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Fully automatic cranes from ALTMANN – for precise automated work processes

We have been manufacturing fully automatic cranes for more than 30 years. A fully automatic crane performs several process steps on a program-controlled basis. By selecting the appropriate sensor system, the crane controls and regulates itself in line with defined specifications.

No matter if fully or semi-automatic – our cranes boast the following benefits

  • Shortening of throughput times
  • Increase of efficiency in internal transport
  • Prevention of collisions
  • Reduction of physical and mental stress for employees
  • Reduction of staff input
  • Implementation of a three-shift operation without increase of staff

Sensors which can be compared with the sensory organs of a human being record the process status. They take over the central role in control. They transfer data to the control software which regulates the process flow. By selecting suitable sensors, the following crane works can be automated:

  • Movement to a nearly unlimited number of positions with millimetre precision
  • Picking up and setting down loads
  • Load swaying prevention (pendulum damping)
  • Transfer of attached load or other process variables to a higher-level control
  • In connection with your inventory management system the handling volumes are available in real time, which makes the organisation of the complete production much more flexible.

  • Travel speeds up to 200 m/min (= 3.33 m/s  / 12 km/h)
  • Accelerations of up to 1 m/s² due to frictionally engaged drives (i. e. without rack and pinion drives)
  • High-precision recording of filling levels
  • High-precision load measurements
  • Swing-free conveyance of the load

We will help you with the planning and work with you – ideally along with your employees – to find the right components and procedures. In close cooperation with you, we draw up a preliminary list of exact requirements with a process description and compile it in a requirements specification. The safety technology is of utmost importance here. We always plan and develop according to the latest regulations and state-of-the-art technology. Our CE declaration for automatic cranes guarantees that we comply with all legal prescriptions.

Thanks to precisely defined interfaces, a fully automatic crane is also capable of communication with upstream and downstream machines or a process control system. We create higher efficiency and optimum profitability by determining the control expense clearly in advance and execute control accordingly. Your fully automatic crane will be constructed completely in our works, including control and programming. Only after the crane has been tested by us successfully, it will be installed at your site.

  • One contact person for you, who takes care of the entire process and implements your requests exactly as described
  • No losses due to cooperative coordination with subcontractors
  • Impromptu change requests by the operator can be implemented
  • No delays in case of malfunctions
  • Fast amortisation of acquisition costs: Compared to the manually operated crane, maintenance and repair costs for an automatic crane are lower because there are hardly any damages due to improper operational use (e. g. collisions, angled lifting, jog operation etc.). Amortisation results from higher throughput, fewer rejects, reduced wear, lower running costs and possibly the saving of personnel.
  • Short development periods: our comprehensive module library allows short development times. Your application is adapted quickly and individually, and it is tailored to your needs.
  • Source code included: when purchasing a fully automatic crane, you receive the source code as part of the documentation. Consequently, your own staff are able to customize the program themselves.
  • Comprehensive training: in a practice-oriented and clearly comprehensible training we will explain to your team exactly how the system of a fully automatic crane works.