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    IMPULSE•G+ Series 4 Adjustable Frequency Crane Controls are the Next Generation of Crane Performance

    Magnetek’s new IMPULSE•G+ and VG+ Series 4 drives continue our tradition of providing the most reliable and cost-effective adjustable frequency crane controls available. The IMPULSE•G+ Series 4 can be used as an open-loop vector or V/F crane control for traverse motions or mechanical load brake hoists.

    Industry-leading safety and performance features combine with our superior application expertise to provide unmatched performance for your material handling system.

    Load Check II — Load Check II continuously detects hoist overload conditions throughout the frequency range, halting upward motion and only allowing the load to be lowered. It continuously monitors the hook load, both during acceleration and constant speed, eliminating the need for load cells in most applications. Its new auto-setup feature will define the hoist's maximum hook load in seconds. Load Check II detects overload conditions when loads are "snagged" during low speed operation. With these control advancements, the drive will either pause lifting only when the rated capacity is approached or instantaneously halt. These enhancements provide increased accuracy and productivity.

    Safe Torque Off — provides a redundant hardware safety circuit that guarantees motor and brake power are removed when an E-STOP switch or safety controller opens the drive input, eliminating the need for external disconnects. This functionality is provided in a safety category 3 architecture, and designed to PLd and SIL CL2 according to ISO/EN 13849-1 and IEC/EN 62061 respectively, meeting the requirements of IEC/EN 61508.

    Quick-Set — drive setup is even easier with the new Quick-Set parameter group. The drive populates a single menu with the most frequently used parameters based on the motion and speed reference selected. For example, when a 3-step traverse drive is configured the three speed reference, two acceleration-deceleration, programmable input, motor FLA, and Reverse Plug Simulation™ parameters are all added to a convenient single menu.

    Alternating Brake Checks — independently verifies the integrity of redundant hoist brakes at the end of every run. During the brake proving phase, the drive will set one brake and verify it is capable of holding the load. Once the brake has been verified, the drive will set the other brake and stop outputting current to the motor. The drive will alternate which brake is tested at the end of each run. When slippage is detected, the drive will report which brake is defective so the issue can be addressed quickly.

    Option Cards — provide the drive flexibility needed with expandable AC digital input and output, DC digital and analog input and output option cards. Simplify automation and diagnostics integration with our Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP/IP, and PROFIBUS-DP option cards. The new control power supply option maintains diagnostic, I/O and communications when main power is disconnected from the drive.

    IMPULSE•Link 4.1  Basic and Wireless Diagnostics Systems (WDS) provide easy parameter management with your PC. WDS can communicate with up to 31 drives remotely, allowing wireless drive diagnostics, monitoring, and programming.

    Built In Reliability Magnetek drives are designed with reliability and economy in mind! The hardware and software were designed and extensively tested specifically for the operating conditions seen in overhead material handling applications. These durable drives feature new power modules which can withstand four times more thermal cycles than previous generations. Preventative maintenance monitors provide the feedback you need to schedule maintenance and minimize downtime. IMPULSE•G+ & VG+ Series 4 drives are backed by our industry-leading three-year warranty.

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    IMPULSE•VG+ Series 4 Adjustable Frequency Crane Controls – The Next Generation of Crane Performance 

    Magnetek’s new IMPULSE•G+ and VG+ Series 4 drives continue our tradition of providing the most reliable and cost-effective adjustable frequency crane controls available. The IMPULSE•VG+ Series 4 can be used as a closed-loop flux vector crane control specifically designed for non-mechanical load brake hoists and high performance traverse motions. 

    Industry-leading safety and performance features combine with our superior application expertise to provide unmatched performance for your material handling system. 

    Load Check II — Load Check II continuously detects hoist overload conditions throughout the frequency range, halting upward motion and only allowing the load to be lowered. It continuously monitors the hook load, both during acceleration and constant speed, eliminating the need for load cells in most applications. Its new auto-setup feature will define the hoist's maximum hook load in seconds. Load Check II detects overload conditions when loads are "snagged" during low speed operation. With these control advancements, the drive will either pause lifting only when the rated capacity is approached or instantaneously halt. These enhancements provide increased accuracy and productivity. 

    Safe Torque Off — provides a redundant hardware safety circuit that guarantees motor and brake power are removed when an E-STOP switch or safety controller opens the drive input, eliminating the need for external disconnects. This functionality is provided in a safety category 3 architecture, and designed to PLd and SIL CL2 according to ISO/EN 13849-1 and IEC/EN 62061 respectively, meeting the requirements of IEC/EN 61508. 

