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.
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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.
SOURCE Morris Material Handling