Crankline 2 Induction Hardening Gantry

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 2:23 pm

The Crankline 2 Induction Hardening Gantry was a custom job designed, built, and installed for Nissan North America, the Decherd TN facility. Nissan needed an overhead gantry system to pick and place cranks from one production line, drop it down into an existing Induction Hardening Machine, and then pick it out, carry it to the next process in the hardener, and then back out to the machining line. Precision Engineering had to design special grippers to locate picking points on the cranks. Along with designing buffer stations to temporarily hold the cranks while they await the induction process. This job was one of our longest, “span” projects, with the gantry pole spanning over 36 feet.