TSL Projects –

Wigis Bridge, Manchester Ship Canal

The modern draw bridge over the Ship Canal at Barton, Manchester is lifted by four heavy-duty column mounted winches. The TSL team at Rossendale Group was consulted by the bridge operator to design a new levelling and load measuring system for the winch wires. The TSL system was approved and installed, including a complete rope replacement, new purpose designed and manufactured levelling turnbuckles and new wireless load-measuring pins. Installations were completed on time, with up to 10 TSL engineers working around planned road closures.

TSL Projects –

Tadcaster Bridge, Yorkshire

When the Tadcaster bridge collapsed during floods, the two parts of the town were separated. TSL was asked by the main contractor, Balfour Beatty, to provide a temporary lifting solution to assist with the bridge repairs. The TSL solution included the design, manufacture and installation of four overhead travelling cranes on temporary gantries. The cranes were used to pour concrete for the bridge column repairs. TSL is proud to be part of the team that reunited Tadcaster!

TSL Projects –

Fleetwood Water Treatment Works

Overhead cranes with both goods lifting and manriding capabilities are complex pieces of equipment that require careful design and manufacture. TSL was commissioned to design such a crane and went on to manufacture and install a crane with a 6.3t goods lifting capacity with auxiliary hoisting equipment for lowering a 2-man cage into a 40m deep well. The manriding equipment is fitted with a Tirak hoist, Blocstop and large capacity cable reelers to ensure all cables are kept in tension during descent and ascent of the manriding cage.

TSL Projects –

Immingham Docks, Loading Crane

When the going gets tough! TSL was contracted to repair the 50 tonne coal dumping crane at Immingham Docks, which involved the removal of 880mm dia. sheaves, positioned at the very tip of the boom of the dumper crane, 60m above sea level. The internal pin, a seven inch solid slug of steel, had seized in place after forty years of use in the highly exposed salt-air environment. High winds caused the 4-man team to stand down at times, but the job was completed after 5 days of 24-hour working.