At Vallée, we innovate tirelessly so our customers can operate more productively. It is a mindset we not only apply to our own product development, but also to meeting your specific and diverse needs. The custom solutions that originate from our R&D department and team of engineers are a Vallée trademark, just as integral to our brand as the new vehicles and accessories we release.
There’s no limit to what our Vallée team can accomplish. Here, our customer was unable to circulate freely with their wheel loader. They asked us if we could move the cabin to a different location.
We accepted the challenge and stepped up with a turnkey solution that spanned the engineering, custom build, assembly, all the way through to securing all the safety certifications required by law.
Following an injury to a worker, a mining company called on Vallée’s engineers and designers to create and produce an arm that could safely pick up and move 7,000-volt shovel power cables without any ground personnel. In less than six weeks, we designed and built the Mine Cable Manipulator, which later won a prize for innovation from a leading workers compensation board.
A mine cable manipulator is a cable hoisting and moving mechanism you can operate from a loader or forklift. The rugged hydraulic arm is equipped with a cable holder fitted with rollers to minimize cable wear and tear caused by frequent handling. We engineered the Vallée Mine Cable Manipulator specifically for the harsh working conditions typical of surface mining.
We were contracted to create a tool to transport a loader inside a ship. Our engineering team designed a lifting anchor that can be screwed onto a loader’s frame and secured to the roof. A ring on the anchor allows the vehicle to be lifted by crane onto the ship.
Lifting anchors, especially for heavy machinery, allow you to reliably and safely absorb all the stresses that occur during the course of lifting and transportation operations. The safety of the operators and the safeguarding of the expensive equipment being hoisted are paramount when manufacturing these anchors, which is why selecting top quality materials and carefully dimensioning the anchors to match their intended application and the load they are expected to bear, are such important components of the design and manufacturing process.