WPI, a Texas-based distributor of Waukesha engine products, needed a better way of moving enormous engines around its Houston remanufacturing/service center. Waukesha engines typically are used to run large generators for oil field operations, hospitals, and other facilities. Larger engine models produce up to 100 megawatts of power and weigh around 28,000 lbs.
Overhead cranes are available in parts of the Houston rebuild center. However, they are not available in the center’s dynamometer test cells and paint booths due to their fully enclosed designs. WPI needed a safe, efficient way of moving the engines in and out of these rooms.