CTI crane systems are the right solution for a variety of material handling requirements, all tailored to specific tasks and designed for:
- heavy loads
- highly sensitive materials
- large complex parts
- combinations of these
With different levels of automation – from manual to fully automatic operation – and with integrated grab and load suspension systems – e.g. lifting beams, trolleys, hoist carriers, and grabbers – the crane systems ensure the efficiency of demanding production processes inside the hangar, such as handling of aircraft parts and components, namely transport of aircraft engines to test cells, or handling of turbine engines, diesel engines, gearboxes, dynamometers or fuel skids.
Cranes can also support CTI teleplatform systems to perform maintenance or painting works on the aircrafts.
The cranes can be fitted with interlocking devices and anti-collision systems, to allow the transfer of teleplatform carriers or hoist carriers throughout the entire hangar by crossing adjacent crane bridges or pass to stationary monorail tracks.
CTI Systems has developed a wide range of crane systems:
- Overhead cranes (or bridge cranes):
Overhead cranes enable travel across long distances with several crane runways arranged in parallel.
These crane systems can be supplied with single or double girder bridges (these can also support CTI teleplatform carriers).
- Interlocking cranes:
Equipped with interlocking devices, the operation of crane trolleys is not simply limited to either single or double girder crane bridges. The crane trolley can pass to the crane bridge in the adjacent track or cross over to a monorail system.
- Travelling cranes:
Travelling cranes run on top of crane runway beams and provide advantages for heavy duty operations. The bridges with spans of up to 30 m are able to carry loads up to 65 tons, without the need to be suspended from the roof structures.
- Process cranes (or automatic cranes):
They are usually equipped with a custom-made grab system, interlocking systems, indexing units or special devices applied in various manufacturing processes. The PLC controls their use during the respective production phase.