Food and Beverage gets a leg up from CRAM


Starting out as a four-person hydraulics workshop in 1994, CRAM is now an internationally recognised engineering company under Motion Australia. Their team of 1,800 employees spans across 180 locations, offering valued support to the mining, manufacturing and fabrication industries.

Highly specialised in areas such as fluid power, electro-hydraulic engineering and design, as well as comprehensive maintenance plans, the team at CRAM are dedicated to offering premium support. Their full service in-house design and fabrication workshop boasts unique capabilities including mechanical overhaul and heavy fabrication.

“Our overarching vision is to be a full spectrum provider in making machinery move,” says Ryan Kendrigan, General Manager at CRAM. “We take care of hydraulic and pneumatic projects, their interface with electronics and other industrial support work. We cover machinery components, repair, refurbishment, overhaul – we will come out to site to analyse equipment and see how we can improve it.”

CRAM’s involvement in the food and beverage industry is far-reaching, operating largely in hydraulic, pneumatic and special purpose manufacturing. This often involves on-site visits to install or update production machinery, as well as general services like repair, fitting and welding. Spanning from light services through to bespoke turnkey solutions, CRAM works closely with customers to offer ongoing support.

“The food industry is so diverse,” says Ryan. “We often look at closed loop systems on equipment requires precise positional control. We can take care of anything that requires movement in these specific environments. That could involve welding, pressure vessel piping systems and the ancillary equipment around that. Whether it be mobile equipment on farmland, or the complex array of equipment in processing plants, there are ways that we can provide value and improvement.”

Recent work in a large Australian starch and gluten mill has seen CRAM delivering hand-on support across their industrial sites, including boiler house fittings and upgrades to wheat product dryers. The team also carried out diagnostic services on starch mills, specialised installation of gluten drives, and oxygen cleaning for ethanol processing valves. As Ryan points out, wherever product is being transported or processed, CRAM’s involvement will go a long way.

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