Overhead crane and hoist manufacturer Ace World Companies has received an order for a custom hot metal ladle crane with three hoists from Nucor Steel Kankakee Inc. in Illinois.
The 175/35/15 ton capacity crane will have a 70ft span, 460 VAC power supply and meet Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) duty classification F. CMAA Class F covers continuous severe service and is reserved for top riding bridge and gantry type multiple girder electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes capable of handling loads approaching rated capacity throughout their life.
Ace recently supplied two other cranes to Nucor’s Jewett, Texas site, having already installed additional units across its expansive operations. The latest order, the first for the Kankakee mill, 70 miles south of Chicago, is scheduled for installation over a two-week period in August 2017. Manufacturing will commence in the coming weeks.
Ace’s Kevin Beavers, who oversaw the sales process, said: “Our partnership with Nucor is growing every year as we continue to supply more Ace product to their steel operations. It is a relationship we value highly. The latest order is for a crane that will require extensive custom engineering, highlighted by the requirement for three hoists. It will demonstrate our ability to meet the requirements of the most demanding lifting applications.”
Beavers added that the crane would have redundant reeving and a shock absorbing wire rope system, in addition to a state-of-the-art ergonomic cab and operator’s chair. It will be covered by a service and maintenance contract.
Nucor Steel Kankakee is a producer of rebar, merchant bar products, including rounds, flats and angles. It produces various sizes of bars in a number of grades and chemistries. Priority is given throughout production operations to safety in addition to keeping the environment clean and safe from hazardous materials.