Industry expertise

AUTOMOTIVE CRANES

Crane and hoist applications within the automotive industry include engine plants, foundries, press shops, die changing, general purpose and work station lifting equipment. In addition to the motor vehicle industry, Street supplies crane solutions to heavy goods vehicle producers, specialist vehicles construction equipment, tractor plants, military vehicles and vehicle maintenance applications. Lifting capacities in the motor vehicle industry generally range from 125 kg to 50 tonnes and it is always essential for users to consider the duty classifications required for any crane and hoist application because of the continuous nature of the production process in many plants.

 

If you operate within the motor vehicle industry, contact us today for expert crane and hoist advice or recommendations for your specific needs.

 

AEROSPACE CRANES

Cranes and hoists used in the aerospace industry are often influenced by the type of building structure in which they are housed. In conventional buildings with spans of 40 metres or less, single span overhead cranes of the single or double girder type are usually the most suitable equipment for lifting. However, by necessity, aircraft maintenance hangars and manufacturing facilities are often designed as open plan spaces with spans of 100 metres or more. In such cases, underhung crane systems are more appropriate. Multiple single span underhung cranes can give a very flexible solution, but in other cases, one crane with multiple suspension points can span the whole building.

Looking for a crane or hoist for the use in the aerospace industry? Contact us today for a quote or advice on your specific needs.

 

PRECISION ENGINEERING CRANES

Cranes and hoists for use within the precision engineering industry must meet exacting standards for lifting and mechanical handling. More often than not, the crane requirements in precision engineering fall into two categories - workshop cranes for general movements of larger components and finished products, and work station cranes for localised lifting of smaller products and machine loading.

In most cases, single or double girder overhead cranes are best suited to workshop applications. Street offer a number of special features which provide significantly enhanced machine shop and assembly shop handling. These include programmable flux vector drives with electrical braking and hoists with true vertical lift. At times, the work flow requires loads to traverse under the main cranes. To cope with this, Street offer two tier crane schemes with either semi-goliath or wall travelling jib cranes, facilitating easy product flow under the main cranes, down one or both sides of the shop.

In addition, Street slewing jib cranes are an extremely flexible work station option. These cranes provide the ideal solution for machine loading and local assembly areas.

For more information on the best crane to ensure consistent, precision placement of your material, contact us today.

 

SHIP BUILDING CRANES

No job is too tough for Street's heavy-duty overhead cranes, with the world's leading nautical manufacturers relying on them for their quality, safety and robustness. From the construction, repair and maintenance of nuclear submarines, to military and merchant naval vessels, including mine sweepers, Street are the go-to brand for quality equipment for lifting. BAE Systems, Britain's biggest shipbuilder and repairer, uses Street cranes extensively. With more than 30 cranes, many in the 40-100 tonne range, BAE Systems uses Street at each of its ship and submarine production facilities. In addition, Street cranes are used in the U.K.'s naval vessel support facilities, where the vessels are repaired and equipped.

Some of the features we can offer naval ship builders include:-

  • Heavy duty open winch hoist
  • True vertical lift
  • Fail-safe hoist brake on gearbox
  • Programmable Flux Vector Controls
  • Heavy duty classifications M6-M8
  • XY-Zero Swing Prevention System

Contact us for more information about our specialised cranes for vessel fabrication, today.

 

BOAT BUILDING CRANES

Street overhead cranes are the preferred equipment for lifting of many of the world's leading producers of luxury pleasure craft, power boats and yachts. Contrary to appearances, production of pleasure craft is a particularly onerous application from the point of view of mechanical handling. In fact, many of the solutions Street have presented to boat builders, including fibre glass mould stripping and multi-point boat lifting have been a considerable challenge.

We offer equipment for lifting, for boat yards, repairers and marinas, including overhead cranes, jib cranes and hoists. Contact us for more information and pricing, today.

