Free standing Enclosed Track Workstation Crane Runway


 RFQ Free Standing Enclosed Rail Workstation

Workstation Bridge Cranes enable you to achieve effortless and reliable area-servicing overhead handling for a wide range of applications, anywhere ergonomic, controlled and fast material transfer is important.

Floor mounted systems are not a permanent part of your factory and therefore can easily be relocated in the future. The installation is often much simpler and does not apply stresses to the building roof structure.


  • Loads up to 4000lbs
  • Bridge lengths up to 34 ft.
  • Runway supports up to 30 ft.
  • Kit Form/Low Cost
  • Modular design makes it simple to install and extend
  • Mixed capacity/multi-bridge systems
  • Telescopic bridges/cantilever bridges/track transfer units available
  • Motorization option for load trolley and bridge
  • Can be installed on 6″ reinforced concrete, no foundations required for most systems.
  • Reduced rolling resistance reduces operator fatigue and ensures accurate load positioning.
  • Equipment designed and manufactured per AISC specifications.


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  • Production areas
  • Assembly
  • Machining
  • Loading docks
  • Palletizing
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Service bays



Design Details

The strong yet light weight enclosed rail design enables thee push type cranes to be up to three times easier to move than standard bridge cranes. Consistent ease of operation over the full range of movement makes them outstanding as workstation cranes for lighter loads in manufacturing and warehouse applications and anywhere ergonomic, controlled and fast material transfer is important.

Free standing enclosed rail crane runway systems are pre-engineered for quick shipping in 5-10 business days. Complete drawings are supplied with each system. Ceiling mounted workstation bridge crane systems are delivered complete with all mounting and connection hardware. The crane systems are labeled with easy installation instructions for on-site bolt together assembly. Six inches of reinforced concrete floor is enough to bolt the supporting steel columns to. Spans of these systems are limited to 34 feet or shorter and typically have column spacing of 20, 25 ft 30 ft. These systems are commonly used with an electric chain hoist, air hoist, air balancer or vacuum lifter.


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Most enclosed rail workstation crane systems are equipped with push/pull bridge cranes.  Some applications may require motor driven bridge or trolleys.  These cranes are available with optional electric or air powered tractor drives.  These tractor derives can easily be added to existing bridge cranes and trolleys.  When considering motorized cranes, standard I beam cranes are often more economical.


CraneWerks Manufacturer and Supplier

CraneWerks manufactures an original line of industrial crane systems and supplies systems, parts and service for other makes of free standing enclosed rail systems including Met-Track, Gorbel, Kundel, and Spanco. We work with our dealers on crane systems and components that best fit their application and needs.

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MET-TRACK Free Standing Workstation Cranes

The Met-Track steel track design is one of high strength and low weight by combining the running track profile with standoff reinforcement to considerably increase span distances. The “V” shaped profile of the rinning track ensures alighnment of the trolleys and edn truck and prevent dirt accumulation insid rthe tracks.

Machined wheels with crowned tread and precision sealed bearings fitted ensure absolute minimum rolling resistance and provide long operational life.

Floor mounted systems are not a permanent part of your factory and therefore can easily be relocated in the future. The installation is often much simpler and does not apply stresses to the building roof structure.

Met-Track System Features:

  • Four running track profiles to select from – 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series
  • Long spans allow systems to be installed with the minimum of supports, maximizing the work cell layout
  • Enclosed track cranes are up to three times easier to move than traditional bridge cranes
  • Small sized profiles for bridges, runways and headers allow systems to be installed where headroom is a problem

Met-Track Workstation Cranes Brochure


Gorbel Free Standing Workstation CranesFreeStandingEnclosedTrack

Gorbel systems are available in steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Gorbel enclosed track workstation cranes are among the most versatile to apply and easy to install.

Gorbel cranes feature:

  • Trussed Steel Track used for longer spans up to 30 feet which allows more flexibility in crane layout.
  • Aluminum Track used where lower bridge weight and easier movement are required. Runway spans up to 20 feet.

Gorbel Free Standing Brochure


SPANCO Free Standing Workstation Cranes

SPANCO is a leading crane manufacturer of enclosed track ceiling mounted workstation bridge cranes. All SPANCO workstation bridge cranes meet design requirements for installation and use in seismic zone 4 (assuming that the building structure from which it is hung also meets the same requirements), classified by the Uniform Building Code as the worst earthquake prone areas in North America.

Spanco cranes feature:

  • Telescoping bridges provide extended reach to areas beyond a column or under mezzanines, shelving or a neighboring workstation.
  • Cantilevered bridges allow coverage of a wider area. One or both ends of the crane bridge can be cantilevered beyond the standard 12 inch overhang.

Spanco Free Standing Brochure

Kundel Free Standing Workstation Cranes

Kundel makes custom, economical crane systems.

Kundel cranes feature:

  • Internal electrical bar.
    • Conductor bar is installed inside the runway bridge track
    • Collectors are built into the trolleys and end trucks
  • Raised bridge ends for low headroom applications.
  • Beam hangars and wall hangars to create an obstruction free workstation by utilizing pre-existing structures in a facility.
  • Cantilever posts with built in leveling adjustments. Cantilevered runway designs are used when standard header braced systems interfere with operations.

Kundel K Track Brochure

CraneWerks Engineering and Dealer Network

CraneWerks’ engineers provide engineering consultation, troubleshooting and support from initial design through installation and follow-up.  We offer pre-engineered, design build and turnkey systems through our dealer network around the United States. CraneWerks’ ceiling mounted workstation bridge crane systems can be customer installed, dealer installed or installed nationwide by CraneWerks technicians.


For a CraneWerks quote on a free standing, enclosed rail workstation crane system; please fill out one of our Request for Quote Forms. To learn more about our complete lineup of industrial crane systems; or for answers to other questions, please call 888-544-2121 or contact us.

Quotes on all standard runway systems are available within twenty-four hours.


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