Lifting, not a problem.

For many companies there is the need to lift items of all kinds, quickly, efficiently and safely. One of the best ways to do this is to use an overhead crane.

Overhead cranes

Therefore, what type of overhead crane is needed for a specific operation in a workplace? Here are some important considerations:

1. Aluminum jib and slewing cranes

This has the “classic” crane design with an extended “jib” arm for lifting. These cranes can be “freestanding”, column or wall mounted. The arm is 4500 mm in extent. The swivel angle of the column mounted jib crane is 270 degrees. The wall mounted jib crane has a swivel angle of 180 degrees. This type of overhead crane can lift up to 990 Kg in weight. There are a variety of lifting options available. These include vacuum devices, chain hoists or cable hoists.

2. Steel jib and slewing cranes

Being made of steel, some examples of this overhead crane can lift loads up to 5000 Kg with a slewing radius of 8 meters. These overhead cranes can be designed and made to match the specifications and requirements of a company. The types of crane available are:

Slewing Arm

There are two options available for this “slewing arm” crane.

– Top braced slewing arm crane

  This crane is ideal for use with the “JUMBO” vacuum tube lifters. This is designed to take lighter loads of 500Kg.

– Low Headroom

  Using “I” beams, this type of crane is best used in restricted areas with a low head room. They are designed to lift weights of 5000Kg.

Arm Support

There are two types of this “Arm Support” overhead crane available.

– Free Standing

  This type of jib crane is free standing and post mounted. It is firmly fixed to the floor by using either “chemically set” anchors or a combination of concrete and bolts. The jib crane arm width can be specified by the company.

– Column Mounted

  This jib crane can be fixed securely to an existing column in a building. This provides a very cost effective solution.

Workstation Bridge Cranes

In an assembly line or a workshop there could be the need for aworkstation bridge crane. Items, components, or products can be moved simply and efficiently to where they are needed.

There are three main types of bridge crane. These are the Free Standing Track Crane, the Ceiling Supported Track Crane and the Cantilevered Track Crane. They differ in the means of support they use.

The Freestanding Track Crane consists of a freestanding framework. The Ceiling Supported Track Crane is secured via the ceiling using “droppers” and the Cantilevered Track Crane uses a series of cross beams and posts to help fix it securely to a wall. All three systems use “runways”, which allow for a whole range of hoists and lifting system.

Vacuum Lifting Systems

These systems have at the heart a venturi pump which creates a vacuum.This is part of the “JUMBO” vacuum tube lifter system .The vacuum tube lifters used in conjunction with the Bridge Cranes simplify the whole lifting process. A whole variety of items, drums, bags, boxes are easily, quickly and safely lifted using a vacuum lifting system.

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