How to Choose the Right Hydraulic Power Unit for Your Machine

Hydraulic motors require hydraulic power units, and the utilizing the right one needs to be carefully considered.

Whether you’re in need of a unit for industrial, mobile or aerospace applications, it’s crucial to understand which hydraulic power unit is right for a specific machine.

Here are some tips to guide you through making this selection…

A Good Investment

As the manufacturer, you’re here to provide your clients with fully-functional, reliable machinery, that proves to be a good investment.

To do this, you need to think about the machine’s functionality, in order to make a hydraulic power unit choice.

If you’re aware of the type, you’re off to a good start.

Choosing the Type of Hydraulic Power Unit

There are various factors to consider, which you, the manufacturer, should be versed in when it comes to equipping your machinery with a power unit.

Level of Force

Does your machine require a unit that provides a consistent force, for larger-scale tasks?

You may be looking at a machine that lifts heavy items or operates a large structure; or one that requires two stages of force, or even one constant stream of power.

Other items need sporadic power, and so the needs are a little less demanding when it comes to choosing a unit.

Size Matters

The machine’s size is also as important as it’s functionality, as the power unit can be selected based on this.

Micro-units, for example, are ideal for an item of machinery that isn’t very big. You won’t need a big unit when it comes to electric gates, for instance.

Machinery that lifts things, as another example, are a little larger scale and could be ideally suited to mini, rather than micro, units. This type of machine needs a little more power, and are more cumbersome, but still only require a smaller sized hydraulic power unit.

Flow Rate

As a manufacturer, you will know about the pump’s flow rate or capacity, and so use this to decipher which will be the right power unit for the machinery in question.

Armed with this specific piece of information, you will be able to pinpoint the best power unit based on the specifications of the units on offer. The size of a unit and its power drive levels will play an important role in matching it to the machine in question.

It’s important not to overdo it, too; too much power and an excess of pressure in a unit will likely jam the machinery’s internal components and will affect the hydraulic fluid and therefore the functionality of the machinery.

Outlet and Inlet Hoses

Have you looked at the outlet and inlet sizes for the hose on your machine? These will be designed in order to handle a certain level of pump power, and so the unit will need to correspond with these aspects of the machine’s design also.

Expert Advice

For additional help in making this choice, Kor-Pak can help you select the right item for your needs and specializes in services after purchase, not just the supply of crucial industry products.

Kor-Pak prides itself as both an OEM and distributor for products ranging from Heavy Duty Industrial Braking Systems, Wear Materials and Rubber Parts for Locomotives and Passenger Cars, Engine Seals, Kevlar Bearings, and Custom Machined and Fabricated parts.

Check out our industries page to see whether we can help you with your specific needs.

Why You Should Trust SEW-Eurodrive with All of Your Motor Control Needs

After 80 years in the motor control industry, SEW-Eurodrive has remained a leader in transmissions, electronic drives, and more.

Their unique approach to engineering is one of the reasons we’ve decided to partner with them and become part of their distribution network.

Since developing the first variable speed gear motor, SEW-Eurodrive has continued to stay ahead of the competition in developing cost-effective and unique solutions for the automotive industry.

We know how important is to stay on top of trends in manufacturing which is why we’re proud to partner with such an innovative company.

Here are a few of products we’re excited to offer.

SEW-Eurodrive Gearboxes and Frequency Inverters

Part of their unique modular concept, these gearboxes and inverters offer a high torque density along with a robust service life.

Since this company understands the importance of variable speeds, you’ll be impressed with the diversity of their reduction ratios.

They also offer fine-tuned gradings to match.

Choose from single-stage or multi-stage version, various mounting options including a flange and/or foot, and a flange-mounted version with an extended bearing hub.

Varimot Variable Speed Gear Motor

Instead of deciding between VARIBLOC(R) and VARIMOT(R) units, engineers decided to combine the variable speed gears into one unit. This gear motor continues to build on their modular concept in order to develop a variable speed unit.

