CUSTOM SOLUTIONS: 20-Ton Three-Runway Crane and Side Spur

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS: 20-Ton Three-Runway Crane and Side Spur

Andrew T. Litecky11/ 1/16

Welcome to The Hoist Guy's Blog, where our resident Hoist Guy, Andrew T. Litecky, shares his knowledge and experience of many years in the overhead material handling industry.

In this interesting application, we solved the lifting challenge through a runway crane with an interlocking side spur.

A production facility in Mexico needed to remove and service process equipment from the roof of their building and lower it to the ground level. The largest piece of equipment to be handled weighed 37,900 lbs. The original proposal called for a complex monorail system with switches and curves, but the estimates came back far over budget. As an alternate design, Shupper-Brickle proposed a three-runway underhung crane system with an interlocking side spur. This custom-engineered and fabricated system provided a simplified, highly effective solution with significant cost savings.

Specifications:
-20-Ton Capacity Crane
-52’ Crane Span
-25’ Side Spur
-125' foot total runway
-Drop Zone: 100 ft
-Series 35 Acco Work Rated wire rope hoist with motor driven trolley
-97 feet true vertical lift
-Mechanically operated interlock with electronic eye sensor
-Cable Reel Electrification for hoist travel across span and side spur

Contact us for more information on customized overhead material handling solutions. With over 50 years in the business, we combine experience and knowledge of a broad range of industry products. Through in-house engineering, fabrication, and machining services, we provide highly specialized equipment for unique applications.