Shock Absorption since 1983

The Cranemaster Shock Absorbers mitigates the impact and vibrations associated with lifting and lowering heavy loads. This leads to a significant reduction in the risk of a so called “pile run” in offshore operations.

What is a Shock Absorber?

A shock absorber is a device used to mitigate the impact and vibrations associated with lifting and lowering heavy loads. Offshore crane systems often operate in challenging environments, such as those encountered in the offshore oil and gas industry. These environments can include rough seas, high winds, and other dynamic conditions that may generate significant forces during lifting operations.

Benefits of Using a Shock Absorber

The primary purpose of a shock absorber in offshore crane operations is to cushion and dampen the effects of sudden stops, starts, or dynamic loading, thereby reducing stress on the crane structure, load, and supporting infrastructure. When using a shock absorber, the risk of a so called “pile run” is significantly reduced.

Read more: 60% decrease in dynamic hook load with shock absorber

The Cranemaster Shock Absorbers

The first applications of Cranemaster units back in the early 1980s were related to shock absorption. Since then small units with SWL of a few ton up to large units with SWL of more than 1000 ton have been developed. We now have an extensive range of products tailor made to any offshore operation, like Oil & Gas and Offshore wind, available for rental or purchase.

Key Features Cranemaster Shock Absorbers

  • Spring-damper system based on gas pressure and hydraulic fluid
  • Self-contained – no external connections of hoses or wires required
  • Load range: 0.5 – 1400 ton / Stroke range: 0.5 – 5.0 meter
  • For rental or purchase
  • Failure free operation thanks to robust technology
  • Developed and produced in Norway
  • May be equipped with features such as Quick Lift and Lock & Release for enhanced performance Read more >>
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