Chain Hoists

Chain Hoists

Features:

  • Tailor-made for galvanising operations
  • Highest safety standard
  • Long service life and excellent availability levels
  • 100% duty cycle
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Robust and acid-resistant
  • Automatic chain lubrication
  • Suitable for angled lifting
  • New equipment and retrofits
  • Bridge cranes and monorails
  • Infinitely adjustable lifting speed
  • Chain supervision
  • Cast snatch block
  • Radio controlled or automated
  • Compact design
  • Modular product Family
  • Suitable for a vibrator

Chain hoists forms the robust heart of the crane technology range. It is employed wherever heavy loads must be transported safely, e.g. in the pre-treatment area and on zinc coating lines, single-rail lines and double girder bridge cranes.

The hoists can be fitted with a choice of lifting hook or claw and toggle, or special load carrying devices in line with customer specifications. INGENIA’s product diversity creates the ideal lifting gear for every situation.

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Rope hoists

Rope hoists

Features:

  • Tailor-made for galvanising operations
  • Highest safety standard
  • Long service life and excellent availability levels
  • 100 % duty cycle
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Suitable for bridge cranes and monorails
  • High, infinitely adjustable lifting speed
  • Radio controlled or automated
  • Compact design
  • Modular product Family
  • Suitable for a vibrator
  • Ideal for both new equipment and retrofits

Robust, inverter-controlled rope hoists are ideal for the lifting of heavy loads on cranes or monorail systems. However, as opposed to chain hoists, they are only partially suitable for employment in acid-contaminated environments and atmospheres. 

Lifting speeds are dependent upon the loads and can exceed than those of chain hoists. The large rope drum minimises wear, which in turn means lower maintenance costs.
 

Lifting – Lowering Stations

Lifting – Lowering Stations

Features:

  • Safety through hydraulics
  • Integrated weighing with calibration capability
  • Solid design
  • Impact resistant
  • Long service life
  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Angled setting possible
  • Angled setting Monitoring

These features allow the lifting and lowering of lifting beams (goods carriers) as required. This provides quick and economical goods loading and removal for the worker at handling height and thus increased productivity. 

If weighing is integrated, this takes place along with removal in a single working step.

  • High safety Level
  • Suitable for retrofitting in any existing system
  • Integrated weighing
Bridge cranes

Bridge cranes

Features:

  • Tailor-made for individual companies
  • Highest safety standard
  • Long service life and excellent availability levels
  • Low maintenance costs
  • High, infinitely adjustable lifting speed
  • Radio controlled or automated
  • Compact design
  • Modular product family
  • Ideal for both new equipment and retrofits

Reliable, standard cranes are available that can also be customised for special applications including workshops, paint shops, sand blasting and powder coating facilities, as well as pickling plants and the transportation of prefabricated concrete components. The cranes are suitable for use in acid contaminated environments and atmospheres, e.g. over the immersion tanks in galvanising plants.

Bridge cranes can be fitted with either chain or rope hoists. Moreover, manual and radio control are both possible, along with semi- and fully automated operation via WLAN.

Claw & Toggle – the Original

Claw & Toggle – the Original

Features:

  • Corrosion-resistant spheroidal casting
  • Safe angled setting at up to 25°
  • Tested for fatigue strength
  • Secure linkage
  • 4–axis suspension capability
  • Maintenance-free

The INGENIA patented load lifting system allows lifting beams to be picked up from four sides. The system is manufactured from corrosion-resistant, spheroidal cast steel and tested for fatigue strength. As a result of a unique claw and toggle design, angled positions of the lifting beam of up to 25° are possible.

Lifting Beams

Lifting Beams

Depending upon requirements, INGENIA develops an optimum lifting beam design with its customers, which is subsequently completed as a section beam or framework construction. Lifting beams can be fitted with the INGENIA claw & toggle system, or equipped with a standard crane hook.
 

