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Published: 11 September 2014

Crane Control System Upgrade



The client identified a need to upgrade their crane, due to experiencing increased downtime issues. This was effecting productivity. The current control system installed was obsolete leaving the customer with legislation, breakdown, spare parts and operational issues.


Alatas UK inspected the crane and offered an upgrade package for the control system, that would resolve their current downtime issues and resolve future maintenace.


  • Increase control of the current power pack
  • Ensure future maintainace of the crane is possible
  • Ergonomically bespoke cabin designed to requirements
  • Ensure time frames were met
  • Offer a competitive package and service support


  • FAT conducted at Alatas workshop. This was a build-up and demonstration of the system
  • Installation of upgrade on the rig
  • Alatas also carried out a full critical load path NDT Inspection of the crane
  • Alatas in-house crane design team created the repair procedures
  • The system was commissioned and a SAT was completed
  • Deployed a purpose built hydraulic workshop container
  • The load test was carried out


  • System was capable of controlling the current power pack providing a huge cost saving for our client
  • Alatas could offer service exchange parts for the current power pack even though the OEM classes it as obsolete
  • Custom built control cabin (ergonomically designed)
  • Alatas lead times were unbeatable
  • Alatas offered the complete project in-house
  • After sales and support service

Project Site
Project Manager Richard
Power Pack
Ensuring future maintance is possible
Alatas team at work
Ergonomically bespoke cabin designed
Demonstration of the system
Screen shot of system PLC
NDT Inspections of crane
NDT Inspections
Specialist crane supplied by
Alatas On-site
Hydraulic Workshop
Removing old control cabin
Old control cabin uninstalled
Installing new housing for cabin
Installing new control cabin
Installing new control cabin
Replaced hoses
Preparing for overload testing
Overload testing



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