Marand purchases Electric Tug MT800+ for Special Project
Marand is a leading global supplier of precision engineered solutions to a range of industries including Aerospace, Defence, Rail, Automotive and Mining.
After contacting us back in late 2017 for a large scale project – Nicholas Webster, Project Engineer said that it was always easy and simple to deal with MasterMover & Retailquip. Working with the engineers in the UK was fantastic and I believe we have a perfect outcome because of our collaboration.
Nicholas was in the early design stages of an internal project at Marand, one of his tasks was to simplify and significantly reduce the time taken to handle large aerospace tools in and out of machining centres.
After hearing of MasterMover via a partner company, he contacted Retailquip to find out more information.
The difficulty was that we were looking for a non-standard build; we needed to incorporate a complicated electrical interface between the MasterMover machine and our own internally designed trolley which the MasterMover would be steering and driving.
After working directly with MasterMover engineers in the U.K. for several weeks Marand could develop a solution that both parties were happy with, that met both of our requirements. The ease in which it was to work with both MasterMover & Retailquip was a real breath of fresh air. Even on highly technical matters it was a breeze and responses were always very prompt.
Upon delivery of the units to our facility in Australia, Retailquip attended site to unbox, commission and train Marand in the use of the units, also spending significant time with to test the system, using the MasterMover units in conjunction with our trolleys.
The Industrial Electric Tug, MT800+ allow a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to a maximum of 8,000 kg.
As part of the MasterTug range, the MT800+ features a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tested steel chassis and a durable planetary gear box. All couplings are made from zinc coated steel for strength and the industrial drive wheel is long-lasting and provides the perfect amount of traction.