Why a crane conversion?
When the existing crane structure is sound, conversion rather than replacement is often the most economical solution. Invariably, the initial capital outlay is relatively small in comparison to a new crane and is usually recouped in a short period of time through greater all round efficiency and reduced operating costs.
Depending upon available resources, standard crane conversions may be further enhanced through a step by step approach so that the full benefits of the latest technology can be realised.
Typical Crane Conversions
At the onset, a full analysis of your current operational requirements is undertaken with particular emphasis on the relative importance of the duty cycle and safe working load of the crane.
Where required, full replacement of obsolete VIR cabling with new flexible tri-rated cable. In most instances, existing conduit and trunking can be re-used.
Checked for suitability and replaced or overhauled as required.
Standard procedure is to replace all outdated equipment such as open bar conductors with flat form cable and shrouded finger-safe conductor systems.
New control panels may be fitted incorporating regulated AC and DC convertors or inverters to ensure smooth crane operation and provide variable speed control.
Hoists and Drive Equipment
Replaced or upgraded to achieve greater control and reliability.
Control operations include radio control, pendant, or cab control.
Additional Safety Procedures
Include special limits to restrict crane/hoist motion and the fitting of anti-collision systems. Upon completion, the crane is subjected to a series of specific tests (dynamic load/electrical/mechanical/operational) to ensure full compliance with customer requirements. Additionally, a 24 hour call-out service is available to ensure that production is maintained at all times.