Demag CastMaster Cranes Provide High-Speed Automation

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Demag Cranes & Components’ CastMaster crane series is a custom engineered crane system made up of various high speed Demag crane components.  It is designed specifically to improve the speed and efficiency of the material handling function for concrete precast and prestressed product manufacturers using the WetCast or DryCast process. Cleveland, Ohio-based Demag’s application experience and the design of the systems results in throughput improvements up to 20 percent in critical areas of the manufacturing process, according to the company, particularly in the process of moving pipe from the production machine to the environmentally-controlled kiln area. The comprehensive systems are designed for all material-handling needs from manufacturing process through to truck loading.

The cranes are engineered to handle a number of concrete production applications, as well, including long and heavy hollow-core precast products, lifting concrete walls and slabs in confined spaces, moving large beams in the storage areas, and loading trucks.  Standard features include an outdoor protection package to ensure performance in any weather, and a Demag MicroSpeed Drive which gives the operator the ability to precisely place and position the final products.

CastMaster cranes are available as single-girder cranes with capacities ranging up to 30 tons with spans up to 100 feet, or as double-girder overhead and under running cranes ranging up to 200 tons with spans up to 200 feet. Lifting speeds of cranes are up to 150 FPM.