24 October 2019

Interaction-Dr. Vikram Mehta, MD, Spartan Engineering Industries

Safety is of paramount importance in equipment working at heights

SPARTAN ENGINEERING an ISO 9001 2008 certified manufacturer of vertical reach equipment anticipates higher sales and growth with the increase in high rise constructions not just in metros but also in tier II cities. The company is one of the most preferred names in India’s lifting and material handling sector.Dr. VIKRAM MEHTA, MD, SPARTAN ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES responded to queries from CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

 

Give us a brief on your company, the products/ solutions offered and their applications?

Spartan Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd is a Mumbai based leading ISO 9001 2008 certified manufacturer and supplier of high quality construction machineries and equipment like gladiator series bar bending machines & bar cutting machines, aviator series rack & pinion man and material & multi functional material hoists, skyclimber series of rope suspended platforms and hercules series of tower cranes.

Spartan Engineering was founded in the year 1971 and it forayed in to the field of manufacturing and supplying construction equipment in the year 2006. Since its existence in Engineering Industry, the company has displayed a remarkable growth trajectory in construction equipment manufacturing.

 

With buildings increasingly reaching for the skies what are the technological challenges faced by your firm to support construction activity? What are the technological innovations introduced in your products?

Market’s facing a major shift from conventional and unsafe builder hoist to a more safe and reliable hoists, Spartan has been at the forefront to ban the unsafe builder hoist from the beginning. Spartan, with it’s rich experience in manufacturing Hoists, have various models of Passenger and Material Hoists. The recently launched Hoists series are branded by ‘Aviator’ series of Passenger and Material Hoists. The weight carrying capacity varies form 500 kgs to 2 Ton. These machines are used at both medium and high rise structures. Rather Spartan’s multi-functional hoist replaces Tower Crane for Rebar Lifting application, thus saving on huge investment. Spartan’s Multi-functional hoist has an attachment of Rebar Carrying Attachment, which carries Rebar measuring 12 mtrs through horizontal rebar attachment. Spartan also plans to manufacture Twin cage hoists in a year and is at design stage.

 

Give us an understanding of the safety features equipped in your products.

Safety is of paramount importance in equipment working at heights. All our hoists come with Centrifugal Safety Device, which activates by centrifugal force and stops the hoist in case the hoist’s speed exceeds a specific speed limit. Many such safety factors are part of our every single machine. Control Panel in the hoist is one of the most advanced feature of our hoists you would hardly find in any other manufacturer. It is provided with flash light for easy visibility, joystick for easy operation and emergency switches. The PLC functions cover lot of indicators like VFD Trip, Limit Switch Failure, Phase failure exit Door, Open Entry Door, Rack Search fault etc. The higher/ premium models also has a display screen, where the actual fault would be displayed for easy identification and repair. It is placed at a strategic position which would be easily viewed by the operator. These machines also come with mechanical lock and electrical sensors in critical areas like entry/ exit door, trap door, erection platform etc. This ensures hoist does not start if any door is left open. To add to these, overload alarm indicator is also provided as an option. All these safety features makes Spartan’s hoists more reliable and competitive.

 

What drives your business to become the market leader in Construction Equipment Sector.

The following philosophy guides Spartan to strive hard and be on top.

CORE PURPOSE: To enhance the productivity, speed and safety in the construction and infrastructure Industry by providing advanced mechanized solutions, thereby saving their money, time and efforts.

CORE VALUES: Passion for Perfection & Innovation.

Employee Growth through Continuous Self Improvement.

 

Give us an understanding of the current market dynamics for equipment and company’s future outlook.

Considering the government’s stance and various policies catering to Construction & Infrastructure industry, the future seems to be positive. We will be able to revolutionise and achieve growth slowly. We have a lot of expectations from the prospects ahead in terms of business for our machineries. Moreover, we are also expecting positive growth from high rise constructions which are gaining prominence not just in metros but also in tier-II cities. This also opens new growth avenues. We will be focusing on expanding our reach to these areas as well by expanding our dealership networks. We already have 8 branch offices. We are also focusing on our export business. We already have a dealer in Dubai and Sri Lanka and are getting good responses.

 

Tell us something about vertical lifting equipment such as aerial work platform and it’s safety measures.

In terms of Aerial Work Platform, We manufacture Rope Suspended Platforms (SRP), popularly known as Gandola. Spartan is a market leader in SRP and it is used for various finishing applications like plastering, putti application, painting etc. at the end of the project. Rope Suspended Platforms comes with various safety features like Anti-Swing Device. Anti Swing Device is one of the most advanced feature of Spartan’s SRP, where it holds on the SRP and avoids swinging of SRP at higher heights and ensures operator’s safety. Our SRP also comes with Roof Attachment, where the SRP and the operator is safe from the falling debris or material from top while working. All these safety features in our machines display our commitment towards customer’s safety at site.

 

Could you tell us about your manufacturing units, their current locations and capacities?

Spartan’s state-of –the-art manufacturing facilities at Ambernath MIDC, Mumbai. It is fully equipped with world class equipment to manufacture an array of construction equipment. Spartan has also successfully vertically integrated all manufacturing activities like designing, fabrication, machining, assembling, testing, finishing and dispatch in-house under the supervision of its stringent quality control team. The company’s aggressive R&D initiatives have always put it on its toes, to monitor research and study the latest developments taking place in the field of construction equipment and the Infrastructure industry to constantly innovate and upgrade its machines so that they are in line with the latest trends in technology in the construction equipment industry. The company’s design and development team comprises of over 20 dedicated professionals with expertise in engineering design and development. This team constantly conducts exhaustive research & study regards the mechanism of the currently available machines, at both national and international levels. The design team works in tandem with Spartan’s business development team to innovate and launch new products that efficiently cater to the requirements of the market. This team is well armed with all the requisite latest 3D design software like Solidworks.

 

What are the new products lined up?

Spartan is about to launch a product, which would revolutionalise material movement for the projects not more than 70 meters. In Spartan’s effort to ban the unsafe builder hoist, we have come up with a product which would replace the obsolete technology. The product is Spartan Multifunctional Minilift (SML 100). It is a wire rope driven minilift which can carry various material till 1 Ton capacity.This machine comes with different attachments for carrying different material and is very cost effective. This machine comes with attachments like, Passenger MiniCage, Rebar Carrier, Bricks Carrier, Sand Bucket, Material Basket, Concrete Bucket, Glass/ Marble Lifter, Pallet Lifter and Wheel Barrow. SML 100 comes with optional features like wireless remote control and over load protection.

It comes with various Safety Features like:

  • Double fall wire rope system which reduce swinging effect of load while lifting.
  • Top limit switch preventing over travel.
  • Motor with electromagnetic brake system, which prevent free fall in case of power failure.
  • Made in Europe winch motor with CE certification, which has high performance and high efficiency.
  • Anti swing wire rope arrangement for mini cage, rebar carrier, bricks carrier, sand bucket, concrete bucket, glass marble lifter, material basket
  • Free fall arrester brake device arrangement for mini cage, bricks carrier, sand bucket, material basket, concrete bucket,
  • Erection jib for safe and fast assembly of gantry frame.



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