Vibrators

Vibrators

Features:

  • Reduction of zinc consumption
  • Reduction of rework and clean up times
  • Reduction of cook-off time
  • Variable oscillation frequency
  • Retrofitting capability
  • Highest safety Standards
  • Ready for use

INGENIA vibrators are designed exactly in line with the needs of the customer. Particular care is taken to ensure that vibrations are not conducted into the lifting gear, but solely into the goods to be galvanised. 

INGENIA vibrators can be mounted on intermediate lifting beams, or directly on the lifting gear hook.
 

Chain Conveyors

Chain Conveyors

Features:

  • Robust design
  • High loads possible
  • Suitable for retrofitting at any time
  • Low maintenance requirement

Chain conveyors serve as horizontal transport buffers for lifting beams in the loading and unloading areas. They are also employed as underfloor driers and are therefore suitably heat resistant. 

Retrofitting into existing lines is possible at any time.
 

Applications:

  • Drier conveyor
  • Transfers between crane systems
  • Cooling line
  • Buffers
Calibrated Weighing Systems

Calibrated Weighing Systems

Features:

  • Suitable for retrofitting
  • Calibration capability
  • 1:1000 precision
  • Robust design
  • Integrated weighing cells

INGENIA offers weighing systems with a calibration capability for loading and unloading stations, as well as for installation directly above the zinc bath.

Weighing takes place using integrated, robustly designed weighting cells.

The weighing data can either be fed into the customer enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or be printed out directly at the weighing station.

Weighing has a precision of 1:1000.
 

Monorail systems

Monorail systems

Features:

  • Customised material logistics
  • Highest safety standard
  • Long service life and excellent availability levels
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Robust design
  • Suitable for acid-contaminated environments/atmospheres
  • Ideal for both new equipment and retrofits

Monorail systems stand out due their modular design and resultant, outstanding flexibility. When augmented by complex, rotating switch solutions, sliding bridges and curves as required, they furnish a manoeuvrable rail network in every direction.

control systems

control systems

Module:

  • SAP linkage
  • Reporting
  • Graphical user interface
  • Capture & replay
  • Detailed planning and control
  • Simulation
  • Maintenance
  • Custom modules

Technische Details:

  • Full access to production data (BDE)
  • Improved SAP linkage
    Open (licenced) Interfaces, web services
  • Energy management
    Production (load management, energy peaks management, …)

Ingenia control software contains all the functions that are essential to an optimised galvanising process. Via WLAN, a main PLC with central control logic directs the individual transport and travel units in an “automatic” or “semi-automatic” mode. These can also be addressed manually, for example during servicing, using remote radio control.

IMES – the modular extendable software package
The Ingenia Manufacturing Execution System (IMES) represents an intelligent, efficient and individually adjustable link between the company management and production Levels.

Among other features, IMES incorporates resistant data storage. Therefore all relevant data can be called up on an ERP level and be passed on to the company management.


Simulation and virtual start-up
This software package, which was specially developed for material flow planning and simulation, tests and optimises control system software, thereby reducing start-up times considerably. 

The package is capable of testing and comparing differing scenarios and layouts in order to detect logistical bottlenecks and potential deadlock situations (plant downtimes). Strategies for efficient Interim buffering and tour planning can thus be developed.

If recipes and production sequences are entered, for example for five weeks of operations, within just a few hours the software delivers a complete simulation. This allows the determination of valuable data regarding subsequent production reality and critical operating situations can be subjected to preventive testing. The industrial PC guides the simulation system with the control software already designed for actual operations.

  • Visualised simulation of actual plant
  • Plant layout optimisation
  • Logistic sequence optimisation
  • Optimisation of transport unit numbers
  • Control software development
  • Control software testing
  • Linkage of the simulation model with the control system
  • Identification of logistical bottlenecks
  • Identification of deadlock situations
  • Feeding of software into the control hardware
  • Avoidance of complex programming
  • Reduction in start-up times using simulation to approx. 2 weeks (instead of 8 to 9 weeks)