Dura Automotive Systems are a leading automotive component manufacturer and supplier with sites located across four continents. Pelloby were recently selected to design, produce and install a 20 tonne crane for their UK production plant near Birmingham.
A heavy duty requirement
Dura’s UK factory carries out a range of applications including roll forming, heat treatment and product assembly, but they required a new crane to help with their injection moulding possesses.
In order to produce various automotive components such as doors and exterior trims, they needed a lifting solution that would let them handle heavy duty materials up to 20 tonnes in capacity.
Pelloby’s designers set to work looking to find a crane which would suitably serve all of Dura’s various injection moulding machines, while also letting the client improve operational efficiency as much as possible.
20 Tonne Crane
Our solution was an electric overhead travelling 20 tonne crane with a double girder design. A span of 16.3 metres allowed the crane to straddle a series of injection moulding machines located at various points along a long factory bay. In order to reach these workstations Pelloby also manufactured and installed 51 metres of freestanding gantry steelwork.
A wire rope crab unit sits between the dual girders of this impressive 20 tonne crane, which is able to traverse along these beams freely with dual speed options available to suit each individual lifting operation. The raising and lowering of goods, hoist travelling and long travelling motions are all controlled via a divorced pendant control.
In order to maximise the space available between the crane and the top of each moulding machine, a compact design was opted for which provided a total height of five metres.
The team at Pelloby were able to carefully manage every aspect of the project with Dura, from incorporating the client’s operational goals that were discussed in the initial site visit during the planning phase into the design process, right through to manufacturing, delivery and installation. We still work with Dura on an ongoing basis providing servicing and maintenance work for other Pelloby cranes at their Birmingham site.
If you would like to find out more about this 20 tonne crane or would like to discuss a lifting requirement at your workplace, contact our team today on 01952 586 626 or email@example.com.