Single girder overhead travelling crane – assembly

Modernisation of crane systems

Reliable and safe

In the course of their long service lives, the demands placed on crane systems and crane technology change. New operating procedures, stricter safety requirements as well as high-cost and high-maintenance components present operators with the question of how the value of a system can be maintained and its efficiency increased. Instead of a mere repair or a comprehensive general overhaul, it is often worth considering modernising the system. It is cost-effective because specific replacement of individual components or systems means that many existing elements can continue to be used and the entire installation does not have to be replaced. At the same time, modernisation makes it possible to maintain the productivity of a plant and enhance its safety over the long term with selected adaptations.

From consultation and planning to implementation of modernisation projects, our customers can rely on the know-how and pioneering technology of STAHL CraneSystems.

  • Competent solutions for all modernisation requirements
  • One-stop consultation, planning and implementation
  • Planning and cost dependability
  • Flexible and adaptable technology for all crane types, hoisting and crane movements, and safety requirements
  • Short delivery times
  • Long-term availability of spare parts
  • On-site services

Modernisations with STAHL CraneSystems

Experts worldwide rely on modernisations with STAHL CraneSystems. Innovative and well-conceived down to the smallest detail, we use our know-how to implement various modernisation projects with the utmost care. Whether replacing old trolleys, retrofitting sensors, installing safety technology, converting to overhead material transport or increasing the S.W.L. – in all countries, our engineering and crane technology repeatedly prove great flexibility, reliability and cost efficiency.

  • Raised single girder overhead travelling crane on self-supporting crane runway lifts natural stone slabs with SH wire rope hoist in elegant Stone Gallery.

    Due to the cantilevered and raised special design of the new crane runway, it protrudes 3 metres into the existing wide hall area. This area can now be served by both cranes, which are equipped with SH wire rope hoists.

  • Portal crane during charging in a raw material mixing plant

    During charging, the portal crane drives through the hall of the raw material mixing plant to the storage bunkers at speeds of up to 63 m/min. Thanks to the compact dimensions of the trolley and wire rope hoist, the new crane system could be integrated into the existing hall and still provide the required lifting height.

  • A series of ST chain hoists are used in England for maintenance and replacement of railway tracks.

    A series of ST chain hoists are used in England for maintenance and replacement of railway tracks. All hoists are equipped with special load handling equipment. To ensure that the chain hoists work synchronously, they are controlled centrally.

  • Customised crane equipped with two SH wire rope hoists on a customised crab

    The existing crane runway and low ceiling of the hall left little space for the new crane. The compact SH wire rope hoists, each with an S.W.L. of 8 tons in tandem operation, run on a special trolley between the box girders.

  • Stacker crane with SH wire rope hoist

    The basis for the special stacking crane is a custom solution with an SH 60 wire rope hoist that was equipped for this application with a double-grooved rope drum. The concrete elements weighing up to 5.7 t are lifted from the production line on to transport vehicles using a telescopic lifting mast. The modernisation has increased the handling of pre-cast elements by up to 20 %.

  • Custom suspension crane with monorail trolley and raised ST 20 chain hoist

    The two double-girder suspension cranes are used in a carpentry shop to transport wooden beams and prefabricated walls. Only a few centimetres remain between the suspension crane and the roof trusses. For this reason, the ST 20 chain hoist was raised to gain lifting height.

  • SH wire rope hoist on an underslung trolley, the crane controller is mounted on the counterweight.

    The two-part crane is equipped with 5 photo-electric barriers for non-contact signal transmission between the crane bridges. When the crane operator gives the command to lock, the control system brakes automatically on approach and locks the crane bridges.

More information

Close-up of an explosion-proof switch box on a wire rope hoist from STAHL CraneSystems.

Explosion protection

Explosion-proof crane technology compliant with ATEX and IECEx as well as knowledge and experience from more than 90 years.

 Explosion protection

Diagram of an LNG terminal with tanker

Liquefied Natural Gas

The engineering solution for LNG trains and LNG tanks.

 Liquefied Natural Gas

A series of ST chain hoists are used in England for maintenance and replacement of railway tracks.


Technicians develop individual custom and off-standard solutions from one of the largest product ranges available.


STAHL CraneSystems – intelligent solutions in lifting technology

Intelligent solutions

Digitalisation, networking and intelligent systems – Industry 4.0 is changing the hoisting and material handling industry.

 Intelligent solutions

SH 60 Ex wire rope hoist on a slewing crane, mounted on an LNG tank.

EPC projects

Worldwide planning, organisation and realisation of hoisting and crane technology projects for EPC contractors.

 EPC projects

Offshore drilling rig on the high seas


Products from STAHL CraneSystems are used around the world daily in all industries.