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Gantrex Ports

From ship to shore, on container stacking yards, on bulk material storage yards, or in intermodal operations areas, Gantrex offers the right, customer-focused solution for all applications and tasks.
Our solutions and services are used to safely and efficiently fix rails and shield crane runways from inadequate design or installation which could have significant and costly impacts on productivity and performance of the terminal.
Our dedicated Port Crane Solutions (PCS) portfolio delivers expertise across Crane Diagnostics, Crane Spare Parts and Mechanical and Structural Crane Services. With our PCS products and technical solutions offer we can support all crane types with services that range from innovative diagnostic and analysis tools to structural repairs and replacement of parts.
Thanks to our worldwide network of specialist engineers and installers, we can ensure the quality of all work undertaken, giving you the peace of mind you deserve from your trusted global brand. Our more than 300 Gantrex crane rail and port crane solutions experts worldwide are committed to our customers and the provision of port crane solutions that are built to last.
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Rail Systems

We provide the most extensive range of proven, innovative, quality products – everything for your crane rail solution needs.
Our more than 100 current live patents are proof of our product innovation and customer centric design expertise.
Rail Clips

Rail Clips

Combined with the GANTREX® pads, GANTREX® patented clips are at the core of the soft-mount crane rail solutions and can fit just about every rail profile available worldwide. Clips maintain rails in position via a mechanical lock and simultaneously accept the real rail movements through a soft synthetic elastomer nose, vulcanize-bonded to the clips designed to accommodate the forces applied to rails by cranes. Lateral adjustment facilitates the installation and allows for further corrections to the track geometry throughout its life.

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Rail Pads

Rail Pads

Combined with the GANTREX® clips, GANTREX® patented pads are at the core of soft-mount crane rail solutions and prove essential to reduce shocks and vibrations in rail systems. Our pad range covers all rail profiles and includes continuous and discontinuous pads. Placed between the rail and its support, the pad ensures the load distribution over a larger surface, the elimination of load concentrations and ensuing fatigue stresses, the centering of loads on the supporting element, the absorption of uneven contact surfaces between rail and support, and the reduction of wear of the rail and its support.

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Rails

Rails

Rails are the core components of any system, with a surface in direct contact with moving machines. For more than 50 years, Gantrex has delivered soft-mount rail solutions for all manner of crane rail and track systems, with specific expertise in overhead and gantry cranes.

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Steel Supports

Steel Supports

Steel supports are the main components of runway tracks and come in various types and shapes dependent on the rail-mounted equipment such as soleplates and chairplates (baseplates/support plates), steel sleepers and steel columns. The primary function of a steel support is to provide rails with a flat, smooth resting surface which allows for the vertical alignment of a rail system. Whilst anchor bolts secure the steel supports, specific levelling devices adjust the vertical level.  Depending on the specific industry application and moving equipment (cranes or rolling stock), steel supports are installed on top of a layer of grout or concrete that fills the void between the steel support and the concrete foundation.

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Trolley Rails

Trolley Rails

The Gantrex HingeGuard™ Short Rail is a self-damping short rail solution designed to support the trolley track constraints and to easily enable the boom opening at the hinge joint of the crane. This patented innovative solution has a unique characteristic which enables it to extend the soft mounting features used for all our fixing systems to the hinge. A complete tailor-made system solution, it can be completely adapted to the needs of each individual installation. It fits all ship-to-shore cranes, can be installed with no additional impact on installation timing, shortening operational downtime, and delivers substantial noise reduction.  Tested under severe and rigorous conditions in laboratories, the Gantrex HingeGuard™ Short Rail has been developed with significant technical research and development support. With on-site analysis and measurements based on a first prototype, our teams have been able to gain unrivalled detail and understanding of the Short Rail headache, and its impact and subsequent system challenges. The Gantrex HingeGuard™ patent is filed under the following numbers across the world: US10227219B2, EP3019431B1, CN105263848B

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Rubber Products

Rubber Products

Trench-implanted crane tracks may sometimes represent a risk for pedestrians and the wheels of some vehicles, including motorcycles and bicycles. GANTREX™ Trench Infill was developed to prevent pedestrians from tripping and reduces the impact on the wear and tear of wheels and tyres when crossing trenches. The recycled rubber Chamber Filler offers good sound and electrical installation in all embedded tracks of railway applications

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Grouts & Anchoring

Grouts & Anchoring

When it comes to epoxy or cement grout systems for rail-mounted equipment tracks and runways, no one is more experienced than Gantrex. We offer effective solutions to support your runway with high-strength epoxy grout or non-shrink cementitious grout. Our range of Gantrex grouts fill the gaps between rail support steel plates and concrete structures. Our grouts are available for continuous or discontinuous soleplate systems and are designed to serve to anchor bolts in concrete foundations, a process known as anchoring. We help our clients select the most appropriate grout on performance, application parameters, purpose (grouting or anchoring), installation conditions and local product availability.

