gottwald boom repairs

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ALATAS Procures Materials & Completes Emergent Boom Repairs.


Crane was involved in a clamshell grab collision that caused two lacings and a minor cable portion to be damaged. Crane was involved in a clamshell grab collision which damaged two lacings & a small cord section.

Alatas’s solution

ALATAS was contacted to perform emergent repairs.  The company was contracted due to its excellent reputation in the crane repair industry.  We were able to spec out and locate equivalent US materials and deliver them in less than one week.

Job scope

  • ALATAS was contacted for emergent repairs to a Gottwald crane
  • ALATAS was requested to spec out and procure equivalent boom lacing and cord materials in the US as Europe deliveries were too long.
  • ALATAS was able to find materials in stock and deliver them in 1 week
  • ALATAS mobilized a team of welders, equipment & a UT Shearwave technician.
  • ALATAS carefully marked out the locations of the lacings before removal
  • ALATAS removed lacings and carefully cut out slip joints for re-use.
  • ALATAS cut the new lacing materials to the correct lengths for re-installation
  • ALATAS fit up and welded out the slip joints
  • ALATAS fit up and welded out the new lacings into the crane
  • Following the completion of the welding, NDT was performed per the repair method.
  • ALATAS then proceeded to mark out and remove the damaged cord section
  • ALATAS fit up and welded out the cord sections
  • ALATAS performed NDT inspections and found no defects on any items
  • ALATAS cleaned the area and demobilized from the site.

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