Bridge Crane Types
Top Running Bridge Crane Types
Top running bridge cranes are designed more for the heavier lifting in the range of 20 tons or more, top running cranes are less flexible and more perplex to use. Top running crane runways are good for facilities that have low headroom, because the system moves above the runway which allows for extra headroom. A rail is installed on top of the runway beams, and the wheels ride on the rail rather than directly on the runway beams.
Push/pull or hand chain bridge cranes are the most cost effective solution of the top running bridge crane options. This bridge crane style is limited to a 5 ton capacity due to the man power it would take to lift and/or move a load of that weight. To learn more click here.
CraneWerks offers a variety of top running single girder overhead cranes built specifically for your needs. We have the capability to design, build, install and service your equipment and qualified staff to help every step of the way. To learn more click here.
Double girder overhead bridge crane can be constructed with either structural steel beams (W flange beams) or welded steel plates, commonly known as box girders. Generally a large capacity crane these bridges cranes can have one or two hoist on them. To learn more click here.
Underhung Bridge Cranes
Generally a lot lighter than a top running system, under hung crane runways allows for more versatility usability. Underhung runways can be ceiling mounted because of being dramatically lighter. Also they have the ability to run side-by-side without interfering with one another. Another mechanical advantage that under hung crane systems have is that they can be interlocked together. By locking the adjacent ends of two cranes together an operator can transfer the load from one system to another. They can also interlock with monorails to allow for the transferring of material along a fixed path.
Along with top running manual cranes, underhung single girder push cranes are the least expensive bridge cranes available and they have a better trolley end approach compared to a top running manual crane. The durable easy to operate manual bridge crane can be equipped with an electrical festoon wire or an air hose to provide power to your desired lifting apparatus. To learn more click here.
These overhead bridge cranes are ruggedly designed CMAA class C duty units (lighter and heaver duty cranes are available) see CMAA crane classification information to determine which class crane best fits your needs. CraneWerks bridge cranes are equipped with standard features that are optional on competitors’ cranes. Some options that may be included electronic soft start, side guide rollers on bridge crane end trucks, variable and 2 speed controls, free traveling pendant station and rubber bridge crane bumpers. To learn more click here.