Operator cabins for foundry crane

Foundry crane – one type of overhead cranes, equipped with lifting and tilting mechanisms foundry ladle.

By purpose, three types of foundry cranes:




Mixing crane works in the part of hearth plant, filler crane - in the furnace part and casting crane - in the casting part. Mixing crane produces lift ladles with liquid iron with special railway wagons and filling of liquid iron into the mixer.

Mixer - a special warehouse for liquid cast iron, made in the form of a cylinder with an internal refractory brickwork. Lifting capacity of mixers is 1,500 tons. Mixer rotates with supporting-roll device and can decant liquid cast iron into the ladle mounted on a special-electric wagon. This wagon moves liquid iron in the furnace hearth plant, where filler crane loads it into the open hearth furnace. Casting crane makes casting of liquid hearth (or of converter) steel into molds lifting capacity main crane bogies foundry 100-500 tons, and auxiliary bogies 20-100 tons.

Equipment of operator cabins for foundry cranes:

  1. Construction of crane cabin is made of steel pipe sections welded together.
  2. Indoor and outdoor construction crane control cabin is made of steel sheet, 2.5 mm thick, forming a strong element.
  3. The cavities are filled with insulation (mineral wool) with a thickness of 50 mm.
  4. Entrance platform with a wicket.
  5. Removable side platform.
  6. Removable shield mounted under the bilge.
  7. The floor is made of multilayer removable panels and covered a dielectric mat. Cables and wires lay under the floor. In the space provided for the underground tunnel for cable needed to connect electrical equipment in operator control unit.
  8. The windows are made of transparent glass triplex.
  9. Provided the opening of the upper front window and upper side windows on the gas springs. Glass mounted inside the control cabin with the pressure angles, allows an easy replacement of glass. Privacy applies to all windows triple protection along the perimeter of the crane cabin.
  10. Protective grille on the lower glasses consists of two parts: the upper - removable to allow cleaning the glass, lower - not removable.
  11. Climate control system with special air conditioning on 3kW, 380V.
  12. Operator control unit KP-4-250.
  13. Fire extinguisher with bracket.
  14. Coat hook.
  15. Metal first aid kit with a set of medicines.
  16. Fan Heater 2kW, 220V.
  17. Bell loud fight.
  18. The pedal enabling sound alarm.
  19. Convertible seat of trainee.
  20. Intercom.
  21. Limit switch locking wicket of entrance platform.
  22. Safe load indicator.
  23. Indication panel on the rotary bracket.
  24. Electrical cabinet according to information provided by the Customer electric scheme.
  25. Control joysticks and other elements of command and control provided by the Customer in accordance with the electrical circuit.
  26. Ceiling lamp 2 * 18W with switch, 220 V lamp connected by wires, which are brought under the floor.
  27. Possible lacquering and painting at the option of the Customer in accordance with the classification of colors RAL. According to GOST: the outer surface - yellow RAL 1003, interior - gray RAL 7047.

Possible options of operator cabins for foundry cranes:

  1. Heating: air curtain (3 kW, 220V) or fan heater (2х2kW, 220V or 2x2kW, 380V).
  2. Document pocket.
  3. Metal thermos for drinking with fastening.
  4. Windshield wiper with washer tank on the front window, extra installation on the side windows.
  5. Sun rolled curtains on all the upper windows.
  6. Radio, CD-player.
  7. Additional sockets.


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