Cranes Sharing the Same Runway
For greatest use and versatility of a work area and to safely manipulate heavy loads of the same or different capacities on the same runway you can use two or more overhead cranes of different capacities and share the same runway. As an example a 10 Ton runway system can be used to support two 5-Ton cranes with no restrictions to the distance between the cranes.
A 5 Ton crane runway could just as easily be used to lift 10 Tons as long as it is equipped with two 5 Ton cranes and they are separated by enough distance thorough mechanical separation (buffers) or electronically with distance sensing devices to keep the cranes separated.
Other options are available when an application requires load monitoring to protect runways from overload but when versatility of the system is needed including: Load limiting switches, temporary end stops and bridge travel limit switches. Load scaling for monitoring and limiting combined loads form overloading a runway system are one of the modern options that are available today.
Load Summing Information
Bridge Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Overhead Traveling Cranes, Crane Runways
CraneWerks semi-free standing top running overhead crane structures are compatible with push/pull, hand geared, and motorized single girder bridge cranes as well as double girder cranes.
CraneWerks Turnkey Systems
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’ overhead traveling crane systems can be customer installed, dealer installed, or installed nationwide by CraneWerks technicians.