You’ll find the low output speed and high torque can suit all of your needs with impressive reliability with a strong starting torque.

The variable-speed units can be fitted with DRE or DRS motors and have been tested to meet the most rigorous international efficiency standards.

This unit has finely stepped gear ratios and is perfect for setups that need to have options between manual or remote speed controls

SEW Eurodrive Industrial Gears

SEW-Eurodrive has created a series three distinct industrial gears: the X, MC, and MC.P series.

The X series contains finely stepped ratings of torque that give it the ability to work in a broad range of applications, including conveyors and agitators.

This series also continues to apply the universal modular concept that makes these gears so versatile.

Their MC gears are built as compact helical-bevel and helical units.

They come in a variety of sizes to cover a vast torque range from 53k-570k lb-in. This series is great for transporting heavy loads, running crane drives and shredder, or material handling.

The high torque transfer capacity is built to meet the needs of any system.

If you’re looking for something that needs little maintenance, look no further than the MC.P series. Their anti-friction bearings are fully oil-lubricated deliver high reduction ratios and low output speeds.

This series is perfect for dryers, feeders, and conveyors.

SEW-Eurodrive Decentralized Drive System

This system is built with the manufacturer’s patented MOVIMOT(R) gear motor and digital frequency inverter technology. This combination allows for a power range from 0.5 to 5.4 horsepower.

The MOVIMOT(R) system requires very little installation space and can be mounted in any position. It works in systems with and without brakes with most supply voltages.

This compact, heavy-duty gear motor comes with a variety of enclosure options and works with a variety of decentralized drive applications.

Something To Suit Every Motor Control Need

Finding the right motor and gear combination is the key to an efficient facility.

That’s why we’re so proud to partner with SEW Eurodrive to offer some of the best options in cutting-edge motor control technology.

Read our blog to find out more about how to SEW Eurodrive motors can be custom fit for your facility.

Guide: Our Selection of Rail Parts for Every Application

Maintaining precision railway machinery requires know-how and high-quality rail parts.

Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a real challenge to find those parts.

It’s important to find an honest, reasonably priced supplier to form a relationship with.

Keep reading to get a quick overview of the parts and supplies we offer.

Wear Materials

Manufacturers make modern railway equipment to higher standards than at any point in history. The machinery lasts longer and provides better service than those in the past.

Having said that, there are still certain rail parts that wear down through regular use by design. Identifying these parts and setting up a schedule of repairs can help you keep all your equipment at maximum efficiency.

We offer a wide range of wear parts in a number of different materials. These include:

  • Equalizer seats
  • Vertical liners
  • Center plates
  • Rigid and phenolic wear pads

We have the facilities and know-how to fabricate a wide range of custom rail parts. Just send us your specifications and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

It’s very important to maintain safety and maintenance standards as required by federal regulations. Replacing all wear materials at the right time within their operating lifespan can prevent incidents and help you stay in compliance.

Rubber Rail Parts

We use rubber in a variety of railway applications, from shock absorbers to gaskets and diaphragms. Rubber, whether artificial or synthetic, eventually breaks down.

Several factors can cause this.

Wear and tear is a big one and the friction of day to day use taking its toll. The biggest factors are usually UV radiation from the sun and oxidation.

Any products exposed to the outdoors will need to a more stringent monitoring program than an enclosed product. The same goes for a product that will experience high pressures or frequent changes in pressure.

We have the capability to create custom rubber parts to meet your needs.

Molded and Friction Facings

We specialize in fabricating or machining custom friction products. These products are designed to work in high-stress situations.

We can create a range of parts for a railroad, oil derrick, and several other industrial applications. We have a range of materials to choose from. These include:

  • Mid-co materials
  • Hi-co
  • Kevlar
  • Specialty

We can also machine facings to meet the needs of your locomotives and machinery.

We can either supply parts to standard manufacturer specifications or customize them to match your needs.

