Services and Modernization

Make your cranes fit for the future

Make your cranes fit for the future

Siemens’ support for cranes doesn’t end with hardware and software. Additionally, you’ll find profound trainings for our SIMOCRANE and SIMATIC product range as well as modernization services that optimize your cranes along their entire life cycle. Siemens provides customized modernization concepts for cranes, ranging from single systems and products to completely engineered and commissioned systems.                        

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Committed partner of the crane industry

Customized modernization solutions for cranes

The world’s safest, most productive, energy-efficient and reliable cranes are driven, controlled and automated by Siemens. Our comprehensive and innovative portfolio, our decades of experience and industry-specific applications have made Siemens a preferred partner for crane operators all over the world.

Crane modernization extends crane life and improves productivity, maintenance and safety 

Cranes have a lifespan of 25 years or longer. However, the drive controls life cycle can be shorter due to the development pace of technology. Obsolescence of older equipment comes with each technology advancement. Maintaining old technologies becomes commercially unattractive. Equipment obsolescence – limited spare parts availability, high cost for spare parts and replacement and service – will be a reality.

 

Easier crane modernization

Siemens’ crane modernization concept is easy and fast to implement due to new SINAMICS S120 technology. The new equipment has a similar design philosophy compared to previous drives generation – MASTERDRIVES. This results in minimum modifications and short downtimes for the upgrade. In most cases, PLC’s, transformers, motors, MV switchgears, etc. are in good shape and can be retained.

 

Extensive expertise for maximum crane performance 

SIMOCRANE training: knowledge straight from the manufacturer. Siemens offers a comprehensive range of training. Whether you are looking for the basics or more advanced and specialist knowledge our range of courses covers this.

 

With training from SITRAIN, you rely on the manufacturer entire expertise every time. First-class know-how guarantees the integrity of the crane drive and automation system. Crane performance is maximized while integrated safety ensures safe operation in all circumstances.

 

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Basic Crane Course

This course teaches participants to understand the crane’s mechanical system and its demand for physical quantities like power, torque, speed, acceleration etc. It provides general understanding of AC motor theory as well as AC converter power electronics. It enables the participants to size the complete electrical drive systems for cranes.

 

SIMOCRANE Commissioning

Hands-on training for SIMOCRANE in SINAMICS drive-based Technology. Basic motions and sway control as well as SINAMICS Safety Integrated.

 

SIMOCRANE Maintenance

This practical course is guiding attendants to work on SINAMICS infeeders, inverters, motors and brakes with actual ratings as found on modern cranes. The SIMOCRANE

application is used to do the crane functions.

 

Others

Other courses like Sway Control, Straight-Run Controlle.

Find out more about trainings for cranes in our brochure

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Boost crane productivity with automation modules

Crane upgrade to higher level of automation and productivity

When modernizing a crane, there are a number of automation modules available, with short ROI, to boost crane productivity on equipment or process level. We systematically track down this potential for you and offer a whole range of services relating to optimization and modernization. With a modular concept, cranes maintenance becomes easier and faster.

Automation modules available 

When modernizing a crane, there are a number of automation modules available, with short ROI, to boost crane productivity on equipment or process level. We systematically track down this potential for you and offer a whole range of services relating to optimization and modernization.

 

Modules: Truck Positioning System, Sway and Skew Control, Load Collision Prevention System, Remote Control System and Cranes Management System. 

Find out more about Siemens’ modernization solutions for harbor cranes in our brochure

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Automation modules available 

When modernizing a crane, there are a number of automation modules available, with short ROI, to boost crane productivity on equipment or process level. We systematically track down this potential for you and offer a whole range of services relating to optimization and modernization.

 

Modules: Sway and Skew Control, SIMOCRANE CMS Lean and Remote Control System.

Find out more about Siemens’ modernization solutions for industry cranes in our brochure

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The best modernization solution

• Existing cubicles remain

• Existing incoming/outgoing cables to transformer and motors remain

• Limited mechanical work and minimum downtime to replace

• Low costs – upgrade only what’s important

• Harvest spare parts for remaining cranes

• Minimal changes in PLC and crane management software

Process of removing MASTERDRIVES chassis

Process of installing SINAMICS chassis

Lifetime extension with minimum investments

As a Siemens partner, you benefit from a state-of-the-art portfolio which offers quality that lasts, in terms of applied products as well as the engineering and commissioning. Our offering is a safe choice in every respect. It ranges from single systems and products to completely engineered and commissioned systems.

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Committed partner of the crane industry

The world’s safest, most productive, energy-efficient and reliable cranes are driven, controlled and automated by Siemens. Our comprehensive and innovative portfolio, our decades of experience and industry-specific applications have made us a preferred partner for crane operators all over the world.

Don’t hesitate to make contact. Our experts are looking forward to helping you.

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