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Pantaléon S.A. Selects North American Industries as its Overhead Crane Provider

October 2009

Woburn , Massachusetts - North American Industries (NAI) has been selected by Pantaléon S.A. to provide it with a new overhead crane system in Central America. The job calls for components for a 40-ton double girder bridge crane, to be used in the installation of its new turbine as well as in support of its need for an additional condensates turbine which is to be put into production in the near future.

This top-running Class D crane will have a 60 foot runway span with two 20-ton motorized trolleys. Since this crane will be used to install turbines, an 8 button pendant with a three position switch was appropriate. This will allow the crane operator the ability to move each trolley independently or simultaneously. This crane was classified as a Class D because it is designed to make twice as many lifts in an hour and lift the full-rated load 30% more often than a moderate-duty Class C crane. Physically bigger and stronger than a Class C crane, Class D cranes generally last 30 to 40 years.

Pantaléon, located in Guatemala, is an agro-industrial company, focused on sugar cane processing. Currently Pantaléon is the largest sugar producer in Central America and is positioned among the top sugar producing groups in Latin America.

NAI is a leading manufacturer of industrial overhead cranes including bridge cranes, gantry cranes, monorails, jib cranes, and custom-engineered systems. With its large, experienced engineering group, technical sales force and over 40 years of manufacturing expertise, the Company is well-positioned to handle the needs of a diverse range of end users. NAI designs, manufactures and installs crane components and crane systems for the military and municipalities as well as large and small operating businesses on a global basis. The Company is a member of the CMAA (Crane Manufacturers Association of America), and its crane systems are frequently featured in HOIST magazine.


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