- MAEDA MINI CRANES -
Japanese technology is the best in the world and MAEDA’s policy “Made in Japan”
means a top class, consistent process of development and manufacture within Japan.
The development and design of mini cranes are conducted by the Maeda engineer team. Developers travel around the world to investigate the market needs.
Then based on the research result, they develop machines reflecting the global market demand.
In recent years, compliance to the latest emission regulation, taking into consideration the environmental impact has been a fundamental part of this research and ensuring all cranes meet the standards required by each country.
In addition, we develop eco-friendly and user-friendly machines with usability, safety, durability and ease of maintenance at the forefront of design.
When we stick to our policy of perfection in terms of precision and safety, balancing the development time and cost can sometimes be a difficult task.
However our development team never accept less than the most rigorous standards, and only develop products we can offer with confidence.
Prototype cranes can only become a commercialized product after passing various tests including those for performance, stress, stability, engine matching, EMC, noise and endurance.
The Maeda factory is accredited with ISO 9001 and 14001, where processes from assembly to pre-shipping maintenance are carried out.
The factory, where workers safety is considered a priority, is always kept thoroughly tidy and in order.
In fact, even the smallest pieces of spare parts and tools have designated places to be stored and controlled.
The assembly work of the mini cranes is carried out by experienced workers, and there are various procedures and protocols in place to prevent mistakes.
Each crane is made in the most efficient way with no effort spared for the highest standards of quality control.
For example, to prevent the accidental forgetting of tightening screws, each worker checks the head of each screw with a marker after tightening, and in another example, each worker uses a check sheet with a list of no less than 200 points to ensure there is no mistake during each assembly process.
In Japan, Maeda Mini Cranes were first developed as a machine that could travel through very narrow passageways in Japanese graveyards. How compact we can make the machines is the most difficult part of making the mini cranes.
The booms are one of the most important components of mini cranes and ours are made in Japan's most skilled factory. The materials used are a very thin and light high-tensile steel which is very difficult to process.
With time and effort, the materials are processed, then formed into the boom which perfectly satisfies standard tolerance of boom design. It is extremely difficult to weld precisely, and making the boom surface perfectly flat, so Maeda's booms are really made thanks to this amazing technological strength.
Each structural elements of steel material supplied to this factory does not come in exactly the same shape.
In addition, welding heat causes warp and distortion of the steel, so the boom surface must then be delicately adjusted by adding heat and pressure from inside by expert workers to make it perfectly flat.
The booms are then assembled with cylinders inside and go through the final testing phase. Most of the time booms pass the test satisfying the highest standards, and this is the extreme process this factory has to accomplish to provide the finished product.
All the machine tools we use, such as automatic welding machine and machining centres with five-face machining equipment, are high quality machines made in Japan - we do not compromise on precision of our products.
The machining centre with five-face machining equipment is highly accurate in order to keep dimensional accuracy.
This is imperative for making the precise components from which the mini cranes can be assembled.
Maeda Mini Cranes manufactured in this way are rated as highly durable from our customers all over the world.
Maeda Mini Cranes are products that we can confidently recommend for customers for use in the long term.
Before being shipped out, each crane is inspected for 140 checkpoints. After clearing these strict checks, Maeda Mini Cranes are sent out world-wide from the factory.
At the Parts Centre located next to our factory, there are always about 30,000 spare parts in stock.
The parts list is controlled by computer system and stock conditions can be checked immediately.
We try to deliver as soon as possible, especially for the emergency order cases.