Specialist Cranes

When a standard crane can't meet your needs, SCX Special Projects can design and build specialist cranes, overhead lifting and mechanical handling equipment to your exact specifications.

Whether your application calls for a modified off-the-shelf (MOTs) crane or a completely bespoke piece of equipment, you can be sure that our specialist cranes will provide a safe, reliable and complete solution to your handling needs.

Specialist lifting attachment for nuclear project

A specialist lifting attachment for a nuclear project


SCX Special Projects’ specialised cranes can incorporate any number of advanced features relevant to your requirements, including: anti-collision systems, containment with remote control operation, and extreme temperature and environment protection. We can even develop bespoke lifting attachments for situations where a standard hook, grapple or magnet would be inappropriate for unique loads.

Bespoke lifting attachment for movement of NIREX waste boxes

A bespoke lifting attachment for movement of NIREX waste boxes

In addition, SCX Special Projects can apply automation to vastly improve a system’s operational capability. Single functions can be pre-programmed to replace a complex transfer or specific manoeuver that would prove difficult to control manually, or entire systems and processes can be automated, to synchronise multiple operations or even cranes on a production line.

Fully automated aluminium rolling plant in Oman

A fully automated aluminium rolling plant in Oman


Sensory functions are often required to enable automated solutions to operate within their changing environments. SCX Special Projects have the means to build systems capable of monitoring and mapping workspaces in real-time 3D to prevent collisions during automatic operation, as well as systems that are able to record and map specifications and positions of different loads, automatically identifying specific items selected using touchscreen interfaces.

Nuclear Cranes and Masts
Custom designed, industry compliant, high-integrity cranes and bespoke lifting solutions. 
Defence & Aerospace
Acurate, efficient and reliable specialist handling systems that are compliant with stringent military standards.
Energy from Waste (EfW)
Robust, durable and dependable energy from waste cranes operating in tough, arduous conditions.
Automated Cranes
Massively improve the efficiency of operations by automating single functions, or creating a full plant-integrated system.
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SCX Special Projects Ltd

Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

t:  +44 (0)114 262 6199