Cranes in mining and mineral processing
To optimize crane and hoist performance, Danfoss offers flexible control strategies combined with energy efficiency, operating within stringent safety requirements.
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Crane applications served by Danfoss drives
- Hoist: Lifting and lowering of the load.
- Bridge, gantry, or long travel: The part of an overhead crane consisting of girders, trucks, end ties, walkway and drive mechanism which carries the trolley and travels in a direction parallel to the runway.
- Trolley, or cross travel: The unit carrying the hoisting mechanism which travels on the bridge rails. The trolley run on a single motor or two motors coupled with common shaft.
- Jib or boom: The horizontal member supporting a moveable hoist fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar is known as a jib crane.
- Slewing: The angular movement of a crane boom or crane jib in the horizontal plane, as seen for example in tower cranes.
Crane types served by Danfoss drives
- Bridge crane
- Overhead crane
- Process crane
- Rail-mounted gantry crane
- Rubber tired gantry crane, RTG crane
- Goliath crane
- Grab crane
- Ship to shore crane (STS crane), container crane, port crane
- Marine crane
- Mobile crane
- Mobile harbor cane
- Tower crane
- Construction hoist
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Hybridization for cranes
The future of energy is now – it’s storage
Hybridization in the form of energy storage is one of the leading recent technologies and is rapidly becoming a megatrend. Energy storage offers us flexible ways to make supply and demand meet by bridging the lag between energy generation and consumption, dampening peak loads and bridging outages.