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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial cranes for?
35 answers
Answers:
Movement of oilfield equipment in enclosed maintenance facilities, special build cranes for lifting equipment for calibration. Mostly OH gantry ranging from 500kgs through to 10T on anything between 5m and 30m spans. Also rotating jib cranes and special fixed T crane for calibration of equipment.
~Other, Dampier, Australia
A) Lift industrial waste b) Engineering units in military for pick up of ramps and other equipments c) Purpose to handle Sheets and Plates for cutting and transporting d) Lifting any accidental vehicle e) Used in Glass / Heavy Fabrication/ Construction / Coal others units
~Ravjeet, Manufacturing, FARIDABAD, India
Crane mechanisms with 3 and 4 each with 2, 3 and 4 speed (downhill load-lifting, cart translation, translational bridge, turning downhill pram or lifting small task)
~DAN S, Engineer, Iasi, Romania
Paper mills, Power plants (gas, coal, Nuclear),Copper Mines, Plastic molding, Steal mills, Steal Stamping plants, and other Industrial plants and mills.
~Lou C, Journeymen Hoist and Crane Inspector/ Technician, Tecumseh, KS
Manipulating missiles and missile components, cartons, automotive assemble, and general industry MMH.
~Anson M, Marketing/Sales, Marana, AZ
I service and repair industrial overhead cranes and hoists used in all types of industry.
~Rick S., Overhead crane and hoist service technician., Richmond, Henrico
From unloading place(from truck) to store area we now use forklift or manually by worker.
~Purchasing, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Workstation material handling, steel warehouse and large bulk lifting applications.
~Faculty/Staff, Memphis, TN
Design of Container Cranes Built and refurbishment work for Container Cranes
~J.G Kim, Director, Changwon, Korea
Hoisting,lowering,cross travel & long travel motions of eot cranes with load
~Prashant JOSHI, MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS, NAGPUR, India
Movement of products for facility processes. Maintenance. Nuclear.
~Engineering, Design, Greenville, SC
Lifting cannon barrel's, various parts in a machine shop setting
~Manufacturing, Saco, ME
Favelle Favco Cranes ( pedestal crane ) for process platform
~Maliq Ridwane, Mechanical Superintendent, Jakarta, Indonesia
1.Engineering Wokshops 2.Steel Industry 3.Plastic Industry
~Manufacturing, Howrah, India
Steel Plants, Paper Mills, Rolling Mills, Railway Workshops
~Anokh Singh A, Project Manager, Punjab, India
For construction work and power plant installation
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, PAP, Haiti
Lifting materials, Loading and unkoading trucks
~Erman K, Engineer, Istanbul, Turkey
Food, power generation ,fabrication,man riding
~Cliff Meakin, Manufacturer, Lincoln, Uk
For loading and unloading of heavy materials
~Manufacturing, Nagpur, India
I am working in steelshop Ternium Argentina
~Gerardo P, Engineer, San nicolas, Argentina
Heavy construction. Power Plant maintenance
~General Corporate Mgmt, Florida City, FL
Used in Oil and gas, Power, shipping etc
~Anees Syed, Engineer, Ahmadi, Kuwait
Workshop, coal handling, cement prep
~Technical Support, Maputo, Mozambique
Maintenance and process activities
~Bob M, Construction Co-ordinator, Maitland, NSW Australia
Casting and extrusion plants
~Buddy S, Technical Support, Sherman, TX
Moving materials, equipment
~GlobalSpec Registered User
Work shop activities
~Marketing/Sales, Wattala, Sri Lanka
Material Handling
~Sandro Chavez, Engineer, El Paso, TX
Manufacturing
~Kavita M, Marketing/Sales, Panvel, India
Molding area
~Engineering, Process/Production, Brownsville, Mexico
Tube motion
~Cuevas Ricardo Guillermo, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Over truck
~Oscar Salazar, Ceo od logimaq ltda, Medellin, Colombia
Training
~Research & Development, Vereeniging, South Africa
Lift up
~Technical Support/Services, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Rescue
~Engineering, Consulting, Hornsby, Australia

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial cranes have been used for.
12 answers
Answers:
We have a crane design where we have to lift equipment for calibration of its sensors. The crane height is 11.3m and has to lift maximum 3T capacity. The item lifted must be 5.5m clear of any metal components. The equipment is slung on fibre slings then suspended 5.5m above the ground in a fixed position.
~Other, Dampier, Australia
Perhaps not so "non-standard" but the foam bun handling operations along with their special grabs have been quite impressive as well as hydraulic cylinder operation of the hoisting function. We have long used end truck components for ground level transfer cart operations.
~Faculty/Staff, Memphis, TN
Mobile elevating platform for roof lighting installation and maintenance. Special seating attached to long travel to inspect building rail wear. Building 1klm in length.
~Bob M, Construction Co-ordinator, Maitland, NSW Australia
What is a standard application for an over head crane? I have found that most overheads are built to suit the customer's need, and hopefully their future needs as well.
~Lou C, Journeymen Hoist and Crane Inspector/ Technician, Tecumseh, KS
For lifting of concrete hollow pipes (used for underground laying)
~Prashant JOSHI, MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS, NAGPUR, India
Head blocks for container cranes
~J.G Kim, Director, Changwon, Korea
ASTM B633 for deposit coating
~Maliq Ridwane, Mechanical Superintendent, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lifting with an angle,
~Erman K, Engineer, Istanbul, Turkey
Only material movement
~Kavita M, Marketing/Sales, Panvel, India
Forklift freight
~Oscar Salazar, Ceo od logimaq ltda, Medellin, Colombia
No coments
~Sandro Chavez, Engineer, El Paso, TX
~Cuevas Ricardo Guillermo, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial cranes?
13 answers
Answers:
Mostly situations where the engineer (customer) designed transfers too close to the end of rail travel. The operator hit the end stop on every cycle and eventually the end cap failed and the load fell on the operator. Just bad work station design.
~Anson M, Marketing/Sales, Marana, AZ
Good Lord, Pulling on the pendent trying to make the crane move faster, chance for electoral shock. Letting the wire rope/ load chain get worn down or damaged. Not maintaining brake systems. Passing loads over people. Shock loading the unit.
~Lou C, Journeymen Hoist and Crane Inspector/ Technician, Tecumseh, KS
Crane's fall because it was welded to the structure due to the hardware recommended for the manufacturer were not used.
~Sandro Chavez, Engineer, El Paso, TX
Operator errors initiating partial building collapses Mobile cranes hitting overhead bridges, trees, power lines
~Engineering, Consulting, Hornsby, Australia
Deformation of hook due to overload, failure of wire rope due to poor maintenance,crack in end trucks
~Anokh Singh A, Project Manager, Punjab, India
Half hearted signalling during crane operation always results in accidental helpless situations.
~Prashant JOSHI, MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS, NAGPUR, India
Damage to structure and components due to incorrect use or lack of maintenance.
~Bob M, Construction Co-ordinator, Maitland, NSW Australia
Make sure the rail is held in place with some sort of floating rail clip.
~Engineering, Design, Greenville, SC
A) Extra load not specified to the crane being used
~Ravjeet, Manufacturing, FARIDABAD, India
Falling down due to bad workmanship
~Cliff Meakin, Manufacturer, Lincoln, Uk
Bypass of anticollistion system.
~J.G Kim, Director, Changwon, Korea
Failures in security systems
~Cuevas Ricardo Guillermo, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sagging of crane beam
~Kavita M, Marketing/Sales, Panvel, India

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