A crane system is a critical link
in any production process chain and
is a substantial infrastructure capital
investment. Crane and material handling
system manufacturers offer a wide
range of systems and products designed
to maximize productivity and system
performance within a given environment
or application. At Kinetics, we don’t
believe that a material or bulk handling
system should be constrained by the
limitations of a DC power supply.
Our application engineers have spent
over 45 years working closely with
original equipment manufacturers of
crane systems and heavy industrial
users, to developed a product line
of DC power supplies specifically
designed to maximize and enhance the
performance of a crane or material
handling system in a given production
application and operating environment.
Kinetics’ wide ranging product
line of crane and material handling
power supplies, offers customers a
selection of product solutions specifically
designed for maximum operational productivity,
dependable service and long product
For cranes with DC powered rails
and the rectifier ground based, Kinetics
has a selection of product offerings
that includes DC substations, constant
potential diode rectifiers and SCR
regulated out rectifiers. These rectifiers
can feed one crane, multiple cranes,
multiple crane bays or operate in
paralleled with other rectifiers and
/ or motor generator sets onto a common
DC bus. Options such as AC switchgear,
redundant N-1 semi-conductor and DC
output main and feeder breakers are
available options as part of a Kinetics
For cranes with AC powered rails,
Kinetics manufactures a family of
rectifiers designed for the highly
demanding application of crane mounted
rectifiers. A rectifier placed on-board
a crane will be subjected to; continuous
vibration, mechanical shock, elevated
ambients - heat, dirt and fumes. Kinetics
takes pride in manufacturing systems
for these demanding conditions plus
taking into account the needs of a
crane builder to have a rectifier
unit that is space efficient, has
accessibility for service from a crane
walkway, efficient in weight design
and highly reliable.
Our in-house capacity to design and
manufacture power transformers, fabricate
enclosures or open rack assemblies
and power semi-conductor assemblies
makes Kinetics uniquely qualified
to deliver the highest quality power
systems at a reasonable price.
Common DC crane voltages that Kinetics
manufactures to: 125, 250, 290, 300,
320, 360 and 500 volts DC. "Other"
DC voltages are available upon request.
Capacity range of 1 to 2000 Kw.
Some of more common crane applications
we design & manufacture for:
- Hot metal ladle cranes
- Soaking pit cranes
- Furnace charging cranes
- Elevated ambient cranes
- DC output voltages to match
the desired voltage of the crane
- Scrap cranes
- Yard cranes
- Shipping cranes
- Inventory management cranes
- General purpose cranes
- Indoor / outdoor cranes
- "High" elevations
above sea level cranes
- Open racks assembly for
mounting side a crane center motor
- Shipboard cranes
- Dockside power –
portable and fixed locations
Please see Kinetics' Material
Handling Application Guide for
more information on the type of material
handling rectifiers we manufacture.
At Kinetics, we take pride in remaining
flexible to match a design of a power
supply to a given application’s
Information required for a proposal:
- AC input available.
- DC output voltage required.
- Desired kilowatt size.
- Total connected horse power
- Total ampere load.
- Number of cranes to be
supplied power by the rectifier.
- Will the rectifier be ground
or on-board the crane mounted?
- Operating environment temperature
Kinetics, the one source solution.