Port Cranes
Port Port cranes

Port and Factory Cranes

Material Handling is concerned with the transport and storage of materials. Control Techniques drives provide the power and control to move materials efficiently and safely. Typical applications include:

Port cranes

Factory cranes

Warehouse cranes

New control systems for existing cranes


Port Cranes

Our drives are installed within ports around the world; they deliver superior performance, 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 tyre gantry (RTG)
  • Rail mounted gantry (RMG)
  • Straddle Carriers Port Cranes

Bulk Handling

  • Ship unloaders
  • Grab unloaders
  • Slewing Grab
  • Barge Mounted Grab


  • Single boom
  • Double boom
  • Goliath overhead

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Factory Cranes

Unidrive SP and Commander SK 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 have 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


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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 AC and DC 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 DC drives provides the simplest and most cost effective upgrade path and reduces downtime during the installation.