|E-Crane� has successfully completed the conversion of an American Model 1200 crane from the original mechanical driven diesel engine crane into a completely electric/hydraulic driven machine.
�olakoğlu is so pleased that they immediately placed an additional order for the conversion of the other 2 American 1200's to be operational mid summer 2011.
For dozens of years , scrap and finished products at �olakoğlu Metaluriji in Gebze (Turkey) have been handled by 3 American 1200 cranes. These AM-1200's are diesel driven, mechanically powered draglines. The cranes did not have "power load lowering" or other important security features found on modern cranes. Moreover, because of the "free fall hoist mechanism", there was little control over the grab and damage to the engine and/or the ship being loaded/unloaded could easily occur. The diesel engines did not comply with current emission standards and worst of all they consume an enormous amount of costly diesel fuel.
�olakoğlu asked E-Crane� to brainstorm with them about the possibility of converting the AM 1200 cranes from diesel engine driven to modern electric drives. The objectives of this exercise ...(Read More
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