The enquiry level throughout the four-day show was encouraging, with several enquiries for core Cavotec products, and our local agency lines.
Interest was especially strong in motorised cable reels, spring-driven cable reels, connectors, radio remote controls, Brevetti cable chains, Gantrex rail clips and pads, Vahle conductor bars, Brieda seats and consoles, and Gessmann joysticks.
Many thanks to the staff we had on the stand including, Sures Sinnadurai, Jeff Humphreys, Steve Conrades, Mark Payne, and particularly the guys who travelled so far: Jan Buttle-Ulvin (Cavotec Micro-control Singapore) and Bruno Pierobon from Gantrex Belgium.
Also, a special thanks to Tony Iseppi who arranged the exhibition and Julia Weinhart for organising the banners for our stand.
We are now set to supply a range of advanced cable reel, control and steel chain technologies to the ThyssenKrupp group for installation on iron ore ship-loaders at Port Hedland in Western Australia. The equipment is set for delivery to China in 2010 for subsequent installation on four new iron ore ship-loaders at Port Hedland.
It’s a fairly complex order; the deal includes cable and hose reelers, Brieda operator cabins and consoles, Cavotec Micro-control radio remote control systems and Brevetti steel slew chains. The radio remote control units are FieldBus enabled, allowing for direct interface with the machine control system.
Equipment used at Port Hedland’s iron ore handling facility needs to withstand the uniquely abrasive and viscous nature of iron ore dust. And Port Hedland happens to be host to another one of our major orders – in April we announced the largest ever order for our MoorMaster™ at PHPA.