Gantry crane is slightly different from an overhead crane. The gantry crane has a bridge that is supported by two legs that run on the ground rail track or rubber tires. The crane also varies widely in gantry structure, from full gantry crane, capable of handling extreme heavy loads, semi gantry crane, supported by the facility structure on one side and the other side riding on the floor rail, to mobile gantry system, running freely within your work area.
Gantry cranes can be adapted to both indoor and outdoor applications, widely found in freight yards, port, cargo yards, rail terminals, etc. They have the characteristics of high site utilization, large operating range, wide adaptability and strong versatility.
In some cases, gantry crane can be a more cost-effective option since it eliminates the need for support columns, resulting in great reduction in material costs.
The main models of Aicrane gantry crane products include: MH standard single girder gantry crane, BMH single girder semi gantry crane, MHH truss gantry crane, MG standard double girder gantry crane, BMG double girder semi gantry crane, MG(U) double girder gantry crane, etc.
The bridge of the overhead crane is supported on elevated runway beams, so the crane can make full use of the space under the bridge and lift materials without being hindered by ground equipment. There are four main types of overhead cranes, including single girder, double girder, top running and underhung system, with capacity ranging from 1 ton to over 200 tons. The floor control and cab control are available for your specific lifting application.
Overhead crane is widely used in indoor and outdoor warehouses, workshops, open storage yards and other industrial facilities. It is one of the most widely used lifting equipment in modern industry.
Things to Consider When Buying A Crane
To specify the most efficient and economical crane system for your application, consider the following when selecting a crane:
- What capacity is required?
- Required span?
- What lifting height is required?
- How often is the crane to be used?
- What type of material or load to be lifted?
- Is the application indoors or outdoors?
- How many meters does the crane travel?
- How is the crane powered?
- What type of control do you prefer? Pendant control, wireless remote control or cabin control?
- Any special requirements? Cabs, walkways, lights, etc.
If you are unsure as to which type of crane system is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact Aicrane professionals. They will be more than happy to help you select a cost-effective lifting solution.