Cranes and Hoists

 Cranes and Hoists

Cranes and Hoists

Port Cranes

Control Techniques drives are installed within ports around the world. The drives deliver superior performance and are compact, modular and span a wide power range, making them an ideal solution for installation onboard port cranes and equipment. Typical applications include:

Container Cranes

  • Ship-to-shore
  • Rubber tire gantry (RTG)
  • Rail-mounted gantry (RMG)
  • Straddle carriers

Bulk Handling

  • Ship unloaders
  • Grab unloaders
  • Slewing grab
  • Barge-mounted grab


  • Single boom
  • Double boom
  • Goliath overhead

Factory Cranes

Control Techniques AC drive ranges provide the performance and power to match your new crane and hoist applications. From small, delicate loads up to several hundred tons of molten steel, Control Techniques has the drives that ensure trusted and reliable crane operation. Typical industrial applications include:

  • Steel coils, strip and slab
  • Paper production and processing
  • Bulk food handling
  • Automotive industry
  • Building materials


Automated storage and retrieval warehouse systems are an essential component in modern logistics. Supermarkets, manufacturers, import and export companies and general logistics companies require vast storage capability to service their customers. Our drives are used extensively in warehouse crane systems across the world.

New control systems for existing cranes

Control Techniques manufacture both DC and AC drive technologies allowing us to provide information and advice regarding the right upgrade strategy for your existing cranes.  In many cases, retaining the existing DC motor and upgrading the drive system using Mentor MP DC drives provides the simplest and most cost effective upgrade path and reduces installation downtime.

Control Techniques products for the cranes and hoists industry

Highly reliable drive modules, flexible system design and rapid global support
Diesel generator control system for RTG and other mobile cranes. Typically reduces standby fuel consumption by 50% and overall consumption by 20%.
The Quantum MP is a complete drive package incorporating power fuses, DC Armature contactors and 120Vac controls
Mentor MP is a modern DC drive that is based on Control Techniques current AC drive technology
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