You’ve been using the same crane for many years now, and you’re proud to call it your Old Faithful. The question is, how long will it continue to be faithful?
Yes, your aging crane may be handling your material movement jobs fairly effectively today. But the truth is, it could do better. And that’s where crane modernization can help.
With a more modern crane, you can increase production and operate much more quickly. Also, you can experience the benefits of automation and better controls.
Here’s a rundown on why crane modernization and upgrades are worth it.
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Why Modernize Your Crane? Improve Your Safety
One of the biggest reasons to modernize your crane is to make it safer for your workers.
Safety-boosting technology is developing rapidly these days. Thus, it’s likely that safety regulations have changed since your current crane was built.
With modernization, you can comply with today’s safety standards and thus decrease the risk of injuries at your job site. Likewise, modernization can decrease the risk of damage to your products, facilities, and materials. It can also lower your chances of experiencing downtime.
Modernization can also help you to achieve higher throughput and even support a new process. That’s because crane modernization can help you to accomplish the following:
- Eliminate your need for an AC-DC rectifier panel
- Reduce your chances of experiencing leaks due to an older hydraulic braking system
- Help your brake linings to last longer
- Improve your brake’s performance
The right provider of modernization services can tailor your modernization plan to your operation’s unique needs.
The useful life of crane parts, like bearings, wheels, and gears, is generally 20-plus years. However, these parts may begin to cause you problems at year 10 or 15.
If you replace these worn parts with modern ones, you can extend your crane’s life.
Modernizing your gears especially offers benefits. That’s because today’s precision gearing results in less vibration, which means you’ll see less wear on your gears.
As a result, your gears will need less maintenance over time. Plus, you’ll have a crane that operates more quickly.
Also, when you replace certain parts, you can save the older parts and then use them as spare parts if you’re ever in a pinch.
How We Can Help You to Experience the Improved Performance of a Modern Crane
We offer top-of-the-line services for companies interested in modernizing, upgrading, enhancing their cranes.
We can work with you no matter what type of crane you are trying to upgrade, ranging from rail mounted gantry to ship to shore cranes, for example. With our help, you can elevate your crane’s performance and thus more effectively handle material at your site.
Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can give you a modern crane, and how this can benefit your bottom line in the months and years ahead.