25/08/2014 - 16:23 pm

Overhead Crane Design-Build Company Now Offers In-House Construction of Box Girder Beams


Specializing in overhead bridge crane design, build, and installation, Innovated Industrial Services Inc. announces that it has expanded its product line to include construction of box girder beams.

Box girder beams are ideal for use with long-span, high-capacity double girder overhead bridge cranes and runway beams commonly used in aviation manufacturing, port and terminal material handling, steel distribution/fabrication, concrete products production and other heavy industrial applications.

Innovated Industrial also now designs and builds single girder mono-box girders according to customer requirements.

Box girder cranes have a very light weight to span length ratio. In many cases box girders reduce the size of the runway and building structure required to support the lifted load, thus reducing the overall building cost.

"Our recent expansion into a new 9,000 sq. ft. facility enabled us to invest in a box girder fabrication line with proven capabilities for building quality cranes without interrupting our existing 14,000 sq. ft. manufacturing areas. We can now engineer and fabricate double box girders up to 100 ft. spans and up to 100 tons capacity," said Tom Taphorn, president.

It requires a specific skill set and special equipment to build box girders in-house. In addition to the new fabrication line, Innovated Industrial has invested in a new automated welding process and uses AWS D14.1 certified welders to ensure the highest quality standards. All box girder cranes built by Innovated Industrial Services, Inc. are fully assembled and functionally tested prior to shipment.

"The primary advantage for the customer is that by eliminating up to two additional suppliers in the overhead crane manufacturing and installation process, Innovated Industrial is able to control the quality and delivery lead times for the completed crane," said Taphorn.

The hoist and crane components that Innovated Industrial supplies with its overhead bridge cranes are from respected brands, including R&M Materials Handling, Ace World Companies, Street Crane, Acco Material Handling Solutions, and Louden, to name a few. Among the options that can be specified are variable frequency drives, bogie end trucks, radio controls, anti-collision/collision avoidance systems, auxiliary hoists, and catwalks.

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