Rehabilitating an existing crane can be a practical solution to gain reliability concerning your overhead crane lifting needs. Older cranes were built with a larger number of of-the-shelf items that can be purchased from your local motor, bearing or machine shop which at times makes them quicker and less expensive to repair. These cranes were often built heavier than modern industrial cranes with heaver steel and larger components being used in general.
Because older overhead cranes and bridge cranes were built to be “heavy duty” they could generally handle repetitive lifts that are near capacity. Because of the robust nature of an older crane they were able to be worked harder than most modern with out creating additional maintenance concerns.
CraneWerks can apply modern electrical, structural and mechanical retrofits to your existing industrial cranes to help them to be even more reliable, safe and to require less maintenance.
Common upgrades include
Ergonomic cab chairs
VFD controls both closed and open loop
Conventional relay (contactor) control replacement
Resistor bank repair and replacement
Actuator, AC and DC brakes
Bumpers and buffers
Cab air conditioning
High strength crane wheels
Load limiting devices
Travel limit devices for hoists, trolleys and bridges
Security devices to allow only designated personnel to operate cranes
Egress ladders and fire extinguishers
Crane cleaning and repainting
Crane rated illumination lights
Wire Rope Cables
Girder connection and frame repair
Crane structural inspection
Squareness and girder camber survey
Power rotation kits for base mounted and wall mounted jib cranes
The advantages to retrofitting are huge in many cases and one of the real benefits of retrofitting an existing industrial crane is that you save the expense of rigging out the old crane, disposing of it and rigging in a new crane. With CraneWerks flexible installation crew employed to make your retrofits you can be sure that we will work with you to minimize down time during your crane retrofit upgrades. Our crews are willing and able to work the most demanding schedules including 2nd and 3rd shifts weekends and holidays. Our team will arrive early and stay late to accommodate your needs.
Check out the following images of a crane we purchased and brought to our shop to remanufacture the hoist and lengthen the bridge.
If you have a retrofit in mind, let the professionals at CraneWerks help you evaluate your equipment to develop a pro and con list so that you may determine if crane retrofitting or crane replacement is your best option. Call us today at 888-544-2121, contact us via our website or email [email protected].
For industries such as wind energy, foundries, food and beverage, die casting hydro power, glass, agriculture, and water treatment, crane and hoists systems and services are essential. It would be impossible for these industries to exist without the likes of an industrial crane or a workstation crane. If your company is in need of new equipment, or is sourcing a company that can retrofit existing equipment, CraneWerks is the company that provides the equipment, tools and services that can get the job done.
When it comes to building material handling products for customers, there is no company that does it better. Customers like you can depend on the fact that we stand by our products and services, and that we have the high customer satisfaction ratings to prove it. Whether your company’s need is for hoist manufacturing or installations that are turn-key, we can do it. There is no job too big or small for us to tackle.
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We know that providing the right equipment will make any company better and stronger. By helping you to become a better company, we in turn experience the same. We are always open to suggestions on how we can provide better service.
Supporting our Industrial Crane Dealer Networks
We have number of associates who are dedicated to design and manufacturing. They are available to you 24 hours a day. This is what separates us from some other industrial providers of cranes and hoists.
Call us today at 888-544-2121 to discuss your industrial crane needs.
Serving many types of industries has given CraneWerks a broad list of experiences.