units of DRS315 wheel blocks to Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co. to support two moving structures on its assembly yard. Often used on construction sites, wheel blocks are also applied for moving roofs and in turntables and drive systems for mobile structures. Sumitomo Heavy Industries Material Handling Systems Co. makes heavy cranes for shipyards and steel mills, and machines for unloading bulk imports like coal and iron ore. It recently built two new moving structures on its outdoor assembly yard for assembling larger products. Each has a built-in driving device so it can change position to best suit the size and shape of the product. Systems of 20 wheel blocks can move each of the 300-tonne buildings up to 100 meters, and the firm endorses them as "quiet and easy to operate."
Kito Corp. Profile
Since its founding in 1932, Kito has been a leading maker of materials-handling equipment, supplying safe, high-quality products and detailed services to customers in a wide variety of industries. From core products, like chain hoists, lever hoists, rope hoists and cranes, to accessories like chain slings and hooks, Kito products are employed and prized by customers in over 50 nations.
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