    Adaptive Ultra-Lift — allows for hoist operation above base speed with a light load or empty hook. Adaptive Ultra-Lift continuously monitors motor torque and adjusts motor speed to operate at peak performance, improving plant safety and maximizing throughput. For example motor speed can now be increased automatically when a magnet releases a load or gear ratios change with overwrapping drums. 

    Brake Test — verifies brake torque with the press of a button, capturing breakaway torque with a monitor parameter on the keypad. Diagnose brake issues, perform preventative maintenance, and quickly commission the crane with this invaluable tool. 

    Anti-Shock — automatically stabilizes loads by detecting and minimizing rapid increases in motor torque, thus reducing the potential for crane damage caused by operator induced load shock.

    Quick-Set — drive setup is even easier with the new Quick-Set parameter group. The drive populates a single menu with the most frequently used parameters based on the motion and speed reference selected. For example, when a 3-step traverse drive is configured the three speed reference, two acceleration-deceleration, programmable input, motor FLA, and Reverse Plug Simulation™ parameters are all added to a convenient single menu. 

    Alternating Brake Checks — independently verifies the integrity of redundant hoist brakes at the end of every run. During the brake proving phase, the drive will set one brake and verify it is capable of holding the load. Once the brake has been verified, the drive will set the other brake and stop outputting current to the motor. The drive will alternate which brake is tested at the end of each run. When slippage is detected, the drive will report which brake is defective so the issue can be addressed quickly.

    Option Cards — provide the drive flexibility needed with expandable AC Digital input and output, DC digital and analog input and output option cards. Simplify automation and diagnostics integration with our Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP/IP, and PROFIBUS-DP option cards. The new control power supply option maintains diagnostic, I/O and communications when main power is disconnected from the drive. 

    IMPULSE•Link 4.1— Basic and Wireless Diagnostics Systems (WDS)  provide easy parameter management with your PC. WDS can communicate with up to 31 drives remotely, allowing wireless drive diagnostics, monitoring, and programming.

    Direction Detection — ensures that a hoist motion travel direction is set up correctly so the drive can properly control the load.

    Built In Reliability — Magnetek drives are designed with reliability and economy in mind. The hardware and software were designed and extensively tested specifically for the operating conditions seen in overhead material handling applications. These durable drives feature new power modules which can withstand four times more thermal cycles than previous generations. Preventative maintenance monitors provide the feedback you need to schedule maintenance and minimize downtime.

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    The IMPULSE•G+ Mini from Magnetek continues our history of providing the most reliable and cost-effective adjustable frequency crane controls available.

    The low horsepower (HP) IMPULSE•G+ Mini is our easiest to program drive to date, with user-friendly standard programming for Basic applications and advanced programming capability for high performance environments. The IMPULSE•G+ Mini is designed with an expanded HP range and an identical dimensional footprint as the IMPULSE®•P3 Series 2 (up to 5HP) and a smaller footprint beyond 5HP. 


    All this, plus assured reliability and lower cost make the IMPULSE•G+ Mini Adjustable Frequency Crane Control the product of choice for your overhead material handling needs. 

    Factory Default Software Settings
    The IMPULSE•G+ Mini is factory preset for Basic application programming. This allows the technician to easily navigate and program the drive via a built-in keypad display in minutes for most applications. 

    Advanced Programming Capability
    The IMPULSE•G+ Mini provides the choice of programming in basic and advanced access levels. In the Basic access level, the parameter availability (features) and navigation is nearly identical to the IMPULSE•P3 Series 2 in Basic mode. In the Advanced access level, the parameter availability and feature set is opened up to reveal the full capacity of the IMPULSE•G+ Mini drive.  In this mode, the up and down arrow keys will navigate through the already familiar parameters of the IMPULSE•G+ Series 3 Crane Control. 

    Load Check II
    This built-in feature continuously detects hoist overload conditions throughout the frequency range, halting upward motion and only allowing the load to be lowered. It continuously monitors the hook load, both during acceleration and constant speed, eliminating the need for load cells in most applications. Its new auto-setup feature will define the hoist's maximum hook load in seconds. Load Check II detects overload conditions when loads are "snagged" during low speed operation. With these control advancements, the drive will pause lifting when the rated capacity is approached and will only allow the load to be lowered. These enhancements provide increased saftey and productivity. 

    Compact Design
    Our most compact low HP drive to date, the IMPULSE•G+ Mini’s size permits the use of smaller control enclosures, reducing the overall cost of an installation. It also expands application opportunities on smaller cranes, hoists, trolleys and monorail carriers. The IMPULSE•G+ Mini is available with standard 120VAC interface card, with 24VAC optional. 