 

 

RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK CRANES

The railway industry presents uniquely arduous applications such as heavy duty railhead applications, which demand that a large tonnage be off-loaded in a short time and require fast speeds and very high duty classifications. Production facilities for locomotives or rolling stock generally require medium duty cranes but often with special facilities for precision lifting and positioning. Maintenance facilities may require tandem lifting facilities to lift carriages clear of bogie units and some cranes require true vertical lifting with double scrolled hoist drums.

Need expert advice on crane and hoist railway applications? Contact us for some friendly advice or ask us about our crane and hoist pricing.

 

 

PAPER MILL CRANES

Overhead crane and hoist applications in a paper mill may be affected by certain environmental conditions which both the purchaser and crane maker must fully understand and be alert to. While the conditions will vary from case to case, some typical precautions are special measures to protect against the ingress of water on ‘wet end' cranes, a capacity to cope with high ambient temperatures and special consideration of fire hazards on 'dry end' cranes. Above all, many paper mill cranes require higher than standard classification, heavy duty open winch hoists and greater than normal safety factors.

To discuss the special specifications required of equipment for lifting in paper mills, contact us today.

 

STEEL FABRICATION CRANES

The steel fabrication industry is a major customer of Street hoists and cranes. Heavy fabrications can require cranes with lifting capacities up to 100 tonnes or more, while fabrication of lighter parts may require small work-station cranes and jibs with capacities of 250kg or less. Therefore, a combination of various crane and hoist types is the most common solution for handling in a fabrication facility, ensuring minimum operator waiting and maximum handling speeds for lighter loads. Typically, larger cranes are more efficient with auxiliary hoists or express lifting facilities and the inclusion of low level cranes beneath the main crane in the form of semi-portal, wall travelling jib or fixed jib cranes can further improve handling rates and flexibility. In many applications, specialist ‘hang on hook' devices, such as magnet or vacuum lifters will also improve productivity.

 

For advice on the best crane or hoist for your manufacturing facility, contact us. Or, request a quote online, now.

 

HEAVY LIFT (100T PLUS) CRANES

When it comes to heavy-duty equipment for lifting, we've got you covered. Our standard hoisting solutions lift up to 150 tonne, while our special or tandem lifting solutions are available up to 200 tonne.

Heavy lift cranes are used by a number of different industries, perhaps the most common application being power stations and suppliers to the power industry. Power station cranes are generally low duty and low speed, but require very precise positioning, hence true vertical lift, frequency inverters and the swing prevention system are typically specified for additional safety and enhanced precision in lifting.

Other industrial applications in the shipbuilding, steel industry, or suppliers to steel mills, are heavier duty, with faster hoisting speed requirements. In these circumstances, we would generally recommend a smaller capacity auxiliary hoist, or express lift facility for heavy lift cranes to ensure faster cycle times for lighter loads.

Many other industrial applications have heavy lift requirements and each should be carefully analysed to ensure an economic and appropriately engineered solution.

Contact us today for expert advice on your next heavy-duty hoist or crane, or request a quote now.

 

 

STEEL STORE CRANES

Twin hoist cranes are typically used for steel section handling to improve stability. Equipment for lifting in steel warehouses should be very carefully specified, as fast speeds and heavy duty classifications are often necessary to achieve throughput and to cope with peak activity. For this type of application, the Street VX heavy-duty open winch hoist is highly recommended as it is designed for the most arduous duties. In addition, magnet beams will also speed up cycle times and prevent the slinging problem when lifting sections.

Ask us today about a tailor-made solution to efficiently lift and move steel and manage your store.

 

FOUNDRY CRANES

When specifying cranes to lift molten metal, users should pay special attention to the duty classifications of the electromechanical parts and the crane structure. Ladle cranes will typically have an auxiliary hoist to tip the ladle and be provided with programmable speed control and electrical braking to limit load swing. Street's latest cranes also include Swing Prevention software, which calculates the load swing that would be induced by the crane movement, then using algorithm-driven 'flux vector' technology causes the crane to take evasive action. The result is an incredibly stable load even at fast speeds.

