Cranes and Hoists

Control Techniques AC drives ranges provide the performance and power to match your new crane and hoist applications

Port Cranes

Control Techniques drives are installed within ports around the world. The drives deliver superior performance and are compact, modular and span a wide power range, making them an ideal solution for installation onboard port cranes and equipment. Typical applications include:

Container Cranes
  • Ship-to-shore
  • Rubber tire gantry (RTG)
  • Rail-mounted gantry (RMG)
  • Straddle carriers
Bulk Handling
  • Ship unloaders
  • Grab unloaders
  • Slewing grab
  • Barge-mounted grab
  • Single boom
  • Double boom
  • Goliath overhead
Factory Cranes

Control Techniques AC drives ranges provide the performance and power to match your new crane and hoist applications. From small, delicate loads up to several hundred tons of molten steel, Control Techniques has the drives that ensure trusted and reliable crane operation. Typical industrial applications include:

  • Steel coils, strip and slab
  • Paper production and processing
  • Bulk food handling
  • Automotive industry
  • Building materials

Automated storage and retrieval warehouse systems are an essential component in modern logistics. Supermarkets, manufacturers, import and export companies and general logistics companies require vast storage capability to service their customers. Our drives are used extensively in warehouse crane systems across the world.

New control systems for existing cranes

Control Techniques manufacture both DC and AC drive technologies allowing us to provide information and advice regarding the right upgrade strategy for your existing cranes. In many cases, retaining the existing DC motor and upgrading the drive system using Mentor MP DC drives provides the simplest and most cost effective upgrade path and reduces installation downtime.

Control Techniques products for the cranes and hoists industry:

Unidrive M Modular

Unidrive M: High Power Modular AC Drives, 125 hp – 4,200 hp (90 kW – 2.8 MW)

Highly reliable drive modules, flexible system design and rapid global support

RTG Crane

RIS.GA. - Energy saving for RTG Cranes

Diesel generator control system for RTG and other mobile cranes. Typically reduces standby fuel consumption by 50% and overall consumption by 20%. 


Quantum MP - High performance 3Ø DC Package (45 A – 700 A)

The Quantum MP is a complete drive package incorporating power fuses, DC Armature contactors and 120Vac controls

Mentor MP - High performance DC drive (25 A – 7400 A)

Mentor MP is a modern DC drive that is based on Control Techniques current AC drive technology

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