Konecranes installs 23 overhead cranes at BAE Systems' Williamstown Shipyard

Konecranes installs 23 overhead cranes at BAE Systems' Williamstown Shipyard from Konecranes

By: Konecranes  12-Aug-2013
Keywords: Machinery, Safety, Crane

The complex project involves many variants of overhead cranes, including double girder types as well as chain hoists, some with special safety and efficiency features such as magnet systems and sway control. The cranes are principally used for lifting steel plates, welded sections and related equipment in the manufacture of the hull blocks for the destroyers. The double girder cranes also employ fast and accurate load positioning with True Lift as standard. The large rope drum diameter and short drum length of the cranes means that horizontal travel of the hook is minimal, with the hook moving only 5mm during a one-metre lift.

Keywords: Crane, Double Girder, Load Positioning, Machinery, Material Handling, Safety, Sway Control,

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