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Electric cranes are materials movement tools that are powered by electricity. All cranes that are not operated manually involve the use of electricity at some point during their operation. The extent to which an industrial crane uses electricity determines whether or not it qualifies as an electric crane. Read More…

Electric Cranes Electric cranes are materials movement tools that are powered by electricity. All cranes that are not operated manually involve the use of electricity at some point during their operation.

Leading Manufacturers

Fishers, NY  |  800-821-0086

Gorbel®, Inc. is one of the top industrial cranes manufacturers in the industry. Our manufacturing experience allows us to continue developing new riveting technology. It's impossible to compare others with Gorbel's patented technology and driving force in the industry with GForce® & Easy Arm&trade Intelligent Assist Devices, PIVOT PRO&trade and Tarca® Systems.

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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. Representing the industry's best crane manufacturers, Brehob Corporation provides an extensive product line including large, portal, used, portable, lift and construction models. Call or visit our website today to learn more!

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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. $$$

Chilliwack, BC  |  604-792-5023

Here at Mussell Crane, every crane that is manufactured is built custom to your specific needs. There are many different styles of overhead cranes such as Top Running, Under Slung, Single Girder, and Double Girder, just to name a few. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and a customer list in the thousands, we are confident that we can supply the very best possible product for your needs.

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Mussell Crane Manufacturing $$$

Salt Lake City, UT  |  888-299-0896

Since 1969, American Equipment, Inc. has proven to be an exceptional full service material handling equipment supplier. Serving companies throughout the U.S, American Equipment provides a comprehensive line of electric, air, manual and lever-operated hoists along with equipment such as cranes and monorails. American Equipment also offers hoist rentals, on-site training and 24-hour parts service.

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Very large industrial shipyard cranes, which are used to load sea containers that weigh several tons, require electricity in order for the complex of servos, pulleys and hoist systems to move parts from one place to another. The generation source of this electricity is often one or more very powerful generators.

They can be diesel powered or they can draw their source from another fuel. Because they generate electricity as a result of burning fuel, these cranes are generally not considered to be electric cranes. The words "electric crane" usually refer to smaller, lower load-capacity cranes that are used in manufacturing processes and in comparatively light-duty construction operations.

Electric cranes can be designed in many configurations, but they are usually called upon when the power and scale of a large, gas powered or hydraulic crane is not necessary or is too expensive.

Jib cranes, bridge cranes, stacker cranes and many other crane configurations can all be powered by electricity. The main factor that distinguishes these kinds of cranes from other, much larger gas powered cranes is that they don't include their own power sources.

They can usually be connected to a power source within a building or to the power sources of vehicles, on which they can often be mounted. In manufacturing processes, small jib cranes are often used in workstations for the movement of heavy parts over short distances. Automotive repair shops often make use of electric jib cranes when removing or mounting an engine.

They can also be mounted in truck beds for use in small-scale hauling applications. Mobile cranes of these varieties are generally inexpensive, effective, safe and easy to use. The largest electric cranes are usually bridge cranes used in warehouses and manufacturing operations; these cranes can reach across entire warehouse floors and require less operating space compared to other materials handling equipment like forklifts.

They can also be connected to permanent electric power sources and don't require their own independent power sources. The smallest electric industrial cranes can be battery operated. They are usually rechargeable and can be used in mobile applications or in very light-duty factory or warehouse lifting contexts.

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