Upgrade the safety and functionality of your existing handling equipment

Safety standards and production processes never stand still, and your handling systems need to keep pace.

SCX Special Projects can assess, upgrade and enhance existing mechanical and electrical handling systems, meaning that expensive replacement equipment is not your only option.

Ensuring fit-for-purpose handling systems

Lifting and handling is a vital part of your operation. But processes and standards rarely stand still.

Whether you need to extend the working life of existing plant, enhance equipment for new handling tasks, or upgrade to ensure compliance with safety legislation, SCX Special Projects can help. We can assess the suitability of your existing mechanical and electrical systems and advise you on your best course of action.

Then, we can design and deliver the upgrades in compliance with an array of international standards, including IEC 61508, ISO 13849 and ISO 12100.

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Winfrith Dragon 25t nuclear polar crane upgrade

  • Decommissioning and removal of existing polar crane crab
  • New 25t polar crane crab with 5t auxiliary hoist installed
  • New EC&I system installed and polar travel drives replaced


EDF Energy 150t nuclear fuel building crane upgrade

  • Upgrade of existing equipment to enable new fuel route processes
  • Replaced the control system, including new drives for all motions
  • Multi-layered functional safety designed to IEC 61508 standard


Defence sector assembly crane upgrade

  • Upgrade of an 18-year-old crane for building Astute-class submarines
  • New devices for overspeed, overload and loose article control
  • Completely new EC&I system including power, cabling, and VSDs


Let's talk more about upgrading your handling systems

We always find that the best outcomes are achieved by talking with us sooner. That way, we can explore all the possible solutions before committing to a course of action.

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SCX Special Projects Ltd

Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

t:  +44 (0)114 262 6199