If you are a metalcaster with a question regarding Street's hot-metal foundry cranes or ladle cranes, with Swing Prevention software for super stable loads, contact us today, or request a quote now.

 

COIL HANDLING CRANES

Key features of Street coil handling cranes:

  • Heavy duty open winch hoists
  • M7 and M8 classification
  • True vertical lift
  • Integrated coil grab
  • SC Smartlift
  • SC Smartdrive
  • Swing Prevention
  • Automation

It is important to recognise the high load spectrum and high rates of handling associated with most coil handling applications which make open winch (open barrel) type hoists the appropriate choice rather than series hoist blocks.

Street offer the service of a unique computer application analysis proposed crane applications in accordance with international standards. By inputting your load cycle information we can calculate the correct crane and crane mechanism classifications, as well as the required crane speeds to ensure the desired throughput of coil through the warehouse and to cope with peak cycle times.

High rates of coil handling logically indicate fast hoisting and travelling speeds but maximum efficiency can often only be achieved with the programmable motor control systems. Street have developed SC Smartlift and SC Smartdrive flux vector inverter control with programmable speed acceleration/deceleration and electrical braking.

Take advantage of next generation in coil handling cranes technology. Contact us today, or request a quote.

 

SCRAP METAL CRANES

Equipment for lifting iron and steel scrap metal typically requires a combination of lifting technologies and very careful analysis to ensure a successful application. We can provide a computer analysis of magnet capacity requirements, the required crane speeds which in the foundry business will be dictated by optimum melt rates and the duty classifications necessary for each motion of the crane. Heavy duty open winch hoists such as the Street VX hoist are essential when scrap handling using magnets, as the rope deviation destroys standard hoists.

Latest developments include programmable flux vector drives, anti-swing control and ‘auto homing' which allows the operator to send the crane automatically to one or more co-ordinates.

If you work in scrap metal and would benefit from a computer analysis of the best hoist and crane for your business, contact us today for a complementary consultation or request a quote.

 

GALVANISING PLANT CRANES

The metal treatment industry including galvanising, electrolytic processes, dipping, coating, shot blasting, heat treatment and other chemical treatments is an area in which we have specialised knowledge and extensive expertise.

The desire for longer lasting steel coatings has resulted in renewed growth of the galvanising industry and Street cranes have been at the forefront of crane technology for these modern plants. Whilst the environment in today's galvanising plants is considerably improved by the new generation extraction systems, special measures may need to be agreed upon with the end user to avoid chemical attack by Hcl. Street has recently supplied cranes which drive the load through a fully fixed zinc kettle and cranes which carry the kettle canopy on a separate hoisting system.

The aerospace industry has many similar applications with the increase in electrolytic treatments and chemical treatments of metals are increasing throughout industry. One feature common to most metal treatments is the potential for environmental factors which may require extra protection of equipment on the crane or hoist. Typical problems requiring solutions include chemicals, heat, dust, flammable materials, and explosive gases.

If you would like to discuss any challenges you currently face with your equipment for lifting, please contact us or request a quote for more information.

 

GLASS HANDLING CRANES

Equipment for lifting fragile loads like glass is a specialised offering. Street are unique in manufacturing glass lifting cranes and vacuum devices and offer an integrated vacuum module with all the electrics, pump and vacuum tank on the crane. This solution provides a lighter more manoeuvrable lifting beam. Our cranes can be equipped with vacuum lifting for single sheet handling, grabs for pack handling, or both.

Street soft start and SC Smartdrive with programmable speeds acceleration/deceleration and controlled electrical braking are the ideal solution for handling and positioning fragile loads. Key features of Street glass handling cranes include:

  • Crane integrated vacuum lifting system
  • Self-contained vacuum lifting beams
  • Electro mechanical pack handling grabs
  • Manual pack handling grabs
  • Street soft start drives
  • SC Smartdrive programmable control

Contact us today for more information on our glass handling cranes, or request a quote.

