Controlling the Limits of Cranes

Users and OEMs of large cranes must ensure that they control the end limits of the hoist travel. This prevents damage to the hook and cable drum assembly as well as the motor.

Controlling the Limits of Cranes

Solution

Ametek installed a 2006 Rotary Cam Limit Switch off of the cable drum to monitor the hoist travel and set the lower and upper limits to avoid overtravel.

Benefits

  • Prevents accidental overtravel
  • Safety
  • Prevents damage to motor and drive mechanism

Conclusion

A simple mechanical Rotary Cam Limit Switch can save hundreds or thousands of dollars and avoid hours of downtime caused by overtravel.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Ametek Factory Automation.

For more information on this source, please visit Ametek Factory Automation.

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