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8 Benefits of Crane Modernization

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Automotive Industry | Agriculture / Forestry | Construction | Manufacturing | Marine Terminals | Metals | Crane Systems | Power & Motion Technology | By | Nov 14, 2019

As your business changes with the introduction of new products or processes, so do your material handling requirements, and your existing overhead equipment may not be able to meet those demands. With early cranes came slow speed and limited ratings. Now, we find cranes with hoisting speeds of more than 300 FPM and bridge speeds as high as 1,000 FPM, handling loads from as little as 10 pounds to over 1,000 tons.


Three options exist for equipment improvement – buy a new crane, refurbish a used crane, or upgrade the present crane.

Why Crane Modernization?

Increased production requirements may demand more capacity, faster operating speeds, better controls, or automation capabilities. Reliability may have deteriorated, causing unscheduled shutdowns and increased production costs. Parts may be obsolete, resulting in high spare parts costs and long lead times. Inspections may show excessive wear or non-compliance with current safety standards or practices.

Download our case study to learn more about eight ways to modernize your cranes and the benefits it can provide to your facility and operations. This white paper will cover:

  • Structural upgrades are cost-effective
  • Mechanical upgrades extend life of crane
  • Control technology has revolutionized crane performance
  • AC variable frequency drives provide greater reliability, enhance performance, improve throughput
  • Applications-specific software enhances performance, safety and productivity
  • DC crane control modernization improve motor speed, minimize downtime and reduce maintenance
  • Radio remote control technologies are reliable, versatile and provide the ultimate safety and performance for the remote control crane user
  • Optimize performance through innovative low-cost automation solutions


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