Complex cranes for flexible manufacturing
25 January 2013
To optimise material flow at its new Leeds manufacturing site, the Mechanical Drives division of Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies turned to Street Crane Company for crane systems to meet its complex h
For assembly operations in the high volume manufacturing cells, six Street Crane one-tonne light crane systems, with up to six metre span, have been installed. Complete with Street Crane LX chain hoists and independent gantry support, these light crane systems provide flexible and adaptable lifting for lighter loads and ensure safe handling.
For heavier lifts in the adjoining projects and service heavy assembly bay, Street Crane has installed a system of three semi Goliath cranes without rails. These ensure that work can be progressed without waiting for a crane to become available. All of these cranes have a safe working load of 12.5t.
The heavy assembly bay is also serviced by a 25t double girder overhead crane spanning the full 24.5m width of the bay.