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 […]

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 […]