All You Should Know About Lifting Crane Equipment

Industrial / September 13, 2015 /

Currently, virtually all the varieties of hoisting units are in demand – regardless of whether it is electric and manual equipment. Perhaps, the leading roles in industrial spheres are played by overhead electric double-girder or overhead traveling cranes. In cranes construction the number of beams defines the lifting capabilities of the equipment. For example, double-girder overhead traveling cranes are used in those cases when there is a need to transport cargo weighing more than 10 tons. In the same case, when the weight of the load is relatively small, single-beam suspension design is quite suitable. Electrical control of lifting equipment, in contrast to the manual one, it provides greater productivity and is characterized by higher wear resistance. The installation of such units shall is based on a wide array of requirements, including fire safety, performance safety and many more.

Installation aspects

With the professional installation the customers reduce the risks breakage and equipment failure, getting more confidence in the integrity and safety of the equipment, and most importantly, the health and lives of employees. As a rule, in case of minor breakages, the repair of bridge cranes (both double-girders and single-beam devices) is carried out not only cost-efficiently, but also in a very short period of time, which has a paramount importance for production. Certain equipment types, especially custom ones, are even backed with the lifetime warranty.

Industrial facilities construction almost inevitably implies utilising a range of lifting equipment. The market of lifting cranes provides you with myriads of options, and to make a proper choice you should be guided by a long list of variables. Perhaps, the most widely applied design is hoist crane, which is confirmed by the statistics – thus, Granada Material Handling, an innovator of lifting equipment manufacturing, admits the bestselling products as for 2014 where gantry hoist and overhead crane devices. Currently, this type of lifting equipment is successfully applied in vessels construction and a huge variety of prefabricated buildings construction. Custom equipment accounts for nearly a half of sales; in general the core benefits of custom projects lie in boundless opportunities, allowing servicing the most sophisticated areas and meeting the most complicated requirements.

The pricing model

Like dozens of other lifting equipment options, gantry cranes come with a huge number of design features. Runway is the basis for strong pillars and the main part of the structure. The price of a gantry crane is largely defined by performance and functionality capabilities (the cost can be largely impacted by control panel design). An overwhelming majority of manufacturers concentrate their efforts on producing equipment that handles up to 500 tons and provide the 30-35 meters height lifting. The installation procedure of automatic equipment is narrowed to programming the control panel, making the interaction with the equipment as user-friendly as possible.

For the storage areas the lifting mechanism with a fixed cabin is preferred, while in other operating conditions mobile cabin or even radio control can be more effective. Normally, the installation and repair of gantry cranes is provided by the manufacturer (in some cases even lifetime guarantee on crucial parts is provided).