Responding to a Distress Situation

Consumer Electronics Industry

Success in Consumer goods & home appliances demands operational excellence that combines world-class quality with high-velocity manufacturing facilities for refrigerators, washing machines & television set units, and spare components. In addition, the enterprise needs to comply with stringent quality assurance guidelines and industrial safety standards. The client’s teams across the manufacturing value chain faced several challenges in daily operations due to the raw material feeder line

Key Challenges

  • Line managers responsible for producing daily predefined target units were challenged by frequent stoppages in the raw material feeder line.
  • Plant management tasked with accelerating production was helpless due to unreliable & short terms solutions.
  • Due to frequent breakdowns in the raw material feeder line EOT cranes, planning and scheduling of production & the planners were battling to address the festive seasonal demands.
  • The maintenance engineering team failed to achieve zero downtime due to production bottlenecks.
  • Environmental health and safety (EHS) managers responsible for sustainable operations could not reduce energy consumption and wastage due to the rejection of raw materials & delay in changeover according to unresolved production planning.

Root Cause Analysis

  • These critical challenges were due to the frequent failures in the operations of the raw material feeder EOT cranes.
  • There were three no EOT cranes, the primary material handling resource for the press machines responsible for pressing the refrigerator main cabinet unit.
  • Cranedge carried out a detailed technical analysis of the situation & thorough health check-up of these cranes. The lack of timely replacement of the spares & absence of periodic preventive maintenance led the feeder cranes into nonoperational situations.
  • Short-term resolution led to these circumstances, which resulted in a production loss.


  • Reduced downtime ultimately affected in increased productivity –
  • Tough & reliable solution for safer operations
  • Proven technology with an economical solution
  • Minimum maintenance due to smooth operations
  • Economical solution resulted savings in Capex & Opex

SOLUTION- Upgraded existing assets with new 10T*3 no’s of trolley with VVVFD Logic & LT Machinery

Cranedge conducted thorough health check-ups of the feeder line cranes & observed the operational methods.

Based on the technical analysis & health checks, we recommended the client to replace the existing crane’s central lifting units & upgrade the long travel machinery with the addition of VVVFD logic for fast & smooth operations.

Cranedge worked out an uncompromisingly economical & reliable solution by offering modification for existing cranes.

Upgraded existing 15-year-old assets with compact & latest electrical system

  • Supplied 10T*3 Nos EMPACT crab with geared brake motors
  • Supplied all motion VVVFD control panels for smooth operations
  • Executed this project within the 12 weeks’ timeline with installation

Expert aftersales support for

ensuring zero failure
Efficient Reuse of Asset
Crane Modification
Refurbishing of Old Crane
Enhancing Capacity
Crane Modernisation
Crane Relocation
Responding to a Distress Situation
Rejuvenating Damaged Crane
Ensuring Safe Working
Ensuring High Uptime Through AMC
Enhancing User Experience

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