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Magnetek Series 3 Drives Using “Motor 2” Option

Magnetek Series 3 Drives Using “Motor 2” Option In the summer of 2018, Engineered Lifting Systems was contracted to travel to a rather remote location in Panama to help a Magnetek user with a Hydro-Electric overhead crane. The country of Panama has many Hydro-Electric plants scattered over the country. These plants provide the majority of […]

Crane Cab Replacement Improves Function

Crane Cab Replacement Improves Function Engineered Lifting Systems was asked to review an existing application of a predominantly cab operated shipping crane. The review covered crane reliability, control method, and cab operator ergonomics. This post addresses the cab function and operator ergonomics portion of the study. The original cab as provided by the original crane […]

Runway Electrification Isolation Sections Improves Production and Provides Safety

Runway Electrification Isolation Sections Improves Production and Provides Safety It is not unusual to have multiple overhead cranes on the same runway. While maintaining and repairing these cranes, having a system that allows a partial or segmented shut down of power within a runway section for one or more cranes is a valuable option.   […]

Tapered Wheels for Top Running Cranes

Tapered Wheels for Top Running Cranes Sometimes I forget and take for granted that some knowledge in our industry is commonly known. Recently I had a chance to work with some top running cranes that had real problems with the wheels and rail.  The user complained about “racking” of the crane and was looking for […]

DC Crane Cab Upgrades

DC Crane Cab Upgrades Engineered Lifting Systems was awarded the order to upgrade (replace) the cabs on two DC overhead cranes. The existing cabs had been in service since the cranes were originally built in the 1960’s. These original cabs were small by today’s standards and lacked vision lanes for critical lifts made hourly, forcing […]