Industry 4.0

Street Crane supplied three cranes to Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Factory 2050, the purpose of which is to showcase advanced manufacturing technologies. This included two 10t cranes and a unique circular overhead crane that can lift up to 5t. Chris Lindley-Smith, sales director at Street Crane, says: “We had to pay very close attention to the end carriage wheel alignments and speed controls to ensure synchronisation, as the end carriage running around the inner track is on a much smaller radius than the end carriage on the outer radius. If we had got this wrong then the crane wouldn’t work. There are only a small handful of crane companies in the UK that would be confident to do this.”

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