G.W. Becker, Inc. is a distributor of a variety of crane electrification systems and accessories for providing power and control.
These systems are basically subdivided into the following:
- Conductor Bar Systems
- Festoon Systems
- Cable Reels
Conductor Bars consist of a series of insulated bars made out of galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel, or aluminum, which transmit electricity through sliding collector assemblies that power the motors, trolleys, hoists, etc. They are typically used on monorails, runways, and bridge crane applications. Some types are also available with a curved design. Variations include Figure 8 Bars, Side Contact Bars, Heated Conductors, Cluster Bars, and Heavy Duty (High Amperage) Bars.
In order to properly select a bar system, it is necessary to determine the following:
- Type of System (monorail, runway, bridge)
- Length of Run
- Number of Cranes and Current Requirements
- Number of Conductors (calculate an extra for ground)
- Location of Power Feed
- System Voltage
- Temperature and Duty Cycle