Hydraulic Slab Tong with 2 scissors in fully automated operation

HEPPENSTALL, in cooperation with its customer, has developed and produced a hydraulic slab tong with a capacity of 40 t for hot slab operation for Arcelor Mittal Gent in Belgium to place slabs on the roller conveyor, feeding the walking beam furnaces of the hot strip mill.

The slab tong has been optimized in particular for a high lifting frequency. To meet customer requirements of high readiness and reliability, the structure of the tong has been designed applying modern Finite Element Analysis (FEA) besides state of the art technology defined by standards like EN 13155 and EN 13001.

The hydraulic slab tong has been working at the customer site since beginning of 2019 and has proven itself in daily hard use since.

News 2018

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Heppenstall & WOKO at the Iran International Steel Exhibition


Iran Steel International Exhibition


February 27th & 28th, 2018 
Kish International Exhibition Center, Iran.
Opening time: 09.00 AM - 05.00 PM


Visit us at the
Main Hall, Booth 13 – 15

By Parnian Sanat Atlas Eng. Co. 
our official sales representative in Iran


Heppenstall-WOKO-Parnian Sanat Exhibition Flyer

The 20th Steel Symposium, held annually by the Iron & Steel Society of Iran in collaboration with the local steel mills, will take place on the island of Kish on 27 and 28 February 2018. You will find a large number of key players of the largest steel producers (state, semi-private and private), as well as companies and experts of the upstream and downstream steel industry.


Automatic slab tong with 4 scissors for slabs with geometrical deviations

Automatic slab tong with 4 scissors

HEPPENSTALL has designed and produced for its customer "Altos Hornos de México, S.A.B. de C.V.” in Monclova, Mexico a slab tongs with a capacity of 40 t, which can safely lift and transport raw and rolled slabs with large geometrical deviations (conicity).

With a specially designed table device, the tong is aligned and positioned on top of the slab, so that the individual scissors grip individually. A safe lifting and transporting of concentric slab is guaranteed. As an additional benefit, the automatic slab tong can grab and lift two short slabs with two scissors each simultaneously.

The installation and commissioning on site was carried out by our HEPPENSTALL service engineers. The automatic slab tong has proven itself in daily hard use at „Altos Hornos de México, S.A.B. de C.V“ since summer 2017.  


News 2016 & 2017

WOKO Magnet- und Anlagenbau: 40 years experience of load lifting magnet Technology


At the end of October 2016, WOKO Magnet- und Anlagenbau GmbH celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since its founding in 1976 in Duisburg, Woko has begun to develop and produce electrical lifting systems and systems for various applications. WOKO magnets are now used wherever the simple, fast and economical transport of ferromagnetic materials must be guaranteed. Since 2009, WOKO has been part of the Swiss Heppenstall-Technology Group, which manufactures high-performance lifting equipment for the steel and aluminum industry as well as the material handling in port facilities. Thanks to the strategic cooperation between the two companies, WOKO is today the largest producer of lifting magnets in Germany with a worldwide sales network. Thanks to its 40 years of experience and the innovative thinking of its employees, WOKO is prepared to manufacture tailor-made, high-quality and long-lasting lifting magnets with a large number of customers

Read the published News in Magazin Stahleisen Number 12/2016




A new brochure about our Heavy Lifting & Handling Equipment is available. Whatever you need to lift and shift – we have the solution! The brochure can be downloaded here or under “Company Brochure” at the bottom of our website.

The brochure is available in the following languages:






News 2015

December 2015 - NEW HOMEPAGE


Heppenstall Technology AG launched a NEW HOMEPAGE as from 1st December 2015 to enable our valued customer finding the wide range of lifting products faster and easier. Information/description on the application and features of each product can be found. A technical fact sheet on each lifting equipment is also available via the contact form. An extract of references on our world wide customers is further present.






Belgrade Fair Grounds
Bulevar vojvode Misica 14
11000 Belgrade


Please visit us in Hall 1, Booth 1332 and receive first-hand information on innovative solutions for Heavy Duty Handling.


News 2014



Heppenstall and WOKO will be present at the 58th International Fair of Technique and Techical Achivements in Belgrade, Serbia. Place of Fair: Bulevar vojvode Misica 14, 11000 Belgrad, Serbia

Please visit us in Halle 01, Booth 1313.

We shall be pleased to present you our specialized material handling equipment at this technical fair.

More information here


April 2014 - CRANEXPO in Moscow, April 23-25, 2014


Heppenstall and WOKO will be present at the 9th specialized exhibition of material lifting and handling equipment CRANEXPO in Moscow. All-Russian Exhibition Center (VVC Fairgrounds), V.V.C., Pavilion No. 75 Mir Prospect, Moscow 129223.

Please visit us at Booth A101.We shall be pleased to preset you our specialized material handling equipment at the exhibition.