Stockbridge Location Now Open
Andress Engineering Associates, Inc. presents our newly opened shop and offices in Stockbridge, Georgia.
Andress Engineering Completes Major Replacement of Monorail System
In Early 2017, Andress Engineering Associates, Inc. completed the total replacement of an ACCO Louden Monorail system that included sections over 5 decades old. The system was installed only a few years after AEA was founded.
The client, a major chemical manufacturer in Midlands South Carolina, first approached this project over 4 years ago. Several challenges stood between the current system and full replacement. These challenges included:
- The safe implementation of overhead work in an active production area.
- The inability to shutdown large portions of production during system replacement
- The need for proper engineering as the system had been completed in multiple sections over many years and original engineering documentation was no longer available
- Detailed scheduling and budget restraints that had to be aligned with the facility’s operational schedule
Included in the project was removal of the old and then installation of all new current manufacture Louden monorail and switches. Not surprisingly, we were very impressed by the durability of this aged and worn equipment. The ACCO Louden design has proven time and again to be the most durable in the Patented Track Monorail industry. As a long time ACCO Dealer the quality and durability of their products has proven to be key to our success.
Andress Engineering Associates Inc. was able to provide a turn key solution that met all the design challenges presented by the customer’s application. AEA Inc. surveyed the application, completing a full engineering specification. Next we completed a section by section removal and replacement of the customer’s system, with current production ACCO Louden Engineered Patented Track Monorail. System testing and start up in accordance with CMAA standards was performed, and we provided final system engineering materials upon completion of the project
Also key to the success of this project was the AEA Project Team. Leading our team was our newest Project/Sales Manager Taylor Majors who maintained a high level of performance in leading our staff, subcontractors and vendors. The work was done in coordination with the customer’s requirement that they be able to maintain full production and was completed on time and on budget.
AEA Inc’s Strength is derived from an experienced Crane Engineering Staff that comprises over 65 years of Crane experience. With tenured staff specializing in different disciplines including engineering and design, high level project management, and customer acquisition and relations. Our ability to work as a cohesive unit combined with decades of a strong relationship with our top tier product manufacturers creates a successful environment for high level project completion. You can find a crane installer in the yellow pages. For a solution that will recognize understand and appreciate the needs of your project. You will find no team more qualified in the South Eastern United States.
We at Andress Engineering Associates, Inc. stand ready to lend our products, services and management expertise to the success of your projects, big and small, when the proven capabilities of a team of industry leaders are needed.
You can contact us in the AEA Crane Department as follows:
Allen Davidson, Crane Department Manager
(800) 228-7922 ext. 214
Trackmobile Titan Raises Funds for Children’s of Alabama
Andress Engineering Raises Awareness for Hospital
Alabaster, Alabama: Andress Engineering Associates supports the Children’s of Alabama in a big way. On November 19th, 2015, Trackmobile® LLC released a special version of its most popular railcar moving equipment, the Titan as ordered by Andress Engineering. Making this model special, is that a percentage of the proceeds earned through its rental goes directly to support the local children’s hospital. To call attention to the special purpose behind this machine, Andress special ordered bright white paint and Children’s of Alabama decal’s highlighting their support of the hospital’s needs.
Andress chose the Titan Trackmobile Mobile Railcar Mover, it’s most popular selling and renting pieces of equipment, “due to its ability to gain a significant amount of attention and high visibility to both the general public and employees within large manufacturing facilities,” stated Mr. Armstrong.
The white Trackmobile will spend its first month in Theodore Alabama, before returning next month to Andress headquarters in Alabaster, Alabama. Once in Alabaster, Andress plans to display the popular rail to road vehicle at various venues, before it heads to for its next rental engagement.
TRACKMOBILE® MOBILE RAILCAR MOVERS
New Full Line Brochure
Train Air Charge Indicator
Question: How do you know when Train Air Brakes are charged?
Answer: With a Trackmobile® Train Air Charge Indicator, the operator has a gauge to determine whether air is flowing to the brakes.
Field Kits are available from Andress Parts Department. Contact David Birnbaum @ 800-228-7922 ext 206
The AEA Crane Department recently attended the EMH 2014 Annual Dealer’s Meeting. We are proud to be one of their long term Crane and Hoist Systems Dealers.
EMH has completed a major expansion of their Valley City headquarters and manufacturing facility to 125,000 square feet. This is the center of their US production, engineering and sales capabilities.
Important product improvements have been made including the expansion of the capacity range of their Engineered Hoist products. Standard capacities now range from 10 to 150 tons and all motions are inverter-controlled for infinitely adjustable speed and prolonged motor life.
Please contact AEA’s Crane Department for any crane, hoist or lifting systems questions.
Andress will “custom package” your Desiccant order to your specification. Some users prefer Desiccant in pails to ease the strain on plant personnel.