RM Hoist reported that US’s special steelmaker Valbruna Slater Stainless is constantly updating its production capabilities and has upgrading its overhead cranes, which are used to move ﬁnished goods and raw materials for stainless steel processing. Valbruna Slater Stainless wanted to replace two older DC-powered cranes with more powerful AC cranes, but still retain the existing bridge structure. The older cranes had become unreliable, and the hoists were heavy compared to more modern solutions. Valbruna Slater Stainless turned to Hoosier Crane Service for expert assistance. The older DC cranes were each equipped with 20 ton and 7 ton dual hoists on one trolley. Hoosier Crane’s original plan was to keep a center line bridge drive motor on both but replace the DC motors with larger AC motors. However, Hoosier Crane decided that the more viable solution was side mounted SEW Euro Drive gearboxes with motors. Hoosier Crane removed the two existing hoists and replaced them with new R&M 10 ton hoists. Hoosier Crane installed the new hoists on a new ASCE rail. These new hoists were one third of the weight of the old. Using the R&M 10t hoists, Hoosier Crane was able to deploy a more reliable, lightweight and modern system without replacing the bridges. Hoosier Crane Service, founded by Tom and Cherie Schmidt, is a family-owned business headquartered in Elkhart in Indiana. Hoosier Crane has grown throughout the last 20 years from 4 employees to approximately 100 employees and is presently providing overhead crane material handling solutions throughout the USA. Based in Fort Wayne Indiana in US, Valbruna Slater Stainless is part of the Valbruna Group. Founded in 1925, Valbruna has 2,500 employees and an annual output of approximately 250,000 tonnes of specialty steels. Production is primarily focused on stainless steels and specialty alloys, such as nickel alloys and titanium long products.