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Cable Protection System

Cable Protection System

The GANTREX TrenchLok™ cable protection system efficiently and economically protects crane power cables from damage and any problems caused by crossing vehicle traffic in ports and steel mills. The system also protects the trench from debris, the impacts of adverse weather conditions, whilst also eliminating trip hazards  for pedestrians walking on site.  We are also able to supply  bespoke cable anchors, designed to fit your needs and minimize the amount of cable required for your crane to travel.  The TrenchLok ™ system provides an OUTSTANDING CABLE PROTECTION in all types of facilities needing cable protection, be it from vehicles or pedestrians.

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Tieback Assemblies

Tieback Assemblies

The connection between runway girder ends and building columns is a common area of failure on overhead crane runways. Often referred to as tieback connections or surge connectors, this joining is subject to the fatigue stemming from flexural stresses in runway girders from crane operations.

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Crane Parts

We provide a wide range of spare parts for all your STS and Yard Cranes. As with all Gantrex products, our spare parts come with our technical expertise, quality guarantee, and installation support where needed

Crane Wheels

Crane Wheels

Gantrex can supply all types of crane wheels, whether your trolley is rope pulled or driven it makes no difference to us, Gantrex will keep you on track!
We can supply both trolley and STS wheels to the original drawings or have our engineers analyze the wear on your wheels and come up with recommendations for improvements. Our engineers and technicians have decades of experience in assembling and maintaining cranes, they have what it takes to understand the issues on your wheels and recommend improvements that will improve the durability of the system as a whole.
Need assistance installing the wheels, not an issue, our technicians can install your new wheels and ensure they are properly aligned for best performance. It is always best practice to replace your wheels when you renew your rail system to ensure best durability of both, trust in Gantrex to complete both projects for you!
Not all products are available worldwide at present. Please check with your local sales representative for further information.
Drums

Drums

Gantrex can supply the full scope of drums for your cranes, the drums can be supplied from your original drawings or we can apply our engineering skills and provide you with drums that fit like a glove if you don’t have your original drawings handy.
We apply the latest industry best practices to ensure the drums we supply last the test of time.
Not all products are available worldwide at present. Please check with your local sales representative for further information.
Sheaves

Sheaves

Sheaves are a high wear item especially at the threads where the rope touches the inside surface of the sheave. Gantrex uses specialized fabrication techniques to ensure the necessary high wear surfaces are hardened to increase its durability. It is always recommended to have the sheaves fabricated from a solid piece rather than multiple pieces welded to avoid premature failure at the welds.
Gantrex can supply any sheave for your crane from its original drawings, no drawings no problem, our engineers can incorporate the latest measuring techniques, such as 3D scanning, to ensure a perfect fit. Our technicians and engineers can also assess the wear pattern on your current sheaves and suggest material or design improvements to ensure longer lasting sheaves and happier crane.
Not all products are available worldwide at present. Please check with your local sales representative for further information.
Rollers

Rollers

Rollers are extremely high wear items as they protect the crane cables from wearing on the crane’s steel surfaces. It is always good practice to have a few too many rollers in your stock and Gantrex can help you in acquiring all the rollers you may need! We can supply the rollers as per the original drawings or apply our engineering skills and the latest measurement techniques to ensure the rollers we supply fit like a glove.
Not all products are available worldwide at present. Please check with your local sales representative for further information.
Twist-Locks

Twist-Locks

Twist-locks for Spreader and Spreader holders. We improve their design and heat treatment properties.
Not all products are available worldwide at present. Please check with your local sales representative for further information.
End Stops & Buffers

End Stops & Buffers

End stops and buffers are commonplace in docks and ports, at the end of rails accommodating cranes and railway lines delivering bulk material or cargo to a port. They are also used in factories and steel mills with cranes and major machinery to remove some of the high stresses endured by the buildings when cranes reach their destination. Very occasionally, moving equipment can fail to stop or slow down sufficiently, resulting in a risk of collision or overriding the end of the platform/line. Fitting efficient and effective end stops protects passengers, rolling stock and infrastructure in the events that trains or cranes fail to stop.

