Advanced Testing and Research
Altra group companies have the capability to rapidly produce prototype units for test and evaluation by customers or by using our own computer-controlled testing equipment to simulate the operating conditions of a specific client-defined application. Specifically, Twiflex has extensive test facilities for the validation of products and friction materials and comprehensive test regimes for pre-despatch for large brakes. Ameridrives also has a test lab that provides testing capabilities for crane applications to test static torque for gear couplings.
Our dedicated teams of market-focused engineering and manufacturing staff provide innovative solutions to the technical challenges faced by overhead crane and hoist manufacturers. We utilize a flexible approach to problem solving such challenges, enabling our teams to provide application and technical support from concept to completion.
Many of the power transmission products in our comprehensive range can be customized to meet specific and unique requirements of individual crane and hoist designs.
State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Technology
Altra’s ISO Certified manufacturing facilities feature the latest technology including precision machining centers.
Our highly skilled manufacturing teams utilize the ‘Altra Business System’ to ensure that they are focused and aligned around key improvement priorities. ABS tools (e.g., continuous flow, standardized work and kanban) provide the means by which we achieve the improvements as we engage our entire workforce (via Total Associate Involvement) to actively and aggressively drive us towards world-class performance.
Worldwide Customer Support
Altra engineering teams, manufacturing facilities and commercial offices are strategically located around the world to provide exceptional customer service, engineering and product support.