    Expanded HP Range
    Available in ½ through 20 HP in 380-480V or ¼ through 20HP in 200-240V 3 phase ratings. This allows the user to select the most cost-effective product for low HP applications through Class D service. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology provides energy savings compared to traditional contactor technology. 

    Energy Engineered®
    All of Magnetek’s motion control products are designed to efficiently utilize available power, thereby reducing energy costs for you and your customers. 

    Reliability Built In
    Designed with reliability and economy in mind. The hardware and software were designed and extensively tested specifically for the operating conditions seen in overhead material handling applications. The IMPULSE•G+ Mini is backed by our two-year warranty. 

    Optional Flat Heat Sink Design Available
    This option reduces the depth of the drive by as much as 45%. Finless capacities are available in 230-460V ½ through 5HP.

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    American Crane manufactures and distributes a wide range of overhead cranes and hoists for use in a diverse array of applications and industries. We offer custom designed equipment solutions manufactured, rebuilt and engineered in-house as well as many standard "off the shelf" distributed products such as packaged hoists. From a small 1/2 ton ratchet lever hoist to a 300 ton overhead crane, we have the right equipment for your application.

    We can provide electric, air, and hand powered electric and chain hoists.

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    Some of our hoists include:

    American Crane Norheim Hoist Line

    The American Crane Norheim Modular Hoist is the product of years of engineering know how, resulting in a design that utilizes readily available, commercial components.

    The design provides versatility in a wide variety of applications resulting in a product with unmatched reliability, ruggedness, and cost effective operation.

    Compliant with (HMI) Hoist Manufacturers Institute Class H-4

    Duty Class Ratings in accordance with CMAA:

    • CMAA Class D Duty up to 60 Ton Capacity
    • CMAA Class A & B Duty 70 to 160 Ton Capacity
    • For CMAA Class E & F and Custom Designs Consult Factory

    The Norheim Hoist Line is available with capacity options up to 160 tons, lifts up to 250 ft. and flexible hoist speeds up to 33 FPM.

    American Crane Open Deck Hoisting Machinery

    American Crane's open deck hoisting machinery is manufactured to the stringent quality requirements and standards set by the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) in duty classes "A" through "F" and all of our cranes are factory tested prior to shipment.

    American Crane Custom Wire Rope Hoists

    We can design and manufacture Custom Wire Rope Hoists to meet your specific application OR we can rebuild and upgrade your existing hoist.

    We also offer electric wire rope hoist from Coffing, Munck, Yale, Shawbox & Chester Hoist.

    American Crane is proud to offer hoist from Columbus McKinnon includein Coffing, Yale, Shaw-box & Chester Hoist. CM manufactures and markets a wide range of hoists and overhead cranes for use in a variety of industries around the world. From 550 lb. capacity Series 602 mini ratchet lever hoist that can fit in your lunch box to our 60-ton, high-capacity LodeKing electric wire rope models, we have the right hoist for your application. We carry an extensive line of powered hoists, including electric and pneumatic chain and wire rope hoists. We also offer a full line of manual hoists, both hand chain and lever tools. Although many hoists are standard "off the shelf" units, we can modify most hoists to meet your exact requirements.

    American Crane and Equipment Corporation offers custom engineered lifting devices designed to solve numerous handling problems. From complex custom equipment to standard equipment, components and parts, American Crane can meet all your material handling needs. American Crane can manufacture new equipment or rebuild your existing equipment. We can provide pre-engineered industrial cranes and hoists and a full line of custom cranes and hoists to meet each customer’s specific application.

    Contact us today to find a solution that works for you!

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    American Crane can design and manufacture a custom trolley to meet your requirements OR we can provide you with a packaged trolley and/or beam clamps from well-known manufacturers such as Budgit, CM, Chester Hoist, Coffing, Gorbel, or Little Mule. American Crane can design and manufacture custom trolleys to meet your requirements.

    We carry some of the most reliable brands in the industry when it comes the choosing the best quality for your trolley or beam clamps.

    We have a variety of trolley and beam clamps ranging in various brands such as:

    • American Crane Custom Trolleys
    • Chester Hoist Trolleys
    • Budgit Trolleys
    • Coffing Trolleys
    • CM Trolleys
    • Yale Trolleys
    • Little Mule Trolleys
    • CM Screwlok Beam Clamps
    • CM Screwlok Beam Clamps with Shackle
    • Coffing/Little Mule BC Models Beam Clamps
    • Gorbel Cleveland Tramrail Moter Drive Carriers

    American Crane & Equipment Corporation is recognized as one of the leading custom crane & material handling manufacturers in the world. Our trolleys routinely operate in many unique applications handling critical loads such as rocket engines, spacecraft, nuclear fuel and high explosives.

