Three overhead cranes delivered to automation supplier
By Don Horne
Three five-ton capacity overhead cranes from R&M Materials handling and its distributor Joj Innovations have been installed at a JR Automation / Setpoint facility where the design, engineering, and integration of robotic systems and custom amusement attractions occurs.
At the Ogden, Utah facility, JR Automation / Setpoint uses a variety of material handling equipment as part of their everyday production. JR Automation / Setpoint designs, builds, and integrates advanced automation solutions for automotive, aerospace, energy, and other industrial customers throughout the world.
The company says it relies on state-of-the-art cranes and hoists to meet the ever-increasing demands of customers including Universal Studios, Disney, Target, and Amazon.
Jerry LeBaron, senior engineering projects manager at Hoj Innovations, explained that JR Automation / Setpoint needed additional cranes “due to increasing workload projections.”
Steve Schultz, facilities & safety manager at JR Automation / Setpoint, added that the cranes were required to “support increasing production and to provide reliable lifting and positioning of heavy materials that was safer and more efficient than alternative methods and technologies.”
Two cranes were to be installed on a new, 260 ft.-long runway, which was also part of the contract, and one on an existing runway at the site.
Hoj Innovations has worked with JR Automation / Setpoint in the past. Hoj has been a long-time provider of service and support on the facility’s material handling equipment and as a supplier and integrator of conveyor systems utilised on previous projects.