In the past few decades, overhead crane have undergone great changes. Some customers are still using their arms to operate the crane, but some customers are already using remote control to operate the overhead crane.
Fortunately, you don't need to buy another overhead crane to benefit from the latest technology. Next, we will introduce two simple that can make your existing cranes safer, more efficient, and less costly to operate, even if they have been in use for decades.
LED lighting upgrade
Can make your crane work safer
At the same time, it can save up to 70% of energy costs
This is one of the fastest and most economical methods to solve crane lighting
Due to the lack of roof lights in factories, which are often blocked by cranes, industrial cranes are usually equipped with lighting equipment. If the customer does not have any specific requirements, the crane is usually equipped with incandescent lamps, high-pressure sodium lamps or halogen lamps to assist in lighting and facilitate the operation of night workers. However, due to the divergence of the light they emit, crane operators see the light from the side, which weakens the operator's sight of the cargo being lifted.
LED lighting is different from other lights. Their high concentration of light greatly reduces the risk of blindness for crane operators, making it easier for operators to focus on lifting goods and avoiding obstacles. In addition, as with traditional types of lights, LED lights do not need to be cooled for a long time (up to 20 minutes) before restarting. You can turn it off at any time as needed. When replacing the existing lighting equipment on a standard 10-ton crane with LED lights, it can save up to 70% of crane energy consumption. Generally, the motor that consumes the most power is a lifting motor, and the lifting motor is not continuously driven, so most of the energy is consumed in lighting facilities. Large cranes can also save 40-50% of the energy cost of the whole crane.
Overhead crane with light
Other benefits: LED lights can be lit immediately, have a long life, and do not need to be replaced as frequently as traditional lighting. At present, the service life of a new generation of LED lamps can reach 10 years under normal use. In contrast, standard lights are more prone to damage due to vibration and normal use, and may need to be replaced every two to four years.
Refitting a crane with LED lights is very simple. If the crane is already equipped with lighting equipment, only the lighting components and switches need to be replaced. Due to the low energy consumption of LEDs, existing transformers are usually sufficient. If the crane is not currently equipped with lighting equipment, we can provide all necessary components such as transformers, relays and installation instructions. Either way, replacement and upgrade usually take less than a day.
If you don't want to replace it yourself, professional technicians can help you.
A simple ergonomic change
You can change the crane control method
Thousands of cranes around the world still use pendent with cable to control the cranes. When the crane lifts the goods and traveling, the operator must move with the movement of the crane, and finally return to the initial position, back and forth many times a day.
If your operator can use the remote control at any time, how long can he save? More importantly, the remote control provides the operator with the safest operation mode and the best view of the crane, regardless of the length of the handle cable or the location of installation.
Crane for ladle factory
The operator can make faster, better and safer choices and move the crane to the best location. In some cases, remote control can help operators perform certain tasks independently. When the hoist of the crane exceeds 100 meters, the advantages of remote control are more obvious.
Most standard cranes can complete remote installation in a day or less. We can also modify the remote controls of cranes with single or double hoist produced by other crane manufacturers.
Both the remote control and the LED lights can change the working efficiency of the overhead cranes. You can choose the appropriate change plan according to your needs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.
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