Technical Cranes Ltd
As a competitive contractor in a highly competitive environment we have established Technical Cranes Limited as a credible manufacturer and a commercially sound, well organised company since our establishment in 1981.
Recent years have witnessed the company's ability to seek out the trend in crane refurbishment and to engage the best qualified personnel to endorse their product.
The professionalism of their work force is an ongoing priority and a good aggressive management is in evidence.
Recent years have seen Technical Cranes enhance its special lifting systems division. Health & Safety and production & efficiency are two of the major issues that organisations are seeing more as key factors when planning project work.
As a result many organisations are approaching us to help create bespoke material handling systems, which adhere to Health & Safety regulations while maximising production & efficiency. These are both short term projects and long term materials handling needs, where creative thinking coupled with experience and knowledge of lifting equipment Is required to overcome material handling issues.
Major project work to date includes the refurbishment work at Waterloo Station and St Pancras Station, London and Sony Entertainment Headquarters, Soho London.
Technical Cranes Ltd supplies BBRT – Scotland Craneage for New Facility
Technical Cranes Ltd were awarded the contract of supplying Balfour Beatty Rail Track Systems with new craneage and gantry steelwork for its new Scottish facility. What was formerly Edgar Allens, sited at Bathgate relocated during 2008 to a new facility at South Queensferry.
A total of 1100 linea meters of gantry track was supplied and installed with support haunches throughout 10 different bays on the site, complete with a powerfeed conductor system.
These gantries support a total of 19 cranes ranging from 5 tonne to 20 tonne for a wide range of applications such as foundry use, fabrication and workshop maintenance.
As part of the contract the redundant craneage at Bathgate was taken in part exchange.
The cranes were all fitted with Itowa Winner radio control systems that Technical Cranes Ltd are UK agents for. Ongoing service and maintenance will be handled by A & B Crane and Electrical, a division of Technical Cranes Limited that serves the north east and Scottish boarders.
Technical Cranes relocates Bradford Cylinders Lifting Equipment to new facility, which extends to over 6000 square metres. It is a historical move as Bradford Cylinders had been at its original site for over 100 years.
The project involved supplying Bradford Cylinders with a refurbished 10 Tonne SWL Loading Bay Crane and Gantry and installing 4 bays of floor rails for Goliath type cranes totalling a travel length of 250 metres. The cranes are electrically fed by bussbar systems suspended at roof level from the portal steelwork. Nine overhead cranes from the old works at Allerton Road were removed in phases to minimise disruption to Bradford’s production. They were brought back to our Rotherham works to undergo modification and refurbishment.
Each crane had Goliath legs manufactured and where necessary the spans were altered to suit the new rail centres. Each crane was overhauled and any worn parts were replaced.
Inverter control was installed to the long travel motion of each crane to give a slow and controlled start up and slower and safer travel speeds. The cranes were also fitted with a flashing light, Claxton and Itowa overload protection devices. Finally before reinstallation each crane was fully cleaned and painted.
On completion of the commissioning the cranes were issued with a report of through examination and put straight back into production ready for the next 100 years.