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Crane and Lifting Technology
Plastics for crane and lifting systems

Heavy-duty plastic components for crane and hoisting technology

Heavy loads are the order of the day for developers in crane and hoisting equipment. Cranes and hoisting equipment have to be designed for ever increasing load capacities and combine high operational safety with a long service life. For several decades, we have been supporting manufacturers in this task based on our heavy-duty plastic components.

Components made from our materials contribute to the performance and reliability of many types of cranes and hoisting equipment all over the world. Owing to their excellent heavy-duty properties, abrasion resistance and zero maintenance, they often replace steel components. Our plastic components significantly extend the servicelife of the cables, prevent stick-slip effects and in that way increase the efficiency of cranes and hoists.

Application examples:

  • Mobile cranes
  • Railway cranes
  • Truck loading cranes
  • Tower cranes
  • Dockside cranes
  • Marine and offshore cranes
  • Gantry and bridge cranes

Typical components:

  • Sheaves
  • Pulleys
  • Support plates
  • Sliding elements

For efficient and powerful cranes

Cranes are constantly subjected to high loads and have to be absolutely reliable even in demanding areas of application. In cooperation with our customers, we aim to increase performance and reliability, reduce maintenance times and optimise safety.


Thanks to their cable-friendly surface, our materials offer a very good distribution of the surface load and thus reduce the pressure between the cable and pulley. This results in a significantly longer cable service life. As a consequence there are fewer cable replacements and lower maintenance costs.

Excellent sliding properties

Because of their excellent sliding properties, our plastic components support a uniform hoisting process, prevent stick-slip effects and contribute to the efficiency and process stability of your cranes.

Light weight

Our plastic components are significantly lighter than conventional steel components. Their light weight contributes to the reduction of the overall weight of your design, increases the hoisting capacity of your cranes, depending on the design, and facilitate installation.

High wear resistance and toughness

Owing to their high wear resistance and toughness, our materials are suitable for high mechanical loads and contribute to a long service life of your cranes even in demanding applications.

High resistance to corrosion and weathering

Because of their high resistance to corrosion and weathering, our materials are suitable for permanent outdoor use and can withstand UV radiation, rain and snow.

Application examples

Related Products

  1. PA > PA 12 G

    Lamigamid® 1200

  2. PA > PA 6 G

    Lamigamid® 300

  3. PA > PA 6 G

    Lamigamid® 314

  4. PA > PA 6 G

    Lamigamid® 315

  5. PA > PA 6 G

    Lamigamid® 318

  6. PA > PA 6 G

    Lamigamid® 319

  7. PA > PA 6 G

    Lamigamid® 400B

Arrange for technical consultation

The performance and service life of materials and components for cranes and hoisting equipment is determined by various influencing factors. These factors have to be taken into account for the proper selection and design. For instance:

  • Mechanical stress
  • Tribological requirements (friction and wear)
  • Weight
  • Contact with corrosive seawater
  • Contact with equipment
  • Extreme weather (UV) and abrasion (sand/waves)

We would be happy to assist you in selecting the proper material for your application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and drop us a note.



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