US foundry installs cranes
By Christian Shelton17 April 2019
USA foundry Kimura Foundry America has bought six overhead R&M Materials Handling (R&M) crane systems for its new 45,000 sq. ft. factory in Shelbyville, Indiana. The foundry provides rapid prototype (RP) castings and small lot production services and this the company’s first factory outside of its home country, Japan.
Three top running cranes with a capacity of three tonnes and three two-tonne capacity cranes were installed. The largest systems have a bridge span of 63.1 ft. They were installed by Shelbyville, Indiana-based Service Crane Co., which provides industrial cranes, workstation cranes and hoist systems.
Mark Drake, territory sales at Service Crane Co., said, “We continue to embrace the varied material handling challenges of Kimura, which has already involved supplying below-the-hook equipment to connect our lifting machinery to the facility’s varied loads.”