Second Cable Drum Pusher for El Sewedy Electric in Egypt
Elsewedy Electric is the leading integrated cables and electrical products manufacturer in the Middle East, specialising in providing complete and integrated energy Solutions in sectors as diverse as: Telecom , Energy Management, Turnkey Projects, Electrical Products and Wind Energy Generation. They employ more than 10,000 employees working in 30 production facilities located in 15 countries around the world and export to more than 110 countries worldwide
The Egytech plant in Ramadan City, Egypt, manufactures medium & high voltage power cables up to 500Kv rating for the Middle East, African & European markets.
Egytech first contacted Nu-Star in October 2008 in search of a machine powerful enough to push the larger 40,000Kg+ cable drums that they were due to shortly start producing. They had been unable to find a suitable product elsewhere on the market.
Following similar requests, over the previous 2 years, Nu-Star had developed a larger version of their existing Super Power Pusher unit & were able to offer the Dual Motor Super Power Pusher for this application. This newest product is powered by two 1.5Kw DC electric motors and creates over 14,000 Newtons of pushing force. It is ideally suited to this type of application where an extremely high starting torque is required to overcome the rolling resistance of the load.
After 18 months of successful operation & favourable feedback from their staff on the shop-floor, Egytech purchased an addition unit in August 2010 to help meet increased rates of production in their factory. Subsequent units have also been purchased through 2012 & 2013
Commenting on the purchases, Mr. Wael Farag (Egytech, Corporate Foreign Procurement) explained, “The Nu-Star Drum Pusher seems quite unique in the market place and is perfect for our requirements. It is very durable and has all the power we need to move our larger cable drums. Compared to other alternatives, such as a forklift truck, it is significantly smaller and cheaper and there are no fumes to consider when using it inside the factory. It’s extremely easy to operate and is very much safer than trying to move these drums by hand.
The staff are very happy with the machines and Nu-Star have given us good service.”
The Dual Motor Super Power Pusher is the latest addition to the range of pedestrian operated, electric tug units designed and manufactured by Nu-Star.
With manufacturing locations in Derbyshire, UK (www.nu-starmhl.com) – serving the EU, Middle East & Australasian markets and also in Minneapolis, USA (www.nustarinc.com) – serving the N. & S. American & Canadian markets & a growing list of global distributors, Nu-Star is able to offer both standard & bespoke solutions for the movement of heavy loads across many industrial sectors.