Key Parameters To Consider When Installing A New Crane In Factory
Installing a new overhead crane in a factory shed is a challenging task and is a completely different process as it involves multiple risky processes. The cranes are a set of heavy types of machinery that operate synchronization with each other, they are installed to save time in production and to increase the safety of the workers. Since overhead cranes operate on very high electric power ratings it is necessary to select the best system as per the design of the building's structure, layout, HVAC, wiring, plumbing prior to the installation of the overhead crane. The main benefit of an electric power source is that there is no need of taking extra care of the building/factory shed as the operation of the overhead crane does not create any major pollution. Considering overall factors as per your application choose the best crane manufacturer, ABCO Engineers is one of the leading crane manufacturers in Bangalore with more than 100 years of experience in the design, manufacturing, and supply of modern material handling equipment. It is also counted among the top crane companies in Bangalore.
Before installing a new crane in a factory shed/building certain parameters based upon the application and facility has to be considered such as capacity and service rating, structural components, motor controls & operator controls for applications, and building size & crane span, obstructions, installation & assembly, inspection & maintenance for the facility.
Based on the application:
Before installing the right crane study the requirement for the application, choosing an inappropriate crane could be simply inefficient and cost-effective.
1. Capacity and service rating
The first and foremost thing to consider is the requirement of the maximum load capacity and the frequency of operation. Operating a crane above the rated maximum load capacity is an offense and it will cause serious damage to the system and lead to an accident. Before installing make sure that the maximum weight requirements of your application are less than the maximum rated load capacity of the crane. Also, make sure to choose the best service company for crane services, ABCO Engineers offers the best crane services in Bangalore.
2. Structural components
Overhead cranes are made up of steel or aluminum sections, they are of two types double girder crane and single girder crane. The cranes made up of steel are heavy. Cranes made up of aluminum are manufactured for light and medium weight operations whereas cranes made up of steel are best suited for heavy-lift applications.
3. Motor controls and operator controls
Motor control is a necessary feature in the crane operation, it is added by the manufacturers depending on the requirement. The electrical control system allows the crane operator to control the bridge and trolley motion with increased precision, safety, and controlled lifting. These features are variable depending on the class of the cranes along with the cost. A variable frequency drive is integrated which controls the motor speed and torque with respect to the variation in the input frequency and the voltage. The variable frequency drive is also responsible for the smooth acceleration and de-acceleration of the crane.
Operator control systems are added to enhance the operators’ experience in operating the crane. It also adds safety and improves efficiency. A panel is integrated at the operator’s cabin from where an operator can operate the crane precisely by sending electrical signals.
Based on the facility:
The right crane to be installed depending on parameters like space availability, size, any obstructions, and the operating environment.
1. Building size and crane span
The size of the crane is to be decided in collaboration with the manufacturer after studying the facility and obstructions. The manufacturer needs to know the dimensions of the facility and will follow the height restriction clearance. To determine the size of the crane the span of the overhead beam is essential.
The study of various obstructions at the facility is important as it will directly impact the application by limiting the movement of the crane. Make sure there are no overhead, wall, or column types of obstructions that prohibit the use of a ceiling or wall-mounted system. Some other things that need to be considered about obstruction are the requirement for the type of coverage.
3. Installation and assembly
While considering the type of installation and mounting device, it is necessary to consider runway beams, column support, and the overall environment of the facility where the crane is to be assembled and installed. All these factors depend on the system you choose and how it is planned for the installation. Different overhead cranes have different installation options. This process is carried out by a set of engineers and technicians with the help of some special types of equipment.
4. Inspection and maintenance
Upon successful installation, a special team of technicians inspects the crane module and permits for the operation and after that, it will be the responsibility of the owner to take care of the maintenance. It is better to educate the workers and laborers about the proper use of the crane and its machines. A different class of cranes require a different frequency of maintenance, the information about it will be provided by the supplier and the manufacturer.
ABCO Engineers has been into crane manufacturing and supplying for more than 100 years. We take order for the manufacture of the various classes of cranes, take care of the maintenance and its services. We are well known as the best double girder crane manufacturers in Bangalore and single girder crane manufacturers in Bangalore. We designed and manufacture cranes with the latest feature considering quality, safety, and reliability. With our advanced technology and certified engineers, all our products are delivered at the right time to meet customer satisfaction.
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