75-year lift for Street Crane
A key supplier to the steel stockholding and handling industry, Street Crane Company is celebrating its 75th year of innovation in crane technology. The company’s association with steel stockholding and handling grew in the 1970s and 1980s with installations for Walker Steel and British Steel Distribution (BSD), making it amongst the biggest UK customers for coil and section handling cranes. In recent times, Tata Steel has come to Street for standard and highly specialised cranes.
Coil handling cranes have become a Street speciality, with multiple applications in automotive plants and automotive supply chains. Recent orders include 30+ tonnes safe working load coil handling cranes for A V Dawson, steel supplier to Nissan in Sunderland, and to Associated British Ports at Newport. A family-owned business, Street Crane is the UK's largest producer of factory overhead, gantry and jib cranes and is a global supplier of advanced hoists and controls to a network of over 100 international independent crane-makers.
“Key features that give steel stockholding and handling users assurance in lifting include an additional hoist brake for increased safety during maintenance operations. Heavy-duty open winch hoists ensure a stable and true vertical lift. Programmable speed control and load-dependent speeds give precise movements for accurate and safe load positioning. Tandem cranes and hoists with load summation give even more handling flexibility,” explained the company.
Innovation has been at the core of Street Crane’s success from its beginnings in 1946. The current Street ZX hoist range is the sixth generation of hoisting equipment that the company has designed and serially manufactured. In late 2020, Street launched Eazycrane online crane configuration software. See www.streetcrane.co.uk