Overhead Crane Automation

Overhead crane automation. When handling even the most massive loads, your overhead crane system is undoubtedly critical to the daily function of your facility. Imagine this process more streamlined than ever before.

Automating your crane system can not only decrease your overall production costs, but it can also greatly increase the safety and productivity of your facility. Engineered Lifting Systems can help design a custom crane system for your business that fits even the most demanding lifting requirements.

Our in-house engineers work with you to create a semi-automated or fully-automated system that can integrate with bridge cranes, transfer carts, and more. To learn more about overhead crane automation or to get started on a quote, please contact us or call our team at 866-756-1200.


Benefits of Automated Overhead Cranes

An automated handling system can control a complete intralogistics system within a single computer program. Manned by an operator in a control room rather than a crane cab, an automated system can help minimize the risk of injury to workers while still maintaining the same level of efficiency and precision. Along with increased safety, accuracy, and efficiency, automating your overhead crane system can also have many other competitive advantages, including:

  • Slashed production costs and labor costs
  • Lower capital expenses compared to forklift systems
  • Lower overall equipment costs
  • Ability to track inventory
  • Optimized storage space
  • Decreased product damage
  • Less maintenance
  • Reduced downtime

All industries can benefit from an overhead crane system to streamline their general manufacturing, including plating, aluminum, aluminum extrusion, steel production, steel warehousing, and more. Contact our crane company to see how overhead crane automation can help your business no matter what industry.


Automated Crane Equipment

Not only can Engineered Lifting Systems supply world-class overhead crane equipment, but our experienced staff of engineers can supply the knowledge behind the full installation of each application.

We design semi-automated or fully-automated systems based on your individual needs. In a semi-automated system, various features are available to assist the operator while still allowing some degree of manual control.

With a fully-automated system, on the other hand, the user can make the settings and the computer does the rest. This is especially useful in demanding or hazardous environments. These types of systems spare operators the fatigue of highly repetitive or difficult handling processes. With these processes managed mechanically, users do not have to suffer the monotony of duty cycles and repetitive lifting, positioning, stacking, and storing; therefore, they make fewer mistakes which increases overall manufacturing accuracy.

Whatever type of automation you choose, your crane equipment will need to be able to handle any type of application or size load. Engineered Lifting Systems stocks a wide variety of crane parts for your automated overhead crane system. Here are few examples of the products and equipment we provide:

Talk to our crane company to see which part will work best for your facility.


Modernizing Your Overhead Crane System | HMI Modernization

Today more than ever, production cranes need to achieve greater performance and throughput to keep up with the demands of the modern world. Rather than replacing an overhead crane in good structural condition, Engineered Lifting Systems can help make technology updates to your existing system, saving you time and money. Overhead crane automation is one of the first steps to full crane modernization.

Human machine interface (HMI) modernization in your automation system can provide one place for drive configurations and dynamic crane feedback to production and maintenance departments. Additionally, specific bearings, motors, brakes, and shaft data can all be closely monitored. It is very important to have an HMI with automation as that is how the user will interface with the equipment and tell it what to do, how to run, etc. We can install the HMI on the equipment, in a cab, on a floor station, or even remotely on a tablet.

Within the time your overhead crane was first built, safety regulations will have likely changed. Crane modernization will help you comply with current safety regulations. Engineered Lifting Systems can address skewing, bearing life, aging controls, and more as a part of any upgrade.


Overhead Crane Company | Engineered Lifting Systems

As the lifeblood of your organization, the crane helps keep everything flowing smoothly. From load pickup all the way to deposit sequence, we want to help improve connections between all production, storage, and shipping systems.

Since 2004, Engineered Lifting Systems has been a valued partner to industries of all kinds using overhead cranes and other overhead material handling equipment. Rather than simply being a sales outlet for crane equipment, parts, repairs, and services, we take the time to consult with customers first to achieve the best results possible for whatever need.

Talk to our knowledgeable engineers to see how overhead crane automation can be the next step in a fully updated system! To get started on a quote, please contact us or call our team at 866-756-1200.