This posts continues our Series addressing how a Festoon Ready Pendant can be a good solution whether you use and maintain your own pendants, are a manufacturer of complete cranes, or a branch of a crane service company. In each of these different situations – a Festoon Ready Pendant can pay for itself with less cost due to down time, increased electrical department capacity and customer satisfaction.
A Festoon Ready Pendant has the cable already attached – and ideally can be plugged into the festoon lead trolley.
For this second post – let’s focus on our customers who build cranes – and can benefit the most from having their pendants supplied Festoon Ready:
Many crane manufactures are familiar with Festoon Ready Pendants because they have purchased “kit” cranes that included them—but, may still be purchasing and wiring pendants individually for the engineered cranes they build that are not purchased as a complete ‘kit”.
The #1 Benefit of a Festoon Ready Pendant for an OEM is bottle neck reduction in the Electrical Department:
A bottle neck can occur in the Electrical Department of a crane manufacturer simply due to that department being the last to handle the crane for wiring and testing prior to shipping. Any delays coming from all other production departments combined—impact the electrical department with additional pressure to finish their tasks quickly in order to reduce the accumulated shipping delay coming from up-stream.
Any time recovered (no matter how small) from the electrical departments work—means the next crane can be completed and shipped sooner because it is time recovered at the end of the line and from a department typically operating at or above capacity (and therefore often working overtime).
At SPOTTER we strive to understand crane manufacturers needs. We conform to your schedule and we can help standardize on your requirements for Festoon Ready Pendants by actively seeking required information and providing plug-in pendants in time to meet the wiring and testing phase of your production cycle.
When cable is ordered with a pendant we will pre-wire any pendant for only a flat nominal charge.
In our next post we will discuss the response time advantages gained when a crane service company stocks a Festoon Ready Pendant.