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The International Crane Conference 2018

The International Crane Conference 2018

The International Crane Conference in Germany is a well established annual event which informs about scientific as well as practical developments in crane technology.

This year the Crane Conference was organized and conducted by the Technical University Dresden with the slogan "cranes in the focus of resource conservation and energy
efficiency".

For many years, LICHARZ has been a reliable participant in the International Crane Conference. We take part with an info booth and often with a lecture on our technical developments or insights which are always met with great interest. Solutions with our special LiNNOTAM-material convince in the crane industry.

Talk to our applications engineers if you want to get to know our expertise. We would like to support you in finding exactly your solution for your crane needs.

LICHARZ in Great Britain

LICHARZ in Great Britain

Already since 2004 LICHARZ has a branch in Great Britain which is lead by Paul Charles. LICHARZ LTD has a large stock of semi finished products, but also supplies cut to size
pieces, that are produced on their own machines. Personal service and fast delivery characterize how LICHARZ LTD services the British market. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation, also beyond Brexit.

Rollers of LiNNOTAM

Rollers of LiNNOTAM - short cycle times for storage and retrieval machines

Short cycle times for storage and retrieval machines

Long cycle times, low loading capacity, stick-slip-effects, wear of steel tracks - these are only a few of the problems that occur when designing rollers and sliding elements for storage and retrieval machines.

We know these challenges from many conversations with customers, and after careful analysis, we have always worked out a joint solution. Whether we chose our LiNNOTAMDRiVE rollers for the chassis where we achieve twice the load capacity of commonly used plastics, or we worked with LiNNOTAM rollers for mast chassis, jack lifts and telescopic tables, where we achieved minimal wear as well as noise reduction when moving loads. The static and dynamic load capacity of rollers should not be a problem when handling and transporting small and large load
carriers. Also for this our LiNNOTAM line offered a practical solution.

With our selection of LiNNOTAM materials, especially for the application in storage and bulk material handling, we are able to achieve the best material characteristics for your requirement. Our application engineers work with you to design your parts, and the production is done by our in-house machining.

And another plus: You only have one contact person for the development of the material, the design of the part and the entire machining process. This saves you time consuming and sometimes cost intensive research into possible suppliers. At LICHARZ you receive everything from one source.

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Licharz – Your voice in Brussels

food and plastics

Component parts that come into contact with food and drink in production processes need to be clean, safe and resistant. Engineering plastics in food-grade quality of the kind offered by Licharz meet the EU standards for food conformity in line with framework regulation 1935/2004 and regulation EU/10/2011. So why do we still see the need for action?

EU/10/2011 – An incomplete regulation

EU/10/2011 is an individual measure regulating the conditions that materials and objects must fulfill if they come into contact with food and drink. The regulation defines migration limits in order to prevent a hazard to health. However, EU/10/2011 only defines very general methods of conducting migration measurements. It does not refer to EN 1186 from 2002, for example, which regulates the performance of migration tests. Originally adapted for plastics for the purposes of packaging regulations, a range of corresponding standard tests and scenarios became established. Total migration, for example, is often measured after a material comes into contact with a foodstuff simulant at 40 °C over 10 days. This does not even come close to the conditions that engineering plastics are subjected to during food and drink production. Under the given conditions, the permitted limit can be exceeded and must then be scaled down to the actual application using a series of formulas. We would like to change this and achieve a practical solution that both conforms to the existing regulation EU/10/2011 and reflects actual conditions.

Migration testing for the real world

"We need to define standardized methods for determining plastics migration in machines used to produce food and drink", says Stefan Klein, compliance officer at Licharz GmbH. Klein represents Licharz and the plastics industry association EPSM (Engineering Polymer Shapes for Machining) on a working group of the FREP (Food Contact Regulatory Experts Panel) within the EuPC. It is due to begin work in December. The aim is to define a guideline for migration tests for engineering plastics in the food and drink industry. Licharz has been dealing with the plastic materials regulation since 2004. Stefan Klein is looking forward to adding his suggestions to the working group’s discussion. "We will do our bit to come to a reasonable solution that ensures verifiable safety for customers in the food and drink industry", says Klein. The recommendation from Licharz is clear: Get it right.

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