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Friday, 26 September 2014

All You Wanted To Know About Overhead Cranes

An overhead crane, which is generally known as a bridge crane, is a sort of heavy weight equipment that finds its application in mechanical situations and industrial scenarios. Such a type of crane comprises of parallel runways with a traveling bridge spanning the gap. The lifting part, which is known as a hoist, goes along the extension. If the bridge is supported by two or more legs running on an altered rail at the ground level, it is known as a gantry crane.

Overhead cranes are commonly utilized for either assembling or support applications, where effectiveness or downtime play a critical role. These types of equipment are used during the refinement of steel or other metals, such as, copper and aluminum. The automobile industry makes use of such cranes to handle raw materials properly and safely. Jib cranes or gantry cranes fall in the category of small workstation cranes which are used to handle lighter loads.

The two most popular types of overhead cranes are:

EOT (Electric Overhead Traveling) Crane: This is the most regular sort of crane, found in many processing plants. As evident from the name, these are electrically operated by a control pendant, radio/IR remote pendant or from an operator cabin in the crane.

Rotary Overhead Crane: This kind of crane has one end of the bridge mounted on a pivot that is fixed and the other end is carried on an annular track, and the bridge crosses the underneath circular area. It offers a huge improvement over a jib crane by facilitating a longer reach.