Miscellaneous Parts

If you’re looking for more standardized parts we are happy to oblige you.

We carry shims, wheel chocks, springs, and seals. These are available in every size and configuration you might require.

As long as we have the specifications for the parts you need, we can likely machine them for you.

Learn More

Our inventory includes many more products than those described above.

Our true value is our ability to create custom parts for just about any industrial or mechanical need.

Check out our full list of products to see how we can help you keep your machinery on and locomotives running.

Industry Spotlight: The Mining Industry

North America is rich with resources. Today, we mine everything from carbonate rock, like marble, to minerals, like Uranium. These substances can be used to make items, from lazy susans to nuclear power reactors. That’s why mining is one of the oldest and most important professions in the contemporary United States, stemming back to the original colonies.

But with the power and reach of technology growing, today’s mining industry is very different from that of as little as 10 or 20 years ago, and Americans can sense it.

There hasn’t been a time in recent history that miners have come into the spotlight as much as they did in the political climate of election 2016. With a changing outlook for their industry, miners are looking for answers as to what’s next.

And if you’re wondering the same thing. Keep reading for an outlook.

What’s Next For the Mining Industry in 2018 and Beyond?

Contrary to what some may believe from listening to waves of recent news coverage on the subject, the mining industry is actually already making a comeback. Data from UK’s FTSE 100 shows the value index for the top 7 mining companies has doubled in recent years. Meanwhile, United States stock trends show gold up 13.5% in mid-October.

And while miners are having a good year there are still many issues that affect the outlook.

Issues That Impact the Industry

Global Issues

Global Issues like the recent Brexit referendum have a profound effect on the industry. Luckily, the industry is based on American dollars and therefore strengthened by the decentralization of European money.

Environmental Impact

Environmental risks prove to be a stumbling block for miners. The legislation is frequently changing providing new protections for the environment and sometimes taking them away.

A risk associated with deregulated mining includes toxins being released into the air and water supply. In recent news, the Dakota Access pipeline has sparked controversy around this subject, with many in the Sioux Tribe of Standing Rock feeling displaced as the pipeline pumps through their water supply.

Health Risks

Health risks associated with being in the mining industry vary depending on what substance is being mined. But across the board, mining can be dangerous with risks that include inhalation of sediment, falling rocks, and exposure to toxins.

Workforce Attrition

North American miners are starting to age. Research shows over half the miners in Canada are over 50 years old. As young people coming out of college are often looking for the next best sci-tech or environmental engineering job, fewer are interested in the labor-intensive lifestyle of a miner. If the sector is going to continue to grow and attract new talent, there will need to be a talent acquisition strategy.

Technology

Technology is a driving force changing the mining sector. Innovative technology has been widely accepted to reduce fatalities and injury and make processes more efficient. With no shortage of mining companies collecting research and data, the next big advancement could be just around the corner in 2018 and beyond.

The Mining Sector is Healing

Trends suggest the mining sector isn’t going down without a fight. And in fact, it’s getting better.

Never has the industry been safer or more innovative than it is today. These trends in workforce safety and efficiency will continue as more research is used to the industry’s advantage.

If the sector can withstand new environmental legislation, overcome workforce attrition and mitigate overall health risks, the mining sector will likely grow in the coming years. With over two centuries of history to infer from, our outlook suggests the mining industry will be just fine.

For information on what Kor-Pak does for miners, check us out here.

5 Signs it’s Time to Schedule an Overhead Crane Inspection

Is your crane operator conducting a visual overhead crane inspection daily?

Occupational Health and Safety Organization (OSHA) regulations may require it depending on the class of crane you’re using.

Meet with your team and use this list to help understand these five critical signs it’s time to order a comprehensive inspection of your overhead crane.

