Power is transferred from the building supply to the bridge, runway, and hoist trolley by cable festoons, conductor bar systems, and cable reels.
We at MIT Hoist partner with our clients to develop and construct overhead hoist equipment that is tailored to their specific challenges and lifting requirements. We know that no two sites are the same, therefore we pay close attention to every part of our cranes to assure that they are designed and engineered for maximum functionality and durability. The overhead crane electrification system is one of the most essential aspects.
Overhead crane electrification is, without a doubt, among the most difficult issues to handle. It might be hard to identify which electrification method is suitable for powering an overhead crane because there are so many different kinds of electrification systems and so many unique versions of each sort of system.
What Is the Source of Power for an Electric Overhead Crane?
Power is transferred from the building supply to the crane runway and bridge crane control panel through conductor bars, cable festoons, or cable reels. The same elements are then employed to power the hoist trolley across the bridge.
The crane and hoist are controlled by an operator using push button pendants or radio remote controls. The hoist and bridge can move into place over the weight with the help of all of this equipment. After the weight has been raised, the bridge crane is driven to its location and the cargo is lowered using the radio remote control or push-button pendant.
Benefits of Conductor Bars
Overhead cranes’ conductor bar systems are often mounted on the monorail cranes or crane’s runway systems, and can be utilized on both indoor and outdoor cranes. Using a conductor bar system is helpful in many ways, such as it can be utilized on runways with multiple bridges.
They’re also extremely cost-effective and straightforward to install, thanks to a choice of mounts and hanger hooks. They’re also perfect for systems with a bend or tracks switch, as well as low-headroom settings where cables can’t drop down.
Last but not least, conductor bars are ideal for crane configurations where future renovations or extensions are a possibility. Since conductor bars are so possible to connect together for construction, runway systems can be extended more easily and at a lower cost. Conductor bars systems are also ideal for ensuring power continuity in interconnecting crane systems.
Benefits of Festoon Systems
The trolleys can hold numerous layers of cable, and the festoon system organizes and enables the cable to mount without breaking.
Festoon systems are safe to handle and use, with a simplistic design. They can be built-in basic inexpensive designs to accept a few lightweight wires or completely customized with more sophisticated cable packages for heavier-duty purposes. They are difficult to work in severe or high climates and conditions.
For distinct and unique uses, encoder cables (and other kinds of wires) can be linked from a control centre on the bridge crane to the hoist motor. Cable festoon systems can also make use of “plug and play” electrical connections, which are 2 pin connector sets that make setup quick and uncomplicated.
Since, there are a lot of elements to consider when choosing an overhead crane electrification system. The overhead crane and cable festoon system manufacturers will confer with you during the assessment phase to identify which system is appropriate for your requirements.
At MIT Hoist, we are into material handling machinery and equipment for many years. With years of experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing cranes, hoists, cable festoon systems and conductor bar systems, to name a few, we ensure to meet our client’s demands and requirements.
We have enough experience designing all forms of conductor bars systems, and festoon systems, for our customers—and ensure that we pick the ideal system to meet their operating needs and budget.