Tag Archive: Aerospace

  1. Custom Equipment Gets the Job Done Right

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    Shopping for big equipment to help with oil and gas exploration, outages at power plants, repairs on iconic bridges, and lifting components in the Aerospace Industry is no small feat. You need to feel confident about what you are buying and know that you are investing in equipment that will hold up under pressure and best suit your specific needs.

    Our highly qualified engineering department produces innovative solutions that easily translate to drawings and manufactured fabrications and parts. Over the years we have created unique designs that have provided exceptional challenges with comprehensive solutions. Essentially, we can design and manufacture almost any welded fabrication or part that can be imagined to support a custom crane program. Check out some of our design capabilities that make it all possible:

    • Use of the latest 3-D design software
    • Fabrication and part testing capabilities
    • Quality assurance program
    • Inspection reports available, when required


    We have the experience and expertise to meet your unique requirements and to move quickly from design concept to manufacturing.

    Our manufacturing capabilities include:

    • Customization to your specific application


    • Procurement
                Commercial grade dedication
    • Fabrication including:
                Plasma cutting
                Welding to AWS standards
      Various epoxy/urethane nuclear coatings
    • Machining including:
                Numerous CNC and manual machine tools
      7″ horizontal boring mill with 30 foot horizontal travel and 13 foot vertical travel
    • Testing Services
                Acceptance testing
                Mock-up testing
                Load testing to 2500 tons
    • Inspection Services
                Visual weld inspection per AWS standards
                MT, LP, UT, & RT by ASNT-TC-1A qualified technicians, Coating inspectionFor additional information regarding your application contact us today at 1-877-877-6778 or email our sales department.
  2. Custom Grapples from American Crane

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    In sensitive environments, such as nuclear, aerospace, or gas & oil, there is no option for equipment failure. In applications where safety is imperative, grapples, drum grabs, and lifting beams can be useful for securely holding materials, using precise movements to relocate hazardous or valuable loads.  One slip or one piece of faulty equipment and the consequences can be catastrophic.

    Grapple2When choosing a critical lift device for hazardous locations make sure it:

    • Is made of the highest quality carbon, and stainless steel
    • Is 100% customizable to your exact needs
    • Meets NUREG 0612 and NUREG 0554 requirements
    • Is NQA-1 Nuclear Quality and seismically qualified
    • Operates remotely

    Reliability and quality cannot be compromised when shopping for high quality lifting solutions. At American Crane & Equipment, we can supply you with a variety of explosion-proof, spark-resistant and single failure-proof equipment to keep you and your load moving safely under dangerous conditions.