Capco Crane repairs vintage 1945 crane

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Capco Crane & Hoist, Inc. is a material handling service organization located in the suburban Boston area. Recently a large firm in western Massachusetts that makes structural aircraft parts contracted Capco to fix a malfunctioning mechanical load brake on their 1945 Shawbox crane. They contacted Capco on a Sunday and Capco immediately arranged to have the mechanical load brake removed from the 200-ton crane. Due to the nature of the damage the parts needed had to be remanufactured to their original OEM specifications. Capco along with the help of a custom hoist manufacturer in the mid-west region re-engineered the load brake shaft, subsequently eliminating the old components. The hoist was redesigned for a flux vector drive and the need for a mechanical load brake in any future service was successfully eliminated. The unique process of the firm’s service allowed them a very brief time frame for their crane to be repaired. All components were bought, installed, and inspected in a judicious manner in order for the firm to be back in service for Sunday night operation exactly two weeks after contacting Capco! Located in Rowley, MA, Capco Crane & Hoist, Inc. specializes in the installation, manufacturing and inspection of overhead bridge cranes and hoists. They are a member of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, the Material Handling Industry of America and have been a premier electric overhead bridge crane manufacturer since their inception in 1994. For more information about Capco’s facilities and services please contact: David Caputo (Sales Manager) toll free at (800) 422-7261, by fax (978) 948-2294, or visit their website at www.capcocrane.com.