Custom Applications Need Gravity Safety Latches

I thought I would share two applications of the many we have been solving in the last year using our crane gravity safety latches. Keep in mind that these latches are not for every application, and a standard spring latch will do the job 99 times out of 100. These are just a couple of […]

Crane Wiring – Know What You Are Buying

When buying your next overhead crane, don’t forget to ask to what standards and what process your crane will be wired. More and more today we are seeing overhead crane manufacturers use flexible conductors for transmitting power and control voltages for extended distances on overhead cranes, gantrys, jibs, and monorails.  These flexible conductors such as […]

Class F Control House and Crane Modernization

This case study outlines the upgrade of an existing 55-ton capacity Class F magnet service overhead crane. Because of the severe service under which the crane operated and the age of the crane, the following major issues were addressed: Replace the entire trolley and hoists Install complete Magnetek controls with AC Regen control Complete new […]

15-ton Crane Modernization

Modernizing your overhead crane can provide the service and reliability you are looking for and safe money.In this case, an old existing 15-ton P&H Crane with a P&H “R-Series” trolley/hoist (precursor to the venerable “T-Series”) was not only in disrepair, was being asked to fill a more predominate roll in plant production, and parts to […]

Class E Crane Modernization

This case study outlines the upgrade of an existing 30-ton capacity Class E magnet service crane. Originally sold as a cab controlled static stepless crane with wound rotor motors, the crane had performed well over its first 35 years of service. However, Static Stepless control and wound rotor motors have dramatic negatives in this era […]

Gravity Safety Latches Keep Workers Safe

Engineered Lifting Systems was recently contacted to provide our gravity latches on several cranes at an automotive stamping plant.The existing hooks were in great shape, but came from a time when hooks were not provided with safety latches. Not only interested in complying with current OSHA standards, the end user’s safety manager wanted a way […]