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GH produces a wide range of lifting equipment from its facilities in Spain, which are shipped and used across the world

From its network of three facilities in the Basque Country in the north of Spain, GH produces lifting kit for a wide range of sectors.

Its product portfolio covers EOT cranes, automotive marine gantries, hoists and open winches, industrial and port jib cranes, transfer carts and traversers, waste treatment plant cranes, crane components and portal cranes. These serve sectors including steelworks, mining, the automotive industry, aviation and infrastructure.

The latest addition to the company’s range of hoists is the GHD13, part of the D series launched in 2015 and offering an improved capacity on other models. The D series is part of GH’s latest generation of hoists, called the GHB11, which also includes the A and B series.

WorldWide market

Around 80% of our sales are to export markets, with the remainder sold into Spain. We have been selling into Mexico for 15 years, and into Brazil for ten. «The companies in Spain who are doing better are succeeding due to doing business abroad.

Towards the smart Crane

Some of its potential customers, when buying a crane, sometimes mention that, for them, «cranes are just classic machines, useful for lifting and moving loads around» and, as long as they can perform these duties, all cranes are basically the same. In the first seven decades of the 20th century, the challenge was about developing materials technology. The aim was to reduce the size and weight of all the mechanisms involved in a crane, so as to make better use of the available space in industrial plants and to reduce the loads and efforts upon them.

It is only in the last twenty-five years of the 20th century that crane manufactures made widespread use of the electric, electronic, automatism and communication technologies. Limit switches in cross and long travel motions, anticollision cells, load limiters, radio controls and even motor control by frequency inverters became common.

At GH, the manufacturer thought it was «very clear» where the next step would be taken: in the field of communication technology.

He says: «We entered the 21st century with the still living results of the electronic and communication technologies, that brought about a new perspective to industrial development in the 21st century, which some call industry 4.0, others consider it a new Industrial Revolution, whereas for others it is the development of smart machines. All technological advances follow their own development and none replaces any other.

«We also have innovations based on electric and electronic technologies, such as controls and sensors and communication with simpler, more easily accessible technologies. How is this affecting crane manufacturing, and how will it affect it in the future?»

«Some changes appear clear, and bring us closer to the concept of «the smart crane«. Using recently developed, high efficiency motors, has enabled GH to reduce energy loss considerably, and this supports a significant reduction in costs as energy is economized during the machine’s service life. Similarly, by using regenerative drives, the energy that comes from the braking process is not dissipated as heat as used to be done, but recovered and put back in the system.

«Anyway, it is obvious that a machine by itself lacks intelligence. But it is also true that, with the help of some sensors programmed by humans, it will be able to self-diagnose and even to prevent manoeuvres that might be dangerous for the people around and for itself.

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GH Poland has taken part in the scientific conference, concerning multimedia solutions in business

Ewelina Klizner-Ciszkiewicz – the Managing Director of GH Poland has delivered the presentation titled: “Intelligent cranes. Innovation based on information technology”.

The presented solution – CoreBox – has aroused interest among participants of the conference also during conversations in the lobby. They have discussed all the advantages of this innovation within the scope of using intelligent technical solutions. The conference, the aim of which is the exchange of experience, is the continuation of international meetings concerning science and business.

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GH presents its Smart Crane

Once again we will be at CeMAT fair.

We invite you to visit our stand (Hall 27, Stand D50), an interactive space where you will be able to experience the new smart intelligent cranes generation. Think forward and make sure you visit us.

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The stand includes two different spaces:

  • A space showing the new product range (specially the new generation hoist GHD13), optimised to improve productivity, increase safety and machines’ lifespan and generate savings in the construction and maintenance of factories.
  • A technological space, which evinces the determined commitment of GH to make progress towards industry 4.0, the world of the smart crane: innovations based on information technologies, intelligent cranes capable of self-diagnosis, machines capable of communicating with other machines, and also with people, in an interactive and immediate way.
  • GH wants to achieve worldwide recognition in service capacity for its customers. Therefore, our new mechanisms include cutting-edge technologies. Like our new intelligent control unit, unique in the market and included in every GH product. It has data-logging, connectivity, operational and safety functions, enabling GH customers to know the status of the machine in real time and easing the planing of maintenance.

 

The main goal of GH at the fair is to present our strategy for the next years: make the lifting systems world progress. And our customers with it.

It is the GH commitment.