In the last 13 years, WCC Crane Solutions has serviced over 2,000 projects ranging from the design of special application uses for cranes and hoists as well as structural engineering projects, various custom design projects and turnkey engineering solutions.
Clients have included manufacturing industries, mines and sawmills throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Alaska, Washington State, and Oregon.
Below we have chosen some past projects which will highlight the breadth work and engineering solutions we can provide:
Location: Zellstoff - Celgar, Castlegar, B.C.
Location: B.C. Place, VANOC, Vancouver, B.C.
Project Task: In association with 'David Atkins Enterprise' and 'Show Canada'
Locations: River Rock Casino, Richmond, B.C., & Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam, B.C.
Project Task: In association with 'Gala Systems' and 'Kaverit Steel and Crane'
We take pride in providing specialized turnkey solutions to our clients. A "Turnkey Solution" is a project where the contractor undertakes the entire responsibility from design through completion and commissioning. The client only has to turn the proverbial key to make everything function as it should.
Please see below for examples of projects where we performed and managed all aspects of the project:
The manufacturing process needed to be improved and streamlined. Heavy reliance was placed on forklifts and small gantry cranes for lifting, which resulted in performance issues and safety concerns.
We were hired to improve the whole system. From inception to installation, we put several solutions in place: 2 overhead cranes, several jib cranes and a special custom lift system for the pump assembly process.
Our client saved time by not having to be involved in the planning processes. The overall output performance was drastically increased and overall worker safety was improved.
The cranes in use at the time were over over 50 years old. They had low lifting capacity and only one speed (slow).
From inception to installation, we put in place: a complete runway and installed a crane with a higher capacity with multiple speeds.
In addition to time savings, the overall output performance was drastically increased and overall worker safety was improved.
Our client was working with a number of difficulties; the maintenance process was antiquated and they were using forklifts for all their lifting needs - not a safe process! In addition to that, the shop floor space was limited and could not accommodate a standard crane installation.
We create a custom design in Solidworks, presenting our customer with a 3D model view. From inception to installation, we put in place: a full under running overhead crane with runway.
In addition to time savings, the overall output performance was drastically increased and overall worker safety improved.
Installation of a 2 ton monorail in a heavily sterilized room, without the use of a scissor lift or forklift.
WCC was involved from inception to completion including design, material procurement, fabrication, and construction.
A successfully installed monorail and accompanying support structure without compromising the sterile integrity of the room while delivering on-time and on-budget solutions.