1. There are Obvious Signs of Damage

Cranes have a lot of load-bearing and otherwise essential parts that can accrue minor damage over time. While small wear and year might not seem critical, it can add up. Here are a few (though not all) key places to look for obvious damage:

  • Cracked or bent hooks
  • Damage on the hoist, trolly, or bridge
  • Frayed wires or stripped insulation in electrical systems
  • Safety latches
  • Sheave guards
  • Buttons and controls (make sure they’re working and not sticking)

In addition, it’s a good idea to make sure all of the warning systems are functioning properly in case something does go wrong.

2. Observable Parts are Loose or Seated Improperly

Damage isn’t the only thing to check for in your overhead crane inspection, however. A loose or poorly seated wire or rope mechanism can be just as dangerous as a broken part if not caught in time.

Is wire spooled and seated around drum grooves properly? Are all bolts and rivets properly tightened? Are there signs of abrasion on these components or broken strands on running rope?

3. Visible Corrosion on Metal Parts

Corrosion and metal parts go together like Starsky and Hutch. Left unattended, they’re just as inseparable.

While it might seem minor, small patches or rust can be signals for deeper, non-visible corrosion that can challenge the structural integrity of machine parts.

Corrosion can also affect wiring, panels, buttons, and other operating parts.

Bottom line: When you see corrosion, don’t dismiss it. Inspect, check, and repair.

4. Pads are Starting to Wear

Whether you’re looking at outrigger pads, crane pads, or slider pads, it’s important to not leave these off your inspection checklist.

This includes making sure the materials aren’t rotted, warped, or cracked and operating within manufacturer guidelines. You also want to check to make sure there aren’t any electrical grounding issues, as some pads are designed not to make a connection with the ground and wear can impede this.

5. Previous Operators Used Mismatched Load Capacities

It’s not just the load capacity of the crane itself operators have to worry about, but that the loads of individual components are in sync.

Operators and inspectors who have used mismatched load capacities — or worse, don’t know the load capacities — of their overhead cranes risk serious damage and mechanical failure.

In this case, it’s best to do a check of load capacities of all components. If these aren’t known at the time, it’s time to find out and require a load test of all components down the line.

Get Expert Overhead Crane Inspection Today

Now you know when it’s the right time to schedule a crane inspection, it’s time to actually schedule one! We cover daily and monthly maintenance as well as end-of-life crane inspections and critical crane components.

In addition, we also cover running, monorail and packaged hoists.

Check out the complete list of overhead crane inspections services we offer.

How Your Business Can Benefit from Our Many Custom Machining Services

How Your Business Can Benefit from Our Many Custom Machining Services

You’ve got an incredible idea. You’ve designed it from top to bottom but need to find a certain part to make it all come together.

Nothing quite fits. You get frustrated. Your idea feels like it’s out of reach.

Does this sound like you?

If so, custom machining is the surprising solution that’s going to give your dreams the finishing touch they deserve!

Not sure that going custom is what your business needs? Think again. We’re going to break down all the ways you’re going to benefit from custom parts.

Express Your Creativity

One of the biggest benefits of custom machining is that it’s custom – you design it from top to bottom.

Even 60% of CEOs understand that being creative is the thing that drives a business forward. When you have the ability to craft a custom part, you’re free to dream as big as you’d like.

Offering your customers exclusive products are what’s going to increase your success. Why be like everyone else?

Higher Quality

When you try to make do with a product bought off the shelf, it will never be just right. Custom machining allows you to get what you want, exactly how you want it.

This includes choosing high-quality metals or other materials to match your needs. Once you’ve got the design, the materials you desire, and the craftsmanship to match, naturally your product’s quality goes up.

Better quality products mean more customers. What’s not to like about that?

Save Time And Money

It might seem incredibly convenient to simply order a pre-made part from a catalog and that’s that. In reality, it could end up costing you in the long run.

You have to modify your own design around the part you’ve found that might work. If your needs change, you’ve got no flexibility.

The part that you thought was just good enough might cause problems with your original design. Maybe it will even cause your product to fail.

