When Timken Aerospace specified the Kundel bridge crane for our center-less grinder wheel changing operation the most important considerations were as follows:
- Ease of use
- Cost / value
- Effective and efficient use
- Simplicity of design
At the time, we compared Kundel, Gorbel, and US Monorail systems. We chose Kundel because in our opinion the design was sturdier and more cost effective because of the simplicity of design. We have been very satisfied with our Kundel system since installation and as expected it worked right the first time.
Thanks and Best regards
When Timken Aerospace specified the Kundel bridge crane for our center-less grinder wheel changing operation the most important considerations were as follows:Steve Davis | Principal Mechanical Services Analyst, The Timken Co.
Kundel cranes are very easy to set up and use. It takes very little afford to move or stop a 1000 lb. load in any direction. As for installation set the pads and poles attach the runways install the end trucks a bridge and plug it in, its that simple. Gorbel you need to keep everything square (poles, runways and headers) then add your power rails and festoon etc.
Great product !!
ThanksLarry Krieg | Process Technician, Crown Equipment
Thank you for your help. As an FYI, we've had the unit installed several months and it is performing very well. We really like how easy it was to install and moves with little effort. Very nice product.
RegardsTerry Prather | Production Superintendent, Dexter Axle
We installed it on saturday the 24th and was ready for production on monday the 26th. The installation was pretty straight forward and went pretty smooth. We had a few minor problems during installation but they were easily taken care of. Since this the first time we installed one of your cranes I expected to see that. We are extremely satisfied with the new crane and our preliminary findings is that our line is running smoother and output at the end of the line is up 18%. I expect that figure to go up as we get use to using the crane in our production mix. Thank you for such a great product. We will purchase more of these cranes in the future.
Thanks for all of your helpDan Ballard | Facility/ Maintenance Manager | MVP Plant Administrator, U-Haul
For your needs if you ever need nice photos. Reading Bakery will give us and Kundel a great reference if you need it. This is my 4th Kundel overhead crane system, and it’s SO MUCH nicer than Gorbel, and cost effective.
Notice the flexibility for column centers, and how we “hide” them. They don’t use a cross header, so the columns don’t have to line up with each other. Every one of these columns were on different centers down the line and across from each other. The right side rail even used a raised runway (higher than the left runway) so the runway would not block the window view (important with Reading Bakery).
Slick system guys!!Kevin B Adam, Lift Inc.
Robert it is a pleasure doing business with a company that is as proud of their product as we are. You and all of your staff are awesome! Just know that we at Oliver love these cranes and recommend them to anyone that will listen or seem interested in them. We will be looking to Kundel for all of our future crane needs.Cliff Schulz | Production Supervisor, Oliver Manufacturing
It's standing there, looking great! Ready to hang the hoists and perform a load test. The feedback from the installers is that it was very well engineered, the design;took the monotony out of it;, and very straight forward. Also, this is the first Kundel install by these guys. They are cruising along with no issues. Thank you all so much for squeezing this one through and meeting the tight deadline. You truly have an excellent team there. I really appreciated your production manager's communications keeping me informed every step of the way through production, right up through ensuring it arrived on time and installation was underway.
I will keep you posted with performance feedback once the operators get to play with it. And of course we have another crane system ordered with you; nailing down the details on that one this week.
We have two excellent crane systems by Kundel. Operators prefer them over the others.
Thank youDave Henkel | Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Amsted Rail Company
Love the Snaptrac, use it all the time. Can't live without it anymore.Bernard Juchli , Jay Leno's Garage