Overhead Traveling Crane Overview: An overhead traveling crane, also known as a bridge crane, is commonly used for industrial load lifting. They are fully electrically operated by a control pendant, radio/IR remote or from a cabin attached to the crane itself. The basic types of overhead traveling cranes can include top running cranes, under running cranes, single girder bridge cranes and double girder bridge cranes. Overhead traveling cranes are generally engineered in four common configurations. You will find on overhead cranes that they have a highly detailed control system, which is specific to performing day to day tasks with the overhead crane. The controls on an overhead traveling crane are the crane pendant, radio remote control, power supply, enclosures.
Why install a travelling bridge crane? Efficiency Overhead cranes are more efficient than using a group of workers or tow motors to lift and move material and can work up to 2-3 times faster. Think about how a manufacturer, mill, or warehouse can streamline their processes and procedures by introducing an overhead crane to automate the lifting, maneuvering, and unloading of materials at their facility. Safety Another advantage of installing an overhead crane in a manufacturing, assembly, or warehousing facility. Cranes can be used to lift and move materials in extreme environments and can handle corrosive or dangerous materials like hot metals, chemicals, and heavy loads. A workstation crane or jib crane can be put in place to help workers lifting equipment heavy objects in a controlled manner and help cut down on repetitive motion injuries and muscle strains. Other benefits to using an overhead crane system include: Reduction in workplace accidents. Reduction of product or material damage. Improved workflow. Lowered costs. Green solution that reduces environmental impact.