Standing still to enhance mobility
They rolled on and on for around 40 years. Finally the trolleys of our portal crane in Hürth, which was built in 1979, needed to be replaced. At the turn of the year, our Technical Services team took advantage of the somewhat quieter days to install the new portal trolleys.
The four old and maintenance-intensive drive units with motor, clutch and gears were replaced by brand-new units, each of which contains three directly driven motors and is consequently considerably easier to maintain. Thanks to the perfect preparation of Cranetech and Teichmann, the specialist companies which we employed, the portal crane was ready to start work at the beginning of the year as good as new.