Anupam Industries limited successfully manufactured and supplied 2 numbers of 350/50T forging cranes to L&T Special Steel & Heavy Forging plant at Hazira, Gujarat. This is the first ever forging crane of 350T capacity manufactured in India. These cranes are manufactured under technical license agreement from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., (MHI), Japan.
The forging crane was manufactured adhering to specific stringent norms related to critical & continuous forging application of L&T Forgings. Before the delivery of this equipment, functional testing of the entire crane was carried out at 100 per cent safe working load (SWL) and over load testing was done at 125 per cent successfully in the presence of L&T representatives.
The design & manufacturing processes of the crane was subjected to the stringent design practices and quality norms of MHI, Japan. These forging cranes comprise massive fabricated structures, high-end mechanical sub-assemblies, electrical drives (E-room) and PLC programming for smooth functioning and controlling. The crane girders and trolleys are made in single piece (no splice joint). Each girder weighs around 95T-100T. From the safety point of view special testing was carried out in the presence of L&T & third party surveyors at Anupam.
These crane girders were transported through special hydraulic trailers. A special mobile crane of 250T capacity with extra long boom was used for erecting and installing these girders at the L&T site. The mechanical installation was successfully completed within 10 working days with the help of Anupam’s experienced technical erection team. This heavy duty 350T forging crane will be used by L&T for forging heavy duty turbine shaft.
Speaking on the achievement, Mehul Patel, Managing Director, Anupam Industries Limited said “we believe in customer delight and innovation and we are standing strong today with this achievement due to our vast experience, technical expertise, support of MHI and whole hearted contribution of our employees. We have already created a strong presence in the steel segment by supplying high-end ladle cranes and steel mill duty cranes to various industry leaders. With this achievement we have reinforced ourselves as the specialist crane solution provider to the steel Industry.”