ElectroMech is offering hoisting solutions for the commercial vehicle industry.

ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. has a significant presence in the automobile industry. The company specialises in hoisting and material handling solutions, and is based at Pune. With a wide range of solutions to offer, from a simple hoist to heavy-duty double girder cranes, ElectroMech employs a wide range of technology, which helps it to ensure that its hoisting and material handling solutions find use on the automotive shop floor. Aimed at the automotive shop floor are solutions like electric wire rope hoists, single girder and double girder, electric overhead travelling (EOT) cranes, gantry and semi-gantry cranes, jib cranes, wall travelling cranes, goliath cranes, under slung cranes, as well as special purpose cranes such as stacker cranes and tunnel mucking systems. Many of these also find use in the commercial vehicle industry. Reveals Tushar Mehendale, MD, ElectroMech (India), “Our cranes and hoists are supplied to diverse industries including automotive, construction, general engineering, heavy engineering, oil and gas, power, railways, ship building and steel.” Delving into details, Tushar draws attention to EOT cranes, and their use in handling press components, dies, chassis and cabins, etc. EOT cranes, he adds, also find other applications in manufacturing plants and infrastructure projects.

ElectroMech, according to Tushar, has achieved significant traction with commercial vehicle manufacturers like Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra and Volvo Buses India. “More than 100 ElectroMech cranes are in operation at Tata Motors plants in Pune, Lucknow, Pantnagar and Ahmedabad. They are being used for a variety of applications such as sub-assembly of multiple parts (chassis, axles), paint shop, assembly shop, stockyards, etc. Two material handling cranes deployed at Volvo Buses, Bangalore, are used to handle the bus bodies. At the factories of Mahindra and Mahindra in Mumbai and Pune, 11 ElectroMech cranes are used to handle the dies along with several smaller cranes on engine assembly line,” elaborates Mehendale. Leveraging its presence in the auto industry, and its ability to offer them the right solutions, ElectroMech, says Mehendale, is set to handle bigger challenges such as integrated handling on press shops, body shops, paint shops or even the entire automotive plant.


Since cranes perform diverse roles in assembly shops, metal press shops, and other manufacturing processes, it is imperative that their application is understood. “Press components, typically require double girder cranes ranging from 35 metric tonne to 50 metric tonne to precisely position themselves and have a smooth movement. Our cranes, with micro-speed facility in all motions, ensures this,” claims Mehendale. An additional auxiliary mechanism is installed on the crane, if it is used for die handling, especially for the die tilting process (for maintenance or changing dies). “For die inter-bay transfers, we recommend die transfer trolleys because they are the safest way to handle dies for linear movements,” he avers. Lighter applications (up to two metric tonne) like cabin drop and chassis handling, requires tandem motion or synchronous motion of the hoists. A typical lifting of the two light cabins or chassis will be achieved with two hooks placed to an adjustable hook position. “Each application requires custom planning, engineering, installation and maintenance solutions that respond to the changing needs of the automotive industry,” asserts Mehendale. ElectoMech ensures that the solutions they provide are designed to address the requirements of the clients. This process enables ElectroMech to not only provide exact solution, but also to help in increasing efficiency and productivity.

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