Something unique to underhung cranes is their ability to be used in applications where the transfer of a loaded hoist and trolley from one beam to another beam is necessary. This can be accomplished through available transfer switches. With the use of these switches, ceiling mounted workstation bridge cranes can be utilized to transfer a load from one underhung crane to another underhung crane (from bay to bay), from a bridge to a single spur or to multiple monorail spurs and to transfer an unloaded hoist to a Hospital spur where it can be worked on and maintained with out interfering with critical plant operations. If two hospital spurs are used one can support a maintained hoist while the other can be empty ready to accept an ailing hoisting unit. This use of hospital spurs is a great way to keep a plant “in production”. Click here for more information.