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In factory floors, warehouses, store yards and other areas where heavy equipment or supplies must be regularly moved from one place to another, permanent industrial cranes make possible the easy and safe movement of objects. Read More…

Bridge Cranes Bridge cranes are materials movement tools used for the transportation of very heavy or large objects during construction, shipping or storage. They are suspended high above workplace floors on beams.
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Fishers, NY  |  844-268-7055

Gorbel®, Inc. is an innovator and leader in producing bridge cranes for the industry. Gorbel® provides a wide variety of overhead handling solutions that handle loads from fifty pounds up to forty tons. Contact us today and we will work with you to find the best product for your unique application. Call or visit our website for additional information.

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Indianapolis, IN  |  800-632-4451

An employee-owned company, Brehob Corporation's Crane and Hoist division offers products for sale that can be customized for diverse applications.

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Springfield, OH  |  937-525-5533

The superior ruggedness, dependability & know-how Konecranes puts into their custom overhead cranes, rebuilds & mods means customers get highly engineered machines that outperform & outlast in even the toughest conditions. Built for your application, we offer single & double girder cranes, hoists, runway systems, crane components & installation. Lowest owning/operating cost of any overhead crane!

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Konecranes, Inc. $$$

Nappanee, IN  |  574-646-2015

PWI cranes are ready to help with any of your material handling needs. Our overhead bridge cranes are typically for heavy-duty material handling needs. Workstation cranes are lightweight and can be installed in any workspace. Jib cranes provide an excellent way to transfer material from on station to another. Gantry cranes work great for moving overhead cranes to different areas. Our team is ready to help you decide which crane is right for you.

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Ashland, VA  |  804-798-1343

Virginia Crane has built its reputation serving paper mills, railroads, shipyards and power companies. Other customers include foundries, steel mills, steel distribution centers, aerospace and defense contractors, municipalities and general manufacturing companies. All cranes are designed in accordance with CMAA specifications for service classifications "A" through "F".

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Virginia Crane $$$

Hillsborough, NJ  |  800-392-0146

Since 1972, SISSCO has been providing overhead bridge cranes to public utilities, transit authorities, and the manufacturing sector. We specialize in assembling a complete overhead bridge crane package and installing it quickly and efficiently. The result is an overhead bridge crane installed and ready for safe operation on schedule.

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SISSCO Hoist $$$
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Bridge cranes are essential parts of many industrial operations. In the steel industry, bridge cranes are used to suspend and pour raw steel materials into furnaces. They are also used to remove shaped steel beams to storage areas as well as prepare them for shipment. Bridge cranes of variable sizes are used in the automotive industry for heavy duty and light duty fabrication processes.

In the paper milling industry, large rolls of paper are transported by bridge cranes for shipment and storage. Bridge cranes are an efficient, often higher-performance alternative to other load moving tools like fork-lifts and hi-lows. Mobile, floor-based load bearing tools like forklifts require enough clearance to move around effectively and safely.

They also require independent energy sources like batteries or natural gas reservoirs, both of which can be expensive. Bridge cranes eliminate the need for using space in this way and can be permanently connected to power sources.

Bridge crane systems involve several parts, the most important of which is the crane itself. The crane involves a winch, which allows the lowering and retraction of tension cables down to workspace floors where they can be attached to loads. In more automated models, robotic arms are used instead of cables.

In either case, the crane mechanism is mounted on a specially designed steel girder, the ends of which are equipped with rollers. The girder moves forward and backward over two beams that are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the girder. The beams support the girder and the load from the crane. They also make the girder's movement possible.

The crane itself is also equipped with rollers, and it can move back and forth across the girder. The combination of lateral and linear motion gives the crane access to almost the entire floor in a workspace. In some cases, as is more common in outdoor, non-permanent materials movement operations, bridge cranes can be equipped with roller systems at the bottoms of their support beams, which allows for the entire mechanism to move relative to the ground.

Such designs can be assembled on site for construction purposes, waste area clean up and other heavy duty materials movement operations. Mobile bridge cranes are sometimes called gantry cranes, and stationary gantry cranes are sometimes described as bridge cranes. Generally, permanent, structurally supported parallel girder cranes are considered to be bridge cranes, while gantry cranes are more likely to be free standing and mobile.

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Gantry Crane

Gantry Crane

A gantry crane is an overhead crane that has an overhead beam supported by freestanding legs and moves on wheels, a track, or rail system carrying a bridge, trolley, and hoist. Workshops, warehouses, freight yards, railroads, and shipyards use gantry cranes as their lifting solution as a variation of overhead or bridge cranes...

Jib Cranes

Jib Cranes

A jib crane is a lifting device with an arm or boom that extends off the main body of the crane to provide extra reach and has a lattice design to lower the weight added to a load. The design of jib cranes allows them to work...

Overhead Cranes

Overhead Cranes

An overhead crane is a type of heavy duty machinery that is capable of moving extremely heavy loads and equipment from one location to another in a safe and precise manner using the overhead space of a manufacturing facility. Due to the nature of the work they perform...

Electric Hoist

Electric Hoist

Electric hoists are material handling equipment used for lifting, lowering, and transporting materials and products. They are powered by an electric motor and have a controller to adjust the lifting parameters...

Hydraulic Lifts

Hydraulic Lifts

A hydraulic lift is a device for moving objects using force created by pressure on a liquid inside a cylinder that moves a piston upward. Incompressible oil is pumped into the cylinder, which forces the piston upward. When a valve opens to release the oil, the piston lowers by gravitational force...

Lift Tables

Lift Tables

A lift table is a platform capable of holding materials and raising, lowering, and adjusting them to any height to meet the needs of an application and the user’s requirements. Lift tables are supported by a strong, rigid, and stable base frame placed flat on the floor, in a pit, or equipped with casters or wheels...

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