Crane Upgrade

Demag PPM LWG Cable Reel Length Sensor

A recent video of three new length angle cable reels installed on a Demag PPM Crane. A PAT-Hirschmann LG 152 is on the first boom section. A PAT-Hirschmann LG 208 cable reel with an angle sensor along with the LG152 is connected to the PAT-Hirschmann LWG 209 Cable Reel with profibus boards for the […]

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Crane Refurbishment Services – Extending Your Crane’s Life

Crane Refurbishment Services
Extending Your Cranes Life
In the past few years we at Bode Technical Services have seen a significant increase in crane refurbishment services and replacement services, both here in the USA and worldwide.  With our 36 years of experience specializing in crane electronic repairs our clients trust our advice on this matter and […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Crane Refurbishment Services – Extending Your Crane’s Life

Anti-Two Block (A2B) Switch(es)

Anti Two Block (a2b) Switch
Anti Two Block

Cranes are provided with two different configurations of anti two block switches, i.e.
some having only one anti two block switch, and some having two anti two block switches. Correct use of the anti two
block switches must be followed to prevent material damage and serious or even fatal
accidents. The […]

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Hirschmann Maestro Load Moment Indicator

Hirschmann Maestro Load Moment Indicator
Hirschmann Maestro System

The Hirschmann Maestro is an economical upgrade solution for many of the existing Hirschmann and PAT load moment indicators that are currently in the field. The Hirschmann Maestro provides crane owners with a combination of the latest technology while incorporating many of the existing proven sensors and components. […]

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History of Anti-Two Block

A History of Anti-Two Block Prevention
LIMIT SWITCHES AS THE FORERUNNERS OF ANTI-TWO BLOCK  DEVICES

Patents applied for as early as 1904, indicated the need for a safety device to stop the upward travel of a hook block on overhead crane like systems.

Otis Elevator Company was the assignee of a patent entitled “Automatic Stop for Whip-Hoists.” […]

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