09 February 2014
Six cranes featuring advanced hoists from Street Crane are helping assure efficient lifting and handling at Illovo Sugar’s new 51,000 square metre warehouse. The cranes were installed by Street’s South African partner, GM Technical Services (GMTS).
Each of the six bays, within zones one and three of the warehouse, incorporates a crane of 16t safe working load. The 30.72m span double girder cranes, including control cabins, link beams, lifting beams, access walkways and bogies, were fabricated by GMTS in South Africa with structural drawings supplied by Street Crane.
Street supplied from the UK, 12 eight tonne (4+4 tonnes) VX hoists. Each of the custom built twin hoists was reeved on a single hoist drum to ensure synchronised hook movement. GMTS then synchronised the twin hoists on each crane using encoder feedback and inverter drives.