 

STRUCTURAL STEEL CRANES

The structural steel industry has changed dramatically in recent years, specifically with the introduction of automated design and high efficiency cutting, drilling, punching and fabrication techniques. These advancements have enabled the ultra-competitive fabrication required in today's market, particularly for advanced superstore structures and modern portal frames. As a consequence, the leading players have invested heavily in additional cranes to minimise operator waiting times and increase throughput rates.

Street has supplied these leading companies with single and double girder crane solutions for standard and special applications, including two tier crane systems with semi-portal cranes, or wall travelling cranes running under overhead cranes. Fast travelling speeds with inverter control, or magnet lifting attachments for sections and plates, can further speed production. Street has also developed a special expertise in travelling floor bogies for the latest flow line production methods.

Increase your efficiency and competitiveness with a tailor-made, Street crane solution, designed for the structural steel industry. Contact us for more information or request a quote.

 

CONCRETE CRANES

Some typical applications include outdoor single or double girder overhead or portal cranes for stockyards. The Street range of portal cranes are available with or without cantilevers which can allow loading of vehicles outside the designated storage area. Indoor cranes for production may be pre-engineered economic solutions, or process integrated solutions including skip cranes, to carry concrete from the batching plant and special mould stripping cranes. It is important to consider very carefully the speed and duty classifications of cranes for the concrete industry as the requirements are often in excess of cranes for general industry.

Recent developments include Swing Prevention Software which allow much faster handling rates and crane automation and is now available at much reduced cost.

Ask us for a quote, or contact us for more information.

 

POWER STATION CRANES

We have been supplying lifting equipment to Power Stations over 25 years. Turbine hall cranes are typically 50-200 tonne capacity with ancillary cranes, jibs and hoists in much smaller capacities.

Contact us for more information, or request a quote.

 

REFUSE CRANES

The increasing problems of waste disposal in the modern world have led to a growth in waste incineration and more recently, waste to energy schemes, where refuse is incinerated at high temperature to fuel a power plant. The refuse handling in such facilities is generally done by heavy-duty grabbing cranes. Street can offer a number of features considered essential in such applications.

In these grabbing cranes rope deviation is inevitable, as the grab is lowered at speed into the refuse and it assumes a variety of angles.

Such an application would cause problems with standard hoists which incorporate rope guides. Hence, the Street heavy duty open winch with double reeved rope and no rope guides, is the ideal solution. Other special features typical of refuse grabbing cranes include:

  • M7/M8 duty classifications
  • Programmable flux vector drives
  • Fast operating speeds
  • Electrical braking
  • Position encoding
  • Swing Prevention software

The latest developments also include automatic and semi-automatic cycling.

If you have questions about our heavy-duty grabbing cranes, please contact us. Alternatively, you can request a quote online.

 

PETRO CHEM CRANES

Many cranes and hoists for the oil, gas and chemical industries must be designed and built for special environmental conditions, in which particular safety or protective measures are necessary.

The presence of flammable gases, vapours, dust or fibre in the atmosphere may present a hazard if there is a risk that electrical apparatus on the crane or hoist might become a source of ignition. The types of flammable substance may be defined by the Gas ‘Group' and likelihood of the hazard being present, the ‘Zone'. Street offers flameproof protection for cranes in such circumstances (or ‘explosion proof' (Ex) as it is sometimes known). This essentially entails purpose-built control systems, motors, brakes and other mechanical apparatus.

Other environments may be considered ‘aggressive' or ‘corrosive', in that a chemical attack on materials or components may be a consideration. In such cases the use of certain materials in construction may need to be avoided and mechanical or electrical equipment may need additional protection. Street equipment is installed in some of the most exacting environments world-wide.

If you have questions about cranes for the oil, gas and chemical industries, please contact us. Alternatively, you can request a quote online.

 

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