Now you’ve got to go back to the drawing board. Going with a custom part might take some effort in the beginning, but long term, it’s a great investment.

Many Applications

There’s a reason the machining industry is a source of steady work; there are many applications the industry provides.

For example, laser cutting is a reliable method of custom machine work. Lasers can cut through many materials of various thickness.

Horizontal machining is fast and can craft the same piece over and over without fail. With its many axes, vertical machining offers an endless array of custom abilities.

Enjoy The Benefits Of Custom Machining

You think you have to settle for whatever is out there, but you don’t. Now that you’ve seen everything you stand to gain by going custom, what are you waiting for?

Show us your ideas and we’ll bring them to life. You dream it, we help you do it.

It’s about time you enhanced your products with custom parts. Check out our wide array of services and then contact us to see your vision become a reality.

Everything You Need to Know About Our Selection of Festoon Systems

In the market for festoon systems? Here at Kor-Pak, we offer a wide variety of reliable products for your industry needs.

Meant to stabilize, protect, and facilitate power and data cables or hoses, our festoon systems can weather harsh environments.

They work great for overhead cranes, container cranes, gantry cranes, water treatment systems, bulk material conveyors, plating lines, and numerous other uses.

Below, we’ve put together a quick guide to everything you need to know about our selection of festoon systems. We have an extensive line of quality products in this category.

Notable Features of Our Products

There are many important features of our festoon systems that make them the best in the industry. We’ll list a few of them here.

Wear grooves make for quick visual inspection of the wheels. This helps the user to determine if replacement is necessary.

In addition, they’re resistant to corrosion – this is through the stainless steel threaded fasteners.

The trolley body and saddle are made of welded steel, which provides extra strength and also protects the cables from wear and abrasion.

Plus, tow ropes and chains can be connected using the heavy-duty forged shackles. This helps to lessen the stress on the machine as a whole.

Main trolley wheels come in crowned or flanged types – they are available in steel or nylon.

On each end of the trolley, there are heavy duty bumpers. These absorb the forces that come from impact in normal operation. They are adjustable and can be aligned with existing bumpers.

Lastly, the shock cords help the trolleys to move smoothly and with minimum stress in case of rapid acceleration.

Full Product Line of Festoon Systems

Flat Festoon & Round Pendant Cable

The difference between round and flat cables is slight but important. Cable systems help to determine the life of the system in question.

Deciding which is the best fit depends on the application.

C-Track Festoon

The curved rail festoon system is heavy-duty.

It can follow your machinery or conveyor line along its twists and turns. Its purpose is to supply electric power or compressed air wherever needed on the line.

Heavy-Duty Aluminum Festoon

The heavy-duty aluminum festoons serve a variety of functions. No matter what, you can trust they are durable and will get the job done.

I-Beam Festoons

There are several different types of I-beam festoons. These include heavy duty, marine terminal, and mill duty festoons.

Each of these options has different features depending on your needs, but they are all reliable and built to last.

Plug & Play Festoon Hardware

Plug and play festoon hardware is the simplest.

As its name suggests, these pieces come ready-made. All you have to do once you get them from the factory is place them.

Magnetek Festoons

Magnetek festoons are very versatile. They can be furnished with lots of options, giving you maximum flexibility in the design of your system.

Plus, Magnetek’s components are available in stock. They offer a full range of cables designed specifically for festooning uses.

Aero-Motive Festoons

These cable systems are meant to furnish Aero-Motive systems. For more information on these, feel free to get in touch.

Gleason Festoons

Gleason festoons are top-of-the-line. Their container crane festoons feature the parts required for years of high-speed service, even in the most rugged conditions.

Contact us today if you have questions about our products and services.

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Sumitomo Gearbox

You’re in the market for a gearbox and not just anyone – a Sumitomo gearbox. Excellent choice.