    We can manufacture your new equipment or rebuild existing equipment. We can provide pre-engineered industrial cranes and hoists and a full line of custom cranes and hoists to meet each customer’s specific application. Let us find the solution that works for your situation.

    From complex custom equipment to standard equipment, components and parts, American Crane can meet all your material handling needs. American Crane can manufacture new equipment or rebuild your existing equipment. We can provide pre-engineered industrial cranes and hoists and a full line of custom cranes and hoists to meet each customer’s specific application.

    When choosing material moving solutions, there are various overhead equipment systems available with benefits that include improving efficiency productivity and safety. Download our eBook here and see the ultimate cheat sheet for overhead crane equipment.

    Contact us today to find a solution that works for you!

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    American Crane designs and builds below-the-hook lifting devices as per ASME BTH-1-2011 from standard industrial to special purpose grapples and lifting beams. Equipment is designed using carbon or stainless steel material.

    Ref. Specification
    - ASME B30.20
    - ASME BTH-1-2011
    - ANSI N14.6

    Below the Hook Lifting Devices Include the Following Products:
    - Custom lift devices
    - Special purpose grapples
    - Lifting beams
    - Spreader beams
    - Custom lower blocks
    - Misc. Below the hook equipment

    American Crane and Equipment Corporation offers custom engineered lifting devices designed to solve numerous handling problems.

    We have manufactured lifting devices ranging from 1 Ton to 300 Ton:
    - Magnet Beams
    - Rotating Magnet Beams
    - Grabs for handling Nuclear Waste Containers
    - Container Grabs
    - Motorized Telescopic Lifting Beams
    - Crane Scale Systems

    Our special purpose grapples include customized products to match your application such as:
    - Industrial and Nuclear Applications
    - Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel Construction
    - Remotely Operated Mechanical and Electrical Applications
    - Custom Designs
    - NUREG 0554 and NUREG 0612 Heavy Lift Systems
    - Seismically Qualified Applications
    - Compatible with Most Existing Crane and Hoist Systems
    - NQA-1 Nuclear Quality

    We are recognized as a leader in the design & manufacture of electric overhead traveling cranes & wire rope hoists, providing equipment up to 1,000 ton capacity. In addition, we also design and build smaller cranes and offer equipment from other manufacturers. American Crane can manufacture new equipment or rebuild your existing equipment. We can provide pre-engineered industrial cranes & hoists and a full line of custom cranes & hoists to meet each customer’s specific application. From complex custom equipment to standard equipment, components & parts, American Crane can meet all your material handling needs. American Crane can manufacture new equipment or rebuild your existing equipment. Contact us today to find a solution that works for you!

  • Product Photo Heavy Duty Forged Hoist Ring

    American Crane can provide you with rigging equipment from well-known brands such as Budgit, CM, Coffing, Chester Hoist, Gorbel, Little Mule or Yale.

    Some of the rigging equipment that we carry includes products such as:

    • Rigging accessories
    • Rigging clamps
    • Rigging hoist rings
    • Rigging hooks
    • Rigging shackles
    • Rigging thimbles
    • Rigging turnbuckles
    • Rigging wire rope clips
    • Alloy chain, alloy chain slings and attachments
    • Carbon chain and attachments
    • Heavy duty trucks
    • Rigging links
    • Little mule and steel rope block and Tackle

    It is important for Professional riggers, maintenance workers, plant engineers and safety specialists to have safe, durable, reliable, and high quality rigging equipment to depend on for your project. Our line of rigging equipment is dependable for any project and application when it comes to lifting, pulling and securing loads for a wide variety of various environments.

    Our rigging products are utilized for the secure lifting and positioning of goods in a wide variety of industries. When choosing American Crane & Equipment Corporation for your rigging equipment you are guaranteed the highest quality with reliable strength. We carry a wide range of forged shackles, hooks, rings, links wire rope clips, plate clamps and below-the-hook attachments for all of your rigging needs.

    From complex custom equipment to standard equipment, components and parts, American Crane can meet all your material handling needs. American Crane can manufacture new equipment or rebuild your existing equipment. We can provide pre-engineered industrial cranes and hoists and a full line of custom cranes and hoists to meet each customer’s specific application.

    Contact us today to find a solution that works for you!