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Consultation Services

Assess the alignment of crane rails and alignment

Misaligned overhead crane runways cause wear on crane wheels, wheel flanges, bearings and rails. Left uncorrected, they can result in accidents, failure or derailment of overhead cranes and can lead to loss of productivity and costly downtime required for repair and replacement of expensive parts.

The RailQ Runway Survey looks at the alignment of your crane rail and provides information on runway span, straightness, elevation and rail-to-rail elevation.

The CraneQ Crane Geometric Survey assesses the alignment and square of a crane by looking at wheels, guide rollers, end trucks, girders, and other components of the crane.

Together RailQ and CraneQ can give you a complete view of crane and rail geometry.

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Consultation Services

Crane study and analysis can be used to determine modernization needs

If you have questions about your aging cranes an engineering assessment can help guide your maintenance and modernization decisions.

The Crane Reliability Study is an engineering assessment that studies the current condition of a crane and provides an estimate of its remaining design life. The study gives you an accurate picture of the current condition of your lifting equipment and provides information for planning the future of lifting operations.

Steel Structure Analysis can provide detailed information of the fatigue life and condition of the steel structure of a crane. It also assists in modernization planning and in evaluating whether the steel structure can be continued to be used after the Design Working Period (DWP) is over.

Consultation Services

Rope Analysis

The Rope Analysis has been designed to deliver answers to wire rope and rope reeving questions, such as rope selection, rope life concerns, component failures, or unexpected behavior. It can also provide improvement possibilities to extend rope or reeving component life.

The Hook Analysis evaluates the remaining fatigue life of a crane hook and inspects it thoroughly for any defects. It can reveal whether declining fatigue life poses any risk of failure in the continued use of the crane and can give more detailed information than Design Working Period (DWP) calculations of the hoisting machinery.

Consultation Services

Crane Operator training

Help increase the safety of your personnel and your operations with crane operator training.

Crane Operator Training provides participants with the working knowledge to assist in reducing operation errors that may lead to unnecessary downtime. Crane operator training can also provide additional knowledge to help avoid possible serious injury to personnel caused by improper crane operation.

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Modernization Services

Crane modernization

Modernizations are tailored upgrades and/or modifications designed to extend the service life of your overhead crane and meet current regulatory, maintenance and production requirements. 

Typical modernizations include upgrading open winch trolleys, electrical and automation systems or modifying structures such as girders, lifting beams and runways. Smart Features such as Sway Control, Snag Prevention and Protected Areas can deliver further improvements in safety and productivity. 

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Modernization Services

Types of modernizations

Overhead crane modernization, a cost-saving alternative to buying new equipment, enables your business to benefit from more efficient and updated technology that is available in brand new cranes.

Modernizations can include:

  • The addition of new functionality, such as Smart Features, in an existing automation system or to design and install a new automation system on an existing crane.
  • Increase the capacity of a crane, such as lifting capacity, speed, hoist cycle.
  • Change the location of a crane, increase span, add a grab or other kind of complex below-the-hook device.

Rewire, renew or upgrade electrical components - including PLC and entire crane controls.