Without a gearbox, you’ve got no “go”. It’s one of the earliest machine parts that man created and we wouldn’t get too far without it. At its core, a gearbox transmits uniform movement between two shafts at a constant pace.

Whether you’re a small business or a large construction outfit, a Sumitomo gearbox is the best addition to your heavy machinery. Although the basics of gearbox construction have been around a long time, Sumitomo puts a lot of thought into their goods.

Before you pick one out, let’s go over five things it’s important to know before you dish out your hard-earned cash.

1) Runs Smoothly

Of course, a gear box has gears in it. The teeth slide together to transfer that uniform motion we mentioned before.

The teeth of the gear are where all the action happen. If they’re smoothly grated and angled, you’ll get a much smoother motion.

A Sumitomo gearbox has been engineered to perfection, offering a smooth and constant motion.

2) Efficiency

There are a few factors to consider when calculating the efficiency. Size definitely comes into play so take into account where you’re going to be using your Sumitomo gearbox.

Figure out the torque load requirement of any job you’re planning. Next, match it up with the torque range of the gearbox.

If a gearbox is too big for what you need it for, the efficiency decreases – and you might damage your equipment. Don’t waste a bit of time, energy, money, or efficiency on the wrong gearbox for the job.

3) Cost

Pricing is a big factor when choosing a large piece of equipment like a Sumitomo gearbox. The materials of the box can affect the cost, but keep in mind it’s worth paying more for something that will last longer.

Some types of commonly used materials for gearboxes are powdered metal, machining steel, plastic, and bronze.

Powdered metal is going to be your most low-cost option but has reduced load capacity. Steel can take on any job you give it – but is also pretty heavy.

As with anything weigh your options carefully.

4) Environmental Needs

Consider the environment you’ll be using your Sumitomo gearbox.

Will it be too loud? Is it too heavy for where we’re going to use it? Is it too big or will it run too hot?

Don’t put yourself behind by ordering the wrong type of gearbox and having to wait for a replacement.

5) Flexibility

Maybe you demand a lot from your equipment. You can save money and do more with less if your gearbox has flexibility.

Again, the torque equation comes into play. If you have a wide variety of jobs, see what the range is for all of them.

There’s probably a Sumitomo gearbox that’s your perfect match!

Go With The Sumitomo Gearbox Pros

There’s a lot of industries that utilize gearboxes so naturally there’s a lot of questions about what works best where.

Good thing we’ve got the answers.

Kor-Pak knows the ins and outs of heavy machinery. Plus, we know that uptime is extremely valuable.

If you want the best machine parts at a price that works for you and your company, call or email us today. We look forward to helping you!

Why Our Hydraulic Clamps are Perfect for Your Equipment

Are you in need of high-quality hydraulic clamps for your components? You’re in luck.

These devices can help you increase productivity, reduce cycle times, and keep your machines running well for years to come. But in order to maximize your machine efficiency, you need to use the best equipment.

These materials need to be able to balance psi, adjust clamping position, and be durable for tough job demands. Kor-Pak has spent years making relationships with only the finest of manufactures to create product lines that are suitable to all of your needs.

We use different types of hydraulic systems and innovative technology to create unparalleled quality in our designs. Read on to learn why our hydraulic clamps will perfectly suit your components.

All Metal Hydraulic Clamps

Hydraulic clamping provides far better clamping than manual fixtures. The tightening threads between the two connecting sides create an impenetrable seal.

One of the most popular designs is the all-metal fitting. These are designed to help eliminate maintenance and decrease the amount of leakage.

Relying only on metal-to-metal contact, these clamps are much more effective than leaky pipe threads. Our all-metal designs use a form-fitting design that makes the clamps easy to assemble and nearly impossible to penetrate. These reliable fixtures suffer from very little to no leakage.

Flare-Type

Our top of the line manufacturers have spent years perfecting their flare-type fittings. These designs are popular industry-wide for their durability and incredibly strong seal.

