Cranes/special purpose machines

We implement customer-specific requirements from a wide range of applications with mechanically and electrically optimised solutions.

We use mechanical, electrically optimised and individual conveyor solutions to meet your specific demands and requirements. All steps, from planning the design to manufacturing and commissioning, are carried out at our facility. On request, we can also offer on site installation. Induction sessions for operating personnel regarding the special features of the system and final acceptance by an approved crane specialists are a matter of course for us.

Our specialists from the fields of mechanics, electrical engineering and programming work together closely on all projects to find the most efficient solutions for your requirements.

The work of our engineers and technicians is characterised by many years of practical experience and continuous further development. State-of-the-art CAD programs and the know-how of our engineers allow us to guarantee the highest level of quality and reliable functionality for your customised systems.

Our experienced automation engineers supply PLC controllers as well as sophisticated automatic programs, customised for your application.

We supply standard and customised solutions for the following areas:

  • foundry
  • charging system
  • heavy-duty cranes up to 200 t
  • coil handling
  • automotive industry
  • special purpose cranes
  • galvanising plants
  • automatic and semi-automatic plants
  • crane systems for rough ambient conditions
  • crane conversions/modernisations

Solutions – cranes/special purpose machines

Innovative solutions moving the world

This image gallery shows pictures of projects which were successfully planned and implemented by Erich Schäfer GmbH & Co. KG.

Control units

Whether standard or customised control units – we can implement any customer requirement for control units quickly and easily.

Erich Schäfer GmbH & Co. KG has been manufacturing control units for cranes, general conveyor technology and special purpose machines since 1976. We implement our solutions with classic contactor technology or current automation technology. Depending on customer demands and requirements, the systems are equipped with state-of-the-art components for frequency converting, weighing devices, magnet systems and radio controls. Here at Erich Schäfer GmbH & Co. KG, the customer is king. We plan and implement the best possible solution for any customer requirement.

Furthermore, this is where we manufacture all other electrical components for the respective systems. We carry out all required tasks, from a trailing cable system on a 100 t crane and supplementing various components to the installation of complete cranes and chain hoists.

A large stock of electric articles ensures fast delivery of the required components. When a component is not in stock, our selected suppliers can ensure that your order will be dispatched within the shortest time possible.

The close cooperation between control engineering and design department allows efficient order handling. The design department develops all circuit diagrams and technical processes for the respective systems. The circuit diagrams are implemented with EPLAN 5.70 or EPLAN P8.

Regular training for the latest products and applications ensures that our employees are always up to date with current technologies.

Solutions – control units

Innovative solutions moving the world

This image gallery shows pictures of projects which were successfully planned and implemented by Erich Schäfer GmbH & Co. KG.


Herr Christoph Hasecke
Telephone: +49 170 5367694

Mr Christian Hetzel
Telephone: +49 2737 501-176

Mr Stephan Skelo
Telephone: +49 2737 501-111