Crane technology

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For decades, we have been developing drive technology for cranes and hoists used in industrial applications, port logistics and the construction industry in collaboration with and for our customers. As your partner, we are aware of and understand your needs.

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  • Our experts know your industry and its requirements.
  • Our global network ensures we are there wherever and whenever you need us.
  • We have the expertise and tools to provide optimum advice and support.

Cranes of the future

Intelligent control, predictive maintenance, better system utilization, service life optimization for drives, high reliability – some aspects of the future of cranes are already here. However, it doesn't always have to mean a new crane – retrofits can also open up new opportunities.

Make a successful start to your future

Our expert tips

No one knows your crane system and your application better than you do. The same goes for the demands placed on the gearmotors without which your crane would stand still. As drive engineering experts, we are at the side of you, the crane experts, to ensure you get the most out of your system.

Why not get a copy of our "Expert tips on crane drives"?

Everything depends on the correct oil

Every crane is different. The application and location play a huge part, but the type of gear unit in the hoist unit or travel unit is key to choosing the perfect oil. Here you can find lots of information about selecting, analyzing and changing oil.

Keeping your crane running smoothly

Failure management in case of malfunctions

Is oil leaking from one of your crane drives? Is the gear unit in the hoist unit making strange noises? To minimize the damage, you should act quickly. Our "Failure management" infographic gives you an overview of failures, their possible causes, and initial countermeasures.

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Successful customer projects

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From the first planning stage to the maintenance, and beyond

We are always at your side – your skilled and reliable partner – from the planning and configuration to the startup and maintenance of your industrial gear unit solution.

Industrial gear unit solutions