CraneWerks free standing, top running, header braced overhead crane systems are self supporting and work well where minimum floor obstructions are essential and the lowest obstruction in the building is high enough for the system to be installed while still giving adequate headroom (hook height).
A main component of a free standing, header braced crane runway system is a top running bridge crane designed with the bridge on the top of the runway. No knee braces are required, increasing valuable production space. The runway is supported by the free standing support columns each pair tied together by a header. Stand alone workstation bridge cranes do not rely on building or support column integrity. Header braced systems are ideal when the lowest obstruction in the building is high enough that it does not limit the hook height.