Terex Material Handling has supplied two Demag overhead travelling cranes for CMS Cepcor’s Technical Centre, located near its Head Office in Coalville, Leicestershire. CMS Cepcor is Europe’s largest aftermarket supplier of premium crusher components to the mining, quarrying, aggregate, demolition and recycling industries. The company exports to over 100 countries and has recently received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2012.
The company’s £3 million investment in the development of the 30,000 sq ft Technical Centre includes state-of-the-art CNC machine tools and infrastructure, which provide additional resources for increased production capacity, facilitating further growth of export business. A wide range of spare part components, in various grades of carbon steel, is manufactured at the plant.
To meet CMS Cepcor’s specific material handling requirements, Terex Material Handling supplied two Demag 24.5 m span, 12.5 t SWL single girder overhead travelling cranes, each with a Demag DR-Pro 10 electric wire rope hoist. The crane systems have two long travel speeds of 20 and 5 m/min, variable cross travel speeds of 5 to 30 m/min and hoisting speeds of 4.0/0.7 m/min. Operation is via a Demag DRC-10 radio remote control, for smooth movement and accurate positioning of components within the CNC machining centres.
CMS Cepcor’s Technical Director, Chris Sydenham, reported that the crane systems had improved manufacturing efficiency considerably:
“Many of the components we produce are one offs and set up represents a large proportion of the manufacturing cycle. Accurate movement and positioning of heavy and often awkward shaped components, within the machining centres, has helped us reduce set up times for improved productivity.”
Demag engineers worked closely with installation contractor, Lifting Systems Ltd, in addressing technical aspects of the project, created by the constraints of the existing building structure. Low headroom and a requirement for a minimum of 5 m height to the underside of the crane girder, to ensure clearance above machines, were included amongst the engineering and installation issues.
Chris Sydenham added:
“We have been very impressed by the high standards of customer service and attention to detail, which we have received throughout the process.”