Phased new drives and controls into operating crane system during weekly downturns

Aviation customer

Application and customer

  • Final Assembly Bridge Crane System
  • Customer: The world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems with more than 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.

ABB scope

  • Add 2 Bridges and 2 cabs to the existing crane system
  • 6 x 7.5hp-30hp DC2100e core drives
  • Modify the existing RX3I PLC Control system to include the new devicesProvide design engineering for drives and controls. Provide engineering support for electrical and communications systems

Total order: $1.3 M plus T&M S/U services

Customer benefits

  • Additions to the system facilitate future production increases
  • Final commissioning performed in areas of the building to limit production impact
  • New device designs are in-line with planned existing system retrofits


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