MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A contract for two 200-ton P&H(R) overhead cranes for hot metal charge and ladle service has been awarded to Morris Material Handling by TAMCO Steel of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The new cranes will replace two aging cranes and will enable TAMCO to increase steel production output through reduced downtime and faster speeds. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050912/CGM039 ) The severe duty CMAA Class F cranes are being designed with 80 foot spans, 74 foot lifts and will be operated manually from an enclosed, insulated and air conditioned operator's cab or by remote radio control. Each crane will have three hoists, a 200-ton main hoist for the hot metal ladle, a 60-ton auxiliary hoist for pouring, and a 25-ton maintenance hoist. The main hoist and 60-ton aux. hoist will be provided with DC variable voltage control. The 25-ton aux. hoist, bridge and trolley motions will be provided with P&H Smartorque(R) AC adjustable frequency controls. All controls will be mounted in an air conditioned, walk-in control house. Each crane at shipment will weigh in excess of 400,000 lbs. Included in this turnkey operation is the removal and disposal of the existing cranes, the installation of the new cranes and an operator and maintenance training package provided by the P&H Institute. Manufacturing and engineering for this order will be completed at Morris' facilities in Wisconsin and Ohio, with field installation by Morris' national installation crew. Shipment is scheduled for July 2006. TAMCO is a steel mini-mill that recycles ferrous scrap metal into concrete reinforcing bars (rebar). TAMCO produces over 500,000 tons of rebar annually. Tokyo Steel, Ameron International and Mitsui & Company jointly own TAMCO. In addition to the TAMCO Steel order Morris Material Handling has supported the steel industry rebound during the past year, providing critical hot metal cranes and modernizations, including these major orders: -- NUCOR STEEL, Decatur Alabama -- Capacity upgrades were performed on two Steel Mill Melt Shop Cranes in March 2005. The CMAA Class E, 80' span cranes were increased to 270-ton capacities from 240-ton capacities. The furnace at Nucor can now be charged in a single pass. -- CHARTER STEEL, Cleveland, Ohio -- Four new cranes will be supporting the steel mill melt shop at Charter Steel before the end of the year. Included in this order are: two 200-ton capacity, CMAA Class F hot metal ladle and charge cranes, a 30-ton capacity Billet Handling Crane, and a 15-ton capacity Caster Service Crane. All will use the extremely reliable P&H Static Stepless controls that will be enclosed in an insulated and air-conditioned control house. -- NUCOR STEEL, Crawfordsville, Indiana -- A new CMAA Class F, Hot Metal Ladle Crane is being delivered in October 2005. This massive 260/150/25-ton capacity P&H crane has a 75' span, will sit over 8 stories above the floor, and will weigh more can 700,000 lbs at shipment. It is the largest AC Ladle crane operated by adjustable frequency control in the U.S. Morris Material Handling is a leading international provider of overhead traveling cranes, gantry cranes, hoists and winches for industrial and other applications, with operations based in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Chile and builds cranes under the P&H brand trademark. Morris Material Handling is also a leading provider of inspections, service, modernizations, training and parts for all brands of cranes and hoists.
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