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Hydrosense Hydraulics partners with TMA Winches

Second Quarter 2023 Editor's Choice Hydraulic systems & components

Hydrosense Hydraulics is excited to announce a partnership with world-class winch manufacturer, TMA Winches. TMA is an Italian winch manufacturer that was founded in 1987. TMA has solely manufactured winches since its inception, and is widely regarded as a world leader in this industry.

Hydrosense Hydraulics was founded in 2019 by Daniel Cattell as a family owned and run business. Daniel has been working in the hydraulics industry since leaving school, when he joined Kawasaki Precision Machinery as an apprentice. Since then, he has worked in many fields both on and offshore, and has gained extensive experience in both technical and commercial aspects of the industry.

“I began Hydrosense Hydraulics primarily as a place for people in our industry to go to for expert advice and excellent customer service for hydraulic pump and motor spare parts, and sourcing of new units; but we have quickly expanded our offering and we now have excellent relationships with a number of world-class suppliers and manufacturers. This has enabled us to offer pumps, motors, valves, custom manifolds and other engineered products. Our focus is on finding the parts and products that have long lead times or are not available in South Africa, and on offering fast deliveries on these items.”

From Spilamberto, Modena, in the very heart of ‘Hydraulic and Motor Valley’, TMA designs and builds hoisting and pulling winches for every application and for very different sectors. These include compact winches for truck cranes, high-speed winches for mobile cranes, special winches for drilling machines, customised winches for marine applications, and special low magnetism winches for the military sector.

“Over the years I have worked directly and indirectly with customers for their winching needs,” says Cattell. “Having experience in maintaining, operating, designing and selling winches puts us in a great position to work together with TMA. We understand the customers’ requirements and work closely with TMA to ensure that the correct winch is selected to fulfill all the customers’ needs. Sometimes a winch does not exist that covers all the requirements. In these cases we work with the customer and with TMA to design a custom solution for the application. The great thing about our TMA colleagues is their adaptability and engineering expertise, and we leverage this so that we can help our customers with all manner of winching applications.”

Marine, mobile, construction, military, forestry, and drilling applications are all covered in the product range. If you need class approvals TMA can offer any class approval you require, including ATEX rating, man riding, constant tension and more. It is also able to offer a large number of accessories and rigging equipment to accompany the winch, including pully blocks, snatch blocks, hooks, and wire rope.

Quality is of the upmost importance to us, and with TMA we have peace of mind that all winches we supply are designed and manufactured to the strictest European standards. Every winch is supplied with a full test certificate, detailed user manual and complete set of drawings. We also offer 3D drawings to our customers to allow them to easily integrate the winch into their designs.

“We are excited to see what the future will bring for us. As a new company and level 1 BB-BEE contributor, it is challenging to be accepted by the industry and we hope that this partnership with TMA will bring opportunities for us to showcase our excellent service to the African and South African markets,” he concludes.

For more information contact Daniel Cattell, Hydrosense Hydraulics, +27 62 357 3740, daniel@hydrosense.co.za, www.hydrosensehydraulics.com

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