Crane systems designed to operate without down time

Elma has over 80 years’ experience in supplying crane systems. The last few decades crane systems became more and more a specialty of our engineering department. Being the representative of Spohn & Burkhardt, a well-known manufacturer of control stands and joysticks, and Autec, a manufacturer of remote control, Elma has access to a very large database of technically innovative solutions. Elma focuses on the development and supply of drive- and control systems for cranes: ranging from conventional DC systems to the latest hybrid systems.

Types of cranes

Various types of cranes are already equipped by an Elma designed and supplied drive and control system: (automatic) overhead cranes, bulk-Unloaders, gantry cranes, container cranes, general-cargo cranes, heavy lift cranes etc. Not only new crane systems but also old crane systems have been replaced by modern innovative technology. These kind of projects require often turnkey solutions where the customer is totally unburdened. Often old cranes, especially in the offshore and marine sector, are equipped with hydraulics for controlling various movements. These systems can also be integrated into the new drive and control systems designed by Elma.

The core businesses of Elma include:

  • Design of the drive- and control system
  • Assembly and installation of electrical systems
  • Commissioning
  • 24 / 7 after sales service
  • Supply of spare parts

Based upon years of experience as a brand-independent system integrator, we can design and renew every drive- and control system in accordance with your requirements. We use the latest technologies and standards. The hardware engineering is performed with E-Plan. In addition, our software department has experience in developing application software for various PLC brands such as Siemens, ABB, Allen Bradley, Schneider, Bachmann etc.

Technical file

The design of the drive and control systems will be done based upon your technical specifications and requirements. These systems are filed in detail in a Technical File in accordance with the new SIL or PL standard as required by the Machinery Directive.
All our designs comply with the EMC directives.

Refurbishing of old systems

Projects, whether they are small or large, for a new or an old construction, Elma is your partner. Arguments for refurbishing an old system are the extension of the lifetime, reducing the “down time” and therefore increasing productivity and reducing the “total cost of ownership”. Apart from AC crane systems, our engineering department has extensive knowledge and experience of DC installations. Also hydride solutions using the regenerative energy is one of our specialties.

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Dick Varel
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Teunis van Vulpen
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