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Crane Diagnostics

We offer a range of innovative diagnostic services. Using the latest technologies to deliver a health check of your assets, we can ensure your cranes are in top shape.

Technical Inspection

Technical Inspection

Need assistance in identifying a problem or doing a root cause analysis? Gantrex can help! Our Engineers and Technicians have decades of experience assembling and maintaining cranes, trust in Gantrex to identify and fix your problems
Currently available in select regions
3D scanning

3D scanning

Let’s take your maintenance solutions to the next step! With 3D Scanning we can visualize and analyze any part of the crane to understand the root cause of any issue and plan the appropriate course of action. With years of experience we are able to interpret the data and translate it into actionable insights for your operations.
In industries we serve, track geometries are essential for proper operations. Modern technologies such as 3D scanning bring the geometrical assessment to a new area where track solutions can be assessed almost continuously in the 3 directions and the data treatment is eased with powerful softwares.
This enables us to generate valuable outputs for our clients such as historical asset situations, engineering drawings, accurate measurements, independent commissioning assessment …
Gantrex recently launched 3D scanning activities starting from Spain, to later on make it available for our clients worldwide.
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Vibration analysis

Vibration analysis

Vibration is a physical phenomenon resulting from an excitation on a structure. In our industries cranes excite the rail system, resulting in vibrations.
These vibrations are then a signature of the interaction between the moving objects (cranes, trolleys) on Gantrex rail systems. Well performing systems lead to lowest vibration and shock levels compared to systems presenting some flaws.
When human beings, like crane drivers, are exposed these shocks and vibrations it becomes important to assess these levels to be sure not to put them in danger.
Gantrex is starting to offer the use of vibration analysis science in select regions to assess track systems and eventually identify mitigation means.
Get in touch to find out where we’re already offering this service with our local partners.

Crane Services

Our experienced Gantrex teams can provide a complete portfolio of crane rail and port crane services. From design to installation, repair, or maintenance – trust in Gantrex to keep your cranes on track.

Trolley Rail Replacement

Trolley Rail Replacement

Rely on Gantrex to help you with your next Short Rail or Trolley Rail replacement project from Engineering to Installation. Our Gantrex personnel are specialized short rail and trolley rail installers with world wide experience, our installation teams implement industry leading best practices and install the trolley rail systems to the highest quality standards.

Wheel replacement

Wheel replacement

Our Gantrex personnel have extensive experience changing all types of wheels, rely on Gantrex to assist you in your next wheel replacement project! We can source the wheels or wheel assemblies and install the wheels on your trolley, catenary or Gantry. Our installation teams implement industry leading best practices and install the wheels to the highest quality standards.
Currently available in select regions only.
Mechanical Repairs

Mechanical Repairs

Trust in Gantrex with your Crane Maintenance! We can assist you in detailed analysis of any issue on your crane, plan the appropriate course of action to take care of root causes, source the appropriate materials and execute the project.
Currently available in select regions only.
Access Equipment

Access Equipment

Is your trolley rail or short rail system hard to access? Do you need to build extensive scaffolding to perform work on the trolley rail system? Leave your access issues to Gantrex, we have different types of access solutions depending on the project size and what needs to be replaced. If only the short rail area is to be replaced then we have easy to install scaffolding, for a larger trolley rail replacement we can bring our self propelling work platforms that allow us to replace up to 12m sections of rail at a time. All our access equipment is third party certified to ensure the latest safety standards are applied.
Currently available in select regions only.
Rail Services

Rail Services

From engineering and design to installation, repair and maintenance, our experienced Gantrex teams can provide a complete portfolio of crane rail solutions.

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Case Studies

Port CAUCEDO, Dominican Republic

Gantrex has been working with a customer in the Dominican Republic for the last 6 years replacing short rails, the first solution was to improve on the ordinary short rail with a welded stiffener to Full Web Short Rail to eliminate the maintenance required on the stiffener welds, the solution was more robust and the customer was very satisfied with Gantrex performance on the project.

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