Our flare-type fittings use compact tubing that still provides enough strength to handle thousands of pounds of pressure. The flare-type hydraulic clamps use the strongest material factors that are able to withstand extreme working conditions. They have the ability to handle a rise or drop of several hundred degrees.

In addition to strength and durability, the flare-type system is also economical. The compact design and form fitting material will reduce your costs.

Flareless-Fitting

Our flareless-fitting product line is growing in both popularity and size. It’s becoming a wanted hydraulic clamp because it simplifies the tube preparation process.

Flareless-fitting hydraulic clamps are able to withstand more vibration than other metal fixtures. They can also handle thousands of pounds per square inch.

Their design also helps to create a strong seal. This occurs as a result of the fitting nut compressing the cap, which in turn pushes through the tube circumference.

O-Ring

By now, you’ve surely heard of the O-ring. Niels Christensen’s legendary design has been a go-to tool since patented it in 1937.

Our O-ring fittings place an O-ring between threads and wrench flats. The result? A tight-seal around the connecting port.

Our O-ring hydraulics come in both adjustable and non-adjustable design. The rubber and metal seal creates a tighter, more sturdy seal than some of the metal to metal designs.

This increasingly popular design can help reduce maintenance requirements and ensure your machines don’t experience downtime.

Your Hydraulic Clamps

Selecting the right kind of hydraulic clamp can make all the difference.

Are you interested in learning more about our products? We can help. Contact us to request a quote today.

Everything You Need to Know About Our Crane Runway Products

Do you operate an Electric Overhead Traveling (EOT) crane?

If so, you know how important it is to outfit your machine with top-notch components. From rails and wheels to collector shoes, each part has its purpose and when one becomes faulty, the entire operation could become compromised.

That’s where we come in.

Our crane runway products are designed to meet the highest industry standards for quality and safety, ensuring your top satisfaction and usability.

Today, we’re taking a deep dive into the tools that we offer under this line. This way, the next time you need an upgrade, you know where to go, and who to turn to.

Ready to learn more? Let’s get started!

1. Crane Wheels

Top-notch wheels are required to keep your crane operating at peak efficiency. That’s why our manufacturers take the time to heat-treat all crane wheels and put them through rigorous testing. This helps to make sure they’re capable of withstanding even the harshest wear and tear.

As a result, their most essential pieces, like the flanges, are less likely to break down or give out. That means less time and money spent on maintenance, and more time getting the job done.

From prescription wheel requirements to short turnaround requests, we’re able to meet your needs with skill and speed, so count on us to keep you rolling along.

2. Collector Shoes and Boxes

We offer a wide range of hot rail collector shoes and collector boxes designed to fit crane runway needs across myriad industries.

Whether you require bronze shoes, cast-iron ones, or a variety of material types in between, our state-of-the-art machining process makes it possible. We can also create long or short shoes to fit your measurements.

Have a custom request? Send it our way! Our technicians are skilled at working with clients to determine the best crane runway equipment to fit their needs. We’ll help you through the design process, eliminating the guesswork and ensuring a proper fit every time.

3. Conductor Bars

When you need to supply electric power to your crane, conductor bars fit the bill.

To this end, we’re proud to partner with Conductix-Wampfler to bring you the equipment you need to add mobilization to your crane assembly.

Conductix-Wampfler was the first manufacturer to offer an eight-bar, insulated conducting system more than 50 years ago, and they’re still leading the pack.

Depending on your project needs and usage scenarios, we offer an extensive line of turnkey conductor bar solutions, each backed by the quality and performance you’ve come to expect from this industry leader.

Need Crane Runway Equipment? Start Here!

Whether you need a new set of wheels or are looking to add electric power to your crane, we’ve got you covered.

Our trained representatives, engineers, and technicians will work with you from initial design to maintenance support, ensuring that you’re covered and satisfied at every project checkpoint.

To get the process started, feel free to contact us today. In the meantime, take a look at our industry-related tips and